Rumors swirl about Paterson, Bruno bacon not delivered, clerk and robber crash through window, a Schenectady gift basket for Stephen Colbert

The big news at the state Capitol is... a NYT story about David Paterson... that hasn't been published yet... and no one seems to know when it will be. The story is rumored to include some sort of bombshell -- though that, too, is currently a mystery (Gawker commenters had some ideas). The governor reportedly met with Democratic party leaders over the weekend to discuss whether or not he will follow through on his vow to run for election this fall. And there are rumors about serious discontent within his administration. A spokesman for Paterson called all the recent rumors "a new low even by the standards of planet Albany." [TU] [Gawker] [AP/Post-Star] [NY Post] [CBS6]

Harold Ford accused Kirsten Gillibrand of using "underhanded tactics" in her attempt to gather early endorsements from county Democratic Party leaders around the state. Gillibrand is calling for Ford to disclose whether he got a bonus from Bank of America. [NYT] [NYO]

Much of the $75 million in state money promised by Joe Bruno just before he left office hasn't made it through. [TU]

The chairwoman of an inspector general's panel charged with tracking stimulus money says much of the federal funding distributed to New York State has yet to be spent. [TU]

The man accused of stabbing three people near the intersection of State and Henry Johnson following LarkFest last year was convicted on Friday on three counts of assault. He could get 25-50 years in prison. The victims said the man ran at them, shirtless, and yelled "I live for this, this is what I do!" during the attack. The man had been up for trial in 2008 for another alleged stabbing in Troy in 2007, but a judge tossed the case for procedural reasons. [CapNews9] [Troy Record] [CBS6] [Troy Record] [TU]

A Schenectady man died from carbon monoxide poisoning in his apartment after turning on his stove to keep warm because the apartment's thermostat was malfunctioning, keeping the heat down. [Daily Gazette $]

The attorney for the Ballston Spa woman accused of stabbing her husband -- and then herself -- says his client was stabbed by her husband. [Saratogian]

Mechanicville police say a liquor store clerk and a robber crashed through a plate glass window while scuffling during an attempted robbery Saturday night. Police say the suspect had allegedly attacked the clerk with a bottle of liquor. They say they're looking for two suspects. [Troy Record] [CapNews9] [Fox23]

Albany police say a teen was stabbed in the arm near the Palace Theater Saturday night. [CapNews9]

The paid parking program in downtown Saratoga Springs will be managed by a private company. [Daily Gazette $]

A husband and wife are being hailed for helping a woman out of her minivan after it ended up flipped over on the frozen Stony Creek Reservoir in Clifton Park. [TU]

Schenectady firefighters had to use a ladder to rescue two people from the second floor of a house fire Sunday morning. They also rescued and revived a dog. [CapNews9] [Daily Gazette $]

The insurance company for the Duanesburg school district has declined to cover the losses in the district's electronic-banking theft. [Daily Gazette $]

Count Marylou and her husband as being on Team Bruno. [TU]

What good is a parking pass if you still get tickets? [TU]

Watervliet is starting up a first time home buyer program for two- and three-family homes. [Troy Record]

It's a bad year to be selling snow blowers. (Does that make it a good year to buy one?) [Daily Gazette $]

Saratoga County: speedskating hotbed. [Daily Gazette $]

A Schenectady car dealership has started up a business restoring old hot rods. [Daily Gazette $]

The Schenectady County chamber is sending a gift basket to Stephen Colbert. [Daily Gazette $]


Until the "$" comes out of [Daily Gazette $], I think you should drop them from your posts, since 99.9% of your readers can't read these items.

I'd like to know which insurance company Duanesburg school district uses.

Please don't drop Daily Gazette.

A close friend was a witness to the Larkfest stabbings, and had to testify at the trial. The details are chilling. It's terrifying that there are people that violent out there.

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