Paterson and Cuomo appear to be collaborating, another turn in Schenectady overtime story, dogs found in Troy apartment appear to have been invovled with fighting

The weather forecast over the next few days: now through Thanksgiving day looks to be cold, but OK. Thanksgiving night through Saturday morning includes a chance of rain mixed with snow. Traffic info from 511. [NWS] [511NY]

Based on his agenda for the upcoming special session of the legislature, it appears David Paterson is collaborating with Andrew Cuomo. (He is "almost Mr. Cuomo.") [TU] [State of Politics]

State racing industry officials say they're concerned about what effect the proposed Catskills casino could have on the Aqueduct racino, which is project to provide a stream of funding for the state's racing industry. [Saratogian]

Albany County legislators say they've found a way to cut the proposed tax increase from 15 percent to 5 percent -- though county exec Mike Breslin questions the numbers. [WNYT]

Members of Schenectady's city council say it appears many past top officials in the city's police and fire departments routinely increased their pensions through extra overtime in the year ahead of retirement. Of the recent council outrage about overtime for the current fire chief, Brian Stratton says the city council had been notified about the extra time (the council says it didn't know). [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Members of the Albany common council are looking at cutting back overtime for city employees in an effort to close the budget gap. [TU]

The Schenectady school district has reportedly reached a $250k settlement with one of the people who says he was harassed by Steven Raucci. [TU]

The Signature Pharmacy steroids case has found a special prosecutor after Albany County DA was bumped from the case, and the DAs from six other nearby countries rejected it. [TU]

The Albany County DA's office says the two men accused of hitting a man in the head with a tree branch during a mugging near Albany Med in June have taken plea deals that could put them in prison for 20 years. [Daily Gazette] [Fox23]

Troy police say the response to a possible arson lead them to an apartment in which they found nine pitbulls who appear to have been involved with dogfighting (map). [Troy Record] [Fox23]

Schenectady police say a group of 15-20 middle school students recently gathered at a park to bully one 13-year-old -- and then put the video on Facebook. [CBS6] [WTEN]

Cohoes' common council approved a budget that includes no tax increase. [Troy Record]

Schenectady County assistant district attorney Matthew Sypniewski has been picked to be the next Schenectay city court judge. Sypniewski grew up in Schenectady and went to Albany Law. [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

The Village of Stillwater, worried about PCB contamination of its drinking water wells, now has a contract to buy water from the Saratoga County Water Authorities pipeline. [Daily Gazette]

The Canadian Pacific Railroad wants to shut down parts of three private roads that cross tracks in Ballston -- and knock down a house to build a new access road. [Daily Gazette]

The United Food and Commercial Workers is trying to unionize Price Chopper employees.

The Open Space Institute has acquired Camp Little Notch, a former Girl Scout camp in the Adirondack Park. [OSI]

After 24 years of being a coroner, you end up with some gruesome memories. [TU]

A 3D version of ESPN is now available on TWC -- you need to have a 3D TV for it to work properly. [TU]

The Siena men's basketball team fell to #20 Butler, last year's national runner-up, 70-57. And the UAlbany men's team lost to Iona 86-65. [ESPN] [ESPN]

Comments

Dogfighting...bullying....two of the worst things you can see in the news. :(

Seriously, I want to know why I hear about casinos every day in this state and in Massachusetts. Casino's are not an answer to the states fiscal problems, they'll never be anything but a blip on the economic radar. They are not important, and neither are the state's racino's/horse track/otb.

Let's stop talking about casinos and start talking about job stimulation. Geesh!

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