Something stinks in Schenectady, VLTs in Albany?, SUNY enrollment hits another record, big plans for Stewart

Schnectady stinks. No, really. The city's sewage treatment plant had to turn off blowers at its compost facility. City-wide stinkiness ensued. [Daily Gazette]

Jerry Jennings would like to see video lottery terminals in Albany, but others aren't so sure it's a good, um, bet. [CBS6]

SUNY's enrollment has hit a record high, the 10th consecutive year it's done that. [Business Review]

But a lot of those students aren't sticking around after graduation. Silda Wall Spitzer is trying to stem upstate's exodus of young professionals. [TU]

WTEN Channel 10 let a bunch of people go yesterday, including morning anchor Alyssa Van Wie, sports guy Brian Sinkoff, weatherman Chris Gloninger and reporter John Craig. [TU]

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has big plans for Stewart Airport. These plans don't include landing the space shuttle there, but apparently you theoretically could. [AP]

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I love how the powers that be use the inocuous acronym "VLT" instead of "slot machine." Yes, and it's "gaming," not "gambling." Can we please stop abusing our language?

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