City of Rensselaer

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On Election Night, control of several municipalities in the Northeast changed hands.

Big rigs en route to the Dunn Landfill haul waste along city streets in Rensselaer, NY
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The Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer faces new state mandates as concern builds over odors and air quality.

Rensselaer Central School District Superintendent Joseph Kardash was in the audience.
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Thursday night's community meeting on the Dunn landfill in the city of Rensselaer took an unexpected turn.

In Rensselaer , continued concerns over odors emanating from the Dunn Landfill in the city.

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The Rensselaer County Legislature is set to vote tonight on a Solid Waste Moratorium that would impact communities along the Hudson River.

View from one of the bridges at the BASF site.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In 2011, BASF opened its environmental education classroom and wildlife habitat at the site of the company’s former manufacturing facility in Rensselaer to the public. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas recently toured the site.

Former EPA Administrator Judith Enck and protestors in Rensselaer.
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Environmental activists joined concerned citizens in the city of the Rensselaer this weekend to protest the dumping of waste in the city.

Republican Michael Stammel, chairman of the Rensselaer County Legislature
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The next mayoral election in the city of Rensselaer will be missing a longtime fixture on the ballot. Yesterday, we spoke with the city’s new mayor. Now, Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has part two of WAMC’s look at the race.

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The next mayoral election in the city of Rensselaer will be missing a longtime fixture on the ballot. But as WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports, the new mayor wants to serve a full term.

St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church on Herrick Street, Rensselaer
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Funeral services were held this morning for longtime Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer.

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Rensselaer City Hall will be closed Monday in observation of the funeral of Mayor Dan Dwyer.

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The longtime mayor of Rensselaer has died.  Dan Dwyer’s replacement was sworn in today.

The Dunn facility viewed from Partition Street Ext. in the City of Rensselaer
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced actions including a fine against the operator of a landfill in the City of Rensselaer.