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

With 2020 just hours away, local governments in New York’s Capital Region are getting organized. Many incumbents are staying put in the new year, but there are some changes coming.

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More than a week after a federal judge dismissed the Rensselaer County Clerk’s legal challenge to New York State’s Green Light Law, Frank Merola says his office will process all applications.

Big rigs en route to the Dunn Landfill haul waste along city streets in Rensselaer, NY
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The Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer faces new state mandates as concern builds over odors and air quality.

Town of North Greenbush

The race is on for the town supervisor of North Greenbush.  With current town supervisor Lou Desso opting not to make a run for re-election, his deputy and a town board member have their eyes on taking the reins of local government.

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The 2019 Rensselaer County budget passed unanimously this week during a special meeting of the County Legislature.

Internet retail giant Amazon is eyeing a Rensselaer County site to build a fulfillment center.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas/WAMC

Republican Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino is retiring at the end of 2017 after 16 years. Her exit opened the door for today’s high-profile election.

Twitter, NYS Assembly

The Republican candidates for Rensselaer County Executive squared off in a debate this week hosted by Spectrum News. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard recaps some of the most pressing issues discussed in the hour-long debate.