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In federal court on Wednesday, Thomas Lagan, the former business partner and co-conspirator of Guilderland town judge Richard Sherwood, pleaded guilty to money-laundering and tax charges.

Until this year, the two alleged victims of Gerald Miller had been unable to take legal action against the former priest who gave sermons in Altamont and the Hilltowns. The passage of the Child Victims Act has allowed them to move forward with this, said their attorney.

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.

Gregory Bischoff

Gregory Bischoff said he felt a sense of duty to serve as a town judge in Rensselaerville following the death of Judge Ronald Bates. Bischoff had served as town judge before, from 2012 to 2016.

Paul Harris

Paul Harris was on parole, having served a 20-year sentence for burglary, when he committed his latest crimes.

The sheriff's office has 20 days to release information on a two-year-old fire or say why it won’t.

Former Guilderland judge Richard Sherwood is set to testify against his co-defendant, Thomas Lagan, in a federal jury trial now set for June 13 in Albany.

ALTAMONT — After 25 years as a village justice, Rebecca Hout had considered making this year her last.

Tod Mell received his $91,290 annual salary from the Guilderland School District from the time that he was placed on administrative leave in April 2018 until Dec. 27. His letter of resignation was accepted by the school board at its Dec. 18 meeting.

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