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The protest was timed to coincide with the Albany County Legislature's swearing-in ceremony.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Environmentalists gathered outside the Albany County Courthouse New Year's Day to raise awareness about their efforts to stop an Albany County cement plant from burning tires for fuel.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Environmentalists are doubling down on their efforts to prevent an Albany County cement plant from burning tires for fuel. 


Environmentalists are on alert as the LaFarge Cement Plant in Southern Albany County makes a push to burn tires.

A crowded Coeymans town hall
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Following more than a year of discussion, the Albany County Town of Coeymans has passed a local law aimed at restricting air pollutants.

The Coeymans town board
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The Albany County town of Coeymans is scheduled to consider action on a clean air law Thursday.

Former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck speaks to the Coeymans town council
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The Albany County town of Coeymans is seeking to pass a clean air law. Residents from nearby communities concerned with emissions from a local cement plant packed a town board meeting Thursday night.

A vote expected tonight on a local law regarding air pollution in the Town of Coeymans has been postponed.

City of Albany

After years in limbo, the City of Albany has sold a parcel of land once earmarked as a target for landfill expansion.

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STARS Intergen Corp. provides opportunities for seniors in the towns of Bethlehem and Coeymans to enhance the educational experience for Ravina-Coeymens-Selkirk students. We are joined by Bill Schwartz, STARS Intergen's Board President and Linda S. Bruno, Executive Director.

A proposal to bring trash from Connecticut to Ravena for incineration is under fire from Albany County officials and a former top Environmental Protection Agency appointee.

Alarmed by reports that tons of trash will be sent to southern Albany County, Capital District Leaders are holding a news conference Wednesday morning in the town of Coeymans.

WAMC file photo

70 Connecticut towns shopping around for a new place to dispose of solid waste have southern Albany County in their sights.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently released a report detailing the most fiscally stressed communities in the state, and one city in Saratoga County is near the top of the list.

In late September, the comptroller’s office released a report developed through DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, showing about three dozen municipalities in New York are fiscally stressed.

A version of the report was also released last year. This year’s made determinations based on the 2013 fiscal year.