Special session expected to be anything but, Colonie EMS improves heart attack survival rates, push to finish projects for tax credits, a proposal in lights

The legislature is back today for the special session called by David Paterson to address the $300something million current year budget gap. Another issue up today: the impending shutdown of NYC OTB. It sounds like not much will come of the session, though. (In part because so many legislators are irked at Paterson.) [TU] [AP/CBS6] [State of Politics] [NYDN]

Andrew Cuomo and Sheldon Silver have reportedly been holding "several" "peacemaking" meetings. [NY Post]

Jonathan Lippman -- the state's top judge -- is expected to push for a $100 million increase in the budget for providing legal services to the poor in civil cases. [NYT]

Colonie EMS has increased its heart attack survival rates over the last few years by incrementally introducing new techniques, including therapeutic hypothermia. [TU]

The Troy city council and mayor Harry Tutunjian continue to be at odds over the city budget. [Troy Record]

There's yet another episode in the continuing drama between the Troy Fire Department and RPI. [Troy Record]

A Niskayuna town councilman says the state could halt residential development in the town if Niskayuna doesn't work out a long-range plan for upgrading its sewer system. [TU]

There was reportedly a "mob mentality" at the Clifton Park Target early Friday morning. [Daily Gazette]

There's a very early stage proposal deepen sections of Great Sacandaga Lake by mining its sediment for minerals. [TU]

A local contractor says there's been a rush to take advantage of a federal tax credit for energy efficiency projects. [Daily Gazette]

Regional ski resorts say the recent cold weather allowed them to start making snow in mid-November. [Daily Gazette]

Two local high schools lost in the finals of the respective state championship football games. Troy lost to Rush-Henrietta 40-28. And Schalmont lost to Hornell 50-20. [TU] [TU]

A Mongolian woman is making a slow recovery in Albany with the help of many people after she was struck by a car in Queensbury this past summer. [TU]

A Delmar man is a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. [TU]

A local company is offering an outdoor holiday decoration installation service. [YNN]

A guy in Colonie proposed to his girlfriend with a light-up "Marry Me Dana" sign as part the Christmas decorations on his house. [WNYT]

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Wow, good for Colonie EMS! That's awesome!

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