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Please don’t make me hire sex offender

By   /  September 17, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet AFTER A HEARING THAT INCLUDED A NEAR BRAWL BETWEEN THE OPPOSING ATTORNEYS, JUDGE LOCKETTE ORDERS FIRE CHIEF JAMES CARSWELL TO CERTIFY JOEY PAIT AS A FIREFIGHTER TAXPAYERS LIKELY TO SHELL OUT AT LEAST $420,000 IN BACK PAY FOR PAIT By Kevin Hogencamp Albany Fire Chief James Carswell can’t be more blunt about it: He [...]

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Whatcha Say, Albany?

By   /  September 17, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet THE “MYSTERY TOWER” IN the photo on page A3 of the Sept. 1 edition belongs to the County Jail. I’m not sure what year it was built, but it was replaced by a new jail building directly north of the courthouse in 1912. The old jail sat just east and north of the courthouse [...]

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A FEDERAL CASE: Secret forgery case in city government under investigation

By   /  September 17, 2010  /  Crime, Government  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp With a lot at stake amid a stormy tenure as city manager and with the city attorney’s blessing, Alfred Lott made a decision earlier this year to sweep a federal forgery case at city hall under the rug. Instead of notifying the federal agency that was defrauded on the city’s behalf [...]

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Postell is a genius

By   /  September 17, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet I’m usually pretty hard on Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell, but he’s finally proven himself to be a true genius. Last week, he announced that he plans to bring the “saggy britches” crisis to the forefront of Albany politics. He described the fashion faux pas as “disgusting” and “disrespectful”. The only real problem I [...]

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SCOUT’S HONOR: HE’S A BONAFIDE HERO

By   /  September 17, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTO Ron Young, a Villa Ricca resident and Eagle Scout who was an Iraqi prisoner war during Operation Iraqi Freedom, spoke Monday to Scouts in Albany. Young spoke on how important it is to always be prepared in life, and he shared the story of his 2003 capture and of his rescue by [...]

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Chehaw’s “Walk’ set for Oct. 14

By   /  September 17, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal On Thursday, October 14, Albany’s area dining scene converges on the exotic grounds of Chehaw’s Wild Animal Park for the 10th annual “Walk On The Wild Side” hosted by the Friends of Chehaw.

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