Budget approaching latest-ever, Albany close to winning one from Austin, state worker says office made him depressed, huge act of kindness

State budget status: still not finished. The main players are apparently now focused on whom to blame for the stalled process. And it's approaching the date for the latest-ever budget, August 11. [NYDN] [NY Post]

Carl Paladino appears to be gaining on Rick Lazio for the Republican nomination for governor. [TU]

A negotiated-but-not-yet-finalized deal would move the remaining operations of Sematech, the semi-conductor research consortium, from Austin to Albany in a $100 million deal. [TU]

Following last week's fatal wrong-way driver on I-787, the fourth in four years, are the signs for the interstate's on-ramps clear enough? [TU]

"Sources briefed on the investigation" say federal prosecutors allege that officials from the state health department and the SUNY Research Foundation may have collaborated to influence audits of the state's Medicaid program. [TU]

The final cost of the Schenectady school district's settlement with former superintendent Eric Ely: $144,500. [Daily Gazette]

Albany police say four teens were stabbed in a parking lot near Westgate Plaza Friday night (map). They say the stabbings followed a nearby party. [TU] [WNYT]

Michael Mosely, the Averill Park man accused of killing Arica Lynn Schneider and Samuel Holley in 2002, has been indicted. Mosley was arrested after his DNA allegedly matched a sample police say was found at the crime scene. [TU] [Troy Record]

A Troy man was indicted for stabbing his girlfriend July 8. The man allegedly told police had been trying to break up with the woman and, "Finally I figured it was just as easy to stab her. We have been having problems for a long time." [TU] [Troy Record]

Troy police say the gangs allegedly related to the Father's Day fatal stabbing in North Central are the same gangs connected to the shooting at Griswold Heights last September. [TU]

Schenectady's police commissioner says there's a string of daytime house robberies in the city, similar to break-ins in Rotterdam, Glenville and Niskayuna. [Daily Gazette]

The state labor department official who had been relegated to working from home for two years, since ordered back to the office, is now out on leave because he says his isolated working space made him depressed. [TU] [TU]

Mechanicville and Stillwater are collaborating in the hope of connecting to the Saratoga County water system. [Saratogian]

Officials say a man living in Albany died this weekend after taking 60-foot cliff dive at a quarry in Ticonderoga. [Post-Star]

Well-known horse trainer Linda Rice was ticketed by Saratoga Springs cops for driving a golf cart on Nelson Ave. [TU]

The owner of Abduallah Halal, the small-scale slaughterhouse in Schenectady that processes sheep and goats, says she's applying to become a full-fledged operation with a USDA inspector. [Daily Gazette]

The Giants have opened training camp at UAlbany. [Troy Record]

Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam will be using RFID tags instead of traditional lift tickets this year. [Daily Gazette]

The Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale start today at Fasig Tipton's refurbished pavilion. [Saratogian]

A Brunswick man donated more than $7,400 to charity by collecting almost 150,000 cans and bottles for their deposits. [Troy Record]

The story of the people who drove the buses for Chelsea Clinton's wedding can now finally be told. [Fox23]

Billy Fuccillo performed an act of kindness for a Colonie family. You might say it was huge. [Fox23]

Comments

How do I get a job where they pay me a large amount of money to leave?

I know a lot of people make fun of the folks who get on the highway the wrong way, but on the evening of July 24th, the women in the car in front of me very nearly made the same mistake.
We had just crossed over into Watervliet from Troy and were waiting at the light to make a left to enter the highway, but right before the correct entrance is the "wrong way" exit. It was dark and rainy that night, and I can totally understand how the woman became confused. Thankfully she spotted the "Do Not Enter" signs in time and corrected herself.

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