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Capital Region News
6:29 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Authorities On Heightened Alert After Latest Lansingburgh Arson

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A string of arsons in one Troy neighborhood has residents on edge and authorities on high alert.

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Capital Region News
1:07 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Troy Charter Change Review Process Underway

The city of Troy, New York is forging ahead with plans to review its charter for the 2015 election year.

The city’s charter hasn't been updated since its inception in 1973. Councilman Jim Gordon says alterations could modernize city government, find efficiencies and find cost savings to taxpayers.      "What a commission would do is review the entire city charter and make a recommendation that ultimately the voters of the city of Troy would vote on implementing."

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Capital Region News
2:04 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Troy Charter Review Planned

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The city of Troy is set to review its charter for the 2015 election year.

Mayor Lou Rosamilia suggested a charter review commission in his 2014 State of the City speech, a proposal that never moved forward. The charter hasn't been updated since its inception in 1973.

The City Council's Law Committee has charter review on tonight's agenda.  Councilman Jim Gordon says alterations could modernize city government, find efficiencies and find cost savings to taxpayers

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New York News
6:12 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Capital Region Mayors: Keep The Half Moon On The Hudson

Capital region leaders—including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia, Assemblymember Pat Fahy, Proctor’s CEO Philip Morris, Albany Common Councilmember Dan Herring, Center for Economic Growth CEO Mike Tucker, and former Assemblymember Jack McEneny—all called today for Dr. Andrew Hendricks, the founder and chairman of the Half Moon replica, to reconsider his announcement last week to move the ship to the Dutch city of Hoorn
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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.

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Capital Region News
12:44 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Albany, Troy Councils Act On 2015 Budgets

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On deadline day, the Albany Common Council passed Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s 2015 budget last night. The proposed $176 million budget was approved by an 11-4 margin. But across the river, city councilors in Troy chose not to bring an amended spending plan to a vote last night.

Albany's budget comes with a 1.4 percent tax hike for taxpayers. It stays under the 2 percent cap, so homeowners will get a full rebate through Governor Cuomo’s tax cap initiative.

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Capital Region News
12:03 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Albany, Troy Down To The Wire In Budget Processes

In early October, the mayors of Albany and Troy released their 2015 budget proposals. The road from introduction to enactment has been a rocky one for both municipalities.

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Capital Region News
3:33 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Troy Budget Process In Turmoil

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Troy is wrestling with a proposed $66.1 million spending plan for 2015. The Collar City is trying to keep the books from falling in the red.

The State Comptroller's Office advised the city last Friday that a 2014 budget deficit could lead to the return of a financial control board, which would assume oversight of the city's spending. Officials say such an oversight could occur in 2015 once the city closes its books for 2014.

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New York News
12:28 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Albany, Schenectady, Troy Unveil 2015 City Budgets

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivers her first budget address, October 1, 2014 in the rotunda at City Hall.
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The mayors of Albany,  Schenectady and Troy released their 2015 budget proposals Wednesday. Tri-city residents are in for higher taxes. 

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Capital Region News
11:37 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Troy Police Arrest 3 In Lockrow And Rivera Homicides

Officials in Troy brief the press on their progress is curbing the "crime wave" that has settled over the Collar City.
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Under intense public pressure to stop a perceived crime wave, Troy police called a press conference this morning to announce three arrests in two homicides.

A 33-year old homeless man identified as Daniel Reuter and Jacob Heimroth, also 33, of Troy, were arrested Monday for the August 20th beating deaths of Allen and Maria Lockrow, found beaten to death in their home.

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Capital Region News
4:05 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Troy: More Officers On Beat Patrol

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Police have beefed up patrols in the crime-plagued "Collar City." 

Responding to a series of recent incidents, and resident's concerns about shootings and arsons,  Troy Police have suspended mandatory and optional training sessions to get more officers out on the streets. The move puts 20 additional bodies on the beat. Police Chief John Tedesco says officers have been added to the afternoon and evening shifts. The Narcotics Unit and other special terms are increasing their presence as well.  The police department's budget will increase, but officials couldn't say by how much.

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