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Incumbent Democrat Patricia A. Fahy faces two challengers to represent the 109th State Assembly district: Republican Richard G. Porter and Conservative Joseph P. Sullivan.

Candidates for New York State’s Assembly and Senate were asked about relevant background, their reasons for running, and what they hope to achieve if elected. They were also asked to give their views on each of these issues:

Voters in Guilderland, New Scotland, Coeymans, and the Hilltowns will have the chance to vote for either incumbent George Amedore or challenger Pat Strong for Senate in November.

NEW SCOTLAND — The New Scotland Democratic Committee will have three new members, while the top vote-getter in the most recent town board election lost his seat, according to unofficial primary results from the Albany Board of Election.

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GUILDERLAND — With low turnout in Thursday’s primary for Guilderland town judge, Bryan Clenahan bested Christine Napierski, securing both the Independence and Women’s Equality party lines for the Nov. 6 election. Napierski said on Friday that she will continue in the race.

Many YMCA members offered opinions about removing CNN from the lineup of TVs at the center. Some were happy to see it gone, and others dismayed, but they had one thing in common: Many declined to give their names, citing today’s contentious political climate.

Voters in the Independence Party and the Women’s Equality Party will be the only ones weighing in on Sept. 13 on the candidates for Guilderland town judge.

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A primary typically draws more voters than a caucus. It’s more inclusive, better run, and therefore more representative of the people voting.

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GUILDERLAND — Just 21 votes separated Bryan Clenahan and Christine Napierski July 26 at the Guilderland Democratic caucus, which was conducted using paper ballots rather than a voice vote or a show of hands because so many voters — 285 — turned up at Tawasentha Park.

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“What irritates me most about this case,” said town Supervisor Peter Barber in federal court, acting as attorney for one of the defendants, "is we are less than 72 hours before the start of this caucus.” He called the lawsuit “borderline frivolous.”

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