After years of uncertainty, Global Partners this week withdrew its application to install a crude oil heating facility at the Port of Albany. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas looks back at the long process leading up to the decision.
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.
The recent school shooting in Florida reignited debate about safety at schools. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports one Albany County official is assembling a panel in hopes of improving current safeguards and dispelling the fear students might face about attending school.
The annual New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday ceremony ends with the "Beloved Community March" from Albany’s Empire State Plaza to the King Monument in Lincoln Park. Contemporary politics dominated this year's march.
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.
In response to the Trump administration’s decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Albany County Executive is pledging his full support to helping local residents in the program.
Local leaders say a new initiative called U-CAN has the potential to change the lives of young offenders. "United Against Crime - Community Action Network" is the brainchild of Cohoes City Court Judge Andra Ackerman.
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.