Schenectady woman accused of stabbing teen, Albany police investigating flashings/burglaries, Route 9P bridge closed, local centenarian credits exercise for her longevity

Schenectady police say they've arrested a woman for stabbing a 14-year-old boy early Saturday morning (map). They say they had responded to the scene after multiple reports of a fight. [Daily Gazette] [WTEN]

Schodack police say a man was shot in the knee during an argument last night. [CBS6]

Albany police say there's been a string of burglaries in which a suspect has climbed in through a window. In one of the cases, a victim awoke to the suspect standing over her bed, touching himself. [TU] [Fox23]

A federal judge in Florida has harshly criticized Albany County DA David Soares for his role in the prosecutions of people connected to the Signature Pharmacy steroids case. [NYT]

Neil Breslin, on running for re-election to the state Senate amid the strong anti-incumbent sentiment: "I think I can differentiate myself from the rascals." [TU]

Joe Bruno's appeal may not be resolved until at least the middle of 2011. [TU]

The state Department of Transportation has closed the Route 9P bridge over Saratoga Lake so it can be replaced. The project is expected to take nine months. [YNN] [Fox23]

The manager of Thacher State Park says the number of visitors was down about 19 percent this year compared to last year, perhaps because of confusion about whether the park was open. [CBS6]

Albany charter schools are 96 percent minority students. [TU]

With an eye toward new development in the future, volunteer fire departments in Saratoga County are training to fight fires in multi-story buildings. [Saratogian]

Part of the Schenectady school board's professed new openness to public input: there's no more timer on public comments at the school board meetings. [TU]

The theme at the the Capital District Area Labor Federation's annual picnic: "Tax the Rich." [Saratogian]

Orgs in the Capital Region have won $575,000 from the Pepsi Refresh program. [TU]

Farther afield: the hunt is on for Greene County monkey accused of biting a woman. [TU]

Claire Rudnick -- an 85-year-old Queensbury woman, who survived the Holocaust: "America is the most beautiful country in the world. I can't stand it when people complain." [Saratogian]

Schenectady centenarian Marguerite August takes naps so she can stay up to watch the Mets -- and credits exercise, eating greens, not smoking for her longevity. [Daily Gazette]


Reading the article about the intruder who breaks in and pleasures himself in Albany caused me to hum the "Bedroom Intruder" auto-tune the news song, which is now stuck in my head...

Everyone knows the best time to go to Thatcher is in the fall! Also, how are they judging attendance? Parking is free, there is no admission, and I've never seen them counting cars passing through... In any case, I'm glad it's still open and I hope it stays that way!

Neil Breslin, on running for re-election to the state Senate amid the strong anti-incumbent sentiment: "I think I can differentiate myself from the rascals." [TU]

There are 2 BIG secrets in NYS. The one that is the least kept BIG secret is that Prime Minister Sheldon Silver is a Personal Injury Lawyer and he refuses to bring tort reform before the Assembly floor.
The second AND THE ABSOLUTELY BEST KEPT SECRET IS THAT THERE ARE 20 MEMBERS OF THE NYS BAR, 19 PRACTICING LAW IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE! If you had 20 farm owners (Ag still the biggest industry in NYS), 20 doctors or 20 Commercial Fisherman in the Senate you would say there is something fishy going on in NYS government. Instead we have those that live off the law practicing the law. We don't have a government for the people; buy the people, of the people. We have a government for the attorneys; buy the attorneys of the attorneys.
Do you honestly think that if Silver were replaced by a non-attorney that allowed tort reform on the assembly floor that tort reform with 19 attorneys practicing law, some from some pretty hefty size law firms, that tort reform is going to break committee in the Senate.

I don't know how Breslin can get out from under the shadow of H DOUGLAS BARCLAY

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