The gubernatorial and Congressional races may be getting more attention, but many important down-ballot races will be decided November 4th as well. The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held a Meet the Candidates event Thursday night in Plattsburgh. Candidates for the Assembly and Town Council discussed their platforms and answered questions.
Many communities in New York’s North Country share cross-border economic, cultural and familial ties. In the wake of the shootings in Ottawa Wednesday and the killing of a Canadian soldier in Quebec two days earlier, many are expressing fellowship with their northern neighbor.
Business and community leaders from across the North Country gathered at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to hear from one of the candidates running for the district’s congressional seat.
The three candidates vying for New York’s 21st congressional district seat — a race getting national attention — met in a televised debate in Plattsburgh Wednesday evening. And the enmity between the Republican and Democratic candidates was obvious.
Later this month, Lake Placid will be the site of an 11-hour, multi-performer bluegrass festival. It’s the first time that Lake Placid, which has hosted two Olympics, has showcased performers in that style of music.
On Monday two of the three candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat held separate events in Plattsburgh. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the hopefuls are sharpening their rhetoric with Election Day three weeks away.