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Village voters in Washington, Warren and Saratoga counties will go to the polls Tuesday to elect village leaders.

Some candidates, having served for decades are again running unopposed, while other village seats are being contested for the first time in years.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at various village polling locations.

Candidates in both Fort Ann and Granville are vying for mayor, while Lake George Mayor Robert Blais runs unopposed for re-election to his 13th four-year term.

Lake George Deputy Mayor John Earl and Trustee Ray Perry are also running unopposed for two four-year seats on the Village Board.

In Cambridge, Mayor Carmen Bogel is running unopposed and James Sweeney, Alex Derry-Snider and Stephen Hallock are running for two open trustee seats.

Fort Ann Village Mayor Denis Langlois is trying to hold on to his seat, which he was appointed to after former Mayor Russell Blair resigned in 2017. But retired corrections officer William D. Carey, running on the Patriot Party line is challenging Langlois.

For the first time in more than a decade, two Granville candidates are vying for the mayoral seat left open by Granville Mayor Brian LaRose, who is not seeking re-election.

LaRose served two four-year terms, running unopposed both times.

On Tuesday, Granville village voters will decide between Paul Labas, currently a village trustee, and Robert Tatko, the former treasurer and a trustee for the Pember Library and Museum in Granville.

In a candidates’ forum at Granville High School last week, Labas and Tatko talked about the community they love, with each saying he wants to move the village forward.

In the Granville trustees race, three candidates are vying for two seats.

Incumbent Dean Hyatt, 55, who has been on the board for 12 years, is seeking a fifth term, and Heather Pauquette, 36, and Martin John Harney, 57, are challenging for a seat.

Granville Village Justice Roger Forando, who has held the slot for 30 years, is running unopposed.

Pauquette, who has been working with others to get out the vote on Tuesday, said she would “love to see a record turnout.”

Granville voting is at the Village Municipal Building.

In Fort Edward, two unexpired terms on the Town Board will be filled.

Ed Carpenter, a Republican and incumbent, is running to keep the remaining two years of his position. Carpenter resigned in January in order to qualify for state retirement benefits, but then was reappointed to his seat. Democrat David Cutler is running for the second vacant position, which will be a three-year unexpired term. Former Trustee Phil Perry had resigned due to a conflict of interest with his job as an attorney.

Village elections will be at the Village Hall, 118 Broadway, Fort Edward.

Argyle has two trustee seats open with only one candidate, Joanne McDowell, running unopposed.

According to the Argyle village clerk, if there are no write-ins for the other open seat, the Village Board will appoint a trustee.

In South Glens Falls, Liz Wilcox, former co-owner of Samantha’s Café, and Brigid Martin, a well-known village resident, are running as a team and challenging former mayor Joe Orlow and current Village Board member Tim Carota.

Voting is at the Village Hall.

In Whitehall, David Molenaar and Janack Sharpe are running for trustees on the Democratic Line and David Chaplin and Pat Norton are running as write-in candidates. 

There are no village elections for Greenwich, Hudson Falls, Victory and Corinth. Corinth Village Clerk Nicole Colson said the next elections are in March 2020. 

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— Gwendolyn Craig, Samuel Northrup and Michael Goot contributed to this report.

Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli covers Washington County government and other county news and events.


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