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Blanchard’s council future fades

Slow stroke recovery may lead to resignation

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It’s been more than four months since Schenectady City Councilwoman Barbara Blanchard fell ill, and the prognosis is no longer optimistic. She is slowly recovering from a stroke, but at this point, she is still greatly limited in movement and all forms of communication. Democrats are preparing for the likelihood that she will resign, unable to return to the City Council. “It’s a real shame,” said Democratic City Committee Chairman Richard Naylor. “It certainly looks ...

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