The Wildwood Programs, which offers a number of services for people living with developmental disabilities in New York’s Capital Region, has named a new CEO. Lou Deepe, the organization’s chief operational officer, will take over for the retiring Mary Ann Allen at the start of 2021.
New York Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany Tuesday mroning. Below the marquee at the Palace Theatre, the Democrat promoted bipartisan legislation that would give the crippled arts economy a lifeline during the pandemic.
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, local government officials, determined to prevent undercounts, tried to spread the word that the Census was coming. Now, Census takers have hit the streets before the September 30 deadline.
Citing an anticipated 20 percent cut to state funding, the Albany City School District is proposing that general education students in grades 7 through 12 shift to fully virtual learning for the upcoming school year. It comes as schools across New York prepare to reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic sent schools online in March.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president tonight. But in the age of COVID-19, local delegates are taking part in what has become a mostly virtual Democratic National Convention.
New York’s two U.S. Senators were in Troy today, pushing for public support for the postal service. The Democrats are calling for swift approval of emergency pandemic relief funding as the House prepares to bar the USPS from cutting services.