Wildfires, convention center cost questions, yet another Congressional candidate, are you ashamed of Eliot Spitzer?

State helicopters were used to dump water on a brush fire that burned almost 50 acres in western Albany County yesterday. Rennselaer County has also been dealing with grass fires and it's banned outdoor fires until next week. [TU]

Now that the price tag for the Albany Convention Center has doubled, the state has hired consultants to re-assess whether the project makes economic sense. [TU]

Yet another candidate has entered the race for the 21st Congressional District (McNulty's seat). Craig Burridge, the head of the Pharmacist Society of the State of New York, makes it eight Democrats and two Republicans. (AOA's Congressional Race Scorecard) [Daily Gazette]

A Quinnipiac poll reports that 59 percent of New Yorkers are "ashamed" that Eliot Spitzer was their governor. Almost 70 percent say David Paterson was right to spill about his past affairs and drug use -- and even more say the media should stop asking him about it. [QPoll]

The Albany Airport is getting a Honda Jet dealership (yep, that's Honda like the cars). It's expected to open in 2010 when the small jets are expected to be approved by the FAA. [TU]

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