Sean Mulkerrin

The county’s new five-volume strategic economic-development report is “designed to enhance quality of life and accelerate economic growth throughout Albany County.”

Albany County is “at a disadvantage for attracting private investment, business,” according to a county-funded report, which also makes strategic development recommendations to help the county with future job growth.

NEW SCOTLAND — The coronavirus crisis has started to take its toll on residents’ mental health, as police were able to talk a 64-year-old New Scotland woman off of a ledge at Thacher Park on Tuesday.

Is a year-long COVID-caused depression with an unemployment rate not seen since 1940, the year before the United States entered World War II, within the realm of possibility?

Voorheesville’s proposed budget for 2020-21 is down $325,000 from this year.

Normally in April, school boards are adopting budgets and getting ready to ask the public to approve them; not this year. 

Altamont’s tax rates will go down next year, but after Guilderland’s revaluation last year, what property owners actually owe may go up. 

Jerry Parmenter, the owner of Elemental Landscapes in Voorheesville, has achieved a lot in a short span of time.

A new state law governing renewable-energy projects was adopted as part of this year’s budget. 

Commander Brian Wood, who runs the Albany County Office of Emergency Management, said social distancing in the western part of the county has been a success. 


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