All Carl all the time, more patients allege dentist touched them inappropriately, Sage dropping the SAT, alleged burglar calls 911 for help

The orthodox rabbi who arranged the event at which Carl Paladino made his now apologized-for remarks about homosexuality has pulled his endorsement from the gubernatorial candidate. He accused Paladino of having "chickened out" and said Paladino's family had urged the candidate to make the apology because of Paladino's nephew (who's gay). A representative of a New York rabbinical org said the ultra orthodox rabbi's viewpoint "doesn't represent the flavor of Judaism for me and for most of the Jewish people in the world." [NYT] [YNN] [NY Post] [State of Politics]

WNYMedia has turned up more lewd emails it says were forwarded by Carl Paladino (definitely NSFW). His campaign released a statement attacking the site and said of the email: "none of it is relevant." [WNY]

The overriding theme of this year's state legislature elections, regardless of party: legislature bad. [WNYT] [TU]

Two more patients have alleged that a Rotterdam dentist touched them inappropriately while performing dental work. Court papers indicate the dentist is accused of touching the female patients' breasts. [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga Springs police say a man robbed a bank on Broadway yesterday with a note that read: "Give me all your money and God will love you." The teller handed over almost $7,000 -- and then the man allegedly left the money on a counter before exiting the bank. Police say they arrested the man was on a bike three blocks away when he was arrested. The man is scheduled for a court-ordered mental health evaluation. [Post-Star] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian] [TU] [WTEN]

There was a long line of people complaining about cuts in the proposed Albany County budget. [TU]

Both Schenectady and Albany are looking to save money by possibly cutting back on the number of "take home" cars given to city employees (such as Schenectady's senior tree trimmer). [TU]

The Town of Clifton Park is buying a 9-hole golf course. The town supervisor says the purchase will preserve open land and generate revenue. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The saga of the Fort Orange Club's bid to demolish two buildings continues. [TU]

NYSTI says it must raise $250k by the end of the year or it's curtains for the Troy-based arts org. [TU]

The City of Troy is deploying more than a thousand electronic monitors that will "listen" for leaks in the city water system. The company performing the installation will be contacting property owners. [TU] [Troy Record]

The developer of the new Center City building in downtown Schenectady was showing it off yesterday. Apparently not everyone is fan of the building's glass and steel look. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A multi-million dollar recycling plant -- with 100 jobs -- is being talked about for the former King Fuels site in south Troy. [Troy Record]

The Sage Colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT as admission requirements. [TU]

Former Schenectady police chief Greg Kaczmarek is scheduled to be released from prison Friday. [Daily Gazette]

The largest antique store on River Street in Troy has closed. [TU]

A Bethlehem woman says someone posed as the owners of her lost Cavalier King Charles Spaniel so they could claim the dog and sell it. [WTEN]

Police say a woman broke into the Cambridge post office -- and then called 911 because she couldn't figure out how to get out. [Fox23]

The US Navy was founded in Whitehall (in Washington County) 235 years ago. Unless it wasn't. [TU]


Gotta love the rabbi saying he "chickened out". Everyone knew a guy in high school who was easily fired up and you could get him to say anything when he was angry. Carl Paladino is that guy.

That Schenectady building may not be to everybody's taste, but to claim it's "not contextual" and that "neighboring buildings are of an older era" is stretching things. That area is a glorious mishmash of buildings - each one built in a different decade and a different style than its neighbors. Some are nicer than others, some more in keeping with current taste and style, but the context is definitely 'anything goes' or at least 'anything went'!

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