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One of the 10 turbines of the Berkshire Wind Power on Brodie Mountain.

With the region poised for an industry boom, Albany’s Center for Economic Growth recently held a virtual summit on offshore wind development.

Bethlehem Town Supervisor David VanLuven
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Public meetings on two initiatives impacting the Albany County Town of Bethlehem are set for this week.

Most municipalities in the region have finalized and submitted their police reform plans to New York state, as the April 1st deadline nears.

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy at the podium, with officials at the Port of Albany.
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Officials are celebrating the selection of the Port of Albany as the first offshore wind tower manufacturing site in the United States.

A staff member digitizes documents at the Albany County District Attorney's office
Jim Levulis / WAMC

On January 1st, sweeping reforms to New York’s criminal justice system will go into effect. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at how law enforcement agencies in Albany County are preparing for the changes…

Town of Bethlehem

Roundabouts are proliferating throughout upstate New York: Bethlehem residents will have a chance to weigh in on adding another to Albany County.

Crime Scene Tape
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Authorities today identified the person whose body was found Saturday in a wooded area in Delmar, New York as 70-year-old Ruth Talmon of Schenectady County. 

Emily Conwell, flickr

Local retailers are hoping to make the most of Small Business Saturday.


"Complete Streets" policy requires that a municipal roadway accommodate all users — cars, buses, bicyclists, pedestrians — regardless of age or ability. Some Delaware Avenue residents are meeting this hour at Bethlehem Town Hall, with a "road diet" in mind.