ALBANY COUNTY — Three local veteran service organizations were among the 10 to receive a total of $150,000 in grants announced by Albany County in a press conference on Friday morning.

New Yorkers in low-income households will have a chance to upgrade the energy efficiency in their homes while helping control climate change.

Activist Mary Finneran and Delhi Village Board member Janet Tweed are each hoping to be Democrats’ pick to take on Republican Assemblyman Chris Tague of the largely rural 102nd District in November.

“Last year, there were over 126 overdose deaths in Albany County,” said Albany County Legislature Deputy Chairwoman Wanda Willingham. “It’s heartbreaking and it’s time to derive new ways to save lives.”