Ravitch appointment temporarily unblocked, Schenectady woman set on fire, New York State owes back taxes on The Track, man saved by Pork Chop

A state appellate judge has temporarily blocked the injunction that blocked Richard Ravitch from acting as lieutenant governor. Republicans get a chance on Monday to argue that Ravitch should be re-blocked. The fight over the constitutionality of Ravitch's appointment could drag on for months -- and will probably end up in the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. [AP/CapNews9] [NYT] [NYDN]

Schenectady police say a woman was set on fire last night during what appears to have been an argument. Police say the woman was in so much pain that she wasn't able to give them any details about the attack. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [CBS6]

Said Ron Kim during his announcement yesterday that he's running for mayor of Saratoga Springs: "There is nothing wrong with this city that can't be fixed." Kim says his administration would focus on open government, fixing the city budget and a new public safety building. Kim, a Democrat, will face Republican incumbent Scott Johnson. The two candidates were already doing some trash talking yesterday. [Saratogian] [TU] [CapNews9]

The three Democrats running for mayor of Albany will be at a candidate forum tonight at St. Sophia's. The forum will focus on senior citizens issues and will include a Q&A session. [TU] [CapNews9]

New York State still hasn't paid Saratoga Springs the $478k it owes in property taxes for the Saratoga Race Course. [Saratogian]

Schenectady is going take another crack at firing seven of its police officers -- though it hasn't had success under the system it will be using. [Daily Gazette]

Albany police say they've arrested the man who allegedly attempted to rob two banks in the span of 15 minutes on Tuesday. [Troy Record]

Police say a Schenectady man was both carjacked and arrested on the same day this week. [Daily Gazette]

The number of bankruptcy filings in the Albany office of US Bankruptcy Court was up about 32 percent in June compared to same period last year. [Post-Star]

The boil water advisory related to the water main break in Rensselaer County has been lifted. [TU]

Daisy Baker's has been sued for allegedly allowing live performances of songs by artists such as Prince without permission by the rights holders. [Biz Review]

Troy is getting some high-tech cross walk surfaces. [Troy Record]

The average attendance for the New York City Ballet performances at SPAC was up about 25 percent this year -- though total attendance was down after the season was cut short by a week. One of this season's performances drew the highest single performance attendance in four years. [Daily Gazette] [Post-Star]

The rainy summer has made an MVP out of the groundskeepers at places such as Joe Bruno Stadium. [TU]

The neighbors of a Saratoga Springs man say he was saved by a Pork Chop.


That's the best story about a Pork Chop I've ever heard.

Need more reasons to NEVER live in Schenectady? Read today's morning blend! My God, what a disaster.

@ Joey: If being set on fire is a reason not to live in schenectady, then don't move to Schodack, either!

The list of reasons NOT to live in Schenectady, is beginning to resemble The Oxford Unabridged Dictionary.

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