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Albany Budget Signals End of Landfill Battle

Albany Budget Signals End of Landfill Battle

When Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan unveiled her 2015 budget for the city on Wednesday, she closed the book on a decades-long saga in a far smaller Hudson River community 17 miles to the south.

Tucked into her $176 million budget was a revenue estimate of $5 million for the anticipated sale of a plot of land in Coeymans to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

If that sale goes through — nothing has been signed yet — it would definitively scuttle a controversial plan for Albany to use the site as a landfill.

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