Local Congressional race starts to focus, Troy has a concrete plan, rabid fisher prompts fear phobia, documenting Fountain Day

The Albany County Democratic Party has picked three front-runners in the race for the 21st Congressional District (Mike McNulty's seat): Tracey Brooks, Phil Steck and Paul Tonko. And what about Tonko, is he in or out? Well, he quit his job at NYSERDA on Friday, so it looks like he'll probably be jumping in. [TU] [TU]

Speaking of Congresspeople... Kirsten Gillibrand is nearing her due date and says she'll be back at work "as soon as I am physically able." Gillibrand will be just the sixth House member to give birth while in office. [TU]

Famous medical examiner Michael Baden will conduct a second autopsy of Joshua Szostak's body, which was found floating in the Hudson near Coxsackie. The original autopsy conducted at St. Peter's ruled that Szostak's death was an accident. [TU]

Troy is looking at repaving roads with concrete because of the rising cost of asphalt, which is made from oil. [Saratogian]

A Glenville woman says she can barely bring herself to pet a dog (because of the fur) after being attacked by a rabid fisher last year in her garage. [TU]

UAlbany held its annual Fountain Day yesterday and local media outlets made sure they were there to document the wet, half-naked college students. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [CapNews9] [Fox23] [Troy Record] [CBS6]

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.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Photos from the 2018 Women's March in Albany

Thousands of people gathered in West Capitol Park in Albany Saturday afternoon for a second Women's March, a follow-up to a similar event a year... (more)

A big step forward for the Quackenbush Center mixed-use project, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

That big mixed-use project proposed for just north of Quackenbush Square in downtown Albany took an important step forward this week when the city planning... (more)

Belt Line 3

The owners of Roux in Slingerlands are planning to open a new restaurant in a space on Hamilton Street in Albany, just up from the... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We're in that January lull in the Capital Region -- those couple of weeks after the holidays when things slow down just a touch. But... (more)

Morning Blend

Call for Troy police reform + Prompted by the recent state Attorney General's office report about the fatal police shooting of Edson Thevenin, activists gathered... (more)