11/26/19 – Three Forums on State Criminal Justice Reforms to be Held in Rensselaer County in December, McLaughlin, Donnelly, Russo and Stammel Announce

A series of forums to inform residents of upcoming criminal justice reforms approved by New York State will be held during December and include top Rensselaer County elected officials and law enforcement. The forums will include County Executive Steve McLaughlin, District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly and Sheriff Pat Russo, along with members of the County […]

10/18/19 – RENSSELAER COUNTY BUDGET PLAN FOR 2020 INCLUDES SLIGHT TAX DECREASE, MAINTAINS SERVICES AND ENCOURAGES FURTHER GROWTH AND INVESTMENT, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

Reflecting optimism and effective management of county finances, County Executive Steve McLaughlin presented the 2020 budget proposal to members of the County Legislature on Friday. The proposed 2020 budget totals $353 million and includes a slight decrease in the average county property tax rate, the second consecutive county budget to carry a modest tax rate […]

2020 County Budget Message

To the Honorable Michael Stammel, and Honorable Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature and the residents of our great, growing and strong county: As Rensselaer County Executive, and in adherence to duties described in the County Charter, I am honored to present to you the annual budget for Rensselaer County for fiscal year 2020. The […]

2019 Emergency Services Memorial Address

Thank you for your welcome and invitation to again participate in this important service. It is vitally important that Rensselaer County always keep foremost in our thoughts the enormous service and sacrifice of those who have given so much to protect so many. And we should recognize that Rensselaer County is fortunate to be home […]

8/31/19 – Joint Federal and Local Enforcement Action Taken at Nine Stores for Alleged SNAP Benefit Abuse in Rensselaer County

A major effort to crackdown on benefit fraud and abuse was undertaken this week with federal, county and local law enforcement joining to investigate activity at nine stores in three county municipalities, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced. The unique joint investigation involving the federal U.S. Department for Agriculture and law enforcement on the county and […]

8/22/19 – Advisory Issued After Rabies Detected in Cat in Stephentown

An advisory is being issued by the Rensselaer County Department of Health after a case of rabies was detected in a cat found on a farm in Stephentown. The cat is believed to have been dropped off at the Stephentown farm, and any person or persons who may have come in contact with the cat, […]

7/24/19 – Rensselaer County Announces the Filing of Challenge to Green Light Law to Uphold Critical Safeguards for the Security of Rensselaer County Residents

Lawsuit Details How Federal Law Takes Precedence over the Recent and Hastily Enacted Green Light Law, with the Green Light Law Wrongly Reversing Long-Standing and Well-Reasoned Federal Safeguards for the Security of Rensselaer County Residents    RENSSELAER COUNTY, NEW YORK Today, Rensselaer County Executive Steven F. McLaughlin and Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola announced the […]

7/16/19 – RENSSELAER COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING ANNOUNCES FARMER’S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM COUPONS FOR ELIGIBLE SENIORS

The Rensselaer County Office for the Aging has started the distribution of Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Coupons to eligible seniors within Rensselaer County. Each eligible senior will receive a coupon booklet worth $20 each to be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets. To be eligible, participants must […]