At a press conference just before mid-day outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Matt Doheny announced that he will not seek to represent the North Country in congress on the Independence Party line.
The news comes as relief to Republican leaders who were hoping to avoid a divisive campaign into the fall that might have wounded GOP candidate Elise Stefanik.
"I am not going to be Doug Hoffman," Doheny said, referencing the tea party candidate from Lake Placid who upset the 2009 House bid by then-Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2014 — At a press conference Friday afternoon in Lake Placid, State Police said that 20-year-old Trevor Sisto of Fort Covington had spoken of suicide before Thursday's deadly crash.
Sisto, now in custody being held on $200,000 bail, has been charged with felony counts of unlawfully fleeing a Police Officer and driving while ability impaired by drugs.
He was also ticketed for reckless driving, failure to keep right and speeding. State police say more charges are pending.
Sisto crashed into a car in Ray Brook, New York, killing a Potsdam couple and seriously injuring their daughter.
"There has been some information shared with us relative to [SIsto] making general suicidal ideation in the not too distant pat," said Major Richard Smith, State Police commander for Troop B headquartered in Ray Brook.
Major Smith said that mind-set might have contributed to "the mindset that went into this reckless and erratic behavior.
He added that after being arrested, Sisto allegedly expressed regret that he hadn't killed any police officers during Thursday's chase. Go to full article
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