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Election Preview

by Ali Hibbs October 29, 2015


  Voters in the City of Albany can expect to encounter two important ballot propositions at the polls this coming Tuesday (Nov. 3); county residents outside the city can vote on one of them. One will ...

Letters: Don’t Reduce Our Representation in the Albany County Legislature

by The Staff December 19, 2014

  To the Editor:  A recent article by Ali Hibbs contained an error on the date of the public hearing to possibly reduce the size of the Albany County Legislature [Newsfront, Dec. 11]. Nor did the article offer much ...

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Private Intimidator

by Erin Pihlaja May 22, 2013

On May 9, at around 6:30 PM, a small group of union members, citizens, and employees of the Albany County Nursing Home held a peaceful vigil outside of the home of Albany County Legislator Mary ...

What Is Safe Sleeping?

by Miriam Axel-Lute March 13, 2013

  It was with great disappointment that I saw the new Albany County advertising campaign on “safe sleeping” for infants, which discourages bedsharing and repeats the old, inaccurate canard that “babies sleep safest alone.” There are few ...

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Environmental Disconnect

by Erin Pihlaja February 27, 2013

Albany County Legislator Chris Higgins is fed up with phone books, and he’s asking Albany County legislators to do something about it. Today (Thursday), legislators will get their first look at a bill aimed on ...

Puff Piece

by Laurie Lynn Fischer January 5, 2011

A new Albany County law for bids the sale of battery-operated liquid-nicotine delivery systems to anyone under the age of 18. Albany County is one of the few places in the nation to outlaw e-cigarette ...