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Kathy Sheehan

Back in Action

by Ann Morrow January 23, 2014

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  Opening night for the newly renovated Madison Theater in Albany began with a presentation that was, appropriately enough, the first ribbon cutting for new mayor Kathy Sheehan. Sheehan was once a Pine Hills resident, and ...

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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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It’s Official

by Christina Dillon November 7, 2013

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  “What a great day to be a Democrat in the city of Albany,” said outgoing mayor Jerry Jennings to a crowd gathered on Tuesday evening (Nov. 5) to watch the results from the general election. ...

Here’s What Happened

by Erin Pihlaja November 7, 2013

  The voters of New York state made their voices heard yesterday, and in case you missed it: Casinos are OK, as are veterans, the Adirondacks (and mining in the Adirondacks), and money for sewage facilities. ...

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History, We Hope

by Miriam Axel-Lute September 13, 2013

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  I’m writing this the morning after a historic primary election day here in Albany, and also the morning after a Presidential saber-rattling speech about a proposed act of war that, amazingly enough, even the general ...

An Easy Count

by Erin Pihlaja September 13, 2013

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Historic Albany is finally ready to embrace the modern world, it seems, if the (unofficial) poll results from Tuesday’s primary (Sept. 10) are any indication. For sure, there are still races that are too close ...

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 ...

Name Dropping

by Erin Pihlaja August 15, 2013

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  In case you missed it, Albany mayoral candidate Kathy Sheehan’s camp flexed some political muscle last Friday (August 9) when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced that she endorsed Sheehan’s candidacy. At the Ramada Plaza hotel ...

What Would You Do to Improve Albany?

by E.S. Cormac August 7, 2013

  “I know what causes Albany’s small business owners to struggle. Every other week it looks like we have another small business that closes,” said Alex Portelli, the Libertarian Party candidate for mayor. A gathering of voters ...

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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 ...

Nixing the Sixth

by Erin Pihlaja May 15, 2013

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The Egg. The Empire State Plaza. The Capitol and the Million Dollar Staircase. Dutch traders. Tulips. There are certain things that are synonymous with Albany, and for anyone who has lived here during the past ...

He’s Back

by Erin Pihlaja April 17, 2013

Albany City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan is looking to move into the mayor’s office, and on Sunday, Darius Shahinfar announced that he is ready to take her place as Albany’s chief fiscal officer. “It’s a stay-the-course race,” ...

We’ve Got a Race

by Erin Pihlaja April 10, 2013

“It felt good, it quieted all of the questions,” said Corey Ellis, Albany’s 11th Ward Democratic leader, after he officially announced last Friday (April 5) that he would run for mayor of Albany. “I felt ...