Jo E. Prout

If county Executive Daniel McCoy signs the legislation, Albany County would be the fifth in the state to ban microbeads.

“You can’t change from one non-conforming use to another non-conforming use,” said the zoning board attorney, Jeffrey Baker, about the proposed garage.

“We still need RFPs to get the cost," said Albany County Legislator Herbert W. Reilly of requests for proposals to move the large historic barn across the road to new digs. "We need a hard quote."

Town employees will see 1-percent raises if the board approves the proposed budget.

New Scotland and Bethlehem will continue to share water sources and infrastructure, according to New Scotland Supervisor Thomas Dolin, while homes along the Guilderland border could get outside water if the Weatherfield system is upgraded.

Social services and animal welfare authorities were called in to help after an anonymous tip lead the Albany County Sheriff's Department to investigate a local home.

NEW SCOTLAND — A drunk driver caused a head-on crash Saturday before striking a pole in Feura Bush, police say; the driver nearly collided with a police car as he recklessly passed cars near the Bethlehem athletic compound on Route 32.

Albany County Legislator Herbert W. Reilly, running on the Independent Party line, will face Bethlehem Councilman William Reinhardt, who beat him in the Democratic primary, on Nov. 3. Challenging them is newcomer Republican Andrew Holland.

Albany County Legislator and New Scotland Democratic Party Chairman Michael Mackey is being challenged by New Scotland Republican Chairman Timothy Stanton to represent district 38. 

Albany County Legislator Herbert W. Reilly claims Bethlehem officials ignored a bill to protect county water.


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