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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.

Michael Conners

Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar and Chief City Auditor Susan Rizzo will be running in Tuesday’s Democratic primary to replace retiring Albany County Comptroller Michael Conners on the ballot this fall.

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.

As an emergency foster-care parent, Linda Dunn hadn’t expected to care for Christine and Cheyanne White for very long. But four-and-a-half years after a tragedy brought them to her, she has now adopted them.

Albany County is in the early stages of deciding what to do with the old railroad bridge that runs over New Scotland Road in Slingerlands.

Albany County’s jail has policies instructing employees on the use of force and of chemicals, but not on solitary confinement, according to information from an Enterprise Freedom of Information Law request. Chief Deputy William Rice said that is because solitary confinement isn’t used at the county jail.

The lawsuit states that pharmacies and other distributors of opioid painkillers ignored red flags of drug abuse while profiting from an influx of opioid prescriptions.

In his 2019 State of the County address, Daniel McCoy announced plans to further combat the opioid epidemic, divert more youth from entering the juvenile legal system, and aid the underprivileged.

GUILDERLAND — Federal grant applications for improvements to Route 155, Watervliet Shaker Road, and Albany Shaker Road that have been completed recently by Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy and Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan would improve the portion of Route 155 that is within or close to Guilderland.

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