Town Board adopts spending plan raising taxes 1.7 percent, reserves tapped for $334k
The New Scotland Town Board on Wednesday, Nov. 13, unanimously adopted next year’s budget totaling almost $7.16 million and holds an overall property tax levy increase of 1.7 percent.
Albany County Legislature makes decision amidst community support, industry outcry
The Albany County Legislature on Tuesday, Nov. 12, approved the Food Service Waste Reduction Act by a vote of 24-12, which prohibits usage of polystyrene foam containers, commonly known as Styrofoam, at chain food service businesses. The ban will be effective in six months.
Bethlehem officials want to establish clarity
Bethlehem officials are looking to make changes to the law that establishes which employees of the town must also live within its borders.
Former deputy exec now information officer; drug case still pending in court
Former Albany County Deputy Executive Christine Quinn returned to work with the county last week after taking a nearly two month leave of absence following her arrest on drug possession charges.
Spending plan holds tax decrease, expenses and budgeted revenues increasing
The Guilderland Town Board held a public hearing on its proposed 2014 budget Thursday, Nov. 7, but no residents shared any remarks on the spending plan. Following the lackluster hearing, the board unanimously approved the budget.
Small tax bump, but 2014 numbers stay within cap
At the Thursday, Nov. 7, meeting, the Colonie Town Board passed its $83.1 million budget for 2014.
Democrats sweep town races, Runion reelected to eighth term as supervisor
Guilderland Republicans presented a full slate of candidates for the first time in a decade, but failed to pick up any seats against Democrat incumbents and newcomers.
Clarkson beats DiMaggio 5,684 to 4,064
With the Democrats sweeping Tuesday night’s general election, only one Republican continues to hold an elected office in the Town of Bethlehem.
“We ran a very professional, respectful campaign and the truth prevails. So that’s great for us and the Town of Colonie," said Paula Mahan, who was reelected as town supervisor.
Check here for the latest result from the Albany County Board of Elections.
Town finances, transparency key points of discussion
Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan focused on her track record during a recent debate against her opponent, Todd Drake. But so did her challenger.
Candidates for Bethlehem offices discuss plans at event
Candidates for Bethlehem Town Board and Highway Superintendent discuss their plans if elected at a recent forum sponsored by Spotlight News.
Supervisor candidates debate what town has done, should do
Economic development was a key point of discussion when the candidates for supervisor of the Town of Bethlehem met in debate.
A scheduled forum involving candidates for local office in the Town of Guilderland was called off at the last minute when Democrats said the date and time was not amicable, nearly one month after invitations were first sent.
Insiders say GOP regrouping this year, plans to come out swinging in 2015
The New Scotland Republican Committee offered no candidates for town offices this year. Any voter who is disillusioned with incumbents or with how the town has been governed will likely have to wait another two years.
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