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County Executive Daniel McCoy

At $733 million, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy’s proposed budget for 2020 has increased about 2.9 percent from this year.

There are about 16,000 children in foster care in New York State, says Sandra Flach of Justice for Orphans. She wishes more churchgoers would open their homes to foster children, but says there are other ways to help. 

Brian Wood

“We see deaths and dying and abuse, day in and day out,” said Brian Wood of emergency medical workers.

“It’s a no-brainer to me,” said Dr. Gail Wasserman. “You want to identify risk systematically … That’s not the end game. The point is to get the needed services.”

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.

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