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State of the City

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (file)
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On Town Meeting Day, Burlington, Vermont voters elected one new city councilor and re-elected three councilors and the mayor. They were sworn in Monday and the mayor delivered his state of the city address, which focused on racial justice efforts.

From left: Mayor Chris Rosenquest, Legislature Chair Mark Henry, Supervisor Michael Cashman
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This is the time of year when political leaders provide status updates on their municipalities. For several years the North Country Chamber has hosted joint State of the County, Town and City addresses. This year due to the pandemic the event was held virtually.

A memorial stands along Albany's Central Avenue honoring murder victim Shanita Thomas.
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The crime rate in Albany is down, but high-profile gun violence — and public awareness of it — is off the charts.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered her State of the City address Monday evening.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered her 2021 State of the City address virtually.
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered her State of the City address Monday evening.

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered her State of the City address Wednesday night at City Hall.

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Monday was the beginning of a new term for Burlington, Vermont city councilors as re-elected and new members were sworn in. Mayor Miro Weinberger then delivered his annual State of the City address.

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Ahead of tonight's State of the City speech, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden is touting what he calls "the latest positive indicator of the city’s overall financial condition." WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Madden this afternoon.

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan gave her State of the City Address Monday night before the Common Council. 

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Mayor Kathy Sheehan gives her State of the City address on Monday, covering where Albany has been and where it's going.

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Shawn Morse, the Democratic mayor of Cohoes, New York, marked the beginning of his third year in office Thursday night with a State of the City address. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, Morse focused on the positives in the small upstate city.

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered the State of The City Address Thursday night.

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First-term Troy Mayor Patrick Madden reflected on his first year in office and was optimistic about the future during his State of the City address last night.

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has delivered her last State of the City address ahead of the November election. Reviews were mixed — and potential rivals were watching closely.

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Mirroring last year's Albany State of the City address, last night’s speech by Mayor Kathy Sheehan was interrupted by the din of protestors.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
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Saying Burlington is stronger than it has been in years, Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered his fifth State of the City address Monday evening.  He explains that his speech outlined the need to move from policy to action.