AMD still won't commit, some backstretch workers only make $5 per hour, woman hit by car while sitting in office, Schenectady has its pick of teachers, Saratoga restaurants short-handed

The chairman of AMD was in Malta yesterday to tour the site of the proposed chip fab plant (also there: Joe Bruno). Hector Ruiz said a decision on the project is likely to come by the end of the year. Later at a private gathering in Saratoga, Ruiz reportedly said the company is hopeful it will commit to the Malta project. [TU] [Saratogian]

The New York Department of Labor figures that 80 percent of backstretch workers at The Track have been shorted on pay. Some have been making as little as five bucks an hour. The president of a trainers association says he and other trainers thought they were in compliance with labor laws. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Albany Police Department detective say the suspect in the January Delaware Ave triple murder confessed to the crime and then hugged him. The suspect's attorney is trying to get the statement thrown out. [TU]

A concrete septic tank has blocked two lanes of traffic on southbound 787 at exit 9 this morning. [CBS6]

A woman was sent to the hospital yesterday after she was struck by a car -- while sitting inside. Police say a driver unintentionally rammed her car through the side of the Raddock Building in Troy, hitting the woman as she sat in an office. [Troy Record]

The Schenectady School District is opening three schools to handle the students from the now-closed International Charter School. And it looks like there are plenty of teachers. The district's superintendent said it got 3,000 applicants for 120 teaching positions this year. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Macy's has been fined $50,000 for throwing light bulbs containing mercury into the regular trash at its Crossgates store and another location on Long Island. [TU]

College students are heading back to school and that means many restaurants in Saratoga are short of staff this week. The Peerless Pool has also had to close sections because some of its lifeguards are back in school. [TU] [Saratogian]

The Japanese crew for the WWII film "Orion in Midsummer" has wrapped up filming on the USS Slater. [Troy Record]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (very July), to movies,... (more)

Checking out the new Rensselaer esplanade

We got a chance Friday afternoon to hop over the river and check out the new esplanade along the riverfront in Rensselaer. There are some... (more)

99 properties

The city of Troy is selling 99 foreclosed properties, so Luke Stoddard Nathan mapped them, pedaled past them, and highlighted a handful that look intriguing.... (more)

There will be a film shoot in Albany next week -- and a bunch of road closures and detours

A film production crew will be in Albany next week and its work will be prompting various road closures and detours Monday through Saturday each... (more)

Morning Blend

Kaloyeros guilty + A federal jury found Alain Kaloyeros and three development company executives guilty of wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy related to the... (more)

Recent Comments

The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) in Albany takes that type of thing. I did an internship there and it's a really great organization and the refugees who receive the items are super grateful.

A few more bits about the present and future of the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

...has 4 comments, most recently from Nic

Checking out the new Rensselaer esplanade

...has 1 comment, most recently from Neighborhood Curmudgeon

There will be a film shoot in Albany next week -- and a bunch of road closures and detours

...has 3 comments, most recently from Greg

How a strawberry grown from a "wasteland" in Albany helped spread a national strawberry craze

...has 8 comments, most recently from Justin Devendorf

Morning Blend for Jul 13

...has 1 comment, most recently from -B