Republicans trying to gain seats on New Scotland Town Board

For the first time in many years, candidates will be vying for several open Town Board seats. After Republicans sent no candidates forward for the past election, two new Republicans have stepped forward for this election season.

Town justice vying for higher court

Judge Massry working on campaign for New York State Supreme Court seat

With 19 years of experience in law, Town of Colonie Justice Court Judge Norman Massry has decided to throw his robes into the race for the empty seat in the New York State Supreme Court.

Running on their past record

Dems cite increased transparency and solid financial footing

As the town’s Republicans work to earn a seat at the table by discussing what should be done differently in the coming year, Democrats are touting the current administration’s accomplishments.

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Bethlehem: Fresh faces lead GOP ticket

Party’s platform focuses on restoring town services

With younger, fresh-faced candidates, members of the town’s Republican party are hoping 2015 is their year.

Independents allows primary

Party to vote on who represents Independence for supervisor in elections

The Independence Party is deviating from its usual support of Democratic Town Supervisor Paula Mahan to allow for a primary between Mahan and Republican candidate Christine Benedict.

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On to November

Christine Benedict officially announces her candidacy for supervisor

The Republican candidate for town supervisor, Christine Benedict, officially announced her bid and outlined her policies for the fall election.

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Tickets are complete

All but one race will be contested in November

The town’s political parties have finalized their endorsements for 2015, after making initial announcements earlier in the season.

GOP ballot announced

Colonie Republican Committee announces supervisor endorsement

In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Town of Colonie Republican Party announced its endorsement for Christine Benedict as town supervisor.

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Local officials propose consolidation

Report completed on efficiency plan, help save funds

Local government officials recently announced the completion of an efficiency plan spanning throughout Albany County that proposes collaboration between local governments in order to both help taxpayers and save millions annually.

County nixes downsizing

Proposal to hack number of seats voted down 21 to 18

The Albany County Legislature won’t be downsized any time soon.

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This is the third in a series of Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education profiles.

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This is the second in a series of Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education candidate profiles.

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Paula Mahan announces reelection bid

Colonie supervisor announces plans for fifth term

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan announced this past weekend that she will be seeking reelection for a fifth term.

Democrats name candidates

VanLuven in race for town board; county legislature nods pending

One week after the town’s Republican party announced its candidates for the upcoming 2015 elections, the Democratic party did the same, but the backing for some county legislature seats will have to wait.

County legislators OK fracking waste ban

Local law would prohibit disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste at landfills

Hydraulic fracturing is banned statewide, but county legislators want to ensure none of the waste produced from the natural gas extraction method enters local landfills.