Tri-county village elections have few races, two mayors up

Mar. 12—ROUSES POINT — Villages in Essex, Franklin and Clinton counties are preparing for village elections on Tuesday, March 19 that will feature numerous trustees elected along with mayors in Rouses Point and Burke.

In Clinton County, three villages have elections.

The Village of Rouses Point will hold its election at the Rouses Point Civic Center, Halstead Hall, 39 Lake St., Rouses Point, from noon to 9 p.m.

The positions of mayor and two village trustees for two-year terms are on the ballot.

The Village of Rouses Point received one petition for mayor, from the incumbent, John LaBonte, running under the Unity Party.

For trustee, the village has two seats up for election and received two petitions, both incumbents, from Brian Pelkey running under the Moving Forward Party and Benjamin "Benny" Arno running under the People Party.

The Village of Champlain has two trustee seats open for two year terms. Charles Conner is on the Citizens Unity Party line and Joel Herzog on the Foresight Party are incumbents running for reelection.

Voting is noon to 9 p.m. at Champlain village offices, 11104 Route 9, Champlain.

In the Village of Dannemora, one trustee seat is up for a one year term. Jarrod St. Phillips filed for that seat as an independent.

Voting is from noon to 9 p.m. at village offices.

In Franklin County, four villages have elections.

The Village of Saranac Lake has two trustee posts open for two-year terms on the Village Board and four candidates running.

On the Democratic and independent Team Saranac Lake line will be Paul Van Cott and Aurora White. The Republican and independent Sean Ryan for Saranac Lake line has Sean P. Ryan, and Republican and Integrity for Saranac Lake line features Katie Stiles.

The election is noon to 9 p.m. at Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium in Saranac Lake.

The Village of Burke has mayor and one trustee position on the ballot for two-year terms each.

Incumbent Craig Dumas is running for mayor and incumbent Gary Lewis for trustee, both independents.

Voting in Burke is from noon to 8 p.m. at the Burke fire station.

In the Village of Brushton, the offices of mayor and one trustee are up for four-year terms each.

Kevin Pentalow is running unopposed for reelection as mayor, and Susan Martin unopposed for trustee, both running independent.

Voting is at the Brushton-Moira firehouse, 817 County Route 7, Brushton, from noon to 8 p.m.

In the Village of Chateaugay, two trustee positions for two-year terms will be on the ballot.

Incumbent Valerie Dalton is running for reelection on the Freedom Party. Another potential candidate filed independent petitions that did not have enough signatures, so the second trustee office will be determined by write-in votes.

Voting is from noon to 9 p.m. at Chateaugay village offices.

In Essex County, the Village of Lake Placid has one office up for election this year.

A one-year unexpired term for village justice is being sought by the currently appointed justice, May Chow. She will be running on the Just Fair Party line.

The previous village justice resigned.

The Lake Placid village election is at the North Elba Town Hall on Main Street, Lake Placid from noon to 9 p.m.