“I think, if someone could go make $15 an hour at McDonald’s, but then make $10 an hour as a home-health aid, you’re going to lose people in those important jobs,” said Feeney.

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 — Twenty-four emergency response organizations in Albany County will receive a new radio as part of a system to improve communications.

The new building will incorporate features like a vegetative roof and the use of gray water systems.

If you’re reading this, you have a greater chance of voting than most.

This summer’s drought has dried even wetlands, raising concerns from at least one resident, although experts say it’s part of a natural cycle for wetlands.

John MacDonald, of 153 Altamont Road in Voorheesville, said that the wetland behind his house was “as dry as I’ve seen it in the 18 years we’ve been here.” 

Dripping Springs, TEXAS — Michael Robert Quay, who loved film and song, died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. He was 28. 

Michael was born to Susan Elizabeth Quay and Michael Edwin Shaffer, of Schenectady, in 1986.

Why do people volunteer?  The answers are as varied as the people I interviewed. I asked some of Caregivers’ volunteers what actually motivated them to volunteer.

Ken Rice, Poultney, Vermont 

The search for a new vehicle can either lead to family bonding or family trauma.


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