Albany County Legislature Chairman Andrew Joyce

Ferris Coin Co., of Albany, N.Y., commissioned the limited run of silver coin-shaped “medals” which will be available in June and will go on pre-sale shortly.
Ferris Coin

Today was the 100th anniversary of distinguished war veteran Henry Johnson's heroics in battle in France. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in Albany’s Washington Park as officials remembered the native Medal of Honor winner.

Activists representing various groups including Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration demonstrated against a speech by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Activists rallied Wednesday outside the Albany Capital Center, protesting a controversial former sheriff's appearance there.

Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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. 

Albany County

The Albany County Legislature voted unanimously on Monday to recognize its first Legislative Black Caucus.