6/24/21 – Rensselaer County Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Prevent Exposure to Tick-Borne Diseases this Summer

County Seeing an Increase in Reports of Tick-Borne Illness The Rensselaer County Health Department is urging residents this summer to take precautions to prevent exposure to tick-borne diseases, including Lyme, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas announced. The warning comes after a significant increase in cases of […]

6/18/21 – Rensselaer County to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Opening of Van Rensselaer Manor

Silver Jubilee Ceremony Event Includes Current and Former County Officials in Recognition of 1996 Opening, and Plans for Dedication for Former DSS Commissioner John Beaudoin Rensselaer County celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Van Rensselaer Manor in 1996 with a special ceremony that included past and present county officials recognizing an outstanding […]

6/9/21 – Rensselaer County Responds Funding to Help with Pandemic Recovery Moves Forward

McLaughlin and Legislators Say Funding Will First Help Fire and Ambulance Companies The Rensselaer County Legislature approved a resolution at the June 8 regular monthly meeting to establish the Rensselaer County Recovers fund, to help community organizations across the county recover from the pandemic, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced. […]

6/1/21 – Rensselaer County to Hold 30 Vaccination Clinics Across County for Summer, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas Announce

Clinics Will Bring Vaccines to the People and Features Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Rensselaer County will be hosting a number of vaccination clinics throughout the county during the summer to make vaccinations more convenient and accessible to residents, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas announced today. The nearly 30 pop-up […]

5/26/21 – Rensselaer County Announces Establishment of Rensselaer County Responds Fund to Aid Fire and Ambulance Companies

Rensselaer County will be providing assistance to fire and ambulance organizations across the county, with funds coming from savings achieved during 2020, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced today. A resolution for the creation of the Rensselaer County Responds fund was filed with the County Legislature this week. The fund […]

5/25/21 – Resolution for Drive for 65 and New Highway Equipment Introduced with County Legislature, McLaughlin Announces County Seeking to Pave Record Number of Road Miles in 2021

The Drive for 65 continues, with resolutions filed today with the Rensselaer County Legislature to increase the number of miles of county roads paved and to also upgrade the county Highway fleet, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced. The Drive for 65 reflects the goal announced by McLaughlin for the county to pave 65 miles of […]

5/19/21 – RENSSELAER COUNTY REACHES IMPORTANT MILESTONES IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19, WITH 300,000 TESTS FOR RESIDENTS AND ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COUNTY ESTABLISHING TESTING SITE, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS ANNOUNCE

RENSSELAER COUNTY REACHES IMPORTANT MILESTONES IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19, WITH 300,000 TESTS FOR RESIDENTS AND ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COUNTY ESTABLISHING TESTING SITE, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS ANNOUNCE Rensselaer County reached two important milestones for testing for COVID-19 in recent days, recognizing the county’s commitment to providing testing throughout […]

5/17/21 – RENSSELAER COUNTY AND TRI-CITY VALLEYCATS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIPS FOR 2021 SEASON, INCLUDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED AT THE JOE

RENSSELAER COUNTY AND TRI-CITY VALLEYCATS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIPS FOR 2021 SEASON, INCLUDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED AT THE JOE Rensselaer County and the Tri-City ValleyCats will be teaming up for a number of community outreach projects during the 2021 season, including several efforts to encourage residents to become vaccinated. The partnership between the county […]