The Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corp. will host a meet-the-candidates night in Wanakena on Oct. 18.
U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, and Republican Matt Doheny, his Nov. 6 opponent, are slated to attend. So are Assemblyman Marc Butler, R-Newport, and Joe Chilelli, his Democratic opponent, are also scheduled to attend. So is state Sen. Joe Griffo, a Republican of Rome who is unopposed.
Though officially billed as a meet-the-candidates night, similar events in Wanakena have turned into quasi debates, Times staffer Martha Ellen tells me.