9/1/21 – Statement by County Executive McLaughlin, Supervisor Hammond and Public Health Director Wachunas on Two Samples of PFOS 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 in the Town of Poestenkill: “We have been briefed on two samples taken in Poestenkill that show levels of PFOA above the […]

9/1/21 – Two New Samples of PFOS Found in Poestenkill, Rensselaer County Announces

Two new samples of PFOS have been detected in residences this week in Poestenkill following testing performed by the Rensselaer County Department of Health and in cooperation with the New York State Department of Health it was announced on Wednesday. The two new samples were confirmed after testing was conducted of 10 properties in the […]

8/3/21 – Statement on the Attorney General Report on Governor Cuomo:

“Based on the details of investigation by the Attorney General, it must be concluded that Governor Cuomo is no longer able to lead our state during this critical period and must resign immediately. The findings of the report should also be reviewed by law enforcement,” Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin. “I have long doubted the […]

8/2/21 – Six Opportunities to be Vaccinated in Rensselaer County This Week, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas Announce

County Has Seen More Residents Be Vaccinated in Recent Weeks There are six opportunities to be vaccinated in Rensselaer County this week, with pop-up clinics held conveniently in different communities, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas announced. The county also continues to see more residents be vaccinated for COVID-19, with […]


A Boil Water Order has been issued by the Rensselaer County Health Department for areas of North Greenbush near Snyder’s Lake, it was announced on Thursday. The areas included in the order include properties in the town water system on Pershing Avenue between Lakeshore Drive and Troy Avenue, including customers on Lakeshore Drive, Liberty Avenue […]

7/27/21 – Public Hearings on Three County Laws Adopted by Legislature to Be Held Tonight

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will hold three public hearings on local laws adopted recently by the Rensselaer County Legislature tonight, it was announced today. The public hearings will start at 5 p.m. in Conference Room A on the fifth floor of the County Office Building. It is expected the public hearings will also be […]

7/27/21 – Rensselaer County Officials Provide Update on Vaccination Progress, and Note Availability of Vaccinations

Rensselaer County officials today provided an update on vaccination efforts and results in the county, and noted that cases continue to increase slightly in the county. Both County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas said the county is continuing efforts to make vaccinations available to residents in a convenient and accessible […]