Monthly Archives: December 2013

Season of Change

The December 17 special meeting was an opportunity for the County Legislature to consider some fiscal issues to close out the 2013 fiscal year. The meeting was also the last one of the year, and the last one of the … Continue reading

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Partnering to Clean-up Toxic Contamination

For generations, Nassau area residents have lived with the problem of toxic contamination at the former Loeffel landfill on Mead Road. And for decades, residents and elected officials have worked for a comprehensive clean-up of the problem. In a previous … Continue reading

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Annual Collection for Humane Society

Those of us at the Rensselaer County Legislature and many working in county government can be counted as animal lovers. Once again, the Legislature is coordinating an effort to collect food, toys, blankets and others materials for animals at the … Continue reading

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The Wrong Choice

Legislators, including myself and Legislator Alex Shannon and Judith Breselor, and residents and local officials were disappointed that state and federal agencies have decided not to conduct a health survey of residents living in the area around the Loeffel toxic … Continue reading

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Rensselaer County 2014 Budget Approved

During a special meeting Monday night, the Rensselaer County Legislature adopted the 2014 budget. The adoption of the budget caps several months of work by county budget officers, department heads and members of the Executive Department, along with review and … Continue reading

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