Rumors of Obama visit to the area, Paterson says layoffs on the table, more complaints about student behavior, a big garage sale mistake

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Rumors are swirling that President Obama will make an appearance the site of the GlobalFoundries chip fab project in Malta. A source tells the TU that the Obama Administration is "considering" it. WNYT reports that the Secret Service has been doing advance work. A source tells CBS6 that the White House has been interested in the chip fab and how community colleges are involved in training workers. A spokesman for GloFo told the Post-Star that he didn't know "anything definite." [TU] [WNYT] [CBS6] [Post-Star]

Troy Police say they're still trying to piece together the details of the incident that led to a man getting shot in the head. Neighbors say the man had told the group of teenagers in the street to quiet down before the shooting. One neighbor says the shooting "could have been prevented" because residents called police before it happened. Six teens have been arrested for fighting outside the house. [Troy Record] [TU] [WTEN] [WNYT]

The man police say was the shooter in the Second Street murder last month in Albany says he heard shots at the party and ran away. [TU]

David Paterson said yesterday that "everything is on the table" -- including state worker layoffs and furloughs -- in the discussion about how to close the $2.1 billion midyear budget gap. He's called a leaders meeting to work on the cuts. [PolitickerNY] [Daily Politics]

About 1,000 state workers (out of an expected 4,500) have taken the $20,000 buyout. The state's Division of the Budget says more than 3,000 state jobs will end up being elminated, though, because of attrition -- and that will translate into $280 million in savings. [TU] [NYS DoB] [Troy Record]

A spokesman for Rick Lazio says the former Long Island Republican congressman will announce next week that he's running for governor. In a letter to supporters, Lazio said that New York government is "a national embarrassment" and the state needs to "start all over from the beginning." Republicans around the state are still trying to draft Rudy Giuliani for a gubernatorial run. [NYT] [NY Post] [PolitickerNY]

Troy is turning down $845k in federal stimulus money intended to help people ward off homelessness because it says it can't afford to administer the project. [TU]

Reps from the Albany Police Department, UAlbany security and St. Rose security went door-to-door in Albany's student ghetto yesterday giving students tips on how to stay safe and be better neighbors. The head of the neighborhood association says year-round residents have been complaining more than ever about student behavior. [CapNews9] [TU]

Some people are wondering why the Hoosick animal control officer accused of shooting a dog in the head isn't being charged with a felony under Buster's Law. [Troy Record]

Schenectady High School's swim coach has resigned after he was accused of having some sort of sexual encounter with a woman in the school's locker room during the day. [TU]

Hannaford says it plans to open a new supermarket in Malta. The town supervisor says there's been "a big void" since town's Grand Union closed a decade ago. [Saratogian] [TU]

SCCC is spending $3k/month for a consultant to help its new president network with local business leaders. [Daily Gazette $]

The Saratoga mother and son who have gotten resistance from school officials for riding their bikes to the boy's middle school arrived without trouble on Monday. [Saratogian]

A landlord in Saratoga mistakenly sold a tenant's $1,200 mountain bike for $25 at a garage sale. [Saratogian]


Has anyone checked that kid who riding his bike to school? I'm wondering if he just got a new mountain bike, really cheap.

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