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McCoy offers county budget below tax cap

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.

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Voorheesville mayor’s newsletter prompts backlash

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.

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Guilderland supervisor's home sale turns political

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.

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Drake questions Mahan administration transparency

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.

Stitt Road to go public

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.

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Bethlehem budget calls for 1.23% tax hike

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.

Voorheesville to exit county Stormwater Coalition

Village trustees cite increased fee in plans for departure

The Voorheesville Board of Trustees signaled their intention to leave the county Stormwater Coalition during a workshop meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, after the annual membership fee for the village was more than doubled to around $7,300.

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Challengers hit the trail

Bethlehem United candidates holding public meetings to kick off campaigns

Bethlehem United candidates are kicking off the local election season by holding a series of community meetings around town.

Voorheesville looking at EMS options

Tough contract negotiations spur a review, bring allegations to light

Voorheesville officials are investigating what, if any, emergency medical service options it might have, as contract contentions are becoming the norm with its historic provider.

GOP candidate pitches platform

Drake, Mahan share thoughts on current state of affairs

Republican candidate for Colonie town supervisor Todd Drake has laid out a platform that chiefly targets the town’s finances and calls for an end to “one-party rule,” a scant few years after the GOP effectively exercised singular control of town government.

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More than one winner in highway primaries

Meredith, Hyer, Ritz make tracks to general, while Zeoli out of running

Three winners have emerged from last night's primary for Bethlehem Superintendent of Highways.

Guilderland Dems fend off primary challenges

GOP candidates fail to grab Independence or Conservative lines

Town Democrats secured all contested third-party ballot lines during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to unofficial election results.

Bethlehem primary results

Results of the 2013 Bethlehem primary races.

Colonie primary results

Results of 2013 primary races in the Town of Colonie.

Guilderland primary results

Results of 2013 primary races in the Town of Guilderland.