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]


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