Check Orleans Hub later for election coverage

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – A van decorated with a message urging Orleans County residents to vote and “Rescue the Villages” is parked at the northwest intersection of routes 98 and 31 in Albion. We’ll find out later if the nursing home issue is a factor in the local elections.

Orleans Hub will be working the elections tonight and will be updating the site frequently with results and comments from candidates and party leaders.

One big factor this election is the nursing home, and the push from many residents who want it to stay county-owned. Four candidates ran on a “Save Our Nursing Home” party line.

The Conservative Party also may play a factor in the election. The party has tended to only endorse Republican candidates, but this election the party also backed Democrats and independents.

Most of the towns also have contested races, including three – Albion, Barre and Kendall – where two candidates are running for town supervisor.