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 […]

7/2/19 – STATEMENT FROM COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVEN F. MCLAUGHLIN

“I am appalled by the behavior of the City Council Members in the City of Troy who introduced such divisive legislation today.” McLaughlin continued, “The direct criticism of me and County Clerk Frank Merola by Troy Democrats on the City Council is completely inappropriate, unwarranted and beyond the pale.  There is a tiny minority of […]

7/2/19 – Rensselaer County and Communication Officers in 911 Call Center Sign Labor Pact, All County Contracts Settled

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today that the County has signed a Tentative Settlement Agreement with the Communications Officers in the 911 Call Center represented by CSEA.  This agreement marks the completion of agreement with all four bargaining units in the County Workforce. County Executive McLaughlin stated that “I am pleased that we came […]

7/1/19 – County Health Department Warns of Tick Borne Diseases

The Rensselaer County Health Department is urging residents to take precautions to prevent exposure to tick borne diseases including Lyme, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis. the warning stems from a significant increase in the number of cases of Anaplasmosis found in Rensselaer County. Anaplasmosis is a bacterial infection, like Lyme disease, caused by the bite of an […]

6/24/19 – Once Again Rensselaer County Sponsors CDTA Bus Service for Troy Youths

Rensselaer County, CDTA and the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area- Troy Unit are partnering once again this summer to provide transportation and access to Grafton Lakes State Park for Troy City Youths.  Last year, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and the County spearheaded this initiative by purchasing CDTA bus passes so that […]

6/20/19 – RENSSELAER COUNTY TO FILE SUIT TO PREVENT IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN LIGHT BILL

Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola and Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin have announced that they are taking steps for the County to file a lawsuit to obtain a declaration that the recently enacted Green Light bill, which will allow illegal aliens to obtain NYS Driver’s licenses, is itself likewise illegal. “The Governor and State […]

6/18/19 – Rensselaer County Signs Tentative Settlement Agreement with Sheriff’s Road Patrol

Rensselaer County and the members of the Sheriff’s Road Patrol last week signed a Tentative Settlement Agreement on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The term of the agreement runs through December 31, 2022.  The agreement provides salary increases to the Deputies and makes common sense adjustments to existing contract language that is beneficial for both the […]