Stefanik denies supporting the ‘great replacement’ after being called out for controversial rhetoric

Stefanik denies supporting the ‘great replacement’ after being called out for controversial rhetoric

When Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was asked by CNN's Manu Raju on Monday if she disavowed "replacement" theory, Stefanik stopped herself short."I disavow," she said, cutting herself off. "I have never made a racist comment."That refusal to disavow changed on Tuesday, when a top adviser said, in no uncertain terms, that Stefanik denies support for replacement theory.Stefanik has faced scrutiny this week for using rhetoric that aligns with the racist ideology, albeit primarily in a less explicit way. Now, Stefanik says she denies supporting the same racist "great replacement" theory that an 18-year-old white man referenced in a manifesto before targeting Black people in…
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Sheriff’s report criticizes county real estate deal but finds no criminality

Sheriff’s report criticizes county real estate deal but finds no criminality

NORTHAMPTON – While not finding any criminal conduct, a report from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office released on Thursday was highly critical of Fulton County’s 2021 purchase of land near the Great Sacandaga Lake for the purposes of building a museum and visitor center. The report, following an investigation that Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino launched after receiving public complaints about the deal in November, concluded that the county overpaid for the 35.15-acre parcel, was not sufficiently transparent in its deal making and disregarded a provision in the acceptance of federal COVID-19 relief funding that requires projects not incur future…
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Gloversville High principal DeMallie leaving to become superintendent; Hired by Fort Edward schools

Gloversville High principal DeMallie leaving to become superintendent; Hired by Fort Edward schools

GLOVERSVILLE – Principal Richard DeMallie, who has been with the Gloversville Enlarged School District for 21 years, will be leaving at the end of the school year to become the superintendent of a district in Washington County. The Fort Edward Union Free School District Board of Education plans to announce its appointment of DeMallie on Wednesday, according to a Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) BOCES press release. DeMallie, 49, has been the Gloversville High School principal since 2008. “It’s bittersweet to leave because I have shared so much with the people of Gloversville,” DeMallie said on Monday. “But as a driven person who…
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Gloversville city judge defending her seat against well-known local attorney in Republican primary

Gloversville city judge defending her seat against well-known local attorney in Republican primary

GLOVERSVILLE – In the Republican primary for Gloversville City Court judge, Hon. Traci DiMezza is looking to defend her seat against John N. Clo, a Gloversville lawyer who held the city judge position temporarily from 2011 to 2012.DiMezza has the endorsement of the Fulton County Republican Committee and says she is looking to continue the efficiency and transparency she says she has brought to the bench, while Clo is running on an extensive legal career that features an array of prominent experiences.Clo’s resume includes more than a decade as Montgomery County assistant district attorney, from 1996 to 2011, as well…
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Two days after springtime winter storm, utility continues power restoration work

Two days after springtime winter storm, utility continues power restoration work

More than 1,500 customers in Fulton County and more than 2,000 customers in Saratoga County remained without power on Wednesday evening as of 8 p.m., two nights after a forceful spring snowstorm swept through the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley. National Grid expected to restore all power in Fulton and Saratoga counties by late Wednesday night, with a handful of isolated outages being restored on Thursday.  Power in Montgomery and Schenectady counties had largely been restored by Wednesday evening, though some lingering outages remained, according to the utility. The ongoing restoration efforts followed significant outages impacting 221,000 customers across upstate…
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Two days later, utility continues power restoration work

Two days later, utility continues power restoration work

More than 1,500 customers in Fulton County and more than 2,000 customers in Saratoga County remained without power on Wednesday evening as of 8 p.m., two nights after a forceful spring snowstorm swept through the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley. National Grid expected to restore all power in Fulton and Saratoga counties by late Wednesday night, with a handful of isolated outages being restored on Thursday.  Power in Montgomery and Schenectady counties had largely been restored by Wednesday evening, though some lingering outages remained, according to the utility. The ongoing restoration efforts followed significant outages impacting 221,000 customers across upstate…
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