The mother of an autistic child who drowned is convinced a registry like the one Guilderland Police now offer could have saved his life.A local mother of an autistic child spurred the registry here.

The Albany County Rural Fire Chiefs Association and the sheriff's office are in the beginning stages of planning for an East Berne training grounds for firefighters and police.

If Albany County ever became like a war zone, its sheriff wants to be ready. He's added an armored truck to the county's fleet of free Army surplus vehicles, and also has plans for a $20 million interoperable countywide radio system.

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