Local school administrators weigh in on proposition No. 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot, which asks voters whether the state should use a large bond to invest in new technology used in school districts.

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.

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.

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

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.

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