Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY will soon have its seventh president. The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Dr. Roger Ramsammy to lead the school which was established in 1953.
The chemical PFOA has been detected in water samples taken from the Mohawk River near the Colonie landfill.
The Times Union reports that Waterford town supervisor Jack Lawler released test results on Friday, showing PFOA levels of 68 parts per trillion. That’s just below New York state’s 70 parts per trillion drinking water threshold.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Montgomery County have entered a new agreement to remove asbestos contamination from the site of the former Beech-Nut baby food factory in Canajoharie. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports...
The City of Schenectady has opened its first senior center since the closure of its former location more than a decade ago. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard was at the grand opening on Thursday.
Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputy John Brown died suddenly while on a training run Sunday. He was 45. Services are being held throughout the day Friday. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Sheriff Michael Zurlo about the loss of his deputy.
Several corruption trials are set for 2018 after a scandal involving nine of New York Governor Cuomo’s former associates who worked on his administration’s economic development projects. Advocates say they will continue to push for reforms to prevent such problems from happening again.
New York Lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul says President Trump’s top budget official is off-base in his comments this week that people are leaving New York because of its high taxes. Mick Mulvaney also said it is not up to the federal government to save New York from its bad decisions, a reference to the Republican tax reform plan that could eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.
After the tallying of absentee ballots, the political picture in Troy has become clearer. In 2018, Troy will have a unique makeup of its city council. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports.
New York’s Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, is marking the 100-year anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the state. But, as the Democrat tells Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt, women still have a ways to go to gain true equality.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Friday unveiled two pieces of legislation meant to promote veteran employment in the public workforce, as well as protect the working rights of veterans who have come back from reserve duties.