Albany County Sheriff's Office

In Berne, over 50 animals were taken from an animal rescue operation after owner Linda Mellin, 45, of Berne, was charged Wednesday with animal cruelty charges.

We paid heed when we got a phone call from Mary Browne this week. She wanted to warn people about a scam she had suffered. 

A sheriff’s deputy said he smelled pot coming from a car parked at Thacher Park and was going to search it. 

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.

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