Women Against War urge negotiation during Food Festival demonstration
The group Women Against War rallied during the Empire State Plaza Food Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 14. A group of about a dozen members spoke out against the idea of the country entering a war with Iran.
Senator calls for federal funding to eradicate invasive species
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, July 30, urged for additional federal funding for research, control and eradication efforts on the emerald ash borer, which is an invasive species that kills ash trees.
Tonko, UAlbany students urge Congress to freeze rates for two years
Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, SUNY officials and University at Albany students rallied on Monday, July 1, for a freeze of federal student loan rates at 3.4 percent for two years as Congress develops a long-term solution.
Education forum focuses on new testing requirements, state mandates
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, organized a forum, “Education at a Crossroads: A Forum on the Impacts of Testing and Mandates,” on Wednesday, June 5, in the Legislative Office Building at the Capitol.
Senator’s court battle spurs bills efforts to change ballot requirements
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk unveiled two bills she is sponsoring during a news conference on Wednesday, May 1, which address legal challenges raised by her Republican opponent's legal team.
Gun advocates and state legislators call for end of SAFE Act
Thunderous rally cries could be heard coming from Empire State Plaza as gun rights advocates and state legislators campaigned for a repeal of the law.
Area legislators ask for increased state aid to schools
Public schools are in the budget limelight as local lawmakers call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to modify aid distributions guidelines, while at the same time the state’s largest teachers union is suing to challenge the constitutionality of the state tax cap law.
George Phillips is suing the Town of Glenville for accumulated sick, personal and vacation time, along with alleged unpaid salary and longevity, he says he accumulated before his abrupt departure from Town Hall.
Board sets public hearing on proposal, looks at restructuring fees
Staying within the state’s two percent property tax cap isn’t getting any easier, according to Scotia Mayor Kris Kastberg, and the village wants to keep all its budgeting options open by setting the stage to exceed it.
Former Councilwoman Nicola DiLeva returns to board, Godlewski questions process
Matthew Martin has left the Rotterdam Town Board to fill a vacancy in the Schenectady County Legislature and former councilwoman Nicola DiLeva was appointed to fill his seat.
Supervisor delivers State of the Town and outlines initiatives for 2013
Koetzle delivered his State of the Town address at a Town Board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16, and simultaneously detailed his 2013 Strategic Plan, which focuses on streamlining town operations, continuing economic development, improving town infrastructure and budgeting effectively.
Lengthy legal battle ends with Democrat newcomer trumping Amedore
Tkaczyk will represent the newly drawn 46th Senate District after her campaign’s appeal to count additional ballots led her to beat Republican George Amedore by 19 votes as of the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 18.
Area school administrators grade governor’s education proposals
Gov. Cuomo linked education to the economic recovery of the state and laid out several proposals to enhance the quality of the state’s public schools. Area school administrators say district funds are tapped and are wondering how initiative will be funded.
Town moves tax collection back in-house after receiver reorganization
The Glenville Town Board on Wednesday, Jan. 3, appointed Jason Cuthbert to town comptroller for a one-year term, replacing George Phillips. The board offered little explanation for the switch.
Town focuses on new police and justice building, code enforcement and economic development
The Rotterdam Town Board on Tuesday, Jan. 1, held its organizational meeting preparing the town for the year, including appointments and reappointments to various positions. Before speedily adopting resolutions, Buffardi reflected on the administration’s accomplishments and goals for the coming year.
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