Day one for Paterson, Siena to face Vanderbilt in tournament, Schenectady goes to bed early, driver plows completely into store

David Paterson will be sworn in today as governor at 1 pm. [NYT]

The Siena men's basketball team got a #13 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Saints will face Vanderbilt in the first round on Friday in Tampa. [TU]

The Sanctuary for Independent Media has found a space to hold its Tuesday performance by The Yes Men. The City of Troy closed the gallery's regular space because of code violations after an exhibition of Wafaa Bilal's "Virtual Jihadi."

Downtown Schenectady's population of residents is growing, but many shops and restaurants are still closing at 6 pm. Business owners say there still are enough people living in the neighborhood to making staying open later worthwhile. [Daily Gazette]

A drunk driver drove her car into a Stewart's in Troy Saturday night, stopping at the store's back wall. Three customers suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver? Not hurt. [Troy Record]

It seems residents of Saratoga Springs are cool to the idea of a roundabout just west of downtown. An engineer planning the change says people fear change. [Saratogian]

Marino's Pizza in Saratoga is up for sale. Two-and-a-half million dollars and the popular pizzeria could be yours. [Saratogian]


The Muddy Cup on State Street inside Proctor's is open until 11 p.m. Beats Starbucks any day.

Forget about going to the diners and greasy spoons in Sch'dy. Many of them aren't even open on the weekends at all.

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