Albany County http://wamc.org en The TCI Fire: Two Years After http://wamc.org/post/tci-fire-two-years-after <p>As we approach the two-year anniversary of the TCI fire in West Ghent in Columbia County, we look back at the disaster and at TCI's plans going forward.</p><p>The fire broke out around 10 p.m. on August 1st, 2012 at TCI of New York on Route 9H in West Ghent. According to Columbia County officials, the building housed mineral oil tanks, tractor trailers containing fuel oil, propane tanks, and other hazardous substances, including sodium that came from transformers disposed of at TCI. The company blamed the inferno on "a third party vendor" that TCI no longer deals with.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 95199 at http://wamc.org The TCI Fire: Two Years After County Will Pay For City Building Collapse http://wamc.org/post/county-will-pay-city-building-collapse <p></p><p>The financially-strapped city of Albany will be spared the bill for clean-up after a house collapse.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:53:17 +0000 Dave Lucas 94474 at http://wamc.org County Will Pay For City Building Collapse Albany County Executive On Leadership Role http://wamc.org/post/albany-county-executive-leadership-role <p>Dan McCoy, a Democrat, is Albany County's fourth county executive. He was born, raised and resides in Albany, where he has worked as a public servant his entire professional career. McCoy recently sat down with WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas to talk about his broader role as a community leader.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:55:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 93326 at http://wamc.org Albany County Executive On Leadership Role Albany County Leaders Agree To Establish County’s First Land Bank http://wamc.org/post/albany-county-leaders-agree-establish-county-s-first-land-bank <p>Municipal &nbsp;leaders announced this afternoon they've agreed to establish Albany County’s first land bank. The initiative sets the stage for revitalization of blighted neighborhoods, a longstanding problem ...&nbsp;</p><p>County Executive Dan McCoy announced that an application has been filed with the NYS Empire State Development Corporation to formally establish the Albany County Land Bank, to "restore the community."</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:04:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 87210 at http://wamc.org Albany County Leaders Agree To Establish County’s First Land Bank Albany County To Seek Consultant To Assist In Reviewing Health Impacts Of Crude Oil Processing http://wamc.org/post/albany-county-seek-consultant-assist-reviewing-health-impacts-crude-oil-processing <p>Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has announced that the county will issue a Request For Proposals for a consultant to complement the health and safety study by the Albany County Department of Health on the impact of crude oil and the heating of crude oil at the Port of Albany.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:18:35 +0000 Dave Lucas 86945 at http://wamc.org Albany County To Seek Consultant To Assist In Reviewing Health Impacts Of Crude Oil Processing DEC Scrutinizing Oil Shipping & Handling http://wamc.org/post/dec-scrutinizing-oil-shipping-handling <p></p><p></p><p>With Albany County worried about crude oil shipments, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials are looking to the EPA for oil spill contingency plans and demanding answers from the major oil shipper at the crux of the controversy.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:13:22 +0000 Dave Lucas 86660 at http://wamc.org DEC Scrutinizing Oil Shipping & Handling Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages http://wamc.org/post/election-day-most-nys-villages <p></p><p>Many villages across New York are holding elections today. One of those contests is a showdown between a longtime incumbent Democratic mayor and a prominent local Republican business owner.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:16:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86092 at http://wamc.org Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages Albany Democrats Back Incumbents http://wamc.org/post/albany-democrats-back-incumbents <p></p><p>Capital Region voters going to the polls this November will find many familiar names on the ballot.</p><p>All of the Albany County Democratic party's sitting state and federal lawmakers have been backed for reelection this fall. The Albany County Democratic Committee’s candidate review panel has unanimously recommended endorsing all incumbents.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 84528 at http://wamc.org Albany Democrats Back Incumbents State Grant Funds Albany County Public Defender’s Office http://wamc.org/post/state-grant-funds-albany-county-public-defender-s-office <p><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">Albany County has been awarded grant funding for the Counsel at First Appearance Project. &nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; " /><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; " /><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">The three-year grant of $656,000 has been awarded by the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:06:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 84234 at http://wamc.org State Grant Funds Albany County Public Defender’s Office Albany County Bans Styrofoam Containers http://wamc.org/post/albany-county-bans-styrofoam-containers <p></p><p></p><p>The effort to go green in one upstate New York county got a big boost today as groundbreaking legislation that will change the way many fast food chains distribute their products was signed.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:24:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79728 at http://wamc.org Albany County Bans Styrofoam Containers