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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
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Reimagine Rensselaer County

Reimagine Rensselaer County Plan will Modernize and Improve County Government, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Legislators Announce

Effort Will Utilize Record Amount of Surplus Funds to Strengthen Services

Rensselaer County will be undertaking an ambitious plan to improve county facilities, expand important county services and broaden access for the public to county government, County ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Rensselaer County Ends 2021 with New Growth in Surplus, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

Says Overall Growth in Surplus is Historic, and Comes During Four Years of Property Tax Reductions

Rensselaer County ended 2021 in strong financial position, with an operational surplus of $22.1 million, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Change in Local Elections Will Hurt Voters

Attempt to Force Change in Local Elections Will Hurt Voters and Good Government and Should Be Stopped, says McLaughlin

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin is expressing strong concern about a move in the State Legislature to force a change in when county and town elections are held, saying the proposal is unconstitutional and will reduce voter and citizen partici...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

John Murphy to Serve as Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning

The Snowman’s John Murphy to Serve as Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning for Rensselaer County

The Snowman’s John Murphy to Serve as Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning for Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County will be welcoming one of the best known businessmen in the region to support and guide efforts to attract new inves...

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County Executive Press Releases
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.

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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

News Flash

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.

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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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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Press Conference on Driving Under the Influence

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney, Mary Pat Donnelly and Sheriff Patrick Russo held a joint press conference on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Area school district superintendents, school resource and pol...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

COX FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF CHILD

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that, after a nearly two week trial, a Rensselaer County jury convicted Kevin Cox, 42, of two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-1 Felony in violation of Sectio...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

ARSONIST SENTENCED TO TWELVE YEARS

Troy, NY -- Troy NY- District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Matthew Woelfersheim, 45 of Schaghticoke pled guilty in Rensselaer County Court before the Honorable Jennifer G. Sober to one count of Arson in the Second Degree, a Class B viol...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

SOUSIE GUILTY PLEA FOR DEATH OF WIFE

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Mark Sousie, 59, of Lansingburgh pled guilty today in Rensselaer County Court of Murder in the 2ndDegree, a class A felony (125.25 (1) for killing his estranged wife Lis...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

PAIR ARRAIGNED ON KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY CHARGES

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Charles Williams, 33, of Rensselaer, formerly of the Bronx, and an underage male were arraigned Wednesday on Kidnapping – 2nd degree PL 135.20, a clas...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

WHITE SENTENCED FOR LANSINGBURGH HOMICIDES

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that James White, 42, of Schenectady was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the deaths of two women and two children...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Justin C. Mann will be sentence

Troy, NY — Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Justin C. Mann, 28 of Schenectady will be sentenced on Thursday, January 6 at 9:30 am at the Rensselaer County Courthouse in front of the Honorable Debra J. Yo...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

WHITE FOUND GUILTY

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that, after a nearly fiveweek trial, a Rensselaer County jury convicted James White, 42, of 9 counts of Murder in the First Degree; 4counts of Murder in the Second D...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

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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: October 3, 2022

Rensselaer County Emergency Services Memorial Service

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

October 2, 2022

 

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

Memorial Service 2022 Deceased Members

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