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.
Grimm says budget layout less transparent, Runion argues opposite
Guilderland's revised preliminary budget for next year calls for a property tax levy decrease of around 1.35 percent, or $153,000, for a total of $11.1 million in tax revenues.
We regret that an upcoming candidate forum in the Town of Colonie scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23, is canceled.
DiMaggio says more can be done to support youth sports
Republican Bethlehem supervisor hopeful Fred DiMaggio is seizing upon recent controversies involving town youth sporting in his latest campaign initiative. The former Republican Committee chairman said if elected, he would like to start a town-wide Youth Sports Council.
Supervisor offers $7.2M spending plan tapping $332k from fund balance
Town Supervisor Tom Dolin filed a 2014 Tentative Budget calling for a 1.66 percent property tax levy increase. Expenditures between the town’s four main funds would increase by around $24,500.
A series of candidate forums are approaching that are sponsored by The Spotlight, the League of Women Voters of Albany County and other local partners.
Troop says updated law hurt last year’s Sportsmart sales
A local Boy Scout troop have become publically critical of the Town of Bethlehem’s temporary sign law.
Proposal would fund county nursing home only to June 2014, planning on LDC takeover
McCoy released his 2014 Executive Budget to county legislators on Tuesday, Oct. 8, which proposes a 1.6 percent tax levy increase and appropriations totaling more than $574 million. The budget includes a three-year financial plan to bolster general fund reserves.
Fresh wounds before ambulance contract negotiations, committee proposed
Tensions between Voorheesville officials and its local ambulance service were reignited after the mayor voiced concerns in the village’s seasonal newsletter.
Grimm points to Runion placing home on market, incumbent says he’s downsizing
Guilderland Supervisor Ken Runion is selling his 3,200-square-foot home, but he has expressed his intent to stay local and chided his Republican opponent for seizing on the sale as a political topic.
Oft-referenced 10-year financial plan subject of words disagreement between supervisor candidates
In stepping up his campaign for Colonie town supervisor, Republican candidate Todd Drake has taken aim at his rival’s handling of town finances.
Guilderland will acquire private road through eminent domain after buses stop running
The Guilderland Central School District put the brakes on traveling down a private road to pick up children, which has spurred town officials to quickly make the road public.
After tough 2013, next year’s plan contains few cuts
"Good news" budget for 2014 touted by Bethlehem Supervisor John Clarkson. Others not so sure.
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