Mark Robarge, Troy Record

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Troy Record

Niskayuna, NY, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Troy shooting victim recently released from prison

TROY >> Police have identified the victim of a fatal Thursday morning shooting near Prospect Park as a Brooklyn man who was recently released from prison. → Read More

Between the Lines: Cuomo digging deeper hole for local governments?

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes his way around the state this week, giving his six scheduled State of the State addresses, I half-expect him to show up dressed as Santa Claus. → Read More

UPDATED: Police look possible connection between body found in Cropseyville creek and Troy homicide

CROPSEYVILLE >> State, county and local police are investigating a possible connection between a body found Tuesday night in a creek just off Route 2 and a homicide a day earlier in Troy. → Read More

Troy council leader upset with proposed sewer rate increase

TROY >> As if a proposed 28.2 percent in the city’s tax levy in Mayor Patrick Madden’s proposed 2017 city budget wasn’t upsetting enough to City Council President Carmella Mantello, Mantello says she and her fellow council m → Read More

Troy: Watervliet man responsible for own death in police shooting

TROY >> The city is taking a simple defense against a lawsuit filed by the widow of a Watervliet man gunned down by police after allegedly trying to crush an officer between two cars: Edson Thevenin is solely responsible for the early morning co → Read More

Three charged in release of 911 tape involving Troy mayoral candidate

TROY >> Three former local law enforcement officials pleaded not guilty to criminal charges connected to the release of a recording of a 911 call last year involving former mayoral candidate and City Council member Jim Gordon. → Read More

Troy Catholic school parents again call on bishop to attend meeting

TROY >> After their initial effort was rebuffed this spring, a group of local Catholic school parents are renewing their call for the bishop of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese to attend a public meeting to discuss concerns about the future of → Read More

Supporters of student-run union say RPI officials again improperly removing signs

TROY >> Supporters of the Rensselaer Union are experiencing a bitter case of déjà vu as they resume their battle with the administration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to maintain student control of the 125-year-old campus institu → Read More

Troy mayor’s forum aims to take ‘mystery’ out of city budget process

TROY >> When Patrick Madden worked as executive director of the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Project, one of the services the nonprofit group offered was budget counseling for people looking to buy a home. → Read More

Rensselaer officers will not be charged in alleged killing of woodchuck on Troy golf course

TROY >> City polICe will not file any criminal charges against a pair of Rensselaer city police officers who witnesses claim chased and ran down a woodchuck with a golf cart while participating in a golf outing at the Frear Park Golf Course. → Read More

Troy City Council sets schedule for 2017 budget process

TROY >> With what is expected to be a very contentious process about six weeks away, City Council President Carmella Mantello on Thursday released the schedule of meetings leading up to adoption of a 2017 city budget. → Read More

Troy launches Think DIFFERENTLY program to offer more for those with special needs

TROY >> When Marc Molinaro first tried to teach his daughter how to tie her shoes, it turned out he learned a lesson just as valuable as the one he was teaching. → Read More

Defense asks for dismissal of Lansingburgh manslaughter case

TROY >> A Rensselaer County Court judge will decide Tuesday morning on a motion to dismiss all charges against the former professional basketball player accused of squeezing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death. → Read More

Troy council majority dumps animal limit proposal

TROY >> A proposed change to the city code that would limit the number of animals allowed in any housing unit is apparently dead after the bulk of the City Council’s majority said it would not support the legislation. → Read More

Trial in Troy toddler’s death begins

TROY >> A jury is being asked to decide whether Michael Davis was a loving, father-like figure to his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter or a 6-foot-10 monster who crushed the life out of that toddler in February 2015. → Read More

Reaching out for help and to help: New partnership aims to attract minorities, poor to join Troy Fire Department

TROY >> The Troy Fire Department is reaching out to the community to fill openings on the force and in return to offer the chance at a career for those seeking a better live. → Read More

Jury selection to continue Thursday in Troy toddler’s death case

TROY >> Jury selection will continue Thursday morning in the trial of a man accused of squeezing a toddler to death in February 2015. → Read More

Heimroth found guilty in deadly Lansingburgh beatings

TROY >> Jacob Heimroth could spend the rest of his life in prison after a Rensselaer County Court jury found him guilty Tuesday of participating in the deadly beating of a Lansingburgh couple nearly two years ago. → Read More

Trial in Troy toddler’s death to begin Wednesday

TROY >> Now that jurors have decided the fate of a man accused in the deadly 2014 beatings of a Lansingburgh couple, another accused killer will go on trial in the same courtroom. → Read More

Jury gets Lansingburgh double murder trial

TROY >> The fate of a city man accused of participating in the fatal beatings of a Lansingburgh couple nearly two years ago is in the hands of eight women and four men. → Read More