Contingency funds targeted to make payroll for July
Three days after the Albany County Legislature tabled a vote on privatizing the county nursing home vote, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has sent out a request to move $2.2 million from the county’s contingency fund in the budget to meet the facility’s July payroll.
Bethlehem, IDA would partner to form economic development job
The Town of Bethlehem and its Industrial Development Agency may soon be partnering to hire a new, part-time employee to work on economic development.
A few new faces join familiar ones as parties gear up to make endorsements
As campaign season inches closers, those seeking spots in Town of Colonie elected offices are beginning to announce their plans to run.
Guilderland GOP robo-calls McKownville residents, supervisor says change not political
The Guilderland Town Board is backpedaling on a plan to establish a special taxing district in McKownville in a favor of a townwide fund aimed at fixing drainage issues across the board.
Clarkson the pick for Bethlehem super, Reinhardt and Sasso tapped for Town Board
The Bethlehem Democratic Committee has made its endorsements for the November local elections.
County comptroller urges legislature to turn over control
The Albany County Legislature tabled a deal to give control of the county-run nursing home to a private company at a Monday, May 13, meeting, after hearing a presentation from County Comptroller Mike Conners urging action.
Senator’s court battle spurs bills efforts to change ballot requirements
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk unveiled two bills she is sponsoring during a news conference on Wednesday, May 1, which address legal challenges raised by her Republican opponent's legal team.
Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service and village reach deadlock
Four months have passed since Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service’s contract expired with the Village of Voorheesville. Negotiations stalled when a majority of the village board wanted to withhold about $8,800 in funding from the ambulance service’s reserve accounts
Referendum fails 3,086 to 1,969
The superintendent of highways in the Town of Bethlehem will remain an elected position after residents voted against a new local law that would have abolished the office.
Former town councilman announces town supervisor bid
Mark Grimm announced his intention to run for Guilderland town supervisor on Wednesday, April 24, and he is seeking support from the town Republican Committee. Grimm previously served four years on the Town Board, but didn't run for reelection in 2011.
Village property tax levy to increase 2.6 percent, repairs will draw from reserves
The Voorheesville Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 23, unanimously adopted a $2.12 million 2013-14 budget, which increases spending around $140,000, or 7 percent. The village will raise more than $275,000 from taxes, and increase of around $7,000.
Much discussed operating agreement moves ahead, as some lawmakers push other options
A vote on the future of the Albany County Nursing Home has been set for May 13, even as some lawmakers lobby for other options.
Colonie boys affected by CPR part of effort to teach method in schools
Two Colonie boys learned about the power of CPR the hard way, and now they’re advocating that it becomes mandatory for their peers to learn the life-saving method.
Support lines up behind two groups fighting and supporting April 30 vote
An upcoming vote in Bethlehem to eliminate the position of highway superintendent has led local public figures to seek out unusual allies.
Town part of U.S. tour meant to help forge future of Afghanistan
The Town of Colonie might not have the same culture, landscape or problems that the country of Afghanistan faces, but officials from that faraway land hope they can learn something here all the same.
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