Former state assemblyman nabbed in Colonie in sex sting, new steroid rules for horse racing, campaign signs too big?, hiring freeze at RPI

State police say former state assemblyman Chris Ortloff tried to set up a sexual encounter with two tween girls at a motel in Colonie on Monday (there were no girls -- it was a sting). The police say Ortloff was "buck naked" when they nabbed him. Ortloff had been serving on the state parole board. [TU] [AP/DG]

Police say two men robbed a bank in Schaghticoke yesterday afternoon. The pair then led a high-speed car chase through Clifton Park, which ended in a five car wreck. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record] [Saratogian]

The proposed 2009 budget for Cohoes includes an almost 4 percent tax increase. Water and sewer fees would increase 8 percent. [TU]

New York is tightening the rules for steroid use in race horses. "Steroids are no better for four-legged athletes than they are for two," said the chairman of the state's racing and wagering board. [Saratogian] [AP]

Schenectady police say a 20-year-old man hit his father with a baseball bat and then stabbed him with a knife on Monday. [Daily Gazette]

Democrats in Clifton Park are complaining that 4-foot by 8-foot Sandy Treadwell campaign signs violate zoning rules. [Daily Gazette]

Ray Seney, who ran for the Republican nomination for the Joe Bruno's old state Senate seat, endorsed Democrat Mike Russo for the job yesterday. Seney says Republicans threatened to "take him out" after he challenged Roy McDonald in the primary. [Troy Record]

RPI is instituting a hiring freeze -- it expects the economic downturn will lead to a drop in revenue. [TU]

Comments

Have you seen this yet?

Disgusting that this is our Congresswoman.

If the local press decides to overlook this then we know they are in bed with her.

THis is an atrocity

http://chichestersaidso.blogspot.com/2008/10/congresswoman-josephine-camel.html

Hiring freeze!? As if RPI isn't oozing with cash. Sheesh.

(an RPI alum)

That's horrible ---and true. I followed the above link and then went to the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, and searched for Gillibrand under her maiden name "Rutnick." She's all over memos and emails passed around at a law firm that supported big tobacco.

Why won't anyone take her to task on this?

the press better take her to task on this. THis is worse then anything John Sweeney ever came close to doing

What a bummer about RPI. EMPAC was my last hope at getting out of my crap job and into an arts job in the area. I guess I'll have to wait it out.

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