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6:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

The TCI Fire: Two Years After

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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.

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.

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Capital Region News
4:53 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

County Will Pay For City Building Collapse

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The financially-strapped city of Albany will be spared the bill for clean-up after a house collapse.

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Capital Region News
11:55 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Albany County Executive On Leadership Role

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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.  

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Capital Region News
5:04 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Albany County Leaders Agree To Establish County’s First Land Bank

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Municipal  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 ... 

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."

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Capital Region News
4:18 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Albany County To Seek Consultant To Assist In Reviewing Health Impacts Of Crude Oil Processing

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.

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New York News
3:13 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

DEC Scrutinizing Oil Shipping & Handling

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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.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages

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.

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Capital Region News
6:31 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Albany Democrats Back Incumbents

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Capital Region voters going to the polls this November will find many familiar names on the ballot.

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.

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Capital Region News
9:06 am
Thu February 20, 2014

State Grant Funds Albany County Public Defender’s Office

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Albany County has been awarded grant funding for the Counsel at First Appearance Project.  
The three-year grant of $656,000 has been awarded by the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services. The statewide grant program helps the counties implement improvements in the delivery of legal services at a defendant’s first appearance before a judge or arraignment.  The intent of the grant is to make improvements in the delivery of indigent defense services to a defendant’s first appearance before a judge. 

Albany County is one of 25 across New York awarded funding.

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New York News
6:24 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Albany County Bans Styrofoam Containers

Local politicians and environmental advocates stand behind Albany County Executive Dan McCoy at Bethlehem Town Hall.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

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