Town of Colonie

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Fire departments across New York will open their doors this weekend for a statewide recruiting effort.

The site of the first U.S. settlement of the Shaker Christian sect and a crumbling Erie Canal aqueduct are among some of New York's most endangered places, according to a statewide preservation group.  The Preservation League of New York State on Tuesday released its "Seven to Save" designees for 2018-2019.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing an application for an expansion of the Colonie Landfill. But officials from neighboring communities and environmental advocates say more research is needed before any expansion plan is approved.

Democratic incumbents Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan cruised to victories in this week's elections. Here is a peek at what comes next in local government.

Albany County Legislator Frank Mauriello
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Voters in Albany County's biggest town have a choice to make on Election Day: stick with Supervisor Paula Mahan for a sixth term, or back Republican challenger Frank Mauriello. Yesterday, we heard from Democrat Paula Mahan. Today, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas speaks with  Mauriello, the Albany County Legislature Minority Leader, who has deep roots in Colonie.

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan
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Voters in Albany County's biggest town have a choice to make on Election Day: stick with Supervisor Paula Mahan for a sixth term, or back Republican challenger Frank Mauriello of the County Legislature. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Mahan, a Democrat who has been in office for a decade.

The training center streetscape resembles a Hollywood movie set.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Local officials gathered Thursday at a public showing of the new "Streetscape" at the Town of Colonie's Municipal Training Center in Latham.