Sports group asks town to step up to the plate and pitch in with maintenance
Leaders of a youth baseball club in Bethlehem are blaming town officials of being uncooperative when it comes to dealing with maintenance issues at a town field, but department leaders counter they’ve been working on the issue for some time.
Senator calls for federal funding to eradicate invasive species
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, July 30, urged for additional federal funding for research, control and eradication efforts on the emerald ash borer, which is an invasive species that kills ash trees.
Voorheesville approves amended contract, company argues for reserve funds
For this year, the debate has concluded over Voorheesville’s contract with its local ambulance service, but next year’s debate appears to have already begun.
Election officials expect one candidate to be disqualified
The Bethlehem local elections are shaping up, as candidates have submitted their petitions of resident signatures in order to get their names on the ballot.
Guilderland candidates nearly neck-and-neck in early fundraising efforts
Democrat and Guilderland Supervisor Ken Runion has more cash on hand than Republican challenger Mark Grimm, but both have raised a similar amount of money since campaign season got underway.
Bethlehem supervisor hopefuls pick same active vacation idea
Two candidates for Bethlehem supervisor swapped the campaign trail for the bike trail, as both found themselves traveling the path of the Erie Canal last week.
Successor unclear as Brian Hogan gives up position for time reasons
Albany County Legislator Brian Hogan has decided to step down from his position as chairman of Colonie’s Republican Committee.
Coming court battle could decide whether localities can keep out fracking
The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday, July 2, approved joining an amici curiae, or friends of the court, brief supporting the towns of Dryden and Middlefield in enacting local laws banning natural gas drilling within the towns.
Town says it has spent $40k fighting two-year old lawsuit
A court sided with the Town of Colonie earlier this month in an appeal of a lawsuit that had been leveled by Albany County Comptroller Michael Conners and other residents challenging the town’s landfill operating agreement.
Voorheesville negotiations flatline, board awards funding despite objections
Despite opposition from a majority of the Voorheesville Board of Trustees towards approximately $8,800 in reserve funding in the Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service’s contract this year, the board awarded the money at its June 25 meeting.
Talk of new law brings complaints of sex offenders and loud parties
As the Town of Colonie considers a new law to regulate expansion and construction of hotels and motels along Central Avenue, residents seem more concerned with the ones that are currently standing.
Legislature pushes forward with LDC plans, extends home’s support through August
Albany County legislators are examining the county-run nursing home issue with a new focus, advancing plans to form a local development corporation after sparring for months with Albany County Executive Dan McCoy over his proposal to privatize operation of the home with Upstate Services Group.
Guilderland Dem supervisor points to record, board incumbents seek reelection
Guilderland Supervisor and Democrat Ken Runion will once again seek his leadership position, with fellow Town Board incumbents likely to join him on the party’s ballot lines.
Tonko, UAlbany students urge Congress to freeze rates for two years
Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, SUNY officials and University at Albany students rallied on Monday, July 1, for a freeze of federal student loan rates at 3.4 percent for two years as Congress develops a long-term solution.
GOP finds evidence King resides in Coxsackie and has criminal record
Bethlehem supervisor hopeful Jared King has been tossed from the county voter rolls, simultaneously ejecting him from his seat on the Albany County Republican Committee and impacting his chances to appear in the fall elections.
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