Albany County Sheriff's Office

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple has a vision of bringing support services closer to the rural Hilltowns, housing them in the former Clarksville Elementary School at the base of the Helderbergs. 

The last possible impediment to the placement of a controversial public safety emergency-communications tower in this town’s  rural landscape is now removed.

The intention is to equip responders in the case of an oil-train derailment, but local responders say it will likely prove useful for things like gas leaks or car accidents.

With Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service seeking to merge with Delmar-Bethlehem EMS or face dissolution, a question still remains on what will happen to its former headquarters.

Community service can turn a young man’s life around, the town's supervisor says.

As Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service looks to close its doors on Oct. 15, the town is requesting that Albany County Sheriff’s EMS division expand its services to a 24/7 operation to cover VAAS’s former district.

A suit by the citizens group Scenic Rensselaerville in Albany County Supreme Court challenging the town’s planning board approval is a remaining impediment.

On Friday, Judge Gerald Connolly  in Albany’s State Supreme Court denied a motion by the county and the sheriff to dismiss the Article 78 petition  by Scenic Rensselaerville, the citizens’ group that court papers describe as having 170 members, many of them artists.

The 73-year-old motorcyclist, Charles Burchhardt, was described as an experienced rider, with years of riding under his belt.

Most people masturbate, and always have. Prehistoric cave drawings from around the globe confirm this.

The problem comes in our modern society when it’s done in public. It hurts people.

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