The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the selection of the Design-Build team that will install cashless tolling on the Thruway by the end of 2020.

The Democratic primary for county posts is often more important than the general election in November.

 

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ALBANY COUNTY — Two Albany Family Court seats are open since Margaret Walsh was elected to State Supreme Court and Gerald Maney is retiring.

Seven candidates are running in the June 25 primary to secure the Democratic line.  Albany County Democrats may cast their ballots for two of the seven on Tuesday.

Andra Ackerman

Both Andra Ackerman and Holly Trexler are city judges who are running on their records of programs they put in place to help defendants.

The Albany County Paid Sick Leave Act was defeated on Monday night, as one-third of the Democrats in the county legislature joined every Republican in a  21-to-17 vote.

Renowned photojournalist Earl Dotter recently took pictures of refugees at a job-training session in Albany.  Dotter is known for his photos of people in hazardous jobs and environments.

On June 13, Indian Ladder Farms will host the second event in a two-part series on land conservation, which will focus on how farmers have conserved working farmland.