Legislature is back, concern for natural childbirth program, possible challenger for Tedisco or Farley, Luna found

The legislature is back in session today. Among the topics that may -- or may not -- come up: lifting the cap on the number of charter schools in the state, which would open the way for $700 million in federal education aid. [CapNews9] [TU]

The bankruptcy attorney for Sandy Horowitz says the Troy landlord intends to keep all his buildings in the city. Horowitz owes the city more than $600k in taxes on his properties, which include the Cannon Building. [TU]

The St. Peter's/Northeast Health/Seton Health merger has prompted questions about the future of Seton's natural childbirth program. [TU]

The Loudonville rabbi accused of inappropriately touching two boys has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. He admitted to a judge that he had inappropriate physical contact with the boys and told one of them to lie about the incident. As part of the plea deal, he could get 60 days in jail and three years of probation. [TU] [CapNews9] [WTEN]

Susan Savage, the chair of the Schenectady County legislature, is considering challenging either Jim Tedisco or Hugh Farley for their seats in the state legislature. [TU]

The Schenectady County district attorney's office dropped its criminal contempt charge against Schenectady cop John Lewis. He still faces three other cases. [TU] [Daily Gazette $]

The TPD has arrested a Troy man for allegedly stabbing the man he suspected his wife was seeing. [Troy Record]

The Saratoga Race Course had the largest average daily purse size of any track in North America last year. [Saratogian]

A Green Island company specializes in making armor for military vehicles. [Troy Record]

Luna, the dog who had escaped from the vet's office and been on the lam in Colonie, was found yesterday near Siena. [CapNews9]

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