Conflicting reports about what Paterson said, Sararoga paid parking off the table, another potential Gillibrand challenger drops out

The friend David Paterson allegedly enlisted to talk with the woman who sought an order of protection against a top aide reportedly has told investigators that Paterson asked to pass along this message to the woman: "Tell her the governor wants her to make this go away." A Paterson spokesman said last night that it was not the message the governor sent -- and when he did talk with the woman, it was about getting the media off her back. [NYT] [TU]

Harry Corbitt, the New York State Police superintendent, announced last night on Capitol Tonight that he's retiring -- he said the "media fire storm has really disrupted my ability to function in that capacity." Denise O'Donnell, the state official who oversaw the state police, resigned last week after saying she couldn't "in good conscience" remain a part of the Paterson administration. The head of the State Troopers Police Benevolent Society released a statement yesterday trying to distance rank-and-file troopers from "the reported actions of a few people in higher positions." [CapNews9] [TU CapCon] [CapNews9]

David Paterson has called a cabinet meeting this morning at the Capitol. [Daily Politics]

Saratoga Springs' finance commissioner says downtown paid parking is now "off the table at this point." The city's budget had included $1.35 million in revenue from parking. [Post-Star] [Saratogian]

The YMCA non-renewals and cancellations are eating into the new signups necessary to keep the Washington Ave location in Albany open. [TU] *

The pool of potential jurors for the Steven Raucci case is down to 119 after the initial screen -- and now the second, more extensive screening will work toward picking 12 jurors and 4 alternates. [Daily Gazette $] [TU]

Mort Zuckerman, the owner of the New York Daily News, says he won't run against Kirsten Gillibrand for the US Senate. He said he didn't have the time for a campaign. Harold Ford, who announced he wasn't running earlier this week, continued to take shots at KG. [NYT] [NYDN] [CapNews9]

The State Police won't seat a class of recruits at the academy this year because of budget cuts. [TU]

The EPA says the Dewey Loeffel dump in Rensselaer County is a candidate for the Superfund program. The site is contaminated with PCBs. [TU] [Troy Record]

The mother of the teen who was burned in a house-levelling fire in Bethlehem in December won't talk to investigators, nor will she allow them to talk to the teen. [TU]

Colonie police say man tried to rob the Hannaford on Wolf Road yesterday. They say the man tried to get cash with a note -- the same MO as the recent robbery at the Latham Farms Hannaford. [CapNews9] [Fox23]

The ongoing spat between the Troy Fire Department and RPI is moving on to the state level. [Troy Record]

RPI says it will use explosives to blast bedrock during the construction of its new presidents residence. [Troy Record]

In need of new volunteers, a volunteer fire department in Rotterdam is now recruiting 16- and 17-year-olds. [Daily Gazette $]

The two-time defending New York high school chess champ is a sophomore at Niskayuna High School. [Daily Gazette $]

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