Jo E. Prout

Westerlo's tax rate is still unavailable, but is not expected to change much, according to Supervisor Richard Rapp. 

Residents voted Tuesday to replace Voorheesville's pool filtration system that was installed in 2002. The final cost to the district is expected to be $28,000.

The town's water tank has been repaired, after a random shot caused a disruption.

With a $10,000 grant, the Clayton A. Bouton High School will build its first robotics team and compete in March.

If county Executive Daniel McCoy signs the legislation, Albany County would be the fifth in the state to ban microbeads.

“You can’t change from one non-conforming use to another non-conforming use,” said the zoning board attorney, Jeffrey Baker, about the proposed garage.

“We still need RFPs to get the cost," said Albany County Legislator Herbert W. Reilly of requests for proposals to move the large historic barn across the road to new digs. "We need a hard quote."

Town employees will see 1-percent raises if the board approves the proposed budget.

New Scotland and Bethlehem will continue to share water sources and infrastructure, according to New Scotland Supervisor Thomas Dolin, while homes along the Guilderland border could get outside water if the Weatherfield system is upgraded.

Social services and animal welfare authorities were called in to help after an anonymous tip lead the Albany County Sheriff's Department to investigate a local home.

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