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The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
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Activists recently held a Zoom meeting to discuss the ongoing effort to regulate the Norlite incinerator in Cohoes. The commercial hazardous waste-burning operation is in a densely populated urban neighborhood in the Albany County city.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
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The Cohoes Common Council has passed a local law putting a levy on the income received by Norlite for its treatment and disposal of hazardous waste.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
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The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Cohoes held an online public information session Wednesday night on air pollution control and emissions testing at the Norlite facility in the Albany County city.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill banning the burning of aqueous film forming foam containing PFAS chemicals in cities designated Environmental Justice areas. The new law is tailored specifically for Cohoes.

County Executive McCoy Provides Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response in Albany County.
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has been steadily rising, prompting a new round of stern warnings from local officials.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
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A public information meeting on the future of the Norlite Hazardous Waste incinerator in Cohoes, New York is set for Wednesday night.

Cohoes Police Department swearing in Todd Waldin
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Cohoes, New York has a new police chief for the first time in 27 years. 

The sign outside Cohoes Music Hall
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A theater company well known to Albany residents will take over management of the Cohoes Music Hall.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
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There have been major developments related to the Norlite Hazardous Waste Facility in Cohoes.

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler, Assemblymember John McDonald
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A bill banning the burning of AFFF firefighting foam has passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate. The legislation was crafted specifically for Cohoes, as the prohibition would only impact cities with populations between 16,000 and 17,000 people.

William Keeler
William Keeler

Concerns remain over environmental pollution from burning toxic materials at the Norlite site in Cohoes.

William Keeler
William Keeler

The first-term mayor of Cohoes addressed allegations that he misused city resources on his property at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.

Bill Keeler, Shawn Morse
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The last mayor of Cohoes and his successor are at odds over dirt and an allegation of theft of services.

Dr. David Bond speaking during a Zoom video conference.
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The mayor of Cohoes is siding with environmental activists who are recommending immediately stopping the burning of PFAS at a local plant.

Officials gathered at the LOB in Albany for the announcement about new legislation to ban the burning of substances containing PFAS chemicals.
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Two Democratic state lawmakers from the Capital Region are introducing new legislation to ban the burning of substances containing PFAS chemicals.

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler speaking Feb. 25, 2020.
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Environmental groups, community activists and elected officials are ramping up concern over potentially dangerous burning in the city of Cohoes.

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There's a new air quality threat facing residents of Albany County.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The troubled Cohoes Senior Center was the venue for today’s State of the City address by new Mayor Bill Keeler. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there.

Bill Keeler
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Bill Keeler is scheduled to be sworn in as the mayor of Cohoes, New York on New Year’s Day. The former New York State Police major will take over a city hall that has seen plenty of change over the past year.