A possible NYRA deal, state of the city Troy edition, Schenectady reconsiders fluoride, shedding light on Troy

It looks like Spitzer, Silver and Bruno have more or less agreed on a new deal for NYRA. But apparently the racing association is not on board and it's still threatening to shut down Aqueduct next week. [TU]

During his state of the city address, Troy mayor Harry Tutunjian called for a city-wide property task assessment and continued his push to move city hall to the Verizon building on 6th. The word "boondoggle" also came up in reference to the Atrium. [Record]

Schenectady might stop putting fluoride in its water -- and dentists aren't too happy about it. [Daily Gazette]

A developer is looking to shed some light -- red and blue -- on the architecture in Troy's Hedley District (just north of downtown). [TU]

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