City of Troy

Troy Bicentennial Cake
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Mayor Patrick Madden and the Troy Cultural Alliance kicked off the start of the city’s bicentennial celebration today.

The Kate Mullany House at 350 Eighth Street in Troy, New York, Executive Director, Paul F. Cole
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In the mid-19th century, more than 3,000 women — almost half of Troy’s female industrial workers — were employed in the collar industry. (Hence the nickname "Collar City.”) One of them was a 23-year-old Irish immigrant: Kate Mullany.

As infrastructure failures plague Troy, city leaders are working together to address the crisis.

Sen. Schumer
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The city of Troy is getting more federal funding to shore up its seawall.

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

The New York State Comptroller is out with an audit that shows the city of Troy's finances are in dire straits, thanks to poor budgeting, the overuse of rainy day funds to fund day-to-day operations, and insufficient funding for capital costs.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Police in the City of Troy have released video of a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place last August.

Officers Joshua Comitale and Chad Klein were injured in the shootout with Thaddeus Faison in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood after an attempted carjacking.

Patrick Madden
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Troy Mayor Patrick Madden gave his first State of the City address Thursday night.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The city of Troy has a new mayor who is keeping a positive outlook despite some financial and structural problems in the Collar City.

Less than a day after a burst 33-inch water main was repaired in the City of Troy's Lansingburgh neighborhood, another pipe ruptured Saturday morning.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

City crews are working to repair a broken 33-inch water main in Troy.

This is the site of the Troy water main break on the day after.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Crews are at the scene preparing to fix a ruptured water main that flooded homes and businesses in the Lansingburgh section of Troy over the weekend.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

We’re looking back at some of the stories that dominated 2015 this week. The city of Troy made headlines on numerous occasions, including a wild campaign season after incumbent Democratic Mayor Lou Rosamilia announced he would not seek another term. That set off a four-way race for mayor of a city that has seen a booming downtown but also persistent problems with crime and poverty in other neighborhoods.  WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Rosamilia, who is about to hand the reins of city government to Democrat Patrick Madden .

Police in North Greenbush say a suspect  is being held as the investigation into the deadly stabbing attack on Troy Director of Operations William Chamberlain continues.

The Troy City Council agreed on a budget compromise Tuesday night, effectively halving a 9.2 percent property tax increase.

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