The 31-year-old bicyclist killed in a predawn accident on Thursday was identified on Friday by Albany Police as Roger Sawyer of Guilderland.

Democrat Victoria Plotsky says her experience as a lawyer will help her in drafting legislation for the Albany County Legislature. Democrat Timothy Stanton says the legislature has too many lawyers and public servants; it needs a large landowner and farmer like himself.

ALBANY COUNTY — Once again, elderly residents are receiving calls from a scammer claiming to be a public defender in Albany County as part of a con.

The Duanesburg Research and Archive Center is nearing completion in Quaker Street in Schenectady County.

ALBANY COUNTY — There’s little that’s more reassuring to a child than the sound of her mother or father reading a book aloud. That’s the idea behind a new program getting underway at Albany County’s jail that is designed to keep kids from following in their parents’ footsteps — into jail.

New York is one of just three states in the country that has laws to protect victims, despite any rollbacks on the national level.

Daniel McCoy’s 2018 proposed budget for Albany County is up $25 million from last year, but stays under the state-set levy limit and doesn’t increase taxes.

A Syrian feminist is giving women a voice in peace talks. “We see the political solution is the only way to solve our tragedy, to stop the war,” she said.

ALBANY COUNTY — Incumbent Albany County Clerk Bruce Hidley, a Democrat, has a challenger in November, from Guilderland. Republican Howard Koff is running against him on a platform of tax reform for seniors, although the county clerk position has no jurisdiction over taxes.

In Berne and Knox, two different incidents have raised questions about what to do when people like hikers and rural homeowners encounter hunters or gun clubs.