Albany County deaths from heroin overdoses have doubled, according to Sheriff Craig Apple. “We’re more likely to maintain sobriety when we receive support from society,” the sheriff said at a Sept. 13 forum. “I was a lock-’em-up guy 10 years ago. We lost."

Albany County has set up a hotline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients to call for assistance from the county’s Regional Immigration Assistance Center.

William Conboy

ALBANY COUNTY — William J. Conboy II, the longtime Albany County attorney who died in January, will be honored in a ceremony Monday when the county legislature’s chambers are dedicated in his name.

Rafael Vazquez-Nieves

BETHLEHEM — On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Bethlehem Police arrested an Albany man on an outstanding federal arrest warrant after a traffic stop.

At 9:46 p.m., Bethlehem Police stopped a Nissan Altima on Route 9W and Corning Hill Road for failing to dim its high beams, according to a release from the department.

BETHLEHEM — On Tuesday, Bethlehem Police arrested two people whom, police say, made up a story that a car was stolen from Glenmont.

Working together, Albany and Bethlehem police cracked a counterfeit case where fake 100-dollar bills were passed at a Delmar drugstore, said Commander Adam N. Hornick, spokesman for the Bethlehem Police. He called it an example of successful cooperation between law-enforcement agencies.

Luck also played into it, he said.

In the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, Victoria Plotsky, a lawyer running on reform, is challenging Darrell Duncan, the former county commissioner of public works, to represent parts of New Scotland and Bethlehem in the Albany County Legislature. Duncan was appointed in January to fill a vacancy.

A dramatic change in Guilderland’s equalization rate, set by the state, means Guilderland residents will pay more in county taxes and in school districts like Voorheesville’s. Also, the value of residents’ exemptions will drop.

The application period to hold pheasant hunts sponsored by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has begun.

This program enables experienced hunters and others to obtain state-reared pheasants for use in sponsored hunts for youth, women, novices, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Over 100 motorcyclists are expected to ride Saturday in the fifth annual poker run held by the American Legion Riders to help local veterans. Last year’s run raised $30,000.