Soares seeks waiver, Bruno supports Paterson, Troy Mayor sues council, New Gov. moves in, infants arrival alerts firefighters

District Attorney David Soares wants Governor Paterson to waive executive privilege for Eliot Spitzer and release Spitzer's e-mail and other documents in the travel scandal surrounding Joe Bruno. Paterson is seeking the advice of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.[TU, NYT]


Not surprisingly, David Paterson wants to take the focus off his past drug use and affairs. More surprisingly perhaps, Joe Bruno is standing behind him. Bruno and Senator Chuck Schumer are voicing their support for the Governor and want to put the focus on the state budget. [Capital News 9]

Governor Paterson won't have to rack up anymore local hotel bills. He's moving in to the mansion.[NYT]

Here's a shock (not). Schumer endorses Clinton [Saratogian]

The Mayor of Troy is suing the city council over pay raises for politically appointed city employees. Mayor Harry Tutunjian vetoed the pay raises, but the city council voted to override that veto [Troy Record]

More that 5 million dollars in grants will help boost the economy and create jobs in upstate New York [TU]

Surveillance video from outside a bank may give police a new clue in the Jaliek Rainwalker case. [Capital News 9]

Three Rotterdam police were cleared of charges they used excessive force on a woman at a routine traffic stop last month.[Daily Gazette]

The Skidmore College alum who threatened to commit a terrorist act on campus was sentenced for four years in jail yesterday. [Daily Gazette]

Albany schools need improvement in the English Department. [TU]

You're in labor and the building is on fire? A Troy woman awoke with labor pains to find the building on fire. She was able to alert firefighters and saved her family and neighbors. [Troy Record]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of summer

Considering how dry it's been, it's kind of hard to get upset about getting caught under a tree during the pop-up shower Thursday afternoon. And... (more)

The Capital Region's largest private employers*

Tucked in that request for proposals for the sale of part of the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany was an interesting list: The largest... (more)

How the train station ended up where it is now

The fact that Albany's train station is over the river in Rensselaer is one of those things that prompts a lot of "What... why... huh?"... (more)

Weekend Destination: Thousand Islands

Why: nature, water sports, romance How far: 3.5 hours The origin of Thousand Island dressing can be controversial, but legend has it that it was... (more)

A peek at our possible future climate

We've had an unusually dry summer so far, and it's been somewhat hotter than usual, too. And while any one year isn't necessarily a sign... (more)

Recent Comments

Seconding the above. Albany Youth Soccer. I played for many years with this organization. Absolutely excellent experience. Good mix of fun and hard work. Very diverse group of kids and coaches. Well organized. Many other kids I knew growing up in Albany played as well. In my opinion this is the integral kids sports experience.

Weekend Destination: Thousand Islands

...has 3 comments, most recently from Ryan H

A few more bits about the potential sale of a chunk of the Harriman State Office Campus

...has 3 comments, most recently from Rebecca

Morning Blend for Jul 28

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace

Suggestions for youth soccer programs?

...has 8 comments, most recently from Stan

Behold, the white squirrels at play

...has 23 comments, most recently from Tracy