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The Albany County Landfill apparently has a few more years before its closure.

Congressman Paul Tonko, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar at Google’s 2015 eCity award ceremony in downtown Albany.
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Last month, New York regulators revoked their approval of Charter Communications' merger with Time Warner Cable and ordered the company to find another cable provider for its more than 2 million customers in the state. The move is encouraging municipalities to find alternatives to expensive cable internet service.

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Public safety and police staff safety are at risk, according to the Albany Police Officers Union.

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Police Chief appointee Eric Hawkins says he'll bring policies and procedures to Albany that worked well in Southfield, Michigan.

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The mayor of Albany’s pick for police chief addressed reporters today at city hall.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan & Albany Fire Chief Warren Abriel address the media in City Hall. (July 18, 2017)
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Albany said goodbye to its second public safety leader in as many days...  the city’s fire chief was given a walkout ceremony Friday.

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Albany Police Chief Robert Sears has retired from the department following more than 20 years of service. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at police headquarters this afternoon for Sears' official "piping out.”

Curtis Sliwa leads new recruits on a patrol of Albany's South End.
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The Albany Police Department has launched a new effort at transparency, opening an online portal in advance of a new chief's arrival.

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The Guardian Angels say they'll return to Albany tonight to continue recruitment efforts.

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A new police chief has been hired as concerns mount over a summer spike in violent crime in Albany.

Crowd joins hands in prayer circle at Arbor Hill community meeting July 15, 2018.
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After the latest violent death, there are increasing calls for action as the city of Albany grapples with one of its bloodiest summers in recent history.

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It's been a busy month so far for Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down with the mayor at city hall.

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Albany officials anticipate a seamless transfer of power following last week's announcement that Fire Chief Warren Abriel is retiring at the end of the month.

Pastor Charlie Muller and Guardian Angels Leader Curtis Sliwa
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Activists and community leaders are mobilizing in hopes of halting a recent spike in violence in Albany.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears and Mayor Kathy Sheehan led a press briefing about the city plan to counter violence in the city.
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The city of Albany is grappling with a spike in violent crime, leading to an emotional response from the mayor, who is coming in for criticism from the police union. 

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Clifton Park-based County Waste & Recycling used to pay the city of Albany $10 a ton for recyclables — until its biggest customer dramatically changed policy. The tables have turned: Albany now pays the recycler.

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An off-duty Albany Police officer was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle crash in the Albany County town of Knox.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan annopunces the completion of the major components of the 2nd and final phase of the street calming initiative along Madison Avenue.
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Albany's claim as a "walkable and bikeable" city has been kicked up a notch, with the completion of the Madison Avenue Street Calming Project.

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The Albany Common Council continues to ponder a recommendation to City Hall to waive a bill issued to the "Poor People's Campaign" after protesters disrupted downtown traffic. 

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Albany’s acting police chief will retire as the city moves ahead with its nationwide search for a new chief.

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Street parking has gone high-tech in Albany:  the city is installing additional new parking meters and expanding methods of payment.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined other officials for a ceremonial groundbreaking of phase two of the redevelopment project.
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Groundbreaking ceremonies Wednesday started a new chapter in residential living in downtown Albany.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears and Mayor Kathy Sheehan led a press briefing about the city plan to counter violence in the city.
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Leaders in the city of Albany are addressing a spike in crime.

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An Albany Common Councilor wants the mayor to rescind a bill to the Poor Peoples’ Campaign for police services provided by the city during a recent protest .

Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read
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New York’s Capital Region and North Country are being awarded more than $150,000 to provide permanent homes for 28 veterans experiencing homelessness.

WAMC photo illustration by Dave Lucas

The Poor People’s Campaign says it will not pay a bill from the city of Albany for law enforcement provided for a 90-minute march that tied up one of the city's busiest streets.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The 10th anniversary of the shooting death of a 10-year-old Albany girl was commemorated Monday night at city hall.

 Flags of pride fly at city hall on June 1st, 2018
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On June 1st, Mayor Kathy Sheehan launched Pride Month in Albany in front of City Hall.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan addresses residents at Ezra Prentice Homes (May 31, 2018)
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Theoretical recommendations on where trucks could be routed to avoid a residential area near the Port of Albany were unveiled Thursday. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended the long-awaited meeting.

Protesters with the New York State Poor People's Campaign marched to the capitol, blocked entrances and snarled traffic Monday.

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