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Betty Little announces retirement

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NEW YORK | New York state Republican Sen. Betty Little has announced that she will not be running for re-election in 2020, choosing not to run against five-year-long Clinton County treasurer and Democratic Senate runner Kimberly Davis. Read more

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VERGENNES | John Graham Housing & Services candlelight vigil for the homeless Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors convened for a special board meeting to adopt the home rule request enacted and adopted by the State Assembly and State Senate on Bill A-4676B, or the EMS bill, Friday, June 14. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Current Clinton County Treasurer Kimberly Davis announced last month that she will be running as a Democrat in the 2020 election for State Senator. Read more

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RUTLAND | Poultney Selectboard member and 2018 state-senate primary candidate Terry Williams wants to draft new Republican Party candidates in time for the 2020 campaign. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Current Treasurer for Clinton County Kimberly Davis has announced she will be running for State Senate in the 2020 election as a Democrat to represent the 45th district. Davis has been treasurer in Clinton County since January 2014. Read more

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MORIAH | Essex County lawmakers are asking that the state allow two correctional facilities here to remain open. Read more

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ALBANY | The state Assembly last Wednesday approved a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The use of e-cigarettes in schools continues to increase, even as traditional smoking declines among students in New York state. Read more

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GLENS FALLS | Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) was re-elected in her bid for ninth term Tuesday, easily beating back a challenge from her Democratic opponent. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Paul D. Ralston, a 2018 independent candidate for state senate, made a cryptic statement last week which indicates he is either considering withdrawing from the race or is not expecting to win it. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Warren County government may lose between $250,000 and $900,000 of revenue in 2019 due to the state legislature not taking action to endorse the renewal of its mortgage tax law. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Legislation making it easier for abuse victims to pursue criminal charges or lawsuits has emerged as a campaign issue in the race for the state Senate. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | State-level races are coming into focus following the filing deadline for petition signatures last Thursday. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Former Democratic congressional candidate Emily Martz is seeking to run against state Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) this fall. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) is running for re-election. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow municipalities to create ambulance districts. Read more

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MONTPELIER | Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Randy Brock, of Swanton, to represent the Franklin District in the Vermont State Senate. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors moved a resolution in support of a state Senate bill giving counties the ability to create countywide EMS districts to the full board during its Economic Development Committee meeting Dec. 11. Read more

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The $163 billion spending plan reached over the weekend includes most of the big-ticket proposals Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed in January Read more

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