Court halts mandatory flu shots for health workers, stabbing in Glenmont, small pumpkin crop, Paterson-Schwarzenegger friendship

A state Supreme Court judge has issued a temporary halt to the state-mandated flu shots for health care workers. A handful of lawsuits, including one filed by three Albany Med nurses, argue that state Department of Health overstepped its authority in requiring the vaccinations. The state health department says it's "confident that the regulation will be upheld." [NYT] [TU] [AP/Troy Record] [WTEN]

Neil Breslin and a group of other state senators are calling for Hiram Monserrate, recently convicted of misdemeanor assault, to quit -- or get kicked out of the Senate. Breslin said that Monserrate's exit is a necessary step toward the state Senate earning back the public's trust. [TU] [AP/Troy Record]

Shop owners and residents near Hackett Middle School in Albany say students have been causing a bunch of problems right after school as they walk through the neighborhood (map). [TU]

Investors with an Albany investment company currently under federal investigation say they raised red flags about the operation more than two years ago. [TU]

The proposed Rensselaer County budget includes a three percent tax increase, a four percent spending increase and the elimination of 24 county positions. [TU] [Troy Record] [WTEN]

The Capital Region will be getting 40,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine. [Daily Gazette $]

The Lark Street BID has laid off its executive director because corporate contributions are down. [TU]

The City of Albany charges people for water usage on empty lots. [TU]

Bethlehem police say a man was stabbed at a party in Glenmont Saturday night (map. They say a man has been arrested and charged with assault. The police haven't commented on what caused the incident. [CBS6] [TU] [CapNews9]

Bethlehem police say they arrested a woman for allegedly stealing almost $2,000 from a church collection basket. [CBS6]

Local Salvation Army branches say they're getting fewer donations. [Daily Gazette $]

Local farmers say the summer's wet weather has resulted in a small pumpkin crop. [CapNews9]

Apparently David Paterson and Arnold Schwarzenegger have developed a friendship over stretched state budgets and low poll numbers. [AP]

Lewis Golub, who helped run the Price Chopper chain for many years, has died. He was 78. [TU] [Daily Gazette $]

Comments

Where can I get an H1N1 flu vaccine for my kids? Call the New York State DOH - they say call the county. I called the county DOH, they don't have vaccine for kids, only adults - they say call your health care provider. I called our family doctor - she said call the county health department.

This is the same tired run-around I got last year. All this hype about getting these shots for your kids, and nobody has an answer.

Man, it's not like you can hit those kids back if they attack you either, because that's definitely lawsuit material. What a mess!

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