Local gas prices drop, dog saves elderly couple from fire, Schenectady cops to be re-organized, local company develops fungus insulation

Gasoline prices have dropped below the $3 mark in some parts of the Capital Region -- though there's still wide variation between different neighborhoods. And gas here is still more expensive than it was last year at this time. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record] [Saratogia]

The two candidates running for the 21st Congressional District (McNulty's seat) debated last night. Paul Tonko, a Democrat, called himself "a problem solver by profession" (he was an engineer). Jim Buhrmaster, a Republican, touted his "real world experience" and the fact that he's a parent (Tonko doesn't have children). Top issue, according to each candidate -- Tonko: energy; Buhrmaster: the size of government. [CapNews9] [Fox23]

The executive committee of SUNY's Student Assembly is a supporting a resolution that calls for modest annual tuition increases. Tuition hasn't gone up since 2003. The system is facing a budget gap of as much as $210 million. [TU]

Firefighters say an elderly couple in Malta were able to escape their burning house early this morning after their dog alerted them to fire. The dog didn't make it out. [CBS6] [TU]

Schenectady's new police chief, Mark Chaires, is expected to announce a major re-deployment of the department's officers this week. The plan is expected to move some officers off desks and onto the streets. There are indications the department has already started more foot patrols. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Remember those stimulus checks the federal government sent out earlier this year? About 2000 people in Saratoga County who are eligible haven't gotten their check because they never filed the appropriate paper work. The deadline is tomorrow. [Saratogian]

A company from RPI's business incubator has won a prize for an insulation product made out of mushroom fungus. [TU]

A new year-round farmers and producers market is opening in Schenectady on November 2. [Daily Gazette]

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