Independent counsel: Paterson was "inaccurate and misleading" about Yankee tickets, bomb squad called in Saratoga, local apple crop coming in early

David Paterson was "inaccurate and misleading" during the investigation into whether he had intended to pay for tickets to a World Series game at Yankees Stadium last year, according to a report from independent counsel Judith Kaye. The report concludes that the evidence "warrants consideration of possible criminal charges" against the governor. It leaves that decision up to Albany County DA David Soares, whose office said the matter is "under review." Paterson's lawyer says the governor "did not lie when he testified about the Yankee tickets." NYPIRG's Blair Horner says Paterson apparent actions in the case have "made what was an ethical molehill into an ethical mountain." [NYT] [YNN] [NYS AG] [TU] [NYT] [State of Politics] [Daily Politics] [Fox23]

Scott Murphy and Chris Gibson met in a debate last night in Glens Falls. The economy was foremost in the discussion. They differed on the recent federal stimulus package (Murphy: in favor, Gibson against) letting some of the Bush tax cuts expire (Murphy: yes, Gibson: no) and the recent health care reform legislation (Murphy: improve it, Gibson: repeal it). The debate was closed to the general public, but organizers say the video will be posted on YouTube. [CBS6] [TU] [Saratogian] [Post-Star] [Fox23]

In a letter to his mother, Army Staff Sgt. Derek Farley -- the Rensselaer County soldier who died in Afghanistan while defusing a bomb -- wrote of his work: "... I keep fighting because there are thousands of mothers out there just like you who want to see their sons and daughters again." [TU]

The state bomb squad was called yesterday in Saratoga after three people showed up at the military museum with an unexploded WWII-era artillery shell. State police say they secured the shell, though they couldn't determine whether it was live. Saratoga Springs police say one of the teens in the group found the shell in an attic in Victory. [TU] [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

Prosecutors say the plea deal a man got for a shooting earlier this year in Troy includes only four years in prison because the victim wasn't willing to cooperate with the investigation. [Troy Record]

A Saratoga County man could get as many as 8.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a five-month-old. Prosecutors say the man fractured the girl's skull, broke her arm and there were indications he bit her. [Saratogian] [TU]

Invasive Asian clams have turned up in Lake George. RPI researchers say they're looking into whether it will be possible to eradicate the infestation. [Post-Star] [TU]

The College of Saint Rose, The Sage Colleges, Union Graduate College and Schenectady County Community College are collaborating on a project aimed at training teachers how to incorporate community service into their curricula. [Daily Gazette] [CSR]

Macs are already in at a local orchard. [WTEN]

A house in Wilton is being attacked by an 8-foot tomato plant... FROM OUTER SPACE!

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Clams in Lake George, you say?

I'll be up there this weekend with kindling, a large pot, and some butter. Problem solved.

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