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Incumbent Daniel McCoy takes party bid

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy earned the Democratic primary seat against challenger Dan Egan Thursday, Sept. 10. In a county with an overwhelming population of Democrats, this win likely means McCoy will go on to win a second term in office.

Independence primary results close

Although unofficial numbers have Republican Christine Benedict in the lead for the Independence line, the absentee ballots still waiting to be counted could sway the results toward current Democratic Town Supervisor Paula Mahan.

2015 Primary Election

Primary election night coverage 2015

Voters will choose between six candidates for three Colonie Town Board seats in November

Six candidates are vying for three open Town Board seats come November. In addition, Town Supervisor Paula Mahan is running for reelection against Republican Albany County Legislator Christine Benedict.

Town justice vying for higher court

Judge Massry working on campaign for New York State Supreme Court seat

With 19 years of experience in law, Town of Colonie Justice Court Judge Norman Massry has decided to throw his robes into the race for the empty seat in the New York State Supreme Court.

Independents allows primary

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.

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On to November

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.

GOP ballot announced

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.

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Local officials propose consolidation

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.

County nixes downsizing

Proposal to hack number of seats voted down 21 to 18

The Albany County Legislature won’t be downsized any time soon.

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Paula Mahan announces reelection bid

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.

County legislators OK fracking waste ban

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.

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Tobacco display ban touted [video]

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.

Albany County redistricting violated Voting Rights Act

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.

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Educators: Cuomo is failing us

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.