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The winner of the Democratic Primary race for Albany City Court Judge is yet to be determined.

A bronze statue of Albany's 73rd mayor Thomas Whalen III and his golden retriever Finn McCool in Tricentennial Park.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With spring just around the corner, the current mayor of Albany is honoring one of her predecessors in office.

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Election Night came with a few surprises, some close calls and a rally by voters in one town who turned the night on its head.

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In advance of the September primary, the Democratic candidates for Albany County Executive squared off Wednesday night before a packed house in downtown Albany in a "candidate forum."

Based on questions that were selected from cards filled out by audience members, topics included oil trains and green energy, substance abuse and addiction, veterans, seniors and the land bank.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A new fund to support arts, education, and cultural programs in the City of Albany was announced today.

Primary day is about six months away. In Albany, the Democratic establishment may have lined up behind sitting County Executive Dan McCoy, but challenger Dan Egan is pressing on.

Albany historian and former New York State Assemblyman Jack McEneny has one yardstick by which he suggests sizing up any politician: "You're only as good as your last mistake."

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The mayors of the tri-cities are on board of an initiative to try to keep the Half Moon replica ship docked locally on the Hudson River.

Built in 1989 by Dr. Andrew Hendricks, The Replica Ship The Half Moon is a working, full-scale model of the Dutch vessel noted explorer Henry Hudson sailed in 1609 when he discovered the river that bears his name.

WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan today endorsed judicial delegates supporting Family Court Judge Margaret “Peggy” Walsh for state Supreme Court over the party-backed candidate, county legislator Justin Corcoran.

There is much at stake in the judicial delegates race in Tuesday’s primary: a 14-year term on the Supreme Court in the 3rd Judicial District, covering Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Sullivan and Schoharie counties.

Times Union - McEneny backs Sheehan for Albany mayor

Mar 24, 2013
Kathy Sheehan

ALBANY — Former New York State Assemblyman Jack McEneny has endorsed Albany city Treasurer Kathy Sheehan's bid for mayor,

It's the end of an era in Albany.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

"I will not be accepting that nomination."

After 40 years in government and 20 years in the New York State Assembly, Jack McEneny has declined the Democratic Party's endorsement for another term...

"I think after 20 years, it's time.  There must be something magical about the number.  Congressman McNulty made it 20 years and Senator Nolan hit 20 years. Now I have my 20 years.  I think it's time to pass the torch."