Proposal set to go before zoning board in October
In his yearlong effort to construct a soccer complex on 969 Watervliet Shaker Road, Afrim Nezaj hit another snag when the town set aside his proposal until a later date.
Legislature passes ban on sales at pharmacies; McCoy to hold public hearing
Refilling your prescription medication and stocking up on cigarettes could require two separate stops a year from now.
Change in special use options means approval more likely
Afrim Nezaj will once again go before the Colonie zoning board to get approval for a proposed soccer complex on Watervliet Shaker Road, a site adjacent to the Memory Gardens cemetery, and a change in the process makes it more likely he will succeed this time.
McCoy wants Ezra Prentice residents moved away from rail line
As the smell of oil permeated the air and the rumble of oil trains being jerked into motion echoed in the background, residents of public housing in Albany gathered to hear officials ask for more regulations of the transportation of volatile oil.
Democrats draft last-minute amendment to clear step for Solider On project
Dozens of veterans spoke out against Democratic legislators proposing to stall Solider On’s housing project, which spurred a last-minute amendment to clear a procedural step.
State’s highest court rules statute unconstitutional, McCoy seeking new bill
The state Court of Appeals struck down the county’s cyberbullying law in a 5-2 decision Monday, July 1, with the majority ruling the statute as written was too broad and violated the First Amendment. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy vowed to work with legislators to draft a new law.
Special use permits open up more opportunities in town for development
In an effort to create more business opportunities, the Colonie Town Board has come up with a special use permit that officials say allows for a more “common sense” approach to development.
Planning board OKs waivers clearing the path for Colonie eatery
The Town of Colonie is on track to get a chain restaurant that serves drive-through Chinese food, a first of its kind in the area.
Local donor gives $31,000 to DARE program
The Colonie Town Board meeting on Thursday, June 19, welcomed a special guest to discuss how the county is doing overall, and talk about all the new things taking place in the town.
Lawmakers seek to address safety issues, stiffen penalties
A virtual pipeline of volatile oil traveling through Albany County has local legislators scrambling to create safety nets to protect the county and its citizens in the event of an accident.
Legislature adopts law strengthening state regulations, seller voices concern
Fido would likely be wagging his tail if he knew stricter laws were recently adopted to protect his four-legged brethren in Albany County.
Survivors share their stories of how life-saving skill has had an impact
A woman attending a recent rally in support of a bill that would make it mandatory for schools to teach students CPR said her husband wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the fact that her son was taught CPR in health class at Sand Creek Middle School.
Dates released for McCoy's local State of County talks and office hours
County Executive Dan McCoy will be giving his State of the County talk Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Town Hall. McCoy will also be visiting other municipalities across the county.
Loudonville lawmaker lobbies for limits to be included in charter revisions
Albany County legislator Peter Crouse, R-Loudonville, on Thursday, May 29, announced he had submitted a proposal to the county Charter Review Committee requesting term limits be included in the revised charter presented to voters.
Legislators propose shifting funds from convention center but fail to gain support
Some county legislators do not believe funneling more than $7 million annually toward Albany’s convention center and civic center is the best use of its hotel occupancy tax revenue.
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