Winter still making an effort, Sweeney says he's deserved what's happened to him, Clinton speaking fee was $200k, fire hits family of 18

This just in: it's snowing, and icing, and generally being wintry. The snow is forecasted to continue through the morning and end around noon. Total accumulation in the Capital Region is expected to be 3-7 inches, with as much as half-inch of ice -- though areas to west and north are expected to end up with totals as high as 1-2 feet. The National Weather Service is predicting travel as "treacherous." Rensselaer County has declared a state of emergency. [NWS] [NWS] [Troy Record]

The Cuomo admin is looking at how it might reduce how the amount of money state employee retirees can knock off their health insurance premiums by using unused sick time. [TU]

There are indications voter fraud may have been going in Troy before the 2009 events that prompted the recent indictments of two officials. [Troy Record]

John Sweeney on the damage caused by his drinking: "Losing a seat in Congress wasn't my biggest loss. It was the loss of myself and the loss of everything that went with it, the harm and hurt I created for people around me who I love and love me." [TU]

The Schenectady woman recently picked on her 9th arrest for DWI can't have her license permanently suspended because her prior convictions are spread out over too long a period. [TU]

Saratoga Springs police say they're looking for a 19-year-old who allegedly broke into a medical office early Sunday while wearing only a pair of shorts, one sock, an a long-sleeve t-shirt. They say they found a broken window and large amount of blood. Police say friends of the teen, Skidmore students, reported him missing yesterday after last seeing him at a party. [TU] [Post-Star] [Saratogian]

UAlbany's student association paid $200k for Bill Clinton's talk at the school last week. [ASP]

The healthcare company that run's the state's health insurance program doesn't have to bid competitively for the contract. [TU]

The State Police employ a rabbi, who has a black SUV with flashing lights and sometimes wears a badge -- even though perhaps he shouldn't. [TU]

A state Assemblyman is proposing legislation that would place a 25 cent tax on plastic shopping bags in New York City. [TU]

Fire destroyed the Colonie home of a family of 18 (six of the kids no longer live there). Two of the family members are part of the volunteer fire department that was called to put out the fire. [Fox23] [WTEN]

There were two stabbings in Troy this past weekend. [Fox23]

Troy police say they've charged a woman with animal cruelty after two puppies she tied outside in the cold died. TPD says the woman said she intended to bring the dogs back in, but she fell asleep. [TU] [CBS6]

Albany police say it appears someone tried to set a fire in the bathroom of the Delaware Ave Price Chopper in Albany. [WNYT]

The Schenectady Metroplex has set up forty "payment in lieu of taxes" arrangements for economic development projects. [TU]

The Schenectady school district is experiencing a small boom in English-as-a-second-language students. In addition to learning English, some of the ESL students are also learning Arabic. [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady's Saw Mill Tavern served its last free Sunday meal this past weekend -- a tradition that lasted more than 30 years. [Daily Gazette]

A Saratoga Springs middle school class has been used Skype to talk with a father who's serving in Iraq. [Saratogian]


A rabbi with a badge. It sounds almost like the plot of a Judd Apatow film.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Steve Martin + Martin Short at Proctors

Humorous people Steve Martin and Martin Short will be at Proctors February 17 for a show together. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 19... (more)

Umphrey's McGee / Experience Hendrix at The Palace

Two shows announced for The Palace today... Umphrey's McGee The jam / prog rock band Umphrey's McGee is set to play a show at The... (more)

Drawing: Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany

The Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany have returned this month. And we have a pair of tickets to give away -- maybe to... (more)

Morning Blend

Schoharie limousine crash + Sifting through the life and business dealings of Shahed Hussain, the owner of Prestige Limo who worked as an undercover informant... (more)

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (fall), to haunts, to... (more)

Recent Comments

When I was a new mom I tried lots of different activities. My two favorites were the public library programming. There are a ton of story hours in the area. You could hit one every day of the week and you see a lot of familiar faces after a few weeks and get to know the other parents. They are at a variety of times which helped for the constantly changing nap schedule. ...

Drawing: Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany

...has 13 comments, most recently from C

Dominoes as an art -- and a job

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jay

A look around Bard & Baker, the new board game cafe in downtown Troy

...has 3 comments, most recently from Julian Hutton

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from CF

Morning Blend for Oct 12

...has 1 comment, most recently from ravioliollie