Albany County

The Albany County Democratic Committee
The Albany County Democratic Committee

The Albany County Democratic Committee headquarters in Albany was riddled with gunfire overnight. The damage from at least five rounds fired through the window was discovered Wednesday morning. The party's headquarters on Colvin Avenue is located in a suite of offices between Central and Washington avenues. Party chairman and Albany Common Councilor Jack Flynn spoke with WAMC News Wednesday.

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A woman who was allegedly shoplifting from an Albany County Walmart is facing charges after striking a police officer with her vehicle.

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Additional detained undocumented immigrants may arrive at the Albany County jail today.

So far, about three dozen immigrants detained by the federal government are being held at Albany County jail. And Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Wednesday morning more may be on the way.

Albany County DA David Soares
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Albany County’s district attorney is taking public input on marijuana laws and regulations as the effort to decriminalize use in New York grows.

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A new report sounds the alarm about dangerous chemicals detected in children's products purchased in Albany and Westchester Counties and on Long Island.

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Albany County’s comptroller says the county should consider selling the Times Union Center.

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Albany County held its annual crime victim "Ceremony of Remembrance" today.

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With closures of existing landfills on the horizon and waste management a continuing concern, Albany and Saratoga Counties have announced a multi-million dollar partnership to build a new biosolid waste facility.

Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce
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New leadership came to the Albany County Legislature in January when Andrew Joyce was elected chairman, a seat his father held a quarter of a century earlier. 

"Citizen of the Month" Pastor David Traynham addresses a packed house in the Cahill Room at the Albany County Office Building.
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A local pastor has been honored for his devotion and commitment to Albany County. 

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Voters in the Albany area will decide a variety of city and county races Tuesday. 

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A plan to expand a landfill in Albany County used by several Capital Region communities is facing opposition from neighbors. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports two Saratoga County municipalities and an environmental organization are speaking out.

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy presented his budget plan for 2018 today.

Jim Malatras, President of the Rockefeller Institute of Government.
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After months of information-gathering, analysis, and public hearings, Albany County has finalized its shared services plan, which officials say could save taxpayers nearly $15 million when fully implemented.

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After Governor Andrew Cuomo called on counties to develop shared services plans earlier this year, 50 New York counties submitted draft plans to their policymaking bodies by Tuesday's deadline. The debate continues.

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The sheriffs of Albany and Saratoga Counties are teaming up to launch a new safe boating campaign for the summer.

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Some 78 people die each day across the country from prescription opioid-related overdoses and statistics show 4 out of 5 of heroin users started with prescription opioids.  Albany County now has a task force in place to battle the crisis.

Infrastructure upgrades at one of the area’s largest school districts will be decided on when citizens vote Tuesday on a $32 million facilities improvement capital project.

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Authorities have arrested 11 people following a three-month investigation into contraband smuggling at the Albany County Jail.

 Albany County legislators Paul Burgdorf, Wanda Willingham, Norma Chapman, Legislature Chair Sean Ward (back), CE McCoy, Legislator Andrew Joyce  and AARP’s Derrick Holmes and Laura Palmer.
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Albany County has been chosen to join the World Health Organization’s Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.

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Two reported sexual assault cases at the University at Albany have officials reexamining security measures.

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On a sunny Thursday, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck made a stop at Indian Ladder Farms beside the Helderberg hills in Altamont, New York.

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If you live in Albany County and you're giving or getting a drone for the holidays, you have time to get it airborne before any "no fly zone" is imposed.  A bill before county legislators that would ban the devices has been grounded for the time being.

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In the latest chapter of a long-simmering dispute, Albany County has taken two separate legal actions against so-called oil trains. The county executive says the intent is to protect residents' health and safety.

Odd Dan Out

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On Wednesday night the Democratic candidates for Albany County Executive locked horns at a 'candidate forum' - but  Dan McCoy and Dan Egan have another Dan to consider...

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A health alert after a part-time postal worker in the Capital Region was recently diagnosed with pulmonary Tuberculosis. 

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Albany Housing Authority apartments and homes will be "smoke-free."

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The political hopes of two would-be candidates for the Albany County Legislature have been dashed — at least for the time being.

Some hopeful candidates for seats on the Albany County Legislature have gone to court after being thrown off the ballot.

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If you’re poor and live in the Capital Region, it’s better to be in Rensselaer County than in Schenectady County or Columbia County. Not only that, the younger you are when you move to Rensselaer, the better you will do on average. Analysts have found children who move at earlier ages are less likely to become single parents, and more likely to go to college and earn more.

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