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Three Capital Region BOCES adult-education students were honored as New York Association for Continuing and Community Education Students of the Year.

The 2018 New York Clean Energy Industry Report , released this month by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, shows that over 151,000 workers are now employed

Chris Tague

After a close election in April, Schoharie Republican Chris Tague won the race to represent the 102nd Assembly District after Republican Peter Lopez stepped down. His Democratic opponent, Aidan O’Connor, is again challenging him in the November election.

Angelo Santabarbara

Angelo Santabarbara, a Democrat who has represented the 111th Assembly District since its creation, is being challenged by a Republican Schenectady County legislator, Brian McGarry, who said he is looking to win the rural portions of a district that runs from Montgomery County, to Schenectady County, and to the Hilltowns.

An update to Albany County’s Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan seeks to protect farmers, their land, and the crops and livestock they produce.

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In 2016, after years of lobbying, mental-health advocates were able to get legislation passed in New York State to require mental-health education in public schools. The law went into effect in July.  

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As inequality deepens, one solution to level the playing field for workers has been employee-stock ownership plans.

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Daniel McCoy’s 2019 proposed budget for Albany County is up $21 million from last year, but stays under the state-set levy limit and doesn’t increase taxes.

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Incumbent Democrat Patricia A. Fahy faces two challengers to represent the 109th State Assembly district: Republican Richard G. Porter and Conservative Joseph P. Sullivan.

Candidates for New York State’s Assembly and Senate were asked about relevant background, their reasons for running, and what they hope to achieve if elected. They were also asked to give their views on each of these issues:

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