Daniel McCoy

It provides an essential service, supporting and advocating for victims of sexual abuse, bullying, and crime. It needs to be part of the county charter, to keep it safe from budget cuts in the future. That's what Bryan Clenahan, the Albany County legislator representing Guilderland, believes about the county's Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center. He hopes that the legislature will agree with him Monday night, and vote to make it part of the charter. 

ALBANY COUNTY — Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy beat his challenger in September’s Democratic primary with 60 percent of the vote. In the weeks before the Nov. 3 general election, he is urging county residents to vote, just vote — no matter for whom.

ALBANY COUNTY — Democrats voting in Thursday’s primary showed overwhelming support for the incumbent county executive endorsed by the party. Daniel McCoy garnered 60 percent of the vote; his challenger, Daniel Egan, got 37 percent.

In a county dominated by Democratic voters, next Thursday’s primary will decide the next county executive.

John F. Dearstyne Jr., New Scotland

Berne can look forward to having a roof over its salt and sand, Supervisor Kevin Crosier said during the town’s reorganizational meeting on Jan. 1 as he described projects for Berne in 2015.

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.

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.

The county's groundbreaking law on cyberbullying has been struck down. The attorney for a teen arrested under the law says there are better ways to prevent bullying while the cop who made the arrest says such a law is needed.

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