A non-binding resolution from the Common Council and a word from the mayor did what Gen. Jack D. Ripper’s fictional takeover of a military base could not: They put an end to fluoridation, at least in Albany.
A day after Mayor Jerry Jennings signaled his opposition to fluoridation and two days after aldermen voiced that sentiment in a vote, the Albany Water Board’s chief fluoride advocate said he is throwing in the towel. Although board Treasurer Thomas Conole on Tuesday was still holding out hope of a vote, he bowed Wednesday to City Hall’s opposition.
“I’m bowing to political reality,” said …
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