Damion Coppedge is a poet, a chess teacher, a Buddhist. He honed these aspects of his life during the 22 years he spent in prison. He is now making his way in the world, living in a half-way house in the Bronx since his release on July 31.

Terence Kindlon

Terry Kindlon’s father was left for dead on a battlefield in Italy and awoke to find his rifle jammed into the ground beside him, his helmet perched on it. 

Jeff Perlee, a Republican who won handily in district with more Democrats than Republicans, said the day after elections: “If there’s a mandate, it’s: Don’t make this about partisan positions; find a way to put aside partisanship to get things done.”

Albany County's jail

In a settlement this month, Albany County and the city of New York agreed to pay four inmates close to $1million and also agreed to follow the Rules of the City of New York concerning punitive segregation although Chief Deputy William Rice, of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, told The Enterprise in May, “We don’t have solitary confinement.”

For the contested races at both the town and county levels, we are adding a new element. In addition to being able to read profiles of the candidates, you may also watch videos of them, answering the same series of issues-based questions.

Dennis Feeney says any paid sick leave legislation should be enacted at the state, and not the county, level. 

Democrats Victoria Plotsky and William Reinhardt, representing parts of New Scotland and Bethlehem in the Albany County Legislature, are unopposed in this fall’s general election. 

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