A two-and-a-half-year study by municipal consulting firm Laberge Group outlined three pilot projects involving Albany County and the towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, and Knox.

Raymond Perry can replicate the sound of an owl.

In fact, he can replicate the sound of all three species of owls that visitors to Five Rivers might be likely to hear. Beyond that, he can make a variety of noises that the owls would make in different situations.

The study commissioned by the county comptroller's office is using an advisory committee, hoping to avoid the perception of an imposition.

GUILDERLAND — A grieving mother wants her son’s death to be a wakeup call for the county jail.

Adam Rappaport’s suicide last month in the Albany County jail embodies two nationwide problems for inmates today — drug addiction and self-harm.

ALBANY COUNTY — Patrica Fahy sailed to victory Tuesday when many other Democrats suffered defeat.

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