Several area communities participated in "Small Business Saturday." The event has evolved from a marketing promotion to a component of the busy shopping weekend bordered by Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Like in the Republican primary in September, it will take absentee ballots to decide the next Rensselaer County Executive. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin has declared victory, but Democrat Andrea Smyth isn’t conceding.
The City Council President helps balance the power of government in Troy, New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down this week with the two candidates running for that office in November’s election. Yesterday we met Democratic challenger Gary Pavlic. Today, we hear from incumbent Republican Council President Carmella Mantello.
The City Council President helps balance the power of government in Troy, New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down this week with the two candidates running for that office in November’s election. First up is challenger Gary Pavlic, a Democrat.
Friday afternoon, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden issued a statement saying the controversial plans to build a Bow Tie Cinema movie theater at One Monument Square were dead. Now, across the Hudson River, Cohoes is hoping to land the theater.
In October, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden originally proposed a budget carrying a 28.2 percent tax increase to fix long-standing financial issues within the city. The plan shocked residents and city officials, and a months-long fight began.
With the pressure to get a new budget in place bearing down upon Troy, Mayor Patrick Madden has devised a new fiscal package that would raise taxes 14.6 percent — about half his initial proposal. Madden proposed it to the City Council Wednesday night in a bid to avoid layoffs and cuts in city services.
When Troy Mayor Patrick Madden released his 2017 budget proposal in early October, it came with a hefty 28.2 percent property tax hike and a 17.5 percent sewer rate increase. With city officials divided over the spending plan, the New York state Comptroller has weighed in.