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It’s Gonna Blow

by E.S. Cormac July 3, 2013

There is something lurking under the manholes of downtown Albany, and it’s not adolescent pizza-eating turtles wielding nunchuks. Ten manholes have either exploded into the air or bellowed smoke since September 2012. City officials and National ...

You’re Goin’ Down

by Erin Pihlaja May 8, 2013

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  How long does it take to demo a 19th-century building? Better question: How long to take down seven of them? Before 10 AM on Monday (May 6) an Albany-based demolition company, DiTonno & Sons, set ...

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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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Not an Easy Fix

by Erin Pihlaja February 6, 2013

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“Shake it, don’t break it,” says Hannah to the people she passes as she is wheeled through the hallways of the Albany County Nursing Home. As she, wheelchair-bound, travels across the threshold of the common ...

No Theocracy, Thanks

by Miriam Axel-Lute February 1, 2012

This is what happens when we let people run for office unopposed. Consider yourself warned. Albany’s new county executive Dan McCoy—whom, for the record, I did not vote for despite his having no opponent, though I ...

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2011 General Election Endorsements

by The Staff November 3, 2011

Colonie Town Supervisor: Paula Mahan (D) Ever since her election in 2008, Paula Mahan has dealt with two crushing realities: the legacy of financial mismanagement of the previous, long-ruling Republican machine, and the terrible economy. Hard ...

Ousted!

by Ali Hibbs September 14, 2011

The primary election held in Albany County on Tuesday, Sept. 13, resulted in the defeat of two incumbent county legislators: one who lost by a landslide and another who refused to go down without a ...

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Executive Decisions

by Taylor Morris June 2, 2011

The race for Albany County executive has had an eventful few weeks. After some internal jockeying for the Democratic nomination, Albany County legislator and firefighter Dan McCoy accepted the party’s nomination, with the support of ...

Who Wants to be Executive?

by Taylor Morris May 18, 2011

The race for Mike Breslin’s Al­bany County executive seat officially began last week in Washington Park, where—flanked by Democratic Party leaders including Mayor Jerry Jennings and County Comptroller Michael Conners—Dan McCoy, firefighter and current chairman ...

No Cheerleading Tonight

by Ali Hibbs March 10, 2010

Albany County Executive Michael Breslin gave his annual State of the County Address Monday night. The message, unsurprisingly, was bleak. “We are in extremely challenging economic times,” said the executive. “States, local governments and ...