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T-Spin has moved
The T-Spin staff has packed up and moved over to It's a full service website offering the latest in local, state and national news. And yes, T-Spin will still appear under the "opinion" section of the website and you will be able to read ...
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Two cops shot in Troy
TROY – Two police officers were
shot near the intersection of 112 th Street and Fifth Ave. One suspect was also shot. The two police officers were taken
to Albany Medical Center Hospital and the suspect was taken to St. Mary’s
Hospital. A helicopter was dis...
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RIP Jeff Couch
COUCH One of the first times I worked
with photographer Jeff Couch was on a Christmas Day when I was a newer reporter
at The Record. I walked into the empty newsroom –
weekends and holidays were the thinnest of skeleton crews with only one
reporter and one ...
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Challenge to Everett's petitions headed to court
TROY - Council President Rodney
Wiltshire is challenging the petitions of mayoral hopeful Earnest Everett in
court. Three candidates turned in more
than the required 402 signatures to get on the ballot – Wiltshire, Everett and
Patrick Madden. Wiltshire turn...
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AG charges RensCo CO Rogers with four felonies
ROGERS Kevin Rogers, the Rensselaer
County corrections officer who was sitting home making a full paycheck for four-plus
years, is now facing criminal charges for improperly spending union funds,
according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. According to...
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And then there were 29
The astounding number of
candidates, 30, running for a limited number of open seats in Troy, 10, has
shrunk by one. Pamela Troue, who was running in
District 2 with what is commonly known as the “Wade Democrats,” or the slate
headed up by mayoral candidate ...
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THA commissioner Paul Moses arrested for welfare fraud
MOSES Paul Moses, a tenant commissioner
on the Troy Housing Authority Board of Directors, was arrested this morning on
three felonies related to not reporting income and collecting social services
benefits. After an investigation headed up by the
state Insp...
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Dems pick slate in Troy; 30 candidates now running for 10 seats
The Democrats
endorsed their slate of candidates Saturday, bringing the total number running
for the 10 open seats in the City of Troy to 30. Yes, you read
that right – 30 candidates running for 10 seats. It will make for
a crazy election season even by #tr...
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Mantello will run At Large
Carmella Mantello is out of the
race she was never officially in. But, rather than run for mayor,
the three-term councilwoman will take a shot at an At-Large seat on the Troy
City Council. If she did follow through and make
a third attempt at mayor, somethi...
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The WFP, the GOP, Wiltshire and Gordon
GORDON Guess I better get caught up on
what is turning out to be a wild year in the City of Troy. -As expected, Councilman Jim
Gordon, R-District 1, got the GOP Selection Committee’s nod. That
recommendation now goes to the full committee, which is also exp...
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