Noah Zweifel

Assemblyman Christopher Tague, a Republican, wants to end what he calls one-party rule in New York State, and bring greater focus to agricultural concerns. Democrat Nicholas S. Chase, a substitute teacher who grew up on a Delaware County farm, similarly prizes the agricultural economy, but differs from Tague on issues like abortion and gun control.  

In New York State, it is possible — but reportedly difficult — to reverse a guilty plea prior to sentencing. Andrew R. Gibson had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide after and was scheduled for sentencing in February, but had to be recaptured by police six months later after he failed to appear for that hearing while out on bail. 

The Albany-based not-for-profit received a larger Paycheck Protection Program Loan than it deserved and did not take steps to return the money after being notified of this, according to the United States Department of Justice. 

The reasoning, according to a letter addressed to the Albany County Redistricting Commission by county legislature leaders, was that by adding two majority-minority districts to the county’s existing five, the communities within them might have their collective voting power diminished.

The current 46th Senate District is represented by Democrat Michelle Hinchey who, as a of redistricting, will be replaced by either State Senator Neil D. Breslin, a Democrat who currently represents the 44th District, or her opponent from 2020, Rich M. Amedure Jr., a former State Trooper running on the Republican and Conservative lines. 

Heidemarie Carle, who is set to retire as director of the Rensselaerville Library in November, accepted the position mere months before COVID-19 shut down the library in March of 2020, which she called a “bushelful of lemons” that she and her staff turned into “batches of lemonade.”

Particular focus was given by the Westerlo Town Board to salaries and wages in the town clerk’s office which, under the tentative budget, would see a $14,500 jump overall for four employees.

The $2.5 million 2023 prliminary budget is about half-a-million dollars less than this year’s $3 million budget, but maintains the steep tax cuts that had been introduced this year.

Helderberg Rescue Squad is hoping to establish a scholarship at the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill to attract recruits from the school’s emergency medical technicians program to make up for a lack of local volunteers. 

Knox’s tentative 2o23 budget features tax increases in the town’s two fire districts, while the townwide levy stays the same.


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