Spitzer still the gov -- for now, Troy enforces code violations against "Virtual Jihadi" gallery, Albany Marines headed to Iraq, firemen remove man from tree, Schenectady cop takes time on the job to take in bowling

Will Eliot Spitzer resign today? Yes... or, at least, maybe. [TU] [NYT]

The City of Troy has shut down public gatherings at the gallery that was showing Wafaa Bilal's "Virtual Jihadi" for code violations. The exhibition drew protests Monday -- and they were led by the city's public works commissioner, who also happens to be in charge of code enforcement. The gallery had been previously cited for violations, but the director of the gallery says the city is censoring the work. And he says the original code violations came after the gallery showed a film that was critical of the mayor's policies. [TU] [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

The Marine reserve unit based in Albany will be going to Iraq later this year. [TU]

The Schenectady fire department was called last night to remove a man from a tree alongside I-890. [Daily Gazette]

Malta is looking at plans to concentrate its new development into a walkable downtown. [Daily Gazette]

A Schenectady cop was caught watching his son bowl in Scotia while he was supposed to be on patrol. "No, that's not acceptable," mayor Brian Stratton told the Gazette with a sigh. [Daily Gazette]


The police officer sounds like a real winner:

When the boy missed a strike, Disbrow hugged him and tried to buck him up.

"You still won. That's all that matters," he said.

Way to go.

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