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Posted on: June 7, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY WILL FIGHT BACK AGAINST NYC MAYOR ADAMS LAWSUIT

RENSSELAER COUNTY WILL FIGHT BACK AGAINST NYC MAYOR ADAMS LAWSUIT TO CANCEL COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY TO PREVENT FORCED RELOCATION OF MIGRANTS TO COUNTY, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said the county will fight back against a lawsuit filed by New York City Mayor Adams that seeks to cancel State of Emergency orders issued by over 30 upstate counties and municipalities.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY LEADERS AND VALLEY CATS TO WELCOME METS AND YANKS SLUGGER DARRYL STRAWBERRY

MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH BASEBALL LEGEND DARRYL STRAWBERRY TODAY AT 5 P.M. AT THE JOE

Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry will join Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and representatives of the Tri-City ValleyCats for a media availability today, Thursday, June 1, at 5 p.m. at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy.

Strawberry is the gu...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2023

MAJOR NEW EXPENSES FOR COUNTIES SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

FAILURE TO DEAL WITH INFLUX OF MIGRANTS AND MOVE TO EXPEDITE MIGRANT WORK PERMITS WILL CREATE MAJOR NEW EXPENSES FOR COUNTIES, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

FAILURE TO DEAL WITH INFLUX OF MIGRANTS AND MOVE TO EXPEDITE MIGRANT WORK PERMITS WILL CREATE MAJOR NEW EXPENSES FOR COUNTIES, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

The continuing failure to address an influx of migrants will likely cause economic hardshi...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2023

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: RENSSELAER COUNTY SEEING SPIKE IN FATAL OVERDOSES

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: RENSSELAER COUNTY SEEING SPIKE IN FATAL OVERDOSES AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, AND RESIDENTS IN ALL AREAS OF COUNTY ARE URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS

The Rensselaer County Health Department has issued a health alert regarding a spike in fatal overdoses in the county since Thursday. The drugs involved are believed to be cocaine and fentanyl.

While autopsy results are pending, there is believed to have be...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2023

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED BY BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO STOP INFLUX OF MIGRANTS FROM NYC

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED BY BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO STOP INFLUX OF MIGRANTS FROM NYC, SAYS RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

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A conference call with leaders from throughout the state shows the crisis with migrants is accelerating, and Washington and Albany need to intervene to stop the expected influx, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said on Monday.

The call was orga...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Call Organized by Governor Shows State is Unprepared to Deal with Influx of Migrants

Call Organized by Governor Shows State is Unprepared to Deal with Influx of Migrants, Says County Executive Steve McLaughlin

State and NYC Leaders Are Unwilling to Take on Biden Administration to Stop Influx of Migrants, McLaughlin Adds

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said he has even more concerns about an influx of migrants from New York City into upstate counties...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2023

NY State Call on Migrant Issue Disappointing, and Supports Need for State of Emergency Issued Today

New York State Call on Migrant Issue Disappointing, and Supports Need for State of Emergency Issued Today, Says County Executive Steve McLaughlin

New York State Call on Migrant Issue Disappointing, and Supports Need for State of Emergency Issued Today, Says County Executive Steve McLaughlin

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said he was disappointed by an afternoon conference call with New...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2023

State of Emergency Issued in Rensselaer County in Response to Forced Relocation of Migrants by NYC

State of Emergency Issued in Rensselaer County in Response to Forced Relocation of Migrants by New York City

Rensselaer County has issued a State of Emergency following the disclosure of plans by New York City to force the relocation of migrants to countie...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin Monitoring Rockland County Situation

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin Monitoring Rockland County Situation and Considering Further Protective Actions

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said he is monitoring the serious situation involving a plan uncovered by Rockland Cou...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Rensselaer County and ValleyCats Team Up to Welcome Baseball Legend Darryl Strawberry

Rensselaer County and ValleyCats Team Up to Welcome Baseball Legend Darryl Strawberry to Speak About Dangers of Drug Abuse and Recovery from Addiction on June 1

Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry will join Rensselaer County and the Tri-City ValleyCats on June 1 to speak about the dangers of drug abuse and to give hope to those struggling with addiction and other issues, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY OPENS NEW SENIOR CENTER IN TROY, FULFILLING PLEDGE BY COUNTY EXEC STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

NEW COUNTY SENIOR CENTER WILL BE AMONG THE FINEST IN STATE AND REPRESENTS DRAMATIC STEP FORWARD IN SENIOR SERVICES, SAYS MCLAUGHLIN

Rensselaer County opened a new senior center in downtown Troy on Wednesday that county officials say will be among the best in the entire state, fulfilling a promise made by County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

The new county senior center was opened with a ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2023

NEW SENIOR CENTER TO OPEN IN TROY ON WEDNESDAY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO OPEN NEW SENIOR CENTER IN TROY ON WEDNESDAY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

NEW COUNTY SENIOR CENTER WILL BE AMONG THE FINEST IN STATE AND REPRESENTS DRAMATIC STEP FORWARD IN SENIOR SERVICES, SAYS MCLAUGHLIN

Rensselaer County will open a new senior center in Troy that county officials say will be among the best in the entire state, with a ribbon-cutting set for Wednesday, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO CONDUCT NARCAN BLITZ

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO CONDUCT NARCAN BLITZ NEXT WEEK TO HELP FIGHT BACK AGAINST FATAL OVERDOSES, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County will continue efforts to combat a jump in fatal opioid overdoses with distribution of Narcan at several locations next week, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas announced today.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2023

NEW RENSSELAER COUNTY DMV SATELLITE TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ON THURSDAY (TOMORROW)

NEW RENSSELAER COUNTY DMV SATELLITE TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ON THURSDAY (TOMORROW), COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND COUNTY CLERK FRANK MEROLA ANNOUNCE

The new DMV satellite office at the new Rensselaer County offices at 99 Troy Road in East Greenbush will officially open TOMORROW, Thursday, March 23, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and County Clerk Frank Merola announced.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2023

2023 STATE OF THE COUNTY

RENSSELAER COUNTY IS MAKING HISTORY WITH PROJECTS TO IMPROVE COUNTY FACILITIES AND SERVICES, AND SUPPORT FOR JOB CREATION, INVESTMENT AND LOWER PROPERTY TAXES, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN SAYS IN 2023 STATE OF THE COUNTY

Rensselaer County government is being transformed with improvements and projects to modernize and expand access to county services, while the county continues to grow and prosper, County Executive Steve McLaughlin told residents and members of the County ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN WILL DELIVER 2023 STATE OF THE COUNTY

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN NOW WILL DELIVER 2023 STATE OF THE COUNTY TO RENSSELAER COUNTY LEGISLATURE TONIGHT, THURSDAY, MARCH 16

STATE OF THE COUNTY FOR 2023 POSTPONED TO TONIGHT WILL BE FIRST DELIVERED AT NEW COUNTY OFFICES AT 99 TROY ROAD IN EAST GREENBUSH

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will now deliver the 2023 State of the County to the Rensselaer County Legislatur...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE McLAUGHLIN CALLS FOR EPA AIR MONITORING OF RENSSELAER COUNTY

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE McLAUGHLIN CALLS FOR EPA AIR MONITORING OF RENSSELAER COUNTY AND UPSTATE NEW YORK FOLLOWING OHIO FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT AND RELEASE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Air monitoring should be provided by the federal government in Rensselaer County and other areas of the Capital Region following a major freight train derailment and explosion in Ohio earlier this month, County Executive Steve McLaughlin said today.

The de...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2023

NEW PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR RENSSELAER COUNTY FIRE AND AMBULANCE VOLUNTEERS APPROVED

NEW PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR RENSSELAER COUNTY FIRE AND AMBULANCE VOLUNTEERS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY COUNTY LEGISLATURE, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

A local law to provide a 10 percent property tax exemption to members of volunteer fire and ambulance companies was approved by the Rensselaer County Legislature at the February 14 legislative meeting, county leaders announced.

The local law was introduced...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2023

Rensselaer County Sets Record for Sales Tax Growth in 2022

Rensselaer County Sets Record for Sales Tax Growth in 2022, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

County Shows Over 10 Percent Growth for Sales Tax Over 2021, And Receives Over $100 Million for Second Time

Rensselaer County has set a record for sales tax growth in 2022, with the revenues in the county growing by nearly 11 percent over the previous year...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2023

COUNTY PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE AND VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE MEMBERS

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO PROVIDE COUNTY PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE AND VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE MEMBERS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND COUNTY LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County will recognize the service and dedication of volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance company members by offering a 10 percent county property tax exemption, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature a...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Rensselaer County to Open New State of the Art Emergency Services Training Complex on Thursday

Rensselaer County to Open New State of the Art Emergency Services Training Complex on Thursday, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

County Complex Will Feature New and Advanced Training Systems and Space

Rensselaer County will ensure training and pr...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS TO RENSSELAER COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

JANUARY 12, 2023

Good afternoon and thank you to everyone at the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce for your welcome, your...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN DELIVERS OPTIMISTIC STATE OF THE COUNTY TO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MCLAUGHLIN POLICIES OF TAX REDUCTIONS, SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS, SUPPORT FOR INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITY AND GROWTH

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN DELIVERS OPTIMISTIC STATE OF THE COUNTY TO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND SAYS COUNTY’S GREATEST DAYS ARE AHEAD

MCLAUGHLIN POLICIES OF TAX REDUCTIONS, SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS, SUPPORT FOR INVESTMENT AND INNOVAT...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY CONTINUES TO SHOW STRONG SALES TAX PERFORMANCE

RENSSELAER COUNTY CONTINUES TO SHOW STRONG SALES TAX PERFORMANCE AND IS ON TRACK TO BREAK REVENUE RECORD SET LAST YEAR, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

Rensselaer County is poised to break an important record for sales tax revenues, an indicator of strong economic activity in the county and good news for county municipalities and residents, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced.

In 2021, the county ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK TO OPEN FLAGSHIP DISTRICT OFFICE AT NEW RENSSELAER COUNTY OFFICES

CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK TO OPEN FLAGSHIP DISTRICT OFFICE AT NEW RENSSELAER COUNTY OFFICES AT 99 TROY ROAD, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

The new Rensselaer County offices in East Greenbush will also include the flagship office for Congre...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH LARGEST COUNTY EMPLOYEE UNION

NEW AGREEMENT WILL ENSURE STABILITY, FAIRNESS AND EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF SERVICES

Rensselaer County has reached an agreement on a contract with the bargaining unit representing the largest group of County employees, the County and United Public Service Empl...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Rensselaer County to Send Teams to Help with Buffalo Snow Disaster Response

Rensselaer County will be sending teams to assist the City of Buffalo and Erie County to respond to the massive snowstorm and help with recovery efforts, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today.

The Rensselaer County Highway Department will be se...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2022

ADVISORY: RENSSELAER COUNTY TEAMS LEAVING FOR BUFFALO TOMORROW (12/28) FROM COUNTY HIGHWAY GARAGE

Eight trucks from the Rensselaer County Highway Department will leave the main garage on Bloomingrove Drive in North Greenbush headed to provided help in Buffalo and Erie County tomorrow, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. County Executive Steve McLaughlin and other cou...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2022

STATEMENT FROM RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin today made an announcement regarding his health, with McLaughlin saying he will remain on the job for the county as he battles an illness.

“In recent weeks, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My doc...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF NICHOLAS BLAIS AS COUNTY BUDGET DIRECTOR

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced the selection of Nicholas Blais as county Budget Director.

The selection of Blais is expected to be confirmed by the County Legislature at the legislative meeting on Tuesday.

“We are fortunate...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Rensselaer County 2023 Continues County Record of Reducing Property Taxes

Rensselaer County 2023 Continues County Record of Reducing Property Taxes and Earns Approval from Legislators

County Taxes Have Been Reduced by 25 Percent During McLaughlin’s Service

The Rensselaer County Legislature approved the 2023 county budget plan introduced by County Executive Steve McLaughlin, with the county extending a record as a leader in New York State in reducing property taxes.

The 2023 budget is the fifth consecutive co...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY BUDGET TO REDUCE TAXES AND PROTECT COUNTY FISCAL SECURITY

RENSSELAER COUNTY BUDGET TO INCLUDE MODEST TAX REDUCTION, WHILE MAINTAINING AND EXPANDING SERVICES, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

BUDGET IS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE TO REDUCE TAXES AND PROTECTS COUNTY FISCAL SECURITY

The proposed 2023 Rensselaer County budget will include a modest property tax rate reduction, while maintaining important and needed county services and a project to improve county facilities, County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

The tax reduction is the fif...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin to Announce 2023 Budget Proposal Tomorrow

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will announce the 2023 County Budget proposal tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon in the chambers of the Rensselaer County Legislature, located on the third floor of the County Office Building, 1600 7th Avenue, down...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Traffic Advisory for CR 129

Traffic Advisory for CR 129 - Tamarac Road: Residents and motorists are advised there will be paving on a 3.5 mile stretch of County Route 129 (Tamarac Road) in the Town of Pittstown from Monday, Sept. 19 at approximately 7 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 23. ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY MOURNS PASSING OF VETERAN SERVICE AGENCY DIRECTOR PETER GOEBEL

NASSAU NATIVE WAS A U.S. ARMY VETERAN AND GRADUATE OF WEST POINT

Rensselaer County is mourning the passing of Peter Goebel, who served as director of the Rensselaer County Veteran Service Agency, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced.

Goebel passed away this weekend after a battle with a serious illness.

A native o...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN SAYS PLANNED NATIONAL GRID HIKE SHOULD BE REVIEWED

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN SAYS PLANNED NATIONAL GRID HIKE SHOULD BE REVIEWED BY PSC AND STATE LEADERS

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said today he is calling on the New York State Public Service Commission to review the latest rate hikes by National Grid, saying the new increase is unfair and hurts families during fragile economic times.

Repo...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2022

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUDGET APPROVED BY COUNTY

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUDGET APPROVED BY COUNTY, MAINTAINING HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICES AND AVOIDING A TUITION INCREASE COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN PRAISES LEGISLATORS WHO SUPPORTED BUDGET, AND QUESTIONS PARTISAN VOTE ON COLLEGE BUDGET

An operating budget for Hudson Valley Community College was approved by the Rensselaer County Legislature at the July 12 legislative meeting, with County Executive Steve McLaughlin saying the spending plan is effective and demonstrates the county&rsqu...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Rensselaer County to Honor Averill Park State Championship Teams with Ceremony Today

Rensselaer County will formally recognize the state championships won by the Averill Park school district Warriors varsity girls basketball team and the boys varsity baseball team during a ceremony today, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the legislati...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Two New County Commissioners Confirmed by County Legislature

Two New County Commissioners Confirmed by County Legislature, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

Michael McMahon Confirmed as Commissioner of the Department of Social Services and Joseph Mazzariello Confirmed as Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training

Two new Commissioners for important Rensselaer County departments were confirmed fo...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Reimagine Rensselaer County Plan to Modernize and Improve Rensselaer County Government

Reimagine Rensselaer County Plan to Modernize and Improve Rensselaer County Government Approved by County Legislature, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Legislators Announce

Reimagine Rensselaer County Will Utilize Record Amount of Surplus Funds for Project and to Strengthen Services

An ambitious plan to improve Rensselaer County facilities, update important county services and expand access and convenience to county governmen...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

JOSEPH MAZZARIELLO NOMINATED AS COMMISSIONER OF DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

JOSEPH MAZZARIELLO NOMINATED AS COMMISSIONER OF RENSSELAER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

A new leader for the Rensselaer County Department of Employment and Training has been selected, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today.

Joseph Mazzariello has been nominated by McLaughlin to serve as Commissioner. The nomination will be consider...

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County Executive Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: April 27, 2023

WRIGHT SENTENCED FOR GUILTY VERDICT

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Bryan Wright, 33, of Troy was sentenced as a second felony offender to 13 years in prison, and 3 years post release supervision after being found guilty after a jury tri...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2023

RIVERA INDICTED ON DRUG CHARGES

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that her office has indicted Miquel Rivera, 38 of Troy on the following charges:

One Count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, a class A-I Fe...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2023

PINN and STROUD FOUND GUILTY IN MURDER

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that two convictions were secured today in an eight-day jury trial and both are Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) cases.

Tried together, Nahsone Pinn, 23, and Eric Stroud, Jr...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2023

HARRISON SENTENCED FOR 2020 SEXUAL ASSAULT

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Heath Harrison, 48, of Valatie, was sentenced after his guilty plea to one count of Rape in the 1st Degree, a Class B violent felony, in violations of Section 130.35 (4)...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2023

GOURRIER-LEWIS SENTENCED IN PLEA FOR DEATH OF BROTHER

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Jatae Gourrier-Lewis (aka “Tay Gunz”), 22, of Troy, was sentenced today after pleading guilty in September to Manslaughter in the 1st, a Class B Violent F...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2023

WRIGHT FOUND GUILTY – GIVE CASE

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that after a four-day trial, Bryan Wright, 33, of Troy was found guilty of one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third degree, a class B felony, i...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

TWENTY-EIGHT YEAR OLD COLD CASE MURDER SOLVED

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly and East Greenbush Chief Elaine Rudzinski announced today that the twenty-eight year old murder of Wilomena “Violet” Filkins has been solved.

Filkins was found deceased in...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

NAJII SNIPES SENTENCED IN ASSAULTS

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Najji Snipes, 23, of Troy was sentenced today to a total 8 years determinate in prison and 5 years post release supervision for the following charges: Attempted Assault ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

O’NEILL SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR RAPE

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Tyrell O’Neill, 25, of Troy was sentenced today to 25 years in prison and 10 years post-release supervision.

O’Neill was found guilty after a jury trial on...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

WALTON INDICTED IN ATTACK ON HVCC STUDENT

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Zymeir Walton, age 20, of Albany, was arraigned today on a six count indictment in Rensselaer County court. Walton is charged with:

One count of Attempted Murder in th...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

JOSEPH DOMINQUEZ SENTENCED IN MCMAHON MURDER

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that the Honorable Jennifer Sober sentenced Joseph Dominquez-Carle, 27, of Troy, to 25 years in prison and 5 years post release supervision for his role in the murder of Mich...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY AGENCIES RECEIVE ARSON AWARD

Troy, NY - Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s office, the City of Troy Police Department and the Troy Fire Department were awarded the Alton Lewis Fire Investigation Team o...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

JULIAN SOTO SENTENCED IN SHOOTING THAT PARALYZED 12 YEAR OLD

Troy, NY- Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced the sentencing of Julian Soto, 25 of Troy, NY in connection with the 2021 shooting of Matthew Rivera.

Rensselaer County Court Judge Jennifer G. Sober sentenced Soto to 10 years determinate an...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

DISTRICT ATTORNEY CONVICTIONS

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that James “Finny” Smith, Jr., 50, of Troy pled guilty today to two Rensselaer County indictments.

Smith pled to Assault in the 2nd degree, a Class D violent Fel...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

DUNCAN MACLEAN SENTENCED FOR 2017 ASSAULT

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Duncan Maclean, age 39, previously of Pittstown, was sentenced after his guilty plea to one count of Attempted Assault – 1st Degree, a Class C violent felony, ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

JOSEPH DOMINQUEZ FOUND GUILTY OF MCMAHON MURDER IN LOVE TRIANGLE

 Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that after an almost two week trial, a Rensselaer County jury found Joseph Dominquez-Carle, 26, of Troy, guilty of Manslaughter in the 1st degree. He was found not ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

HARTFIELD SENTENCED FOR 2020 ASSAULT

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Earnest Hartfield, age 47, of East Greenbush, was sentenced today. On May 16, 2022, a jury returned a guilty verdict after a week-long trial. Hartfield was found guilty of Ass...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

JAHQUAY BROWN VERDICT

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that, after a nearly two week trial, a Rensselaer County jury found Jahquay Brown, 22, of Cohoes, not-guilty of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-1 Felony ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

PAROLEE TAKES A PLEA IN FEBRUARY ATTACK- SENTENCED TODAY

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Tyquan Victor, age 25, of the Bronx, pled guilty on August 23rd to one count of Attempted Assault in the 1st Degree, a Class C armed violent felony, in violation of Section 12...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SENTENCED IN SHOOTING THAT PARALYZED 12 YEAR OLD

Troy, NY- Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced the sentencing of Christopher George, age 18 of Troy, NY in connection with the 2021 shooting of Matthew  Rivera, and an unrelated indictment for robbery.

Rensselaer County Court Jud...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

ROSE SENTENCING IN SEXUAL ABUSE CASE

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Scott T. Rose, 59, of Troy was sentenced Thursday, August 4th after pleading guilty to one count of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, a Class D Violent felony, in violation of Section...

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District Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Rensselaer County Tourism

Rensselaer County Tourism

Welcome to Rensselaer County! Located in the Hudson-Mohawk Heritage area of Upstate New York’s Capital Region.

Rensselaer County is filled with wonderful contradictions and juxtapositions. It’s a special place where rural charm meets urban delights, where ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Rensselaer County Emergency Services Memorial Service

Rensselaer County Emergency ServicesMemorial ServiceBulmer AuditoriumHudson Valley Community CollegeTroy, New York

October 2, 2022

 

3:00 PM

 

LINK:   https://vimeo.com/event/2408959

Memorial Service 2022 Deceased Members

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