Monday, November 5, 2007

Election 2007: Adirondack Style

November 2007 Adirondack Region Election Races and Questions:

A nice overview of the regions elections from North Country Public Radio

Clinton, Essex, and Franklin county races and returns via the Plattsburgh Press Republican.

Washington, Warren, and Saratoga county returns via Capital News 9

St. Lawrence County Election Results via the Board of Elections.
Polling Places:

Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex, Hamilton counties via GF Post Star.

Clinton, Franklin, and Essex County via Plattsburgh Press Republican.

Danger Democrat has picks for Jefferson County.

Adirondack Musing has the best details and links about today’s referendum:

Residents of Raquette Lake want to trade 12 acres of forest for 1 acre of state-owned “forever wild” land where they will build their badly needed village water supply. This proposal has the support of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise as well as the NY Times. I doubt that many residents of the Adirondacks have much problem with voting yes as well. Even the environmentalist should be happy because NY State will gain an extra 11 acres of park property.

So voters of NY State please vote YES on Tuesday Nov. 6th, to give Raquette Lake residents a clean water supply.

Brian concurs and adds an important piece of commentary on our election process –
How to increase voter turnout? More choices!

Here is a further round-up of some of the best regional political blogs (with election picks):

Danger Democrat
Upstate Blue

All of Adirondack Almanack’s Political posts are here.

They include the Working Families Party’s local endorsements.

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John Warren

John Warren has been exploring the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for almost 50 years. After a career as a print journalist and documentary television producer he founded Adirondack Almanack in 2005 and co-founded the geolocation services company Adirondack Atlas in 2015.

John remains active in traditional media. His Adirondack Outdoors Conditions Report can be heard Friday mornings across the region on the stations of North Country Public Radio and on 93.3 / 102.1 The Mix. Since 2008, John has been a media specialist on the staff of the New York State Writers Institute.

John is also a professional researcher and historian with a M.A. in Public History. He edits The New York History Blog and is the author of two books of regional history. As a Grant Consultant for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, he has reviewed hundreds of historic roadside marker grant applications from around New York State for historical accuracy.

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