Will IBM follow through, pile up at the ER, eyes for Schenectady Big Brother, more people biking to work, enormous houses on Lake George

You know that big deal the state recently announced with IBM to invest in research capacity and new jobs? It appears that Big Blue doesn't always follow through on its word. [TU]

The merger between Ellis and St. Clare's hospitals has led to long waits at the Ellis emergency department. The hospital is planning to expand, but in the meantime it's encouraging people with minor injuries to go to emergency department at the former St. Clare's (now Ellis McClellan Campus), which is still open. [Daily Gazette]

The head of the Albany Convention Center Authority has quit. George Leveille says it was a good time to leave because there's a "lull" in the action. That lull would be uncertainty about whether there will be enough state funding to complete the project. [Biz Review] [TU]

Schenectady's crime surveillance cameras now have people watching the feeds from them, at least part of the time. [Daily Gazette]

An Albany County legislator wants to pass a law that would make adults responsible when they knowingly allow minors to consume alcohol on their property, even if they didn't serve it. [TU]

The rewards for information about the two recent cat abuse cases in Troy have grown again. [TU]

Cycling groups and bike shops report that more people are biking to work because of high gas prices. [Daily Gazette]

There's a gas price war going on just off the Northway at Exit 10 in Clifton Park. [TU]

Yep, those were two F-15s flying over the area this past weekend. They were on a training mission from Massachusetts. [CBS6]

A breeding program is helping to prop up the local population of Karner Blue butterflies. [Daily Gazette]

The rich are different from the rest of us. One more reason: they have bigger houses on Lake George. [TU]

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