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Albany mayoral race

The New Guard

by E.S. Cormac January 8, 2014

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  Hundreds of people packed into Albany’s Kiernan Plaza on Jan. 1 as Judge Margaret Walsh swore in Kathy Sheehan during an inauguration ceremony that was attended by many state and local dignitaries. She is only ...

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Don’t Miss a Beat

by The Staff September 5, 2013

If you’ve followed this year’s Albany mayoral race so far, you may have noticed that it’s been a bit topsy-turvy. Just last week, we at Metroland put together what we hoped would be an informative ...

Rounding Out the Field

by E.S. Cormac August 28, 2013

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Jesse Calhoun (Republican) “The first thing I would try to change is the economic situation, the [process to obtain permits], the cabaret laws, allow more freedom in zoning and [getting permits]. That would take a lot ...

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History in the Making

by Erin Pihlaja August 28, 2013

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The two metal spikes pierce the grassy ground, and with a little wiggling and some help from the weight of her body, Meg McGinty pushes the lawn sign fully into the earth. She stands up, ...

Questions for Albany’s Next Mayor

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 28, 2013

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  During the Albany 2030 planning process, one of the things that came across loud and clear in the initial public meetings, but didn’t make it into the plan, was that the people of Albany wanted ...

Ready to Run

by Erin Pihlaja November 21, 2012

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  In front of the sculpted, outstretched arms of the Moses sculpture in Washington Park, Albany City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan addressed a small crowd on Saturday (Nov. 17) afternoon. “I am not running against anyone, I ...