Albany County http://wamc.org en 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 Albany County Unveils Cogeneration Initiative http://wamc.org/post/albany-county-unveils-cogeneration-initiative <p></p><p>Albany County's new Waste Heat/Co-generation facility in Menands will not only save money by creating renewable energy, it will also cut CO2 emissions by nearly 1,500 tons per year and will reuse 50,000 gallons of water per day to cool the high-efficiency system.&nbsp; Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says the co-gen project has long been in the works.</p><p>The facility is designed to provide long-term environmental and economic benefits to the Albany County Sewer District's eight member communities, which serve a population of 200,000.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 76597 at http://wamc.org Albany County Unveils Cogeneration Initiative Albany County Receives Homeland Security Grant http://wamc.org/post/albany-county-receives-homeland-security-grant <p></p><p>Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has announced that the county has received over $597,000 in grant funding - awarded by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services as part of the 2013 State Homeland Security Grant Program. The grant money will be directed to law enforcement terrorism prevention activities conducted by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and county Department of Health.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:51:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 73277 at http://wamc.org Albany County Receives Homeland Security Grant Press Conference Divides Community Leaders http://wamc.org/post/press-conference-divides-community-leaders <p></p><p>What was intended to be a press conference about a report on African Americans and community policing turned&nbsp;racially divisive as it morphed into a forum of heavy criticism of the Albany County District Attorney.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:59:49 +0000 Dave Lucas 73073 at http://wamc.org Press Conference Divides Community Leaders