Albany Med expansion, insiders say Tonko will run, cable prices going up, pizzerias getting burned by flour prices

Albany Med plans to build a new six-story building at the corner of Myrtle and New Scotland. The project is expected to cost $360 million and will add 116 beds to the hospital. Albany Med says it's had to turn patients away during the last few years because it was out of room. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Local Democratic party insiders tell the Gazette that Paul Tonko is virtually certain to run for the 21st Congressional District seat (that's the one that's mostly made up of Albany and Schenectady counties). The former longtime assemblyman and current head of NYSERDA said publicly that he's "considering" a run. Meanwhile, Albany Democrat Lester Freeman announced he's getting into the race. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Time Warner is raising prices. Both standard and digital TV service will increase a little more than $2 a month. [TU]

The re-trial of Warren Powell has been postponed. [Troy Record]

Local pizzerias say rising flour prices are really squeezing them. The price of wheat -- and, in turn, flour -- has more than doubled in the last year. [Daily Gazette]

Niskayuna High School grad Andre Davis re-signed with the NFL's Houston Texans for $16 million dollars over four years. [Houston Chron]

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