Albany HS still working on schedules, did Paterson "spitzerfy" himself?, Saratoga Lake park plans revealed, talk of Troy Proctor's rebirth, meeting Sarah Palin

Albany High was still trying to straighten out scheduling issues yesterday, its second first day of the school year. [TU]

David Paterson called some state legislators "bloodsuckers" yesterday. Dean Skelos called the comment "Spitzeresque." Richard Brodsky, an Assemblyman, said he's worried Paterson is trying to "Spitzerfy" himself. [TU] [NYDN] [NYT]

The company that owns the Lafarge Cement plant in Coeymans, the state's single largest emitter of mercury, thinks it should get a million dollar tax cut because it's pledged to reduce its emissions. [TU]

The City of Saratoga Springs released plans for a new public park and beach on Saratoga Lake. There are currently no public beaches on the lake. [Daily Gazette]

Bethlehem police are investigating whether a woman was assaulted Friday night for wearing an Obama button in Delmar's Four Corners neighborhood. [TU]

Some people are upset that Saratoga County will be using electronic voting machines that will be prohibited next year. [Saratogian]

There's talk about re-developing the old Proctor's Theater in Troy. [Troy Record]

Is Shirley Jackson tuning up her resume for a potential spot in a Democratic administration? The RPI president and scientist is presenting a national energy plan today in Washington. [TU]

A private school in Clifton Park held its first day of the school year at the principal's house because its building wasn't ready. The gathering of pre-K through second graders was dubbed a "play date" to avoid running afoul of state laws. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Local law enforcement agencies arrested 27 people for DWI over the past weekend. The average blood alcohol level: .13. The legal limit is .08. [Troy Record]

A Wynantskill woman recently met Sarah Palin in Alaska. How? She saw the Alaskan governor on the street, walked up and said hello. [Troy Record]

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