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“It was a half-hour of hell,” said Gary Greenberg of the sexual abuse he suffered at age 7, which led him to be an activist for the Child Victims Act. He’s now exploring a run for a seat in the senate he helped flip.

“I never intended to be a career politician,” Republican Senator George Amedore told The Enterprise this week after announcing on Friday that he won’t run for re-election in 2020.

Amedore, who is 50, served in the State Assembly for six years, until 2012, and has represented District 46 in the State Senate since 2014.

ALBANY COUNTY — After receiving “numerous complaints of time abuse” by county employees who were alleged to have been doing political campaign work on county time, an investigation into the allegations by the Albany County Department of Audit and Control is being hamstrung by County Executive Daniel McCoy’s office, according to County

Rensselaerville sees one new official on the town board following unopposed elections.

Election results show Democrat Bill Bichteman as supervisor, with Republicans Aimee Burnside and Matt Kryzak on the town board. 

Bonnie Conklin

Come Jan. 1, Joel Willsey will be the sole Democrat on the Berne Town Board, long a Democratic stronghold, as GOP-backed candidates again swept to victory.

Bonnie Donati, a Republican making her fourth run for town justice, was victorious. “I’ve had a judge’s robe in my basement for 22 years,” she told The Enterprise on Election Night. “I get to wear it now.”

Laurel Bohl, an attorney, unseated incumbent Lee Carman, who had been the lone Republican on the board. 

In District 30, which covers Westmere, Democrat Dustin Reidy handily beat Peter Golden, an unaffiliated voter who ran on the Republican and Conservative lines.

William Hennessy

NEW SCOTLAND — The victory was tighter than in years’ past, but Democrats William Hennessy and Bridgit Burke maintained the party’s decades-long unbeaten streak in town-board elections on Tuesday. 

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