State now has glut of H1N1 vaccine, increase in heating oil prices, Olmert to speak at Union, suspect accused biting man in the neck

Apparently there is now a glut of H1N1 flu vaccine in New York State. [TU]

Prompted by the promise of federal money, David Paterson is now in favor of lifting the state cap on charter schools. [TU]

Schenectady County prosecutors allege that a Schenectady man accused of sexually abusing two girls offered to pay the girls' mother if they didn't testify against him. [TU] [Daily Gazette $]

The cold weather has prompted a rise in home heating oil prices. [WTEN]

The Troy City Council did end up blocking the sale of the Uncle Sam parking garage. The developer who had planned to buy the facility said last night that he was planning to add another level to the garage. [Troy Record] [TU]

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert will be speaking at Union next week -- and some people aren't happy about that. [Daily Gazette $] [TU]

Wilton's town council was all in a tizzy last night over whether it should eliminate the town planner position. The council voted to keep the position for now. [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

Saratoga Springs police say they've made an arrest in the case of the man who showed up at Saratoga Hospital with a gunshot to the leg in early December. [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

The Saratoga County sheriff's office says a man broke into a Saratoga Spring home Thursday morning and bit the resident on the neck in a "severe" attack. [Saratogian] [TU]

Colonie police say they've arrested three men for trying to pick up a package containing two pounds of pot at the UPS terminal. They say such shipments are becoming more common. [CBS6] [CapNews9]

An Albany residence for the homeless could close because of funding problems. [TU]

The state Department of Taxation and Finance says the owner of a New Scotland Ave sports bar will pay $56,000 in back sales tax after pleading guilty felony tax fraud. [NYS DTF]

A fifth grade class at one of Saratoga's elementary schools is part of a program that uses handheld computers -- basically smartphones, without the phone. [Post-Star] [Saratogian]

A stylist who's been cutting hair for almost 40 years in downtown Troy is closing up shop. [Troy Record]


First I had to worry about zombies.

Then there were the mummies.

Now, vampires. When will you people start staying in your graves?

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Albany now has a better sense of how many vacant buildings it has -- and a common starting point for taking on the problem

What's been clear: The city of Albany has a lot of vacant buildings. What's not been clear: Exactly which buildings are vacant, and what's the... (more)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart at Brewery Ommegang

Another show this summer at Brewery Ommegang: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart on June 5. Tickets go on... (more)

The Decemberists at MASS MoCA

The Decemberists are set to play a show at MASS MoCA June 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19 -- they're $45 ahead... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Van Rensselaer Skating Park, the old burying grounds, killed by... (more)

More simple joys of a snowy day

We get actual winter in this part of the world. It's cold. It snows. (Sometimes it snow a lot.) And this time of year can... (more)