Fall election picture coming into focus, Schenectady hopes to turn gas into savings, Saratoga cops take on hulk, Walgreen's not getting a warm welcome, million dollar horses

It looks like Albany County DA might face opposition in the November election, after all. County Republicans are working to have attorney Roger Cusick -- who ran against Soares in 2004 -- run on the Integrity Party line. The what? Republicans waited too long to put someone on their own line, so they had to create a new one, thus Integrity. [TU]

The field of Republican candidates for the 20th Congressional District (Kirsten Gillibrand's seat) has thinned. The petitions for Mike Rocque and John Wallace were tossed, leaving Sandy Treadwell as the sole Republican. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady is looking to generate power from methane at its sewage treatment plant. It figures the generator could cover 30 percent of the plant's power needs and save the city $282,000 on its yearly electricity bill. The city's also looking to build a $20 million dollar Department of Services (plowing, etc.) building -- the old one is literally falling down. [Daily Gazette]

ALB says a decline in flights and passengers has put the airport more than a million dollars in the hole so far this year. [TU]

Three men from downstate have been charged with ripping off 45 catalytic converters from an auto dealership in Colonie. The converters contain expensive metals such as platinum. [TU]

It took eight Saratoga cops and a tasering to subdue a guy on Caroline Street early Sunday morning. An officer's hand was broken during the scuffle. [TU]

Walgreen's is looking to expand in the Capital Region, but it's facing some opposition. Its plan for a new store at Brandywine and State in Schenectady has been criticized as too "suburban" by city officials. And after hearing about the pharmacy giant's plan to open a new store in Lansigburgh, one resident there said "Tell Walgreens to shove it." [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

Boscov's has filed for Chapter 11 -- it doesn't look like either of the two local stores will be closing. [TU]

Two horses went for more than a million dollars last night at the Fasig Tiption Selected Yearling Sale. [Saratogian]

Comments

What!?!? Another Walgreens? The one on the corner of 155/20 is across the street from the CVS *and* a Rite Aid, never mind the Price Chopper with a pharmacy in the 20 mall....

The plethora of drug stores (some don't even have a pharmacy anymore...see the CVS in Xgates) either indicates we're all drugged up or that someone wants us to be...Or are we all just too lazy to get our prescription drugs online?

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