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There is life after Zoom:  officials are once again meeting in the flesh.
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With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the lifting of an executive order prohibiting in-person meetings, local government groups are getting back together in a room — but officials say they’re not forgetting what they've learned from months of virtual sessions.

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Construction on an $18 million affordable and supportive housing development in the city of Troy is underway.

Gwen Wright [center] and Phil Markham [right] stand with WFP supporters outside Albany GOP Headquarters.
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A candidate for Rensselaer County Executive is alleging the Republican Party is misusing third-party ballot lines.

Most municipalities in the region have finalized and submitted their police reform plans to New York state, as the April 1st deadline nears.

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Federal funding from the latest COVID relief bill is coming to area cities, as officials try to determine how to best spend the money.

Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello presented her annual legislative address Thursday evening.

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Troy Mayor Patrick Madden has released his budget proposal for 2021.

With the COVID-19 pandemic weighing on municipal finances, the City of Troy took steps Tuesday night to bridge the gap as federal aid to state and local governments remains tied up in Washington. 

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Troy Mayor Patrick Madden gave the first annual address of his second term Wednesday night. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on some much-anticipated announcements.

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A new Troy City Council met for the first time last night for its organizational meeting.

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A project to redevelop the site of the former City Hall in downtown Troy took another step forward Thursday night.

Freshly re-elected Troy Mayor Patrick Madden gives victory speech at Ryan's Wake.
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After a wild campaign, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden has been elected to a second four-year term.

Officials flank NY Senator Neil Breslin at Unity House in Troy.
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Concerns over lack of an early voting site in Troy, New York have led to a push for new state legislation.

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Taxes could be going up in Troy under the mayor’s budget plan for 2020.

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City officials in Troy are looking for answers about malfunctioning police cameras. It comes amid community concern over a recent uptick in crime. 

Community members staged a protest outside the Rensselaer County Courthouse.
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Several Troy residents are planning a rally tonight outside city hall as the fallout from the 2016 death of Edson Thevenin continues. 

Under the measure, styrofoam cups, plates and containers would be banned citywide.
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The Troy City Council is gearing up to tackle legislation governing plastics when it meets on Thursday.

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Troy city councilors are expected to review reports regarding a fatal police shooting in 2016. 

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The long-running debate involving the Troy City Council's Sanctuary City resolution was almost defeated by an issue of protocol.

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Late Friday, the Democratic mayor of Troy, New York vetoed a sanctuary city measure passed by the city council the night before.

Troy City Council members hear public comments during Thursday night's session in City Hall.
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The debate over whether Troy should become a Sanctuary City has gone into overtime following Thursday night's Common Council meeting. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there.

Two Republican City Councilors are trying to stop Troy from becoming a Sanctuary City.

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The Troy City Council has once again tabled a vote on a Sanctuary City resolution.

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The Troy Police Department is set to begin testing body-worn cameras next month.

Leonard Hospital closed more than two decades ago, and is nowadays regarded as a danger, a nuisance and an eyesore in north Troy.

The City of Troy is moving ahead with plans to tear down the former Leonard Hospital building in Lansingburgh.

The Troy City Council has filled its vacancy.

"My name is David Bissember and I'm here to announce that I'm running to be your next Troy City Counil President."
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A Troy City Councilor has kicked off a campaign for council president. 

An embattled Troy city councilor has yielded to calls for his resignation after he was heard using the “n-word” on an old voicemail.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the DWI arrest of Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello. The pair also discuss local ski slopes, and what ski conditions over the holiday week mean for the rest of the season.

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The Troy City Council President is apologizing two days after being arrested by New York State Police for driving while intoxicated.