To the Editor:

What has happened to the leadership of Albany County government that it simply chooses to ignore its own laws and hold the needs of one employee over the needs of others?

Both Voorheesville and Altamont have come up with budgets for fiscal year 2015-16. Both are under the state-set levy limit. The tax rate in Voorheesville remains the same as the previous year while, in Altamont, the rate went up just a fraction of a cent.

A 24-year-old who police say is addicted to heroin has been arrested again recently — in Berne, Schnectady, and Oneonta — on charges including larceny and possession of cocaine. He was caught in Berne, after a foot chase, and is now out on $50,000 bail.

The monarch massacre — the billion butterflies that made the epic flight from the eastern United States to Mexico each fall has fallen to only about 33 million — should served to warn us like the proverbial canary in the coal mine.

Highway superintendents are largely pleased with extra state funds to fix winter damage; the Guilderland superintendent called the unlooked-for funds "awesome."

As of Tuesday afternoon, the water level had dropped by four feet compared to the previous day, and the dammed water had all “flowed by with no problem,” said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.

The Wounded Warrior Project brings its big event to Albany.

Baseball's relaxed pace of play may be adding to its uniqueness in such a fast-paced world.

The Rotary Club’s annual youth recognition event is a “program that the Rotary Club of Albany has been doing for three decades,” said organizer Brian Barr. “Our whole mission is affirmation for them.” 

The E.N. Huyck Preserve and the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy both received grants funded through the Environmental Protection Fund as part of the governor's Conservation Partnership Program for non-profit land trusts.


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