News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2024

Reckless Driving Incident in Pittstown

Reckless Driving Incident in Pittstown Shows Stunning Series of Public Safety Failures, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin Says

The shocking reckless driving incident that jeopardized a young student exiting a school bus in Pittstown shows a number of public safety failures that need to be addressed immediately, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

BUDGET PROPOSAL DOES NOTHING TO STOP EXODUS OF STATE RESIDENTS TO NEW HOMES, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE

STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR 2024 MISSES MARK AND SHOWS HIGH COST FOR OPEN BORDER AND SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES, SAYS RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR 2024 MISSES MARK AND SHOWS HIGH COST FOR OPEN BORDER AND SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES, SAYS RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

BUDGET PROPOSAL DOES NOTHING TO STOP EXODUS OF STATE RESIDENTS TO NEW HOMES, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

RENSSELAER COUNTY MAKING HISTORY WITH RECORD-SETTING PROPERTY TAX REDUCTIONS & SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS

RENSSELAER COUNTY MAKING HISTORY WITH RECORD-SETTING PROPERTY TAX REDUCTIONS AND SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN TELLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN ANNUAL STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin delivered an optimistic and energetic State of the County address to the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, saying achievements in the county are historic and transformative.

McLaughlin ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2024

COUNTY EXEC STEVE MCLAUGHLIN RENEWS CALL FOR BURDETT BIRTH CENTER CLOSURE REQUEST TO BE CANCELLED

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN RENEWS CALL FOR BURDETT BIRTH CENTER CLOSURE REQUEST TO BE CANCELLED AND FOR STATE TO RELEASE NEEDED DOCUMENTS ON BIRTHS IN COUNTY DURING PAST TWO YEARS

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin renewed his call for the New York State Department of Health to start the new year off by cancelling a request to close the Burdett Birth Center at Samaritan Hospital.

McLaughlin also called on the state to stop...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Steve McLaughlin Concerned by St. Peter's Decision

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin Concerned by St. Peter's Decision to Not Accept New Behavioral Health Cases Just Before Holidays

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said he is highly concerned that St. Peter’s Health Partners is not accepting new referrals for behavioral health services, creating obstacles for those seeking help during a often difficult time of y...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY PAVES 50 MILES OF ROADS IN 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY PAVES 50 MILES OF ROADS IN 2023, CONTINUING MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN IMPROVING COUNTY ROAD NETWORK, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

COUNTY HAS PAVED 255 MILES OF COUNTY ROADS DURING PAST SIX YEARS, MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

Rensselaer County continues to set records for paving and improvement of county roads, with 50 miles of county roads paved during 2023, County Executive Steve McLaughlin...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Rensselaer County 2024 Budget Unanimously Approved

Rensselaer County 2024 Budget Unanimously Approved, with 10 Percent Property Tax Rate Reduction and Continued Service Improvements

Rensselaer County 2024 Budget Unanimously Approved, with 10 Percent Property Tax Rate Reduction and Continued Service Improvements

Sixth Consecutive Tax Rate Reduction Have Lowered County Taxes by 37 Percent

Rensselaer County continues to be a leader in New...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY REOPENS TABORTON ROAD BRIDGE IN SAND LAKE

RENSSELAER COUNTY REOPENS TABORTON ROAD BRIDGE IN SAND LAKE, THE LAST PIECE OF RECONSTRUCTION IN COUNTY FOLLOWING SUMMER 2021 FLOODING, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND COUNTY LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

Major flooding in summer 2021 damaged homes and businesses, and roads and bridges in the Sand Lake area. On Friday, the last significant part of the reconstruction was completed with the opening of the Rensselaer County Route 42 (Taborton Road) bridge.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY AND TOWN OF SCHODACK TEAMING UP ON MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

RENSSELAER COUNTY AND TOWN OF SCHODACK TEAMING UP ON MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT ALONG US ROUTE 9, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND SUPERVISOR CHARLES PETER ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County and Town of Schodack officials joined with government partners today to announce the start of a major infrastructure improvement project that will help protect quality of life and create new opportunities for growth in southern Rensselae...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY CONSTRUCTING NEW VETERAN MEMORIAL PLAZA

RENSSELAER COUNTY CONSTRUCTING NEW VETERAN MEMORIAL PLAZA AT NEW COUNTY OFFICES IN EAST GREENBUSH, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County has started construction on a new Veterans Memorial Plaza to recognize the enormous service and sacrifice of veterans and their families during the history of the country and county, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced.

The new Re...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO ASSIST POESTENKILL WITH DEVELOPMENT OF NEW WATER SYSTEM

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO ASSIST POESTENKILL WITH DEVELOPMENT OF NEW WATER SYSTEM TO SERVE ALGONQUIN SCHOOL AREA, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND SUPERVISOR KEITH HAMMOND ANNOUNCE

Rensselaer County will be assisting the Town of Poestenkill with support to make a project to extend municipal water service to the Algonquin Middle School area a reality, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Poestenkill Supervisor Keith Hammond announce...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO KICK-OFF 27TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE TOMORROW

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO KICK-OFF 27TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE TOMORROW AT NEW COUNTY OFFICES IN EAST GREENBUSH, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

Rensselaer County is a giving and generous county, as shown by the annual donations to the Rensselaer County Toy Drive. The 27th annual county toy drive will kick off tomorrow, Friday, November 3, at 11 a.m. at new county offices at 99 Troy Road in East G...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY CONTINUES OPPOSITION TO PLANNED CLOSURE OF BURDETT BIRTH CENTER

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS CONTINUE OPPOSITION TO PLANNED CLOSURE OF BURDETT BIRTH CENTER, AND HEALTH EQUITY REPORT SUPPORTING CLOSURE

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS CONTINUE OPPOSITION TO PLANNED CLOSURE OF BURDETT BIRTH CENTER, AND HEALTH EQUITY REPORT SUPPORTING CLOSURE

“We have opposed the planned closure of the Burdett Birth...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Rensselaer County Budget for 2024 to Reduce Property Taxes by 10 Percent

Rensselaer County Budget for 2024 to Reduce Property Taxes by 10 Percent While Maintaining Needed Services and Continuing Improvement of County Facilities, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

County Property Tax Rate Has Been Reduced by 37 Percent During McLaughlin’s Service as County Executive with Six Consecutive Tax Reductions

Rensselaer County taxpayers will see the sixth consecutive property tax decrease under a 2024 budget intro...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Press Advisory: 2024 budget proposal

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will introduce the 2024 budget proposal on Thursday, October 19 at 12 noon in the chambers of the Rensselaer County Legislature, located on the second floor of the new county offices, 99 Troy Road, East Greenbu...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY EARNS PERFECT SCORE ON STATE REPORT, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

Rensselaer County has again earned a perfect stress fiscal score following a review of county finances by the state, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced.

The county earned a perfect score in the Office of the State Comptroller’s Fiscal St...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2023

ANNUAL RENSSELAER COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE HELD SUNDAY, OCT. 1

ANNUAL RENSSELAER COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE HELD SUNDAY, OCT. 1 AT HUDSON VALLEY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

ANNUAL RENSSELAER COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE HELD SUNDAY, OCT. 1 AT HUDSON VALLEY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

The annual Rensselaer County Emergency Services Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 1 at 3 p.m...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Rensselaer County Intends to Enforce Emergency Order on Illegal Migrants

Rensselaer County Intends to Enforce Emergency Order on Illegal Migrants, Despite New Action by NYC to Force Migrants and Homeless Into Upstate Communities

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said his county will stand strong and enforce an emergency order issued earlier this year to protect county communities from an influx of illegal migrants.

McLaughlin made his comments following an announcement ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2023

BURDETT BIRTH CENTER CLOSURE SHOULD BE REJECTED NOW

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS SAY BURDETT BIRTH CENTER CLOSURE SHOULD BE REJECTED NOW

Request from County Leaders Follows Public Hearing on Monday and Other Opportunities for Comment and Input

The proposal to close the Burdett Birth Center in Troy should be rejected by the state immediately, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Heal...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

MCLAUGHLIN CALLS FOR ANSWERS FOLLOWING TROY MURDER

MCLAUGHLIN CALLS FOR ANSWERS FOLLOWING TROY MURDER INVOLVING MAN IDENTIFIED BY U.S. BORDER PATROL AS BEING IN COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, AND AS A SUSPECT IN MARYLAND STABBING

COUNTY WILL ALSO INTRODUCE LOCAL LAW TO PROHIBIT CONTRACTS FOR HOUSING, STRENGTHENING COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDERS AND ASKS FOR REVIEW BY COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF INTERACTIONS WITH MIGRANTS

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said he is very conc...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Hochul Continues to Fail New Yorkers on Migrant Issue, Says McLaughlin

An emergency announcement by Governor Kathy Hochul sadly illustrates the failure of the state to effectively deal with the migrant crisis largely created by unrealistic state polices, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said today.

The afternoon a...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

PURCHASE OF PROPERTY IN HOOSICK PROPOSED BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN IS APPROVED

PURCHASE OF PROPERTY TO ENABLE IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION OF SENIOR SERVICES IN HOOSICK PROPOSED BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN IS APPROVED BY COUNTY LEGISLATURE

A plan that will allow for an improved and expanded Rensselaer County senior center in Hoosick to move forward proposed by County Executive Steve McLaughlin was approved by the County Legislature at their meeting on Tuesday.

The plan includes the purchase ...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Rensselaer County to Purchase Property in Hoosick as Home for New County Service Center

Rensselaer County to Purchase Property in Hoosick as Home for New County Service Center, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Legislators Announce

New Home Would Replace Outdated Building, and Allow for Location of Other County Offices

Rensselaer County is seeking to purchase property on State Route 22 in Hoosick as the new home for the county senior center in the Hoosick area, County Executive Steve...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Rensselaer County to Launch 49th Summer Food Program to Keep County Kids Fed

Rensselaer County to Launch 49th Summer Food Program to Keep County Kids Fed in Summer 2023, County Executive Steve McLaughlin Announces

County Has Served Over 5 Million Meals Through Summer Food Program

Rensselaer County is continuing a summer tradition that is now approaching a half-century in operation, with the launch of the county’s Summer Food Program on Monday during an eve...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2023

RENSSELAER COUNTY RENEWS CALL FOR SAMARITAN MATERNITY WARD CLOSURE PLAN TO BE CANCELLED

RENSSELAER COUNTY RENEWS CALL FOR SAMARITAN MATERNITY WARD CLOSURE PLAN TO BE CANCELLED BY STATE FOLLOWING LATEST MEETING ON ISSUE

Rensselaer County officials, including County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas, are renewing their calls for the proposed closure of the Samaritan Hospital maternity ward to be cancelled following another meeting to...

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2023

COUNTY OFFICIALS REMAIN CONCERNED FOLLOWING MEETING ON PLANNED CLOSURE OF SAMARITAN MATERNITY WARD

RENSSELAER COUNTY OFFICIALS REMAIN VERY CONCERNED FOLLOWING MEETING ON PLANNED CLOSURE OF COUNTY’S ONLY MATERNITY WARD AT SAMARITAN

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas said they have serious concerns following a meeting with officials from Samaritan Hospital regarding the planned closure of the maternity ward at the hospital.

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County Executive Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2023

CONCERNS ABOUT PLANNED CLOSURE OF SAMARITAN MATERNITY WARD

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT PLANNED CLOSURE OF SAMARITAN MATERNITY WARD

RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MARY FRAN WACHUNAS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT PLANNED CLOSURE OF SAMARITAN MATERNITY WARD

The possible closure of the only maternity ward in Rensselaer County has county leaders concerned ab...

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County Executive Press Releases
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.

“We have been ...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

GUILTY PLEA FOR ILLEGAL GUN POSSESSION

Franklin, Justin

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Justin Franklin, 44, of Troy, pled guilty to one count of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree after he was found in possession of a loaded fir...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2024

KARL SMITH SENTENCED FOR RAPE

Smith, Karl

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Karl Smith, 60, of North Ft. Meyers, Florida was convicted of forcibly raping a 14-year-old child.

Smith, who pled guilty to Rape in the 1st Degree in January, will be r...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2024

CARLOS LEWIS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER, BURGLARY

Lewis, Carlos

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that after a jury trial, Carlos Lewis, 26, of Schenectady was found guilty of Murder in the 2nd degree, a class A-I Felony and Burglary in the 1st degree, a class B Armed Vi...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

JONAS FOUND GUILTY OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION

Jonas, Zachary

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that 38 year-old Zachary Jonas, of Brooklyn, was found guilty after a jury trial of one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree, a ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2023

GIRALDO SENTENCED FOR GUILTY PLEA OF RAPE

Giraldo, Johan

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Johan Felipe Giraldo was sentenced to 9 years in state prison and 15 years post release supervision for his guilty plea in Rensselaer County court.

Giraldo pled guilty to...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2023

WIDO INDICTED FOR RAPE & ANIMAL ABUSE

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Preston Wido, 36, of Latham was indicted today in Rensselaer County Court on the following counts:

1 count of Rape in the First Degree, a class B Violent Felony;

3 counts of Str...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2023

“GIVE” CASES PLED GUILTY TO GUN CRIMES

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced three convictions under the GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative) program. 

Deion Austin, 31, of Troy, pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the S...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2023

ZEOLI FOUND GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND CRIMINAL POSESSION OF A WEAPON

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that after a jury trial, Zach Zeoli, 23, of Troy was found guilty of Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree, a class B violent Felony, in violation of Sections 110 and 125.25(1) ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2023

INDICTMENT FOR MURDER

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that a Rensselaer County Grand Jury indicted Carlos Corrales-Ramirez, 20, homeless, of the crime of Murder in the 2nd Degree, a class A-I Felony, in violation of Section 125...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2023

HUTCHINSON FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER, BURGLARY

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that after a jury trial, Kyle Hutchinson, 23, of Schenectady was found guilty of Murder in the 2nd degree PL 125.25 (3) and Burglary in the 1st degree PL 140.30(1).

Hutchinson...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2023

PINN & STROUD SENTENCED TO 25 TO LIFE FOR MURDER OF ZEONDRE DOMINGO

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Nahsone Pinn, 23, of Troy, and Eric Stroud, Jr., 20, of Troy were sentenced today on their April 12 jury conviction of the Murder of Zeondre Domingo, 23, of Troy.&n...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2023

WILLIAMS FOUND GUILTY OF BEYONCE WINT MURDER

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Isaiah Williams, 25, of Brooklyn, was found guilty by a jury today of one count of Murder in the 2nd Degree, a class A Violent Felony in violation of section 125.25 subdivisi...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2023

RODRIGUEZ SENTENCED

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Hector Rodriquez, 35, of Troy was sentenced for his role in a shooting in Corliss Park in April.

Rodriquez was charged with Criminal Possession Weapon in the Second Degre...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2023

EVANS CONVICTED BY JURY OF MURDERING WIFE

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Taquan Evans, 37, of Troy, was convicted in the late afternoon on May 24th of Murder in the 2nd Degree, (PL 125.25) in the killing of his wife, Georlasia Evans, in Troy ...

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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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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 2, 2023

Rensselaer County Emergency Services Memorial Service

Rensselaer County Emergency Services2023 Memorial ServiceBulmer AuditoriumHudson Valley Community CollegeTroy, New York

October 1, 2023

 

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

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