Everyone seems upset in Senate mess aftermath, Albany says sewer failure wasn't its fault, bar owners brought SLA with check of a box, rain leads to exploding cherries

David Paterson says the caucus switching that's been going on in the state Senate is "so blatantly quid pro quo that it borders on the boundaries of illegality." Jim Tedisco says that the recent mess has prompted him to work on introducing legislation in the Assembly that would allow elected officials to be recalled -- he singled out Pedro Espada for "selling his office." Roy McDonald says the legislature is "evolving into a branch of the New York City Council." And Neil Breslin says the recent events have him "less excited about being a senator." [AP/TU] [TU] [Fox23] [Saratogian] [AP/Troy Record]

Friday's special session of the state Senate was canceled and the body is next scheduled to meet on Wednesday. [PolitickerNY]

One thing the Senate ovethrow/unthrow didn't stop: big pay raises for a bunch of Senate staffers. [TU]

A hearing on the constitutionality of David Paterson's appointment of Richard Ravitch to the post of lieutenant governor has been scheduled for Wednesday. Even with the state Senate mess resolved, both Paterson and Ravitch say there's still a need for a lt governor. [AP/TU] [PolitickerNY]

Lawyers for Joe Bruno are arguing that his trial for "theft of honest services" should be delayed until the Supreme Court of the United State rules on a pair of similar cases. [TU]

They City of Albany has denied almost $300k in claims related to the flooding last August. The city says the deluge "exceeded all levels for which municipal storm sewers or municipal combined sewers are designed." [TU]

Many of Albany County's sex offenders live in motels along Central Ave in Colonie -- and now the town is considering a law that would limit the number of sex offenders who can live in a motel.

The State Liquor Authority says the planned bar on River Street in Troy that had its license app bounced caught the attention of the SLA because the owners checked a box indicating that the bar was within 200 feet of a church -- though the church it was acknowledging didn't end up being a problem. [Troy Record]

It looks like Walmart could be building a new supercenter in Brunswick -- the chain has encountered opposition to such a plan in the past. [TU]

The new emergency department Saratoga Hospital has triple the capacity of the old department, which had been operating at twice its designed capacity. [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

Fire officials say there was a "serious" propane leak yesterday in Troy. It's been fixed. [Troy Record]

Two stories of citizens lobbying (complaining) to make things better: ACORN in Schenectady and the parking sign lady. [TU] [TU]

Saratoga County's landfill contains no trash. [Post-Star]

A glider made an emergency landing at the Saratoga Polo field yesterday. [TU]

It looks like the Knicks will be returning to Skidmore for training camp again this year. [Post-Star]

All the rain this summer could mean local crops bigger, less tasty blueberries and -- look out -- exploding cherries. [Daily Gazette]

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If wonder if that Brunswick supercenter is where the CDTA bus I saw in Troy this afternoon was going. The sign on the front said, "Walmart's".

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