Landlord owes Troy more than $600k, man arrested for allegedly stabbing mother and brother, wettest decade on record, renovations begin on Dinosaur building

Companies owned by landlord Sandy Horowitz owe the city of Troy more than $600,000 in back taxes, according to his bankruptcy filing. Horowitz owns the Cannon Building, which was recently shut down temporarily because of code violations. [Troy Record] [Troy Record]

A Greenfield 20-year-old has been charged with stabbing both his brother and mother Friday. Saratoga County DA James Murphy said "every major organ except the heart was punctured or injured" in the brother during the attack. [Post-Star] [Saratogian]

Troy police say a man was shot multiple times Saturday night in South Troy (map). The TPD says it's arrested a Schenectady man. [CapNews9] [Troy Record]

The state will be spending $5 million to replace the bridge that connects Niska Isle -- and its nine households -- to the rest of Niskayuna. (Niska Isle is actually a peninsula.) [TU]

Organizers of the Albany education initiative known as the "Children's Zone" say the project is moving along quickly. [TU]

A judge has ruled that the state Thruway authority allowed a hostile work atmosphere for a transgender former employee and ordered the authority to pay $55,000 in compensation. [TU] [AP/CBS6]

Saratoga Springs' public works commissioner says he won't allow the alleged folder-flinging by the city's attorney to "go unanswered." [TU]

The GE battery plant planned for Schenectady is getting $25 million federal tax credits. [Daily Gazette $]

Trustco Bank says it's getting new deposits as a result of Arianna Huffington's "Move Your Money" campaign. [WTEN]

It appears that Price Chopper was outbid in its effort to acquire a group of bankrupt supermarkets in Central New York -- but the Golub Corp argues its bid actually was accepted and says it will fight for the stores. [Daily Gazette $] [TU]

The last decade was the wettest on record in the Capital Region, according to the National Weather Service. [Daily Gazette $]

The state's acting transportation commissioner would like you to not plow or shovel your snow into the road. [AP/CBS6]

Renovations have begun on the Troy building that will become the new Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. [TU]

About 75 people showed up on Saturday to search for Luna, a deaf bulldog who's been missing in Latham since she escaped from the vet's office. [TU] [WNYT]


So, I, as an indivual property owner, end up paying some of the highest taxes in the region, while the city of Troy can't collect from one of it's more prominent landlords? RIdiculous! It makes you wonder who else owes the city money.

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