Gillibrand and Treadwell talk about economy, texting while driving ban proposed, Saratoga shops concerned about police overtime, a new supermarket moving in?

Much of last night's debate between Kirsten Gillibrand and Sandy Treadwell focused on the economy. Gillibrand said insufficient government regulation played a role in the financial meltdown (video clip) -- she also talked about why she didn't support the bailout bill (Treadwell says he didn't, either). Also discussed: Gillibrand's involvement with Altria dating back to her time as a corporate lawyer. Treadwell said Gillibrand's involvement with the tobacco company "is a question of judgment" (video clip). [TU] [WMHT] [WMHT]

The chairwoman of the Schenectady County legislature has proposed a ban on texting while driving in the county. Three other NY counties currently have such bans. [TU]

Albany police say they're making "slow progress" on the investigation into the shooting death of UAlbany student Richard Bailey. The two young adults seen riding away from the scene on bikes apparently are now considered to be involved, but not suspects. [TU]

The APD says a group of teens has been behind a string of car break-ins throughout the city's Pine Hills neighborhood. There have been 100 of these break-ins since the summer, including 12 this week. [TU] [FOX23]

According to data from the FDIC, Key is the Capital Region's biggest bank in terms of deposits. Citizens and TrustCo round out the top three. [TU]

Saratoga's Downtown Business Association is worried that cutbacks in the overtime budget for the city police force will leave events such as the Victorian Streetwalk short-staffed. [Saratogian]

There's now a deal in place for the operation of VLTs at Aqueduct. So? Well, the Saratoga Race Course will share in the revenues -- a cut that could be worth millions of dollars. [Saratogian]

A supermarket chain called Fresh Market is apparently looking to open a store at the Shaker Loudon Plaza at the intersection of Rt 9 and 155. [Daily Gazette]

A tug boat owner says he'll have to scrap the tug he's restoring on the Mohawk if the state Canal Corp doesn't let him live on the tug over the winter. The canal agency says regulations don't allow it -- but it is offering to help them man find dry dock space. [Daily Gazette]

It looks like the artists who share the storefront space in Schenectady's Center City building will be getting new digs. [Daily Gazette]


Never mind Fresh Market...where's Wegmans?

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