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Dominick Calsolaro

Dems Lose in Midterms, but Greens get a Boost

by Ali Hibbs November 6, 2014

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  The progressive arm of the Democratic Party doesn’t seem to fare too well in midterm elections of late—and this year was no different. While the nation saw conservatives take control of the Senate and expand ...

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The Invisible Bomb Trains

by Justin Mikulka June 19, 2014

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  In 2012, Global Partners, an oil services company located in Massachusetts, received a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) allowing it to bring up to 1.8 billion gallons of crude ...

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Still Representing

by David King April 24, 2014

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  Every time New York state elects a new governor, Dominick Calsolaro writes the new head of the state a letter welcoming him to Albany. He also issues a challenge. “I say, ‘Welcome to the neighborhood,’ because ...

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How to Not Get People to Trust You

by Miriam Axel-Lute February 13, 2014

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  This column brought to you by the majority leader of the Albany County Legislature and the proposed chair of the newly approved Albany County Land Bank’s board, via the question and answer session held Monday ...

Jennings Chickens Out

by Jason Chura May 18, 2011

Jennings announced on Friday that he would veto the ordinance, passed 8-7 by the Albany Common Council on May 2, that would have granted Albany city dwellers the ability to operate backyard chicken coops. “The mayor ...

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Going Green, Finally

by Ali Hibbs April 21, 2011

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On Earth Day 2005, Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a national initiative launched by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to advance the goals of ...

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Better Safe, Not Sorry

by Chet Hardin February 25, 2010

Albany Common Councilman Dominick Calsolaro has seen a drastic change in the city’s police force. Since the retirement of James Tuffey in 2009, it has become a more transparent and community-engaged department. In fact, the ...