The study commissioned by the county comptroller's office is using an advisory committee, hoping to avoid the perception of an imposition.

GUILDERLAND — A grieving mother wants her son’s death to be a wakeup call for the county jail.

Adam Rappaport’s suicide last month in the Albany County jail embodies two nationwide problems for inmates today — drug addiction and self-harm.

ALBANY COUNTY — Patrica Fahy sailed to victory Tuesday when many other Democrats suffered defeat.

“This is your victory,” George Amedore told the crowd of several hundred Republicans who cheered his defeat of Democratic Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk to represent the 46th District.

Local school leaders are in the throes of figuring out how to put new graduation options into place for current high school seniors. They see both advantages and drawbacks to the plan adopted this month by the state’s Board of Regents, which governs education in New York.

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