Albany County

Correctional Officer Arrested
Last week on Saturday night, 30-year-old Correctional Officer Ryan Lawson reported to the Sheriff’s Department that someone had thrown a lit firecracker into his home causing damage to an area rug.
Jail Nurse Test Positive
Albany County Jail nurse test positive for COVID-19. As a result of the positive test 35 inmates who had contact with the nurse have been placed in isolation.
No Plastic Bags
State lawmakers approved a measure that prohibits the use of single-use plastic bags as part of the 2020 state budget.
Local Places Where You Can Buy ‘Legal’ Fireworks
As we approach the 4th of July, get ready to see pop-up tents that claim to be selling "Fireworks".  They're not.  The technical term is 'sparkling devices' and for the record, they're not the big explosives that people in our neighboring states are able to legally sell.  With that being said, you may still purchase some safer, less volatile alternatives to help make your 4th a little mo
Albany County Sex Offender Finds Daycare Loophole
Seeing this story made my blood boil and my stomach churn, all because of a law loophole. I thought the rules on where convicted sex offenders could live were pretty strict but apparently, there's a loophole that allowed one to move near an Albany County daycare.
Albany Parks Ban Smoking
More news to irritate smokers, even more, I caught this over at WNYT, The Albany County Legislature will take up a bill Monday night (page 87 of the agenda) to ban tobacco products in county-owned parks. The legislation is part of a continuing battle from Albany County to combat kids getting addicted to cigarettes and reduce the county’s smoking rate...