Once again, the political majority of the Senate hangs in the balance, depending on the outcome of this race and several others.

ALBANY COUNTY — With the same overall tax levy as last year, the $597 million budget proposed by county Executive Daniel McCoy avoids the controversial tax increases and nursing home debates of previous years.

A bill allowing schools to include a veterans' tax exemption was met with hesitation by many school boards this past year. A second one, not yet passed, is aimed at including another exemption.

With a new chair on the Albany County Democratic Committee and rumblings over progressive factions being earlier shut out, Knox's town clerk stands out on the executive committee.

A mom whose homemade creams helped her son's eczema has seen great success with her all-natural line of products featuring hemp.