Big rigs roll at capitol, gun buyback to expand, stop that bat, Schenectady decides downtown is electrifying

More than 100 big rigs made a loop around the capitol as part of a protest against high taxes, tolls and diesel prices yesterday. And this being Albany, the event featured its fair share of political name calling and finger pointing. And Joe Bruno drove a big rig. [TU] [Saratogian]

The church running the Albany gun buyback says it's collected 17 guns. And now it looks like Albany County DA's office will start a similar program. [CapNews9] (Earlier on AOA: The Albany gun buyback: buyer's remorse?)

The state Department of Health is urging people to capture any bats that may have come in contact with people or pets. There's a nationwide shortage of human rabies vaccines and public health officials want to make sure it's only used for people who have come in contact with a rabid animal. [Daily Gazette]

The CEO of NYRA says the racing association will be profitable by 2010. It lost $34.4 million last year. And its franchise agreement with the state still isn't finalized. [Saratogian]

Troy has approved an installment plan for Rensselaer to pay off the rest of its $2.1 million water debt. [TU]

Schenectady leaders have decided to call the city's downtown entertainment and arts district around State and Jay ElectriCity. [Business Review]

There won't be a bobblehead giveaway this year at The Track. [Saratogian]

Comments

ElitriCity? Are you kidding? Sounds like it should be the title of an 80s tv movie starring Patrick Swayze and John Travalta - where the two of them overcome their family hardships and start their own dance studio in the Chicago's inner city. And the dance studio inspires at-risk youth to say no to drugs and yes to teamwork.

Rated C for cheese.

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