No property tax levy increase in $597M spending plan, 49 vacant positions cut
County Executive Dan McCoy is proposing to hold the line on property taxes next year and is projecting the county’s fund balance will close this year at its highest level in more than a decade.
Town Supervisor's proposal totals $7.2M, holds no staffing cuts
Town Supervisor Tom Dolin’s proposed budget holds a property tax levy just below New Scotland’s state imposed tax cap, while tapping less from its reserves.
Town Republican Committee gets reorganized, pledges grassroots effort
Doug Breakell is taking on leadership of the Guilderland Republican Committee, but his involvement behind the scenes started decades ago.
Supervisor Clarkson proposes $39.7M spending plan that includes cost of living raises for town employees
In presenting the preliminary town budget, Supervisor John Clarkson said the Town of Bethlehem remains in good financial condition, and he has proposed a slight spending increase for the coming year.
Candidates for the 46th Senate District meet for first debate of the election season
One of the most contentious state senate races is on track to be a cutthroat contest featuring a rematch between two candidates looking for a knockout victory.
Delmar Democrat says her interests, experience make her a good fit for Surrogate Court judge
Following a last-minute signature campaign to appear on the ballot, Stacy Pettit has won her Democratic primary bid for Albany County Surrogate Court judge.
NYCLU threatens lawsuit on revised statute after prior court victory
Albany County legislators are hoping their new cyberbullying law sticks, but a legal challenge has already been threatened.
Concerns about Lyme disease, other incidents fuel approach
The Bethlehem Deer and Tick Borne Disease Committee launched a new online survey for residents to provide further community input on the issue of the town’s deer population, along with the pests they carry.
Bethlehem supervisor floats possibility of combining resources with Guilderland
Guilderland and Bethlehem may soon be in talks to merge their telecommunications operations.
McCoy pushing instead for a ban on the open display of tobacco products in pharmacies
Despite vocal support for Local Law D at a recent public hearing, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy vetoed the legislation that would ban tobacco sales in pharmacies in Albany County.
Proposed law would outlaw sales at pharmacies
A public hearing for a county law that would ban cigarette sales in some stores drew a crowd of mostly anti-tobacco supporters to voice their opinions.
‘Bare bones’ version allows tax breaks to preserve open space
After Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law allowing conservation easement exemptions for Bethlehem landowners, the town board took action on its local law last week.
Televised debate, two public forums planned for the 20th Congressional District race
Even before the 20th Congressional District candidates have officially squared off, both campaigns have debated the process of setting up debates.
Village officials to pursue funding options; county sets goal to pave pathway
Voorheesville isn’t receiving funding local officials sought to enhance its end of the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, but their vision is still in focus.
Two apartments also move forward at Colonie Planning Board meeting
Progress continues on multiple projects in the Town of Colonie, as it will add an assisted living center and apartments for the town’s growing population.
- Watch Cuomo's 2015 State of the State address
- State of the Fiscal Condition of Albany County [video]
- Proposed pet sellers and breeders local law
- NYS YMCAs to hold advocacy day at Capitol on May 7
- State Police arrest 59 protestors at Capitol
- Telephonic 'town hall' on economic development set for Feb. 28
- Watch the NYSOS14 address; Cuomo transcript and presentation
- [STORIFY] Cuomo's 2014 State of the State
- New Scotland 2014 Adopted Budget
- 2014 Albany County Executive Budget
- Bethlehem Debate: Town Clerk, Town Justice, Highway Superintendent
- Bethlehem: Town Board
- Bethlehem Debate: Supervisor
- Bethlehem Primary Debate Highway Superintendant
- Bethlehem Primarary Debate - Town Justice
- NY2A Capitol Rally
- Bethlehem Town Board debate--Part 2
- Bethlehem Town Board debate--Part 1
- Touring the 'trains to nowhere'
- Bethlehem State of the Town