Big Fuller Road makeover planned, local Derby bettors tripped up, Albany Med prize awarded, bad cotton candy

A plan to completely reconstruct Fuller Road in Albany includes three roundabouts, medians, bike lanes and the possibility of moving the intersection with Washington Ave north to provide more room for Albany NanoTech. [TU]

Bettors at Capital Region OTBs had a little trouble getting into the gate before the Kentucky Derby. A computer glitch an hour before post time kept people from placing bets on race. Capital OTB says the hiccup wasn't its fault. It looks like about $500,000 less was bet this year on the race than last year, possibly because of the hold-up. [Daily Gazette]

The Albany Medical Center Prize went to UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn and Yale's Joan Steitz this year for their work on RNA. They're the first two women to win the award, which is $500,000 -- the largest cash prize for medicine in the country. [Daily Gazette]

An Albany County legislator is proposing that sex offenders be prevented from staying in the same emergency shelters as everyone else. [TU]

The Fort Orange Club wants to knock down a couple of office buildings on Washington Avenue so it can build a parking lot. It seems people in the neighborhood aren't too happy about that. [TU]

The City of Saratoga Springs is holding a class to teach people how to "grieve" their property tax assessments. [Saratogian]

You know what's a bad flavor for cotton candy? Ant poison. [CapNews9]

Comments

Albany is going to acquire MORE roundabouts? NO!!! All we need are for zombies and snakes to attack my car on the roundabout and my living nightmare will be complete! Thanks Albany!

Dear Pantaloons: I respectfully respond,

YES, MORE ROUNDABOUTS!!! They save gas, save time, and most importantly, save LIVES. Rather than complaining about them, learn how to use them and deal with them. We should be thankful that our DOT cares enough to be doing this.

Your lesson begins here:
https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/main/roundabouts

I agree with Fred. People just don't bother to learn how to use them.

I have no doubt that when used correctly, roundabouts are efficient. But for the directionally challenged such as myself, they are confusing as hell. Especially if it is a new area I'm not familiar with. Add to that the increasing levels of duchebaggery among local drivers. That is why (to me) roundabouts feel more like a Fear Factor challenge rather than a time saver. I have a better chance of reaching my destination by being randomly shot out of a cannon.

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