Albany County Legislature makes decision amidst community support, industry outcry
The Albany County Legislature on Tuesday, Nov. 12, approved the Food Service Waste Reduction Act by a vote of 24-12, which prohibits usage of polystyrene foam containers, commonly known as Styrofoam, at chain food service businesses. The ban will be effective in six months.
Former deputy exec now information officer; drug case still pending in court
Former Albany County Deputy Executive Christine Quinn returned to work with the county last week after taking a nearly two month leave of absence following her arrest on drug possession charges.
Small tax bump, but 2014 numbers stay within cap
At the Thursday, Nov. 7, meeting, the Colonie Town Board passed its $83.1 million budget for 2014.
“We ran a very professional, respectful campaign and the truth prevails. So that’s great for us and the Town of Colonie," said Paula Mahan, who was reelected as town supervisor.
The latest results from the Albany County Board of Elections site.
Town finances, transparency key points of discussion
Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan focused on her track record during a recent debate against her opponent, Todd Drake. But so did her challenger.
We regret that an upcoming candidate forum in the Town of Colonie scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23, is canceled.
A series of candidate forums are approaching that are sponsored by The Spotlight, the League of Women Voters of Albany County and other local partners.
Proposal would fund county nursing home only to June 2014, planning on LDC takeover
McCoy released his 2014 Executive Budget to county legislators on Tuesday, Oct. 8, which proposes a 1.6 percent tax levy increase and appropriations totaling more than $574 million. The budget includes a three-year financial plan to bolster general fund reserves.
Oft-referenced 10-year financial plan subject of words disagreement between supervisor candidates
In stepping up his campaign for Colonie town supervisor, Republican candidate Todd Drake has taken aim at his rival’s handling of town finances.
Drake, Mahan share thoughts on current state of affairs
Republican candidate for Colonie town supervisor Todd Drake has laid out a platform that chiefly targets the town’s finances and calls for an end to “one-party rule,” a scant few years after the GOP effectively exercised singular control of town government.
Results of 2013 primary races in the Town of Colonie.
Alison McLean Lane, Mark Lansing want to officially replace Phil Steck
Two candidates are gearing up their campaigns for the Albany County Legislature’s 14th District.
Republican lawmakers claim lack on environmental review compromises law
The Albany County Legislature passed a local law last week to keep hydrofracking waste out of the county, but some members of the Republican minority are asking the county executive to veto the law on procedural grounds.
Women Against War urge negotiation during Food Festival demonstration
The group Women Against War rallied during the Empire State Plaza Food Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 14. A group of about a dozen members spoke out against the idea of the country entering a war with Iran.
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