- Published on Friday, May 24 2013, 7:56 PM
Sorry I missed this...congrats to folks:
On Friday May 27, 2013 at 10:00 am in the Albany County Courthouse Rotunda the Albany County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a promotion ceremony. Eleven (11) members of the Sheriff’s Office will be promoted by Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr.. Family, friends and media are welcome to attend this auspicious occasion.
The following members were promoted;
· Christian Clark to the rank of Superintendent ( 20 year Veteran )
· Michael Lyons to the rank of Asst. Superintendent ( 15 year Veteran )
· Michael Montelone to the rank of Asst. Chief Deputy ( 14 year Veteran )
· Gennaro Appell to the rank of Inspector ( 25 year Veteran )
· William Riley to the rank of Inspector ( 25 year Veteran )
· Shawn Spring to the rank of Captain ( 24 year Veteran )
· James Goss to the rank of Captain (17 Year Veteran )
· Arrel Moncur to the rank of First Sergeant ( 13 year Veteran )
· Lawrence Warner to the rank of First Sergeant ( 18 year Veteran )
· John Henry to the rank of Sergeant ( 23 year Veteran )
· Shawn Noonan to the rank of Investigator ( 5 year Veteran )
- Published on Thursday, May 23 2013, 6:40 AM
I’ve taken issue with County Legislator, Mary Lou Connolly, in the past…I’ve taken issue with Chairman Shawn Morse and, when he was a legislator, Dan McCoy. Why? Because they all have 100% union votes…that is, regardless of the legislation, these folks have always been in support of the people working in the unions.
With the Nursing Home vote, the philosophies behind the vote have been revealed and now, finally, some of my electeds will realize why I’m not really anti-union. Like Mary Lou Connolly, I fully support the workers who comprise these unions…that is why I, like Ms. Connolly, support the privatization proposal because it is the solution which will keep the labor union minions working.
- Published on Tuesday, May 21 2013, 6:58 AM
Head to the pollls today to vote on the School and Library Budgets and to select one candidate for the Library Board. Now, that may get a little trick as the polling places are different and fewer and, if they do things similarly to the last couple of times, you will need to produce your license to vote.
The good thing is that the polls are open at 7AM this morning and don't close until 9PM.
Since many prime voters frequent this blog for voting selections...this year Ii'm supporting Jose Lopez for the Library Board. Sure, he's the perpetual candidate and a little different but, to quote Lenny Ricchuiti, it's his time...he's paid his campaign dues. And, besides, with Dan Curtis on the Library Board, you couldn't get a better ticket than a Library Board meeting with the two of them on board.
- Published on Thursday, May 23 2013, 6:07 AM
I’m at the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals tonight along with a whole lot of other people for some reason. Interestingly, the Sheriff is even here as is Mr. Sano..I had to readjust to my surroundings to ensure that I was in the correct location. The Sheriff is in the chamber to speak on the Boys and Girls Club…I’ll fill ya in when he fills me in.
The first item on the agenda tonight is Melissaa Hunt’s fence at 94 Grove Avenue and it seems it’s a done deal. Unfortunately, Ms. Hunt didn’t know there were different regulations for the corner lots…and, she’s got a complaining neighbor that is having problems seeing around the corner fence. A motion is made to permit the fence with conditions. …and the single objecting neighbor storms from the Chamber.
- Published on Monday, May 20 2013, 9:10 PM
The verdict is in for the Attorney General’s Operation OGK…with this trial starting at the end of February with six defendants and ending tonight with only four defendants (there was enough evidence to move forward after the AG presented its case on two of the defendants.) This wiretapping bust was announced by the AG on March 27, 2012 with the arrest of 51 in a 261 count indictment.
Guy Anderson, represented by Mr. Feit, was convicted on 15 counts, he was found not guilty on one count and the jury was unable to reach a verdict on one count. Mr. Johnson, represented by Roy Nessler, was found not guilty on four counts and the jury was unable to reach a verdict on two counts.