Parents steamed about scheduling mix-up, Troy water's brown color "natural," Saratoga brands itself, plastic bag ban falters

Parents continue to be upset about the scheduling mix-up at Albany High, which is apparently still not completely cleared up. District superintendent Eva Joseph says there will be a "full accounting" of what caused the problem -- eventually. [WNYT] [TU]

Meanwhile, off campus, a group of about 25 Albany High students reportedly brawled at the corner of Central and Quail yesterday. One kid got a gash on his head. [TU]

The water coming out of taps in Troy and other supplied towns is still orangish-brown and officials say it's still safe to drink (though not to wash white clothes in). The head of Troy's water operation says the high level of dissolved iron and manganese from the Tomhannock Reservoir is "natural," though he's "never seen anything like this" in his 28 years there. There's speculation the heavy rain this summer might have something to do with it. [TU] [Troy Record] [CapNews9]

How NOT to resolve your disputes with the neighborhood kids: firing a shotgun at them. [Daily Gazette]

Worried that you're not thinking about it enough, downtown Saratoga Springs has decided to brand itself with a new logo. [Saratogian] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

It looks like the proposed ban on plastic shopping bags in the City of Albany has stalled out. [TU]

RPI is the only local college that still allows cigarettes to be sold on campus. It's one of only six statewide that do so. [TU]

The owner of a gallery in Saratoga says a team of four thieves ripped off a $6,000 painting after she turned her back for just a moment. [TU]

Comments

Re: Orange Water.

Well, if I wanted orange water I'd add orange juice or kool-aid to it. It's strange trying to bathe in orange. Just seems dirty, not in the dirty way, but in the ewww gross way! Sux that I have to wash my whites this weekend. I guess they'll be oranges after. Boo to having to use bleach.

Boo to having to use bleach.

The Troy Water people say you shouldn't use bleach because it'll set the orange color in the clothes. They're telling people to either not wash their clothes, or if they already have, to wait and rewash them when the water clears up.

I would say, as annoying as it is, take your whites to a laundromat in Albany this weekend! I wouldn't trust the orange water (frankly, I'd be grossed out by the bathing or drinking, too).

I work right on the corner of Quail and Central. There was an altercation the day before and we're speculating there will be one today. The police are on our street faster than if someone yells "help." Every day school gets out and the kids descend on our corner like locusts in the plague. It's quite Biblical.

Anyway, there were reports a kid was shot, stabbed, beaten. Then we found out from the news that a bike was thrown at a kid's head. It's insanity- cops with billy clubs, paddy wagons and even horses.

re: AHS brawl

I thought things couldn't get any more violent back when I was an Albany High student (10 yrs ago). Obviously I was wrong. It really gets my goat to hear about how things have gotten worse. I mean, this story is more bothersome than ants in my pants. And I'm sorry to have to use such vulgar and explicit language, but, as you can tell I am quite perturbed.

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