Albany County Legislature

The Altamont post of the American Legion raised well over $15,000 toward a proposed housing complex that would support veterans struggling with homelessness and addiction.

ALBANY — The designs and connections for solar panels on county-owned buildings need to be known by firefighters who may be in danger otherwise, according to a resolution passed unanimously by the county legislature Monday night.

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FORT ANN — The trespassing cases of Albany County Legislator Deborah Busch and her boyfriend, Rory Russell, were adjourned on Wednesday until Aug. 13, according to Fort Ann Court Clerk Barbara Burch.

County Legislator Deborah Busch of Knox says she's confident the violations against her and her boyfriend will be dismissed, but she feels frustrated by the attention paid because she's a public official.

A county legislator and a town supervisor are taking separate paths to make county services, like processing Medicaid and food stamps, more accessible to people in the Hilltowns.

Republican Lee Carman's predecessor in the Albany County Legislature, Christine Benedict, stepped down after nine years in the position, she said, to focus on the issues facing her district in Colonie.

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