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Sam Fein

New York State Assembly

In New York’s 108th state Assembly District, a Cohoes Republican is hoping to unseat a former city mayor going for a fifth term in Albany.

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

A vote by the Albany County Legislature on a local clean air law is expected tonight.

Absentee Ballot Return Envelope
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Absentee ballot counting began today as four candidates in two Democratic primaries in the Capital Region await the final tally.

John McDonald, Sam Fein
NY League of Women Voters

Albany County Legislator Sam Fein says every vote should be counted in his Democratic primary against New York State Assemblyman John McDonald of the 108th district. McDonald is leading in early and in-person vote counts, but thousands of absentee ballots remain to be tallied.

John McDonald, Sam Fein
NY League of Women Voters

Albany County legislator Sam Fein is looking to unseat incumbent John McDonald in today's Democratic primary to represent the 108th district in the New York state Assembly.

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Albany County legislator Sam Fein is looking to unseat incumbent John McDonald in the Democratic primary to represent the 108th district in the New York state Assembly. The two recently debated ahead of June 23rd’s election.

New York state Assemblyman John McDonald & Albany County Legislator Sam Fein
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An Albany County legislator will try to unseat the incumbent in the Democratic primary to represent the 108th district in the New York State Assembly. 

The raise the age law went into effect Wednesday. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to prevent addictive cigarette and vaping products from getting to young people.
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Just as New York raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18, a local Albany County law that would have banned flavored tobacco sales was defeated.

(L-R) Albany County Legislature Chairman Andrew Joyce, Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, Legislator Sam Fein. County Exec Dan McCoy is at the podium, with Patrick Chiou behind him.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany County officials gathered in the city's South End this morning to announce a new building rehab project.

Many Albany County legislators attended County Executive Dan McCoy's “State of the County” address last week. They're riding the wave of optimism McCoy projected during his speech.

Residents and community leaders are mobilizing in Albany to save a downtown pharmacy from imminent closure.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Residents of Albany's South End are stepping up efforts to keep a neighborhood pharmacy from closing.

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Albany government and business leaders announced Round 3 of the City’s Small Business Façade Improvement Program today.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, flanked by Earthjustice Attorney Chris Amato and BeBe White, president of the Ezra Prentice Homes Tenants Association
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A Democratic Albany County legislator has proposed a resolution that would make Albany a sanctuary county.

Sam Fein, Albany County Legislator, 6th District.
Sam Fein

Cigarettes and other tobacco products could become harder to find on store shelves in Albany County.