Albany HS schedule mix-up "not acceptable," Troy tap water orange, two "thin, bald white guys" fight over slogan, the Choppinator

The president of the Albany school board says the scheduling screw-up at Albany High is "not acceptable." The computer problem behind the mix-up has apparently been a known issue since early last month. Classes are now slated to start on Monday. [TU]

Neil Kelleher -- former Troy mayor, longtime Republican member of the state Assembly, WWII veteran, and barber shop quartet singer -- died yesterday. He was 85. Both Republicans and Democrats hailed him as a friend. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

Harry Tutunjian says there's "absolutely no health risk involved" with the discolored tap water in Troy. The water's orangish tint is apparently the result of higher levels of iron and manganese dissolved in the water. [TU]

A special prosecutor says he will not bring charges against two Troy cops accused of using excessive force after a January car chase that ended up in Menands. There's still a civil case in progress. [TU]

The Albany County Board of Elections has given the OK to Roger Cusick's nominating petitions to run for district attorney. A David Soares supporter had challenged many of the signatures collected by Cusick's campaign. [TU]

The candidates for family court judge in Saratoga County are fighting over whether one candidate stole the other's slogan: "A family man running for Family Court." The candidate making the accusation is worried voters won't be able to tell the difference between "two tall, thin, bald white guys running for the same office." [Daily Gazette]

At the ground breaking for that new "green" Price Chopper being built on Central Ave in Colonie, Neil Golub said he'd like the company's stores to someday be able stay open during power outages. Toward that end, the new store will include a fuel cell capable of supplying 60 percent of the store's power. It will also feature a "Choppinator," which sounds like a giant disposall for food waste. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Someone stole the custom-designed three-wheel cycle ridden by an Albany man with a disability. The trike was lifted while the man was getting fitted for a new brace at his physical therapist's office. [TU]

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