City of Troy

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.

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A Democratic mayoral primary will likely happen in Troy, as a former candidate for mayor intends to challenge incumbent Patrick Madden.

"My name is David Bissember and I'm here to announce that I'm running to be your next Troy City Counil President."
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A Troy City Councilor has kicked off a campaign for council president. 

A screenshot from the Town of Niskayuna's YouTube channel.

Local governments have been stepping up their online presence, employing technology as a tool for communicating transparency.

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Troy Mayor Patrick Madden delivered his State of the City address last night.

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Ahead of tonight's State of the City speech, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden is touting what he calls "the latest positive indicator of the city’s overall financial condition." WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Madden this afternoon.

A corner at the intersection of Central Ave. and Quail St. in Albany, NY. Crossing these streets presents a challenger for people with disabilities.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Northeast winters can range from mild to brutal, but no matter what the weather, wear and tear on sidewalks and snowbanks at intersections can present challenges for people with disablilities.

Mayor Patrick Madden
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Troy Mayor Patrick Madden has announced he will seek a second four-year term.

Audience members hold up signs for and against a measure to declare Troy a sanctuary city at Thursday's city council meeting.
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After more than two hours of public dialogue on a resolution to declare Troy, New York a sanctuary city, the city council voted to delay action last night.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden in his City Hall office, January 18, 2016.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Democratic mayor of Troy, New York is opposing a proposal to declare the community a sanctuary city.

Municipalities in our region are considering budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

For three decades, two upstate cities have celebrated the beginning of the holiday season in Victorian style.

The City of Troy is holding a community meeting tonight on the next phase of redevelopment of the One Monument Square site.

Officials in Troy, New York have announced a public meeting to discuss the future of a city dam.

Troy will soon join Albany and Schenectady by deploying a body-worn camera program for the entire police department.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Troy, New York Police Department has come under renewed public scrutiny this month. Now the move is on to take the tarnish off the department's image.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden on Friday released his proposed 2019 city budget.

Troy Water Plant
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Troy is laying the foundation to implement a new water pipeline project connecting the Tomhannock Reservoir in Pittstown to the city water treatment plant.

Workers stand on a barge while divers below the surface work on the seawall
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The seawall that protects the City of Troy from the Hudson River is under an extensive renovation. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard got a closer look at the work underway in the Collar City.

Communities in our region are bracing for another heatwave.

Protesters speak in Troy outside police headquarters
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Earlier this week it was revealed that there would be no charges in a non-fatal officer-involved shooting in Troy last summer. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, the family and friends of the man who was shot rallied today for justice.


Troy officials are touting news that the city’s bond credit rating received an "improved outlook" for the second year in a row.

There will be no charges in the non-fatal police shooting of Dahmeek McDonald in Troy last summer.

One Monument Square
Lucas Willard

The City of Troy is hosting a three-day community workshop this week to gather ideas once again for One Monument Square.

If you're looking for things to do now that the warm weather is here, consider adding Troy to your summer bucket list.  The Collar City has released a long list of events.

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As the nation continues to debate immigration policy, one restaurant in Troy, New York is hoping to create a safe space for immigrants and refugees.

The City of Troy will honor its former Director of Operations, who was murdered three years ago, on Saturday.

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Troy’s first central planning document since the 1960s is now headed to the city council for consideration. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has an update on the Comprehensive Plan.

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The City of Troy’s police department has a new team of leaders. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports city officials are looking forward to a “new era” for the Troy PD.

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The City of Troy is working on a new central planning document. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports it would be the first Comprehensive Plan approved in the city in decades.

The City of Troy has a new police chief.

Mayor Patrick Madden announced Thursday that Assistant Chief Brian Owens was promoted to the position recently vacated by Chief John Tedesco.