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On Sunday, President Trump named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a member of a new public-private effort to provide computing resources in the fight against COVID-19.

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Sheriff Craig Apple are urging calm as COVID-19 continues to spread in Albany County.

With the rapidly changing COVID-19 developments, the Capitalize Albany Corporation is working on plans to assist local businesses.

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COVID-19's sweep through the Capital Region is being closely watched by government and health officials.

City of Troy

With positive tests reaching into the city, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden is among the local officials dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

CDC

Businesses and governments are working to meet the challenges posed by the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis.

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Albany Medical Center says it’s enhancing  preparedness efforts related to the novel coronavirus.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan speaking in front of City Hall.
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As COVID-19 continues to spread across New York, local governments and other organizations have ramped up responses.

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After traces of PFAS chemicals were found in water samples taken near the Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer, activists are stepping up their campaign to convince the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to close the landfill.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy & Albany County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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On the same day Albany Medical College announced that a staff member is positive for COVID-19 from exposure outside the facility, Albany County Officials an update today on the spread of coronavirus.

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin delivered his third State of the County address last night in Troy.
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Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin delivered his third State of the County address last night in Troy.

Faye Andrews, director of housing and community development for the city, leads a public input meeting in Albany's Arbor Hill.
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The City of Albany is asking for public input to determine how best to spend entitlement grants expected from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the next five years.

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College Of St. Rose

The outgoing president of the College of St. Rose is leaving behind a mixed legacy.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan kicked off a campaign Thursday to highlight the importance of the upcoming 2020 census.
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Hoping to thwart an expected undercount of the city, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan kicked off a campaign Thursday to highlight the importance of the upcoming 2020 census.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy
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Albany County officials have outlined their strategy for protecting public health as coronavirus cases mount in New York.

Facebook: Town of Rotterdam

As Rotterdam, New York celebrates its 200th anniversary, it has a new town historian. 

Dr. Carolyn Stefanco
College of St. Rose

Dr. Carolyn Stefanco announced Tuesday that she will step down June 30 as president of The College of Saint Rose. Stefanco joined the private university in Albany in 2014. 

Albany City Hall at twilight.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A resolution goes before the Albany Common Council tonight expressing solidarity with the city's South Asian community.

Mike Bloomberg, Kathy Sheehan
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It has been an up and down few weeks for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bid for the White House. But the mayors of Albany and Schenectady say he is the right choice for president.

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler speaking Feb. 25, 2020.
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Environmental groups, community activists and elected officials are ramping up concern over potentially dangerous burning in the city of Cohoes.

Mayors Kathy Sheehan (Albany), Gary McCarthy (Schenectady), and Patrick Madden (Troy) gathered at MVP HQ in Schenectady and are pictured here holding a mock check with MVP and CBO representatives.
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The mayors of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy gathered in Schenectady for the announcement of $800,000 in funding to six local community-based organizations.

Ezra Prentice Community Room, February 25, 2020
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Global Partners, a closely-watched business in Albany’s South End, hosted a meeting Tuesday with nearby residents who have long raised concerns about the environmental conditions in their neighborhood.

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler speaking Feb. 25, 2020.
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Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler met with officials from Norlite Tuesday after a federal lawsuit filed last week claimed the company’s facility incinerated PFAS-based substances. 

Whitney Young CEO David Shippee, Equinox CEO Virginia Golden
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Two longtime Albany-based human service agencies are working toward a possible merger.

Facebook: Albany JCC

The Jewish Community Center in Albany was evacuated and searched Sunday after it and several other centers around the country received anonymous emails with vague threats that mentioned a bomb.

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There's a new air quality threat facing residents of Albany County.

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Another ransomware attack has hit the area, this time affecting a large healthcare provider and its patients.

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Concerned citizens, environmental groups and elected officials are ramping up the campaign to close a dump in the city of Rensselaer, New York.

Library bookshelves (file photo)
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Another Capital Region library branch is doing away with late fees.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy delivers his 9th State of the County Address to elected and community leaders in the Times Union Center Atrium.
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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has delivered his ninth State of the County Address.

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