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WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Ongoing environmental concerns have brought a new round of attention to a Rensselaer dump.

The death of longtime Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer set the stage for a change of power in the Hudson River city.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

This week, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles office in Rensselaer County began processing all applications that come through the door. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has an update on the local approach to the new Green Light law.

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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
Credit Stop Trucks Assaulting Rensselaer

The Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer faces new state mandates as concern builds over odors and air quality.

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

Rensselaer County

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