Rensselaer Iron Works coming down, Paterson up for another surgery, McNulty says he's replaceable, Central Ave reconstruction to begin, elm trees coming back

The Rennselaer Iron Works building in south Troy is being demolished after a massive fire there over the weekend. Fire officials say it was arson. [Troy Record] [TU]

After have surgery to relieve pressure in his left eye early last week, David Paterson had the same procedure performed on his other eye Friday. And it looks like he'll be in more surgery later this summer. (Earlier on AOA: what happens if something happens to David Paterson.) [NYT]

Mike McNulty says he's just an average guy who made into Congress because he worked hard. The soon-to-be-former Congressman, who describes himself as replaceable, says he'll be looking for a job outside of Washington come next year. Presumably his slate will continue to include announcing Green Island Little League games. [TU]

Albany city attorneys are urging the common council to hold up plans to borrow almost $7 million dollars to expand the city dump (which will soon be full). The attorneys say the city should wait until the state finishes its environmental review of the plan. [TU]

The high price of oil -- and thus asphalt -- is leading to fewer road construction projects around the region this summer. [Daily Gazette]

Not being held back: the big Central Avenue reconstruction. It's scheduled to begin this week. [TU]

Another 84 units are being added to the Paddocks of Saratoga luxury apartment complex. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady is looking to plant elm trees again now that disease-resistant strains are available. All of the city's elm trees were wiped out 70 years agao by Dutch elm disease. [Daily Gazette]

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