Troy hoping to talk with RPI about loudspeaker, Paterson says Aqueduct deal by June, name change proposed for North Central, Sinus Buster creator is back

Troy police say they're still looking for the suspect who robbed a check cashing store on Hoosick Street yesterday. City officials said they're hoping to to talk with RPI about its use of the loudspeaker during the campus lockdown that was prompted by the hunt for the suspect. The siren reportedly could be heard as far away as Watervliet and Menands. Said a TPD sergeant to Fox23: "RPI really has a sacred obligation to take care of their students and if they need to do that, we support that." Earlier on AOA: A few thoughts about campuses communicating with their surrounding neighborhoods [Troy Record] [Troy Record] [YNN] [Fox23]

David Paterson said yesterday on The Capitol Pressroom that there would be a new winning bidder picked for the Aqueduct racino project by June (money from the deal is expected to keep the horses running at Saratoga). He also said yesterday that the winning bid will be chosen according to the state procurement guidelines -- and he will make the final choice. The legislature is back in session today. [Capitol Pressroom] [YNN] [YNN]

Carl Paladino stopped in Albany yesterday as part of his bus tour. In declaring his frustration with the situation at the capitol, Paladino told reporters: "I have my own sandbox, I have my own toys from my own sandbox, and I'm not inviting any of the current players to play in it." He also blamed Andrew Cuomo for policies that contribute to the housing meltdown (Cuomo was HUD secretary in the Clinton administration). [TU] [TU CapCon] [WTEN]

Saratoga Springs finance commissioner Ken Ivins reported last night that the city has an unexpected surplus of $2.3 million, thanks in part to higher-than-expected sales and property tax revenues. Ivins says layoffs are still on the table, though. [TU] [Daily Gazette $] [Saratogian]

It looks like the outside job opportunities for Schenectady schools superintendent Eric Ely have dried up for the moment. Ely was reportedly dropped from the running for a job in Billings, Montana in part because of the Steven Raucci controversy. [TU] [CBS6]

The state Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended that a Milton town justice Carlos Calderon be censured for using his position as a judge to get materials removed from a prison inmate he was suing. The commission concluded that Calderon had used "extremely poor judgment." The suit against the inmate was related to incident from when Calderon had been a state trooper. [NYS SCJC] [TU] [Post-Star] [Saratogian]

State police say a Wilton orthopedic surgeon has charged with misdemeanor assault against his adult niece. Police say the altercation was the result of an argument over the care of two family members with disabilities. [TU] [Saratogian]

The Saratoga Springs city council voted to open the city's skate park as a "skate at your own risk" facility. Meanwhile, Clifton Park says its skate park is totally rad. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette $]

There's a push to change the name of Troy's North Central neighborhood to "Uptown." [Troy Record]

The creator of Sinus Buster is back at in Menands. [Daily Gazette $]

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