Bruno sentencing scheduled for today, Paterson says lag pay could stop furloughs, fares flying lower after Southwest

Joe Bruno is scheduled to be sentenced today. If he's sent to prison, he'd be one of the oldest inmates in the federal prison system. [NYT]

Democratic state legislative leaders say they won't stop the proposed state worker furloughs. Hugh Farley says Republican senators plan to vote against the budget extender if it includes a furlough. Local assemblyman Bob Reilly -- a Democrat -- said he also said he would vote against it if it included furloughs. There are still a lot of questions about the details of the proposed furlough. The state labor department says furloughed employees wouldn't be eligible for unemployment. [NYDN] [AP/Daily Gazette $] [TU CapCon] [TU] [CBS6]

David Paterson said yesterday that the state worker unions could avoid the furloughs if they accept five days of lag pay. [TU CapCon]

By the way: there's still no budget. And the legislature has gone home. [YNN] [State of Politics]

The consultancy hired to help Troy site a new city hall has recommended either the former Verizon Building (currently serving as the temporary city hall) or the old Proctor's Theater. [TU]

The review panel for the Hudson River PCB dredging project appears to be leaning toward recommending a longer timeline. [TU]

One of the 74 State's lenders is moving to foreclose on the hotel. [TU]

There's more rumbling about the property tax assessment process in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette $]

It appears that Southwest has pushed down fare prices at ALB over the 10 years its flown out of the airport. [TU]

NYRA is pushing for the right to stream its races on its websites. [Saratogian]

Police say an investigation into alleged incident of domestic violence led them to file burglary charges against two former UAlbany football players. Police say a woman told them she had been assaulted by one of the players after she had danced on the stage with Flo Rida at Fountain Day. [TU] [Fox23]

Albany police say a young pregnant woman was stabbed three times by another woman yesterday afternoon. They say the women knew each other. [WTEN] [Fox23]

A former teacher at Troy High School alleges that she was discriminated against during recent layoffs because she took maternity leave. In 1995. [Troy Record]

A film slated to be shot in the Capital Region this summer tentatively stars Josh Hartnet, Ellen Burtstyn and the guy who played the military commander in Avatar. [TU]

Olympic speed skater Trevor Marsicano will be honored with a parade in Ballston Spa on Friday. [Post-Star]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

There's wondrous sandwich news in Albany: Debbie's Kitchen is planning to return to its old location on Madison Avenue in Albany -- with Debbie herself... (more)

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

The Albany International Airport is set to get terminal upgrades and a new parking garage as part of a $42 million renovation -- and there's... (more)

Same place, very different map

The history of Albany as a city stretches back 400 years. But the history of this land -- and people living here -- is, of... (more)

How to handle a situation involving a neighbor and uncertain future for a shared property?

Anonymous emails: Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with the situation below: We live in Center Square and we share a demising... (more)

Postmodern Jukebox back at Troy Music Hall

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is returning to the Troy Music Hall February 22. Tickets on on sale to the general public this Friday, August 17... (more)

Recent Comments

I don't understand how people give such leeway to expensive highway boondoggles like this one as compared to the scrutiny the Albany Skyway project is receiving. Sure, there's certainly things to criticize with the Skyway project, but this project appears to save drivers 30 seconds on their way to the Airport at the cost of $50 million dollars! How is this not receiving five times the scrutiny and outrage that the skyway project is receiving?!? Imagine how much good we could do if that $50 million were spent in the City of Albany...

Here's the proposed design for the Albany Skyway

...has 10 comments, most recently from james

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jsc

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

...has 4 comments, most recently from Mike

Follow up: Delaware Supply

...has 4 comments, most recently from Dave

How to handle a situation involving a neighbor and uncertain future for a shared property?

...has 2 comments, most recently from jsc