Everybody into the pool for Gillibrand's seat, first homicide of the year in Schenectady, apartments planned for downtown Albany, chicken wing prices up

Kirsten Gillibrand's now-former seat in the House is attracting the interest of, well, everyone. All sorts of candidates are either already in the race or are having their names floated. Among them: Betty Little, Jim Tedisco, John Faso, Sandy Treadwell, Tracey Brooks, former TV anchor Tracy Egan and former NY Rangers goalie Mike Richter. [TU] [Saratogian] [CapNews9] [TU]

A Schenectady man died this weekend after being shot in the head Saturday night at a party. A woman was also shot -- her injuries aren't considered life-threatening. Schenectady police say they don't have many leads -- and they say witnesses are not cooperating. This was the city's first homicide of the year. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

CDTA's planned route cuts and consolidations began Sunday. The transit org is paring back service as part of its plan to cover a multi-million dollar budget gap. [TU]

Saratoga Springs mayor Scott Johnson delivered his state of the city address yesterday. He called for "fiscal conservatism" and pushed for paid public parking. (By the way: how many people were there? The TU reports 75, the Gazette 100 and the Saratogian 200.) [TU] [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

When the Circuit City at Crossgates Commons closes, 69 employees will lose their jobs. [Daily Gazette]

Albany's New Covenant charter school recently had its charter extended for another year -- but it's facing a bunch of serious problems. [TU]

Bernard Margolis, the new head of the New York State Library, comes from Boston where he headed up the Boston Public Library. He was ousted from that job after getting into a dispute with the mayor of Boston over the filtering of internet content on public computers. [TU]

The owner of the Broadway Arcade building in downtown Albany hopes to turn the upper floors of the building into apartments. [TU]

Local restaurants and distributors say the price of chicken wings is way up. The rise is attributed to lower production this year and seasonal demand ahead of the Super Bowl. [Daily Gazette]

The Edison Exploratorium wants to move to the Schenectady Armory. [Daily Gazette]

This year's telethon for the Center for Disability Services raised $1.87 million. [Troy Record]

The new building planned for the Honest Weight Food Co-op will include a living roof -- and, possibly, a garden. The co-op is moving to a new location on Watervliet Ave in Albany in 2010. [CapNews9]

The URL LutherForest.com is up for sale. [TU]

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HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, AOA!

Thanks for lots of information, ideas, insight, and laughs. You guys are the best.

Saying this may border on Super Bowl Blasphemy, but maybe it’s a year to try some of those veggie buffalo wings instead? I haven’t noticed an increase in the price of a box in a very long time, and they're pretty tasty. I served them at my Super Bowl party last year and didn’t get any complaints (to my face, at least).

The Times Union confuses me. The front page story in the paper today and on the web site (up until a few hours ago) was about snow plows...really TU? Snow plows? Such meaningful, thought provoking news you bring us. Thank you for your diligence.

1. 23-Hour Alice Person: Yes, it IS Super Bowl Blasphemy. If it's not hidden under a pile of bacon and cheese, it cannot be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. Sorry to break the bad news, but that's the law. It's written somewhere. Really.

2. AOA, it's your first birthday? You don't look a day over zero!

@Siobhan:

What are we, heathens? OBVIOUSLY the bacon and cheese dipping sauce for the veggie chickens was a given--after all, it's not just for breakfast anymore.

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