Village elections coming in Essex and Franklin counties

Lohr Mckinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
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Feb. 16—LAKE PLACID — The last village completely within Essex County is Lake Placid, where the village election this year will select a new mayor, two trustees and a justice.

Village elections are Tuesday, March 16.

In Franklin County, the villages of Saranac Lake, Burke and Chateaugay are holding elections. Saranac Lake is also partly within Essex County.

In Lake Placid, Art Devlin is on the Republican and independent line for mayor against Jamie Rogers running independent. Devlin operates the Olympic Motor Inn, while Rogers, who was mayor 12 years ago, does carpentry work for Steve Sama Construction in the summer and boat restoration at Tri-Lakes Marine in the winter.

Incumbent Scott Monroe and challengers Colin Hayes, Marc Galvin and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Kelly are running independent for two open Lake Placid trustee seats, and David Coursen is running independent to keep his seat as village justice.

The posts are all four-year terms.

Coursen is a former village police officer named to the court in November 2019, after David Chapman resigned.

Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall hit his three term limit as mayor and can't run again for that post. The village's three term limit also impacted Devlin, a current trustee.