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Posted on: May 24, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY EARNS NATIONAL AWARDS

RENSSELAER COUNTY EARNS NATIONAL AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE SERVICES TO PROTECT RESIDENTS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

RENSSELAER COUNTY EARNS NATIONAL AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE SERVICES TO PROTECT RESIDENTS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

Rensselaer County has been selected to receive several awards for services and initiatives from a leading organization of coun...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Michael McMahon Nominated as Rensselaer County Department of Social Services Commissioner

Michael McMahon Nominated as Rensselaer County Department of Social Services Commissioner, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

A new leader for the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services has been selected, with County Executive Steve McLaughlin nominating Michael P. McMahon to lead the important department, it was announced today.

McMahon’s name will be submitte...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Rensselaer County, Troy and Bethlehem Partnering on 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

TROY, NY – Rensselaer County, the City of Troy, and the Town of Bethlehem, will be partnering on an inter-county Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal program for 2022.  The program will consist of six events. 

These events, ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

County Bridge in Berlin Closed, Rensselaer County Highway Department Announces

The county bridge carrying County Route 36 (Park Avenue) over the Little Hoosic River in the Town of Berlin will be closed effective today, May 12, the Rensselaer County Highway Department announced.

The closure follows an inspection by the New York State ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO BEGIN PROVIDING FUNDING TO YOUTH SPORTS GROUPS

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO BEGIN PROVIDING FUNDING TO YOUTH SPORTS GROUPS AS PART OF RENSSELAER COUNTY RESPONDS EFFORT, MCLAUGHLIN AND LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County is beginning in the coming days the third round of funding as part of the Rensselaer County Responds effort, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today with members of the County Legislature.

Funding will be provided to youth sport...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENTS THIS SATURDAY

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO SPONSOR SEVEN PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENTS THIS SATURDAY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MCLAUGHLIN, SHERIFF RUSSO AND CHAIRWOMAN HOFFMAN ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County is sponsoring a series of prescription drug take-backs at seven locations across the county to help safely remove unwanted drugs from circulation, County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Sheriff Pat Russo and Chairwoman of the Legislature Kel...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Sharpe Road (County Route 75) to be Closed Temporarily This Week

The Rensselaer County Highway Department will be temporarily closing CR75 (Sharpe Road), April 27 and April 28. CR75 will be closed for installment of a new shoulder embankment and water line work in the area of the North Greenbush/Brunswick town line.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

LINDA MCMAHON CONFIRMED AS DIRECTOR OF PROBATION DEPARTMENT

LINDA MCMAHON CONFIRMED AS DIRECTOR OF RENSSELAER COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND MEMBERS OF COUNTY LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCE

Linda McMahon has been confirmed by the Rensselaer County Legislature as Director of the County Probation Department, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today.

She replaces Laura Bauer, who retired as county Probation Director in 2021. McMahon ser...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Mountain View Trailer Park Found to Exceed State MCL for PFOA

Mountain View Trailer Park in Stephentown Found to Exceed State MCL for PFOA, County Health Department Announces

A mobile home park in Stephentown has been cited for exceeding the state maximum contaminant level for PFOA, the Rensselaer County Health Department announced today.

The Mountain View Park public water system has a level of 10.75 parts per trillion at well...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

PURCHASE OF NEW RENSSELAER COUNTY OFFICES IN EAST GREENBUSH APPROVED BY COUNTY LEGISLATURE

NEW OFFICES WILL HELP MAKE COUNTY GOVERNMENT MORE MODERN, EFFICIENT AND RESPONSIVE, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

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The purchase of a new and more modern and convenient office for Rensselaer County services in East Greenbush was approved at the April 12 meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced.

The county’s purc...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY RECOGNIZES DELIVERY OF SEVEN MILLIONTH MEAL FOR SENIORS

Rensselaer County recognized an important milestone in services for county seniors, with delivery of the county’s seven millionth meal to a senior during a ceremony today, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature a...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

North Greenbush intersection to become a four-way stop

INTERSECTION OF BLOOMINGROVE DRIVE AND WINTER STREET EXTENSION TO BE CHANGED TO FOUR-WAY STOP BEGINNING APRIL 11, RENSSELAER COUNTY ANNOUNCES

A busy Rensselaer County intersection in North Greenbush will be changed to improve safety beginning Monday, April 11, the county announced.

The intersection of County Route 74 (Winter Street Extension) and County Route 65 (Bloomingrove Drive) will become ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF BAIL REFORM

RENSSELAER COUNTY LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF BAIL REFORM FOLLOWING SERIES OF VIOLENT INCIDENTS IN TROY IN RECENT WEEKS

Rensselaer County officials are renewing calls for a repeal of the state bail reform laws following a series of violent incidents in recent days in the city of Troy.

The county leaders said bail reform is causing an increase in crime across the state and m...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Road Closure Notice: CR102 (Johnson Hill Road) in Hoosick will be closed from April 4 to May 2

Road Closure Notice: CR102 (Johnson Hill Road) in Hoosick will be closed from April 4 to May 2 for replacement of a large diameter culvert and associated road work. Motorists, other than local traffic, should use CR96 (Hill Road) and CR101 (Ball Street Ex...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Ninth Round of Testing for PFOA/PFOS in Poestenkill Finds No New Samples in Residential Properties

A ninth round of sampling of properties in Poestenkill for PFOA has been concluded, with no properties found to have levels of PFOA above the state-permitted levels, county officials announced on Monday.

The results were finalized last week and prepared fo...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Not Here, Not Now, Not Ever

Two Years Ago, Rensselaer County and Steve McLaughlin Opposed Cuomo’s Deadly Nursing Home Order

Two years ago, Rensselaer County stood against a deadly order by then-Governor Andrew Cuomo, where the state called for COVID-19 positive residents to be placed into nursing homes, County Executive Steve McLaughlin recalled.

McLaughlin thanked staff and ad...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Temporary County Road Closure Notice: CR 75 (Sharpe Road) will be closed 3/23/22

Temporary County Road Closure Notice: CR 75 (Sharpe Road) will be closed tomorrow, 3/23/22 for a large culvert replacement near the North Greenbush / Brunswick town line. The closure is set for 8AM – 5PM. It is anticipated the work will be compl...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY DONATES NEEDED SURPLUS MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO HELP PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

Rensselaer County is providing much needed medical supplies to Ukraine thanks to an effort by the county Health Department, county officials announced today.

The supplies are surplus, and include face masks, syringes, syringes with needles, alcohol prep pa...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

County Executive Steve McLaughlin Recognizes County’s Response to Pandemic

Two Years to the Week After COVID-19 Arrived, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Recognizes County’s Response to Pandemic

Two years ago this week, COVID-19 arrived in Rensselaer County, and County Executive Steve McLaughlin is offering appreciation and praise to residents and county employees for their response to the pandemic.

The first case in Rensselaer County was confirme...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2022

STOP-DWI Impaired Driving High Visibility Engagement Campaign runs March 16 to March 20

Rensselaer County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI ST. PATRICK’S DAY Holiday “High Visibility Engagement Campaign”to Keep Our Roads Safe

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and STOP-DWI Director Mike DiNardo announced today that Rensselaer County police agencies and STOP-DWI Coordinators will participate in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

The ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN'S FIFTH STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

COUNTY READY TO BEGIN WORK TO IMPROVE SERVICES WITH REIMAGINE RENSSELAER COUNTY FACILITIES PLAN, MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES TO LEGISLATORS

RENSSELAER COUNTY SEEING HISTORIC GROWTH AND SUCCESS, THANKS TO TAX REDUCTIONS, SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS AND FOCUS ON ATTRACTING JOB CREATION AND INVESTMENT, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN SAYS IN FIFTH STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

COUNTY READY TO BEGIN WORK...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

State of the County Livestream

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will deliver the annual State of the County address to the Rensselaer County Legislature tonight, Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the legislative chambers, located on the third floor of the County Office Build...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2022

State of the County

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will deliver the annual State of the County

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will deliver the annual State of the County address to the Rensselaer County Legislature, Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the legislative chambers, located on the third floor of the County Office Buil...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY PROGRAM HELPS REDUCE COSTS FOR DELINQUENT PROPERTIES

INNOVATIVE RENSSELAER COUNTY PROGRAM HELPS COUNTY REDUCE COSTS FOR DELINQUENT PROPERTIES, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County is continuing to see savings from an innovative county program designed to identify and revitalize properties left abandoned because of back taxes or other issues, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature a...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY RECORD SALES TAX REVENUES

RENSSELAER COUNTY SETS RECORD WITH SALES TAX REVENUES IN 2021, COLLECTING $110 MILLION, SHOWING GROWTH AND CONFIDENCE IN COUNTY, MCLAUGHLIN AND LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

RENSSELAER COUNTY SETS RECORD WITH SALES TAX REVENUES IN 2021, COLLECTING $110 MILLION, SHOWING GROWTH AND CONFIDENCE IN COUNTY, MCLAUGHLIN AND LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County set a record for 2021, reaching the $100 million mark for sales tax reven...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

McLaughlin Renews Call for State to Remove Mask Mandate for Children

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin today renewed his call for the state to remove the mask mandate for children, saying the state delay in ending the mandate is unfair to children and families.

Cases across the state and in the county have shown ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Rensselaer County Maintains High Bond Rating from Standard & Poor’s

Rensselaer County Maintains High Bond Rating from Standard & Poor’s Through the Pandemic, Thanks to Strong Fiscal Management and Growth, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Legislators Announce

Rensselaer County has maintained a high bond rating through the worst of the pandemic, thanks to strong and effective fiscal management and policies that support growth and investment, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislatur...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

McLaughlin Says State Mask Mandate Should End for All, Including Children

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said today New York State should end the mask mandate for all residents, particularly children, as Gov. Hochul is slated to make an announcement regarding future state mask mandates today.

“New York St...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT AWARDED $8.7M NYS GRANT

Legislature Applied for Funding for Improvements that will Protect the Hudson River

Legislature Applied for Funding for Improvements that will Protect the Hudson River            

Chairwoman of the Legislature Kelly Hoffman is proud to announce that the Rensselaer County Sewer...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

COUNTY RECEIVES FUNDING FOR SEPTIC SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN NASSAU LAKE AREA

RENSSELAER COUNTY RECEIVES FUNDING FOR SEPTIC SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN NASSAU LAKE AREA, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES WITH SUPERVISORS FLEMING AND PETER AND COUNTY LEGISLATORS

Rensselaer County has received funding to help with improvement of septic systems in the area around Nassau Lake, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Nassau Supervisor David Fleming and Schodack Supervisor Charles Peter announced.

The septic systems elig...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to speak to you all. Happy New Year and on behalf of the residents of our great and growing county, I bring you all best wishes from Rensselaer County.

There is a great deal to be optimistic about in Renssela...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY STATE OF THE COUNTY

RENSSELAER COUNTY LEADING THE WAY WITH LOWER TAXES, EXPANDED SERVICES AND RECORD JOB CREATION, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN TELLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN ANNUAL STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Rensselaer County is finding new opportunity and economic and service success despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, County Executive Steve McLaughlin told members of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce during his annual State of the...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

STATEMENT ON STATE MASK MANDATE

RENSSELAER COUNTY ISSUES STATEMENT ON COURT RULING ON STATE MASK MANDATE

Rensselaer County officials issued the following statement following a State Supreme Court Justice in Nassau County ruling the state’s mask mandate was unconstitutional and therefore, unenforceable.

The county had already stated the county would ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Rensselaer County New Website

Rensselaer County Unveils New, Improved and Expanded Website with New Features and Uses for Residents, McLaughlin Announces

A new and improved version of the Rensselaer County website has been launched, providing more resources and convenience to residents, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced on Friday.

The www.rensco.com site is up to date, easier to use and more funct...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

$100 Million in Sales Tax Revenues for First Time

Rensselaer County Earns Over $100 Million in Sales Tax Revenues for First Time in 2021, McLaughlin and Legislators Announce

Rensselaer County has a set a record for sales tax revenues in 2022, with the county breaking the $100 million mark for the first time for revenues and collecting more than in any previous year, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

New Rules for Visitors to Nursing Homes

State Issues New Rules for Visitors to Nursing Homes, Including Van Rensselaer Manor

New York State has issued new COVID-19 testing requirements for visitors to nursing homes, meaning new rules for visitors are being implemented at the county’s Van Rensselaer Manor, county officials announced on Thursday.

The new mandate from the...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Social Services Commissioner Theresa Beaudoin to Retire

County Department of Social Services Commissioner Theresa Beaudoin to Retire, with County Executive McLaughlin and Legislators Praising Her for Outstanding Service to County

Rensselaer County Department of Social Services Commissioner Theresa Beaudoin is retiring from county service, and is being praised for her service to the county over four decades, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature an...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Infrastructure to Be Extended in Schodack

Infrastructure to Be Extended in Schodack, Thanks to Partnership Between Rensselaer County and Schodack, Utilizing Federal Funding, County and Town Leaders Announce

A shared services project between Rensselaer County and the Town of Schodack will extend water and sewer services throughout much of the town beginning in 2022 utilizing federal stimulus funds, county and town officials announced.

The two projects will hel...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Salary Increase and Incentive at County’s Van Rensselaer Manor

Rensselaer County to Offer Salary Increase and Incentive to Maintain and Attract New Employees at County’s Van Rensselaer Manor

Rensselaer County has approved pay increases to help attract new employees and retain current employees at the county’s Van Rensselaer Manor nursing home, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced.

The incr...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Statement from Rensselaer County on Governor’s New Mask Mandate

County Executive Steve McLaughlin:

“This is the wrong direction for the state to be taking, especially given the innumerable orders, policy changes and directives already made during the past two years. This is an overreach and it comes at a time...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2021

County Budget Approved Unanimously by Legislature

Rensselaer County Budget With 10 Percent Property Tax Rate Reduction, the Largest Reduction in County History, Approved Unanimously by Legislature, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

Budget is Fourth Consecutive Budget to Reduce Taxes, and County Property Tax Rate Now Compares to 2002 Levels

The 2022 Rensselaer County budget that includes the biggest property tax rate reduction in county history while maintaining important county servi...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Testing for PFOA/PFOS Finds Three New Samples

Seventh Round of Testing for PFOA/PFOS in Poestenkill Finds Three New Samples in Residential Properties

A seventh round of sampling of properties in Poestenkill for PFOA has been concluded, with three new properties found to have levels of PFOA above the state-permitted levels, county officials announced on Thursday.

The results were finalized Wednesday and ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2021

No New Samples in Poestenkill Residential Properties

Sixth Round of Testing for PFOA/PFOS in Poestenkill Finds No New Samples in Residential Properties

A sixth round of sampling of properties in Poestenkill for PFOA has been concluded, but no new properties were found to have levels of PFOA above the state-permitted levels, county officials announced on Wednesday.

The results were finalized Tuesday and pr...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Taborton Road to Reopen

Damaged During July Storms, County’s Taborton Road to Reopen Tomorrow (Nov. 24)

Rensselaer County will reopen County Route 42 (Taborton Road) tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 24) at 10 a.m. Taborton Road will be reopened at the same time the Town of Sand Lake opens a section of Oak Hill Road that intersects.

Taborton and Oak Hill are the two...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Agencies Ensure Care at Rosewood Gardens

Agencies Respond to Ensure Care for Residents at Rosewood Gardens in East Greenbush

A multi-agency response took place on Saturday morning to ensure care for residents at the Rosewood Gardens nursing home in East Greenbush, officials announced.

All residents are safe and remain at the facility following the response, which was coordinated...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

County Route 4 Buffalo Bridge Reopened

County Route 4 Buffalo Bridge Reopened in Schodack by Rensselaer County Today

Rensselaer County opened the new bridge on County Route 4 (Van Hoesen Road), with county officials calling for federal officials to review the process for expediting approval of bridge repair and replacement over railroads.

The CR4 bridge is located near t...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

County Route 4 Bridge in Schodack to be Reopened Tomorrow

The County Route 4 (Van Hoesen Road) bridge will be reopened to traffic tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16. Rensselaer County officials will hold a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., with the bridge expected to reopen for traffic following the event.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Three New Samples of PFOA/PFOS in Poestenkill

Third Round of Testing for PFOA/PFOS in Poestenkill Finds Three New Samples in Residential Properties

Third Round of Testing for PFOA/PFOS in Poestenkill Finds Three New Samples in Residential Properties

A third round of sampling of properties in Poestenkill for PFOA has been concluded, with three new properties found to have levels of PFOA above state-per...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

County Sets Record for Road Miles Paved

Completion of Drive for 65 in 2021 Breaks Record Set in 2020; Half of County Road Miles Paved in Just Four Years

Rensselaer County Sets Record for Road Miles Paved, with 65 Miles Paved, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Legislators Announce

Completion of Drive for 65 in 2021 Breaks Record Set in 2020; Half of County Road Miles Paved in Just Four Years

Rensselaer C...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Two New Samples of PFOA/PFOS

Second Round of Testing for PFOA/PFOS in Poestenkill Finds Two New Samples in Residential Properties

A second round of sampling of properties in Poestenkill for PFOA has been concluded, with two new properties found to have levels of PFOA above state-permitted levels, county officials announced on Friday.

The results were finalized on Thursday afternoon a...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Budget Includes 10 Percent Property Tax Rate Reduction

Budget is Fourth Consecutive to Reduce Taxes, and Rate Now Compares to 2002

The proposed 2022 Rensselaer County budget will include the biggest property tax rate reduction in county history while maintaining important county services and overall fiscal stability, County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

The 2022 budget proposal as prese...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Funding to Veteran Groups

Rensselaer County to Provide Funding to Veteran Groups on Sunday

Funding from the Rensselaer County Responds program will be provided to veteran organizations at a ceremony, Sunday, Oct. 10 at 12 noon at East Greenbush VFW, Hays Road, with County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Legislators. Members of the media are invi...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Pandemic Bonus to Employees

Rensselaer County to Provide One-Time Bonus to Employees in Recognition of Valuable Service During Pandemic

To recognize outstanding and valuable service to the people of Rensselaer County during the pandemic, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced county employees will be receiving a one-time bonus this fall.

The one-t...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Expanded PFAS Sampling Effort

County Coordinating with Town of Poestenkill, State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation to Continue Investigation of Emerging Contaminants

Rensselaer County will be expanding the number of private residential wells tested for PFAS in Poestenkill to gather more data in the coming weeks, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced today.

The County is worki...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Agreement for Medical Examiner Services

Rensselaer County to Enter Into Agreement with Dutchess County for Medical Examiner Services

Rensselaer County will be entering into an agreement with Dutchess County for medical examiner services for the immediate future, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced on Tuesday.

McLaughlin cr...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Emergency Services Memorial Ceremony

Rensselaer County Emergency Services Memorial Ceremony to Be Held Sunday

The annual Rensselaer County Emergency Services Memorial Ceremony will be held Sunday, October 3rd, at 3 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center at Hudson Valley Community College, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Director of Public Safety Jay W...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Legal Action on PFOA Issue

McLaughlin Directs County Attorney to Prepare Action on PFOA Issue

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin today announced he has directed the County Attorney to prepare legal action against the manufacturers of PFOA as Rensselaer County works to track new contamination sources found in Poestenkill.

McLaughlin said h...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Statement on PFOS Found in Poestenkill

Statement by County Executive McLaughlin, Supervisor Hammond and Public Health Director Wachunas on Two Samples of PFOAS Found in Poestenkill

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, county Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas and Poestenkill Supervisor Keith Hammond issued the following statement regarding samples showing levels of PFOA above state-permitted levels at two residences ...

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County Executive Press Releases