New York State is instituting new requirements for the S.A. Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the requirements will reduce the potential for odors and other off-site impacts by going beyond existing voluntary actions on the part of the landfill operator.
Three years ago the City of Watervliet in Albany County was on a list that no locality in New York wants to make – the fiscal stress ratings issued by the Office of the State Comptroller. In 2016, Watervliet was rated at the highest level of fiscal stress. It has since moved down a notch to susceptible to fiscal stress and city officials hope it will soon drop even more.
Youth-led climate strikes and marches took place all over the world today, putting out the call to politicians and businesses to address climate change. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in Albany’s West Capitol Park.
Former St. Clare's Hospital employees whose retirement plans have been thrown into chaos assembled Tuesday on the steps of the Schenectady County Judicial Building as attorneys filed a lawsuit over their lost pensions.
Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins says he has viewed a video being shared on social media that portrays a violent arrest of a woman around 9 p.m. Sunday on Grand Street and Madison Avenue in downtown Albany and alleges police brutality. Hawkins tells WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas body camera video tells a different story.