State to study possible effects of former weapons factory in Colonie, Cuomo made about $200k in 2010, says still-working 90-year-old: "just keep going"
The state health department will be study records of residents near the site of the former NL Industries weapons plant in Colonie, which is contaminated with depleted uranium (map). The plan reportedly released at least five tons of depleted uranium dust during its 24-year operation. [TU] [UAlbany 2007]
Andrew Cuomo had income of about $200,000 last year, according to the tax return his admin released. About 70 percent of that came from his salary as state attorney general -- the rest from interest and dividends. Lieutenant governor Bob Duffy reported about $123k from his job as mayor of Rochester and another $70k from his police pension (not including his wife's income). [NYT] [TU] [AP/WSJ]
Richard Ravitch, who served as lieutenant governor under David Paterson for no salary, was told by the state that he'd have to pay taxes on about $9,500 in fringe benefits he's said to have received while performing the job. [NYT]
Judges in New York State haven't gotten a raise since 1999 -- but they do get a $10k expense allowance, which they spend on items such as iPads and GPS units. [Gannett via State of Politics]
The Clifton Park town board has passed a law that four people unrelated by blood, marriage or adoption can't live together. [WNYT]
Cathy Gatta, a member of the Scotia board of trustees and an exec with Mazzone Management, has been nominated to fill Susan Savage's former seat in the Schenectady County legislature. [TU] [Daily Gazette]
The mayor of Schenectady is no longer allowed to keep the fees paid for him/her to marry people. [TU]
The Albany County jail now has a special unit for people with mental illness or drug and alcohol addictions. [TU]
The Albany County sheriff's office says more than 100 cats have been removed from a house in Westerlo over the last month. It says many of the cats were in bad shape. [YNN] [Fox23]
A panel of five college students told Troy community leaders that students don't feel safe going out at night in downtown. [Troy Record]
Saratoga Springs High School officials say they'll be using passive alcohol sensors to screen every student going into this year's prom for alcohol use. [Saratogian]
The owner of the Olde Shaker Inn is closing the restaurant. [TU]
Says a 90-year-old woman who works at the Niskayuna co-op five days a week: "Try not to let anything bother you. Just keep going and good things will happen to you." [Daily Gazette]
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