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PITTSFORD | You wouldn’t think an amendment to the U.S. Constitution would require special, local protection, but in today’s twitchy anti-gun environment, illegal immigrants seem to evoke more empathy by some citizens than legal gun owners. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

WARREN COUNTY | The race to take on the post of representing the 114th District Assembly District realigned this week. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to ensure schools continue to receive state aid when they are forced to close due to state or local emergencies has passed the Assembly (A.7114). Read more

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CHESTERFIELD | With a new year underway, and many new elected faces the Essex County Board of Supervisors, one long-time leader, Gerry Morrow, has closed a chapter here after 34 years in office. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | City of Plattsburgh councilors Armstrong (Ward 1) and Ensel (Ward 4) say goodbye. The two councilors did not seek reelection and are being replaced with Ira Barbell and Paul DeDominicas, who will take over early January. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Within hours of Stec’s announcement, several candidates revealed they had submitted letters of intent with area Republican party officials to run for his 114th district Assembly post. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County legislators on both sides of the aisle say there is plenty to be happy about while also remaining vigilant about next year’s spending plan. Read more

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Assemblyman to face Clinton County treasurer Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The 2019 local election tally was certified last Tuesday at the New York Supreme Court 4th Judicial District. Close contests were decided in many towns. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont has pockets of growth, mainly in urban and semi-urban centers and Addison County is considered one of them. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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NORTH COUNTRY | The race for the 21st Congressional District seat gained national attention over the weekend. Read more

The Sun

The Affordable Care Act, Republicans hate it and many Democrats don’t understand it! Republicans call it “Obama Care” because anything President Obama did was wrong in their eyes. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Residents of Clinton County will decide several county and town races when they go to the polls Tuesday. Read more

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Ever since the day after our last presidential election, the Democrats have been resisting the current administration with every conceivable approach they can muster. Read more

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Um, of course the voters will decide in 2020. And maybe the Russians will have a say too, as decorated Marine and former FBI director Mueller documented and warned against. Read more

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CLIFTON PARK | The looming mandate for vehicle owners to obtain new license plates — whether they need them or not — was denounced last week as an extraneous tax on motorists and a burden on DMV staff by area county clerks who teamed up... Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | This year brings changes to the local Essex County Board of Elections as well as to all county election bureaus, statewide. Read more

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The old saying is that everything changes while everything remains the same. I look back at the way we are now and at things as they were 100 years ago and it is almost like the same play but with different actors. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl Heastie kicked off his fifth-annual statewide tour post-legislative session at Bombardier in Plattsburgh June 25. Read more

The Sun

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The first Democrat presidential debates for 2020 have been announced, and it sounds more like a 2-card, free-for-all mud wrestling event than a professional interview process for selecting the party’s ultimate candidate. Read more

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