Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Day Celebrated

The annual Martin Luther King Day celebration sponsored by the Glens Falls Area NAACP drew a large crowd to City Hall to march to Christ Church Methodist for a program on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Many are Democrats were in attendance, including congressional candidate Mike Derrick and his wife Kathy, Queensbury Supervisor John Strough, 2015 Family Court Judge Candidate Rob Smith and Wanda Smith, Glens Falls Councilman-at-Large Dan Hall and former 5th Ward Councilman Ben Driscoll. Included in that roster, of course are Warren County committee members Mary Gooden, NAACP Chair, Lee Braggs, NAACP Vice Chair, and former Glens Falls City Chair and County Committee member Roy Thomas.

Glens Falls NAACP Chair Mary Gooden introduces speaker before the March

Queensbury Supervisor John Strough gives an address on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King
Kathy Derrick, Roy Thomas and Mike Derrick
Mary Gooden and Lee Braggs form up the march


Rob and Wanda Smith with Nelson Charron of UA Local 773 and Kara Charron
Ben Driscoll and Dan Hall

Rob and Wanda talk with John Strough

DEC Commissioner Seggos Speaks In Glen Falls On Gov.. Cuomo's State Of The State

Basil Seggos, Acting Commissioner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, delivered a presentation on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State Address on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Crandall Public Library in downtown Glens Falls before a large crowd of officials and guests.

Warren County Chair Lynne Boecher with Commissioner Seggos
Commissioner Seggos speaks

The crowd listens

Queensbury Supervisor John Strough and guest

John Strough talks with newly elected Gels Falls Supervisor Claudia Braymer

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

For Queensbury residents:

There is an opportunity to serve your town.  Supervisor John Strough has informed us that the Town of Queensbury is accepting applications for open seats on the following volunteer boards:

Planning Board Alternate – one opening
Zoning Board of Appeals – two openings

If you are interested in serving on one of these boards, please contact John Strough at the Queensbury Town Hall.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Letter to the editor: Support Woman’s Equality ticket


Statewide 53,802 votes were cast in
2014 on the governor's line under the Women's Equality Party Line, hence
New York state's Board of Elections recognizes this party in New York

Candidates: Larry Cleveland for sheriff, Claudia Braymer
Glens Falls Ward 3 county supervisor, Jennifer Switzer Queensbury Ward 4
councilwoman, and Rick Garrand Queensbury Ward 3 councilman were vetted
and endorsed by the Women's Equality Party as well as the Democratic
Party here in Warren County.

The chairman of the Warren County
Republican Committee sued to keep the line off the ballot this year in
Warren County. The court challenge prevailed on a technicality.
Interesting enough, the Women's Equality Party does appear on this
year's ballots in neighboring counties.

A vote for Cleveland,
Braymer, Switzer and Garrand is a vote for Women's Equality here in
Warren County. Their names appear on Row A. Please support these fine


Letter to the editor: Support Woman’s Equality ticket

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thoughtful genuine voices offering positive choices for Warren County

Ron and Marty Newell generously opened their home Tuesday night for a Meet The Candidates Night featuring Family Court candidate Rob Smith, Supreme Court candidate Julie Garcia, Supreme Court candidate Judge Mark Blanchfield, Glens Falls City Assisant Judge Nikki Moreschi, Glens Falls Third Ward Supervisor candidate Claudia Braymer, and Queensbury 3rd Ward Council candidate Rick Garrand and 4th Ward Council candidate Jennifer Switzer. A large crowd filled the Newell home as County Chair Lynne Boecher introduced the candidates. A very special guest was Washington County Chair and now new State Democratic Party Chair Sheila Comar.

Julie Garcia & Rob Smith

Claudia Braymer & Friends

Wanda & Rob Smith

Rob Smith, Rick Garrand and Dave O'Brien

County Chair Lynne Boecher, Julie Garcia, Warren County Elections Commissioner Beth McLaughlin and Jennifer Switzer

Ron Newell, former GF Mayor and County Treasurer Frank O'Keefe and Claudia Braymer

Judge Nikki Moreschi and Julie Garcia

Jennifer Switzer, Rob and Wanda Smith

Lynne Boecher introduces the candidates

Claudia Braymer, Judge Nikki Moreschi and Judge Mark Blanchfied

Rob Smith with his dad Ray