Monday, November 16, 2015
YE OLDE RUMOR MILL
Now, with a new administration less than 50 days away, the rumors are running faster than Mark McGrath's mouth.
First up, according to our sources, is Wally Altes. Wally Altes is heading-up the Pat Madden Transition Team (or PMTT). Altes is the former President of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce. Altes is also credited with coining the term "Tech Valley." Actually, Altes coined the term Techneurial Valley which was thankfully shortened to Tech Valley, which we've never actually heard any area resident use.
Altes was a supporter of Carmella Mantello in her failed run for mayor in 2011 and actually tried to convince Mayor Rosamilia to select Mantello as his Deputy Mayor.
Next up, we hear that Monica Kurzejeski is being considered for Economic Development or....Deputy Mayor. Didn't see that last one coming but again, these are just rumors.
For the same two positions mentioned above, the Troy Polloi has learned that another contestant has entered the game. Wait for it.....wait for it.....Jim Conroy, former Deputy Mayor under Mark Pattison.
Again, these are mere rumors and we know what they're worth. Still, the chatter is of interest. A Conroy confirmation hearing would prove entertaining.
Finally, we have one of the most common of rumors, Amy O'Connor, as Corporation Counsel. Of course, Amy is sister-in-law to former Lieutenant Governor Mary Donohue, so the conspiracy mill will grind on. Mary was
originally married to Tom Kenny a well-known Democrat and attorney. More fodder for the Dem-Rep unholy alliance conspiracy theory.
Shit, maybe there is a conspiracy.