ALBANY COUNTY — Daniel Plaat is running for county executive on the Green Party line not because he thinks he can win but because he wants to make a difference.
The Enterprise asked candidates about issues facing the county, including heroin use, county consolidation, suburban poverty, veterans' services, and care for the elderly.
John F. Dearstyne Jr., New Scotland
To the Editor:
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.
ALBANY COUNTY — With the same overall tax levy as last year, the $597 million budget proposed by county Executive Daniel McCoy avoids the controversial tax increases and nursing home debates of previous years.
With a new chair on the Albany County Democratic Committee and rumblings over progressive factions being earlier shut out, Knox's town clerk stands out on the executive committee.
A county park long in disuse has been revitalized thanks to efforts from county officials and a team of volunteers. Now, Lawson Lake is available for kids from all over the county to enjoy.
Residents are paying high costs to live among the natural beauty of Albany County, as housing costs across the state have increased heavily over the last decade.
The railroad industry is independently pushing for regulations to increase the safety of moving crude oil, but the federal government is slow to respond.
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