Keith Whitcomb Jr., Troy Record

Keith Whitcomb Jr.

Troy Record

Bennington, VT, United States

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Past articles by Keith:

Mostly recycled, completely stylish, local clothing maker gives fabric new life

Troy, N.Y. >> What happens to old clothes no one wants? Many hats, mittens, and other garments end up in landfills, but some come to Kathleen Tesnakis. → Read More

Troy councilman files ethics complaint against mayor, city’s attorney

Troy, N.Y. >> A city council member has filed an ethics complaint against the mayor and corporation council over a delay in turning over records. → Read More

Should police carry EpiPens? Tedisco says yes, sponsors bill

Albany, N.Y. >> Senator Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, announced Tuesday new public safety legislation he has introduced enabling police officers and members of law enforcement to carry EpiPens to treat people with severe allergic reactions in an eme → Read More

Appeals court upholds decision on jail employee’s damages claims

Troy, N.Y. >> An appeals court has held up the damages awarded to a former county jail employee who was subjected to harassment by co-workers. → Read More

Social Security Administration intends to fire employee who wrote messages

Troy, N.Y. >> A claims analyst for the Social Security Administration who wrote pro-union messages on the outer walls of the SSA Troy field office, and the one in Plattsburgh, may be getting fired for doing so. → Read More

Man shot and killed in Cohoes, police say reported home invasion

Cohoes, N.Y. >> Police say a man was shot and killed on Remsen Street early Sunday morning. → Read More

Rensselaer County assistant DA resigns over DWI charge

Troy, N.Y. >> An assistant district attorney has resigned following a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove. → Read More

New Stewart’s to replace old on Hoosick Street

Troy, N.Y. >> The Stewart’s Shop on Hoosick Street is being torn down, but the new one next door is nearly ready to open. → Read More

Contractor agrees to plead guilty in Clean Air Act case

Troy, N.Y. >> The demolition company that took down 4-10 King Street five years ago pleaded guilty recently to violating the Clean Air Act. → Read More

Appeals court upholds 20-year sentence in stabbing case

Troy, N.Y. >> An appeals court has upheld the 20-year sentence of a man convicted in 2013 of stabbing another to death in a robbery. → Read More

Troy creates group to review Americans with Disabilities Act needs

Troy, N.Y. >> There’s a new group that plans to review all of the city’s shortcomings where it comes to serving those with disabilities and special needs. → Read More

Troy protest targets anti-union activity

Troy, N.Y. >> Several weeks after he was escorted from the building, Social Security Claims Specialist Adam Pelletier was back in front of the Social Security Administration Troy Field Office on Wednesday, along with about 75 other people, prote → Read More

Troy Middle School teacher accused of assaulting two students

Troy, N.Y. >> A Troy Middle School teacher is accused of shoving two students into a wall back in March. → Read More

Troy to host second foreclosed property open house

Troy, N.Y. >> Wanna buy a house? The city is showing off over a dozen foreclosure properties it owns on Tuesday, hoping that being able to go inside and look around will spur more people into bidding. → Read More

Troy City Court denies man’s request to withdraw plea

Troy, N.Y. >> A man who wanted his guilty plea withdrawn, saying he was coerced into giving it because police had beaten him up during his arrest, had the request denied by a City Court judge. → Read More

Protestors in front of Troy PD, angry over grand jury decision

Troy, N.Y. >> A grand jury’s recent decision not to indict a city police officer over the non-fatal shooting of a black man last year drew protestors to the front of the Troy Police Department on Wednesday. → Read More

Grand jury says Troy police shooting of Dahmeek McDonald was justified

Troy, N.Y. >> A city police officer who shot a man in August 2017 was justified in doing so, according to a grand jury. → Read More

Troy’s bond credit rating improves

Troy, N.Y. >> The city’s finances are improving, according to a nationally recognized bond credit rating service, but there still appears to be room for improvement. → Read More

Troy begins textile recycling program

Troy, N.Y. >> Got old clothes you want thrown out, but don’t want to end up in a landfill? There will now be several locations throughout the city to drop off these unwanted items. → Read More

Cohoes scrap yard open days after fire

Cohoes, N.Y. >> A local scrap yard is open for business days after a large fire consumed a pile of scrap material and damaged a building. → Read More