Party to vote on who represents Independence for supervisor in elections
The Independence Party is deviating from its usual support of Democratic Town Supervisor Paula Mahan to allow for a primary between Mahan and Republican candidate Christine Benedict.
Christine Benedict officially announces her candidacy for supervisor
The Republican candidate for town supervisor, Christine Benedict, officially announced her bid and outlined her policies for the fall election.
Colonie Republican Committee announces supervisor endorsement
In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Town of Colonie Republican Party announced its endorsement for Christine Benedict as town supervisor.
Report completed on efficiency plan, help save funds
Local government officials recently announced the completion of an efficiency plan spanning throughout Albany County that proposes collaboration between local governments in order to both help taxpayers and save millions annually.
Proposal to hack number of seats voted down 21 to 18
The Albany County Legislature won’t be downsized any time soon.
Colonie supervisor announces plans for fifth term
Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan announced this past weekend that she will be seeking reelection for a fifth term.
Local law would prohibit disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste at landfills
Hydraulic fracturing is banned statewide, but county legislators want to ensure none of the waste produced from the natural gas extraction method enters local landfills.
Retailers support county bill to shield tobacco products; push back over compromise
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Legislator Mary Lou Connolly, flanked by supermarket and pharmacy store representatives, announced a local law prohibiting the display of tobacco in retail establishments with a pharmacy.
Court rules county plan diluted power of black voters, orders new minority-majority district
County officials are barred from holding elections until a new redistricting plan is drafted after a federal judge ruled the recent plan dilutes the power of black voters.
Regional forum rallies for equitable education funding, local control of classrooms
Many education advocates over the last few years have criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not supporting public schools. Now some question if he’s intentionally working against them.
County executive focuses on nursing home, veterans, heroin scourge initiatives
County Executive Dan McCoy recently delivered his fourth State of the County address, which emphasized last year’s accomplishments and introduced new initiatives for his administration.
Town Board set to vote Feb. 26 on passing extended stay laws
With final revisions being made to local motel laws, residents are asking questions of County efforts to fix the problems.
Cuomo unveils education reforms tied to funding increase; state aid runs absent
Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed several initiatives targeting K-12 education during his joint 2015 State of the State address and budget presentation Wednesday, Jan. 21. Cuomo offered increasing funding to school districts statewide by $1.1 billion, but only if all of his education reforms are enacted.
The coming of the new year is not without sadness
A look back at the year's events in the Town of Colonie.
Public hearing to be held on contentious downsize, some question timing
The Albany County Legislature voted 22-14 in favor of holding a public hearing Monday, Dec. 29, at 7:15 p.m., on amending the county charter to reduce the amount of legislators from 39 to 29 members.
- Watch Cuomo's 2015 State of the State address
- State of the Fiscal Condition of Albany County [video]
- Proposed pet sellers and breeders local law
- NYS YMCAs to hold advocacy day at Capitol on May 7
- State Police arrest 59 protestors at Capitol
- Telephonic 'town hall' on economic development set for Feb. 28
- Watch the NYSOS14 address; Cuomo transcript and presentation
- [STORIFY] Cuomo's 2014 State of the State
- New Scotland 2014 Adopted Budget
- 2014 Albany County Executive Budget