Administrative law judge Sean O’Brien

The mitigation measures in place at Promenade now require a great deal of monitoring, flushing, and documenting by employees as well as the compliance of residents and their families. 

Alex Stevens’s father received a Red Cross award many years ago, as a young man, when he happened upon a remarkably similar accident. 

Rare gray birch trees

“Most people think the Pine Bush is done … They think the rest is all developed, that it’s all been lost,” says Christopher Hawver, executive director of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission. On the contrary, he said, There’s another 2,000 acres out there … We still have a lot of work to do.”

When Legionella bacteria is present, the people who are particularly at risk for becoming sick from it are the elderly and those with compromised immune systems or a history of respiratory problems. 

Cleary, who works for the Unified Court System, says he thinks drug treatment courts do a good job of trying to get people off drugs and get them an education, a job, and services. 

The proposed highway department budget for next year proposes $2,000 less in overtime than this year, because of retirements, Wier said.