All sorts of political campaign back-and-forth, woman reportedly gets 22 years to life for fatal fire, Boom Boom Brannigan signs off

Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino have very contrasting plans for improving the state's economy. [TU]

The Cuomo campaign reportedly will release its "urban agenda" today in an attempt to appeal African-American and Latino voters. [TU]

The unluckiest guy this election season? It could be Carl Paladino's running mate. [NYT]

The debate between incumbent state senator Neil Breslin (D), Bob Domenici (R) and Michael Carey (Reform) kept coming back to morality and social issues. [TU] [WNYT]

Angelo Santabarbara, the Democrat challenging George Amedore for the state Assembly, alleges that Amedore tried to lean on Santabara's employer in an attempt to keep him out of the race. [Daily Gazette]

The campaign for state Assembly candidate Steve McLaughlin posted video that apparently shows incumbent Tim Gordon pulling McLaughlin's yard signs from a stretch of Krumkill Road in Slingerlands. Gordon admits to pulling up the signs. He says they were placed on his property and that of a neighbor who didn't want them. [YouTube] [CBS6] [WTEN] [TU]

And when the two candidates aren't talking about yard signs and video recording, what's the the main topic: jobs. [TU]

The woman convicted of starting a fire in Schenectady that killed 10-year-old last year has reportedly been sentenced to 22 years to life. [TU]

A Schenectady police officer Darren Lawrence was acquitted of a harassment charge connected to a car crash four years ago. Apparently the city is still trying to fire him, though. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Times Union reports that a secretary in the state Division of Parole has allegedly been relaying info from parolees' case files to a suspected gang member Albany. [TU]

State police say they busted a Duanesburg man for allegedly having more than 100 pot plants. [Fox23]

Water bills in Mechanicville could go up as much as $600/year because of problems with the city's reservoir. [Troy Record]

The possible dissolution of Schuylerville could bump taxes in the Town of Saratoga. [Saratogian]

More than 250 people turned out for a rally in Washington Park last night in support of the LGBT community. [WTEN]

The golf pro at Schenectady's municipal course makes more than $300k a year. [Daily Gazette]

The reward for info on the Watervliet dog shooting is now $2500. [Troy Record]

Crossgates is looking to add entertainment options at the mall -- maybe a bowling alley. [Daily Gazette]

Former Capital Region DJ Boom Boom Brannigan died this week. His real name was Joseph Motto. He's remembered for his big personality. [Daily Gazette] [CBS6] [TU]

The Yes Men strike again. [TU]


Well, Steve McLaughlin surely has locked up the Pro-Stalker vote.

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