Bill Clinton stops in Saratoga, the big push ahead of Election Day, family says they were treated harshly because they're Muslims, Mr Food's "ooh, it's so good" career

Bill Clinton made a stop in Saratoga this morning in support of Scott Murphy. [Post-Star]

A bunch of other notable politicians made a swing through the Capital Region this past weekend as part of the final push before Election Day. Carl Paladino stopped in Albany and Saratoga on Friday. Andrew Cuomo was in Ballston Lake on Saturday in support of Murphy. And on Sunday, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand stopped in Albany for pie. [TU] [Saratogian] [TU CapCon] [YNN]

Despite Andrew Cuomo's big lead in the polls, state Democrats don't seem to be feeling a very strong pull from his coattails. [TU]

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Warren Redlich was the target of an attack flyer sent out in the Capital Region recently, apparently by one of the other "third" parties. His wife called it a "horrific smear." [TU] [State of Politics]

New York State's possible pull-out from the federal Superfund program has people in Rensselaer County worried about what will happen to a PCB dump in line to join the program. [TU] [TU]

If you want to access to the best system for info on bills in the state legislature, you have to pay for it (even though it's public info and the system is run by the legislature). [Daily Gazette]

SUNY is paying $120k in housing allowances to two official in New York City -- one of them former TV journalist Garrick Utley. [TU]

The nephew of Schenectady's police chief was indicted for a 2009 murder in Troy. [TU]

It sounds like fire investigators were onto the contractor whose crew allegedly started the Central Warehouse fire right from the start. [TU]

A Troy family says they were searched and treated harshly at an orchard in Clifton Park because they're Muslims. [TU]

The Saratoga County sheriff's department says a Milton woman solicited donations for her dying 4-year-old son -- except that her son wasn't actually sick. [Fox23] [YNN]

Residents of a few upscale neighborhoods in Bethlehem say they worried by what seems like a recent surge of vandalism. [TU]

Firefighters are already prepping for how they might respond to a fire at the GlobalFoundries chip fab. [Post-Star]

Local arts groups say the economy -- and the resulting cutbacks -- have them scraping to get by. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Two brothers from the Saratoga Springs area will be involved in a three-way kidney swap this week. [Saratogian]

It sounds like neither Andrew Cuomo nor Carl Paladino got many trick-or-treaters. [NYT]

Mr Food, a native of Troy, got his start after catering his son's bar mitzvah in Troy in 1969. [Troy Record]


I wish you guys would stop linking the Gazette. Many of us don't want to pay to read one article on the web. Doesn't seem like an oxymoron to you that you have to pay to read an article on the web about paying to read something on the web????

Am I the only one who doesn't click on every link in the Morning Blend posts? No law that says you have to, either. For another, the Gazette's a small business. If I'm not mistaken, every other local media outlet is owned by a chain, some big, some large. It's ironic that many of my fellow AOA readers are big into the "Buy Local" concept (as am I), but complain about the Gazette charging for articles. Just me, but I'd give 'em a break.

New York State's possible pull-out from the federal Superfund program has people in Rensselaer County worried about what will happen to a PCB dump in line to join the program.

This should actually read residents of traditionally Republican county concerned about logical ultimate results of Republican policy.

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