New York election may signal rise of third political party

Thursday, November 5, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 7:40 a.m. CST, Sunday, November 8, 2009

Watertown, N.Y., is a wonderful place to live. Its 27,000 residents enjoy the beauty and solitude of upstate New York and Lake Ontario. Major universities are within a two-hour drive. It is the definition of a New England town, with its wonderful fall colors and church steeple standing guard. (Yes, New York is, or at least was, considered part of the original New England.)