Colonie addresses problem of sex offender motels

The Town of Colonie is addressing the problem of where sex offenders can live and how many can live in one spot.

Right now, a large number of sex offenders live in motels located on Central Avenue, near some schools and homes.

During Thursday's town board meeting many residents expressed concern, saying the state's restrictions on where sex offenders can live only shifts the burden.

One attendee told NEWS10, “My wife and I are raising our kids within two miles, and that area in particular – we know times have changed everywhere – but, that area in particular puts an extremely high level of stress. We get the letters and the pictures sent to our elementary and middle schools and to our house weekly.”

The Town of Colonie will be holding a public hearing on the problem in August.

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