Candidates use own cash, Troy City Hall still standing, traffic circle skepticism, no more hot dogs in Congress Park

Many of the local Congressional candidates are spending their own money to run for office. Republican Sandy Treadwell, who's running for the chance to take on Kirsten Gillibrand, has put up almost a million bucks of his own money. [TU]

This just in: Troy's City Hall probably won't fall down. As for its parking garage, well, we'll see. [Troy Record]

The developer looking to build on Broadway near Quackenbush Square in Albany has changed plans. The proposal now includes a 12-story apartment building, seven-story hotel and a four-story retail/office building. [TU]

It sounds like people are still skeptical about the plan to build a roundabout west of downtown Saratoga (map). [Daily Gazette]

The hot dog vendor has been bumped from Saratoga's Congress Park. And that means no knishes, either. [Saratogian]

Parts of Schenectady's Central Park will be no-smoking this summer. [Fox23]

The Great Escape has added an attraction called Wiggles World. (Yes, those Wiggles.) [Saratogian]

Comments

I don't even eat hot dogs, but I was very sad to see that Ed won't be coming back to Congress Park.
I always bought a soda or ices while strolling through the park and it's a shame that there will be no vendors at all, except for special events.
I know they're abiding by a law, but I still think it's a big mistake.
They should have some amendment to allow vendors there. Not having any changes the whole vibe of the park.

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