Schools crunched by costs, Saratoga cops ticked off at Skidmore students, Rock Hill Bakehouse temporarily out of commission, Little Miss Albany

Most local school districts are back in session this week and they're dealing with rising costs for everything from lunches to field trips. [TU] [Saratogian]

Albany police say the suspect in last weekend's Washington Ave homicide told them he was provoked by the victim staring at him. The suspect did not admit to stabbing the victim, though. [TU]

The shots that killed a Schenectady man this past weekend were apparently fired through a door. The Schenectady PD says it isn't sure whether the victim was the intended target or not. [Daily Gazette]

A Saratoga Springs cop was injured while trying to break up a Skidmore student party Monday night. It's the second time in a year that an officer has gotten hurt on such a call. The Saratoga PD says Skidmore needs to bring the hammer down on underage student drinking. [Saratogian] [TU]

The two adult women who were charged with egging on a fight between two teenage girls in Mechanicville earlier this year have both took plea deals -- they now have to pay $95 and do 20 hours of community service. The women say the whole situation was blown out of proportion when video of the fight was posted on the internet. [TU]

The Rock Hill Bakehouse probably won't be able to bake bread until the end of this week after an oven caught on fire last Friday night. [TU] (AOA on Rock Hill raisin bread)

Engineers have proposed changes to the planned Erie Blvd roundabout in Schenectady, but business owners say the circle still looks like a business killer. [Daily Gazette]

The Steve & Barry's at Colonie Center and Aviation Mall in Queensbury are both slated to stay open. The discount clothing store chain was in bankruptcy and planned to close some of its stores. [Biz Review] (AOA on Steve & Barry's)

There's a new Miss Albany... and she's seven-years-old. Next stop a national pageant in Southern California. No word on whether her grandfather will be choreographing her routine. [TU]

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