Sister says convict doesn't want heart transplant, Hull says McCarthy shouldn't be council prez and acting mayor, recipe for Lake George: smothered clams

Today's forecasted high: around 75. [NWS]

The sister of Kenneth Pike -- the convicted rapist who's serving time at the state prison in Coxsackie and is being considered for a heart transplant -- says the man does not want a transplant. [Fox23]

The new contract the Cuomo admin has proposed to Council 82 -- which Andrew Cuomo says could be a model for the larger public employee unions -- is facing heavy criticism from within the union. [TU]

Albany police say they've arrested a downstate man for allegedly stabbing a man near the scene of the kegs and eggs riot the morning of March 12 (map). Police say the man stabbed the victim because he wouldn't allow him into a party. [WNYT] [TU]

The case involving the Albany man who allegedly tortured his wife and tried to ransom her to family appears to be even weirder than first described. [TU]

Guilderland police say vandals tagged the Christ the King Catholic church Easter night (map). The vandals Some of the messages refer to the holiday, and there are obscene markings on a statue of Jesus. [Fox23] [YNN]

Paul Tonko and Chris Gibson are teaming up to push legislation that would provide a tax credit for companies that use forklifts powered by the sort of fuel cells made by Plug Power in Latham. [Troy Record]

Roger Hull -- the Alliance Party candidate for Schenectady mayor -- has reiterated that he thinks Gary McCarthy should not act as both city council president and acting mayor. McCarthy is expected to formally announce today that he's running for mayor. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The coalition working to eradicated invasive Asian clams from Lake George started laying mats on the floor of the lake that it hopes will smother the mollusks. Officials are worried the clams could ruin Million Dollar Beach. [Post-Star] [WNYT]

Construction is scheduled to start tonight on State Street in Albany between Eagle and Broadway. [CBS6]

The Rumors salon group is planning new building at the center of a large "village" development on Route 9 in Latham. [TU]

Saratoga Springs' public safety commissioner says the Winans-Crippen House -- an 1871 Victorian -- has become dangerous and needs to be demolished (map). [Saratogian]

The North Colonie school board has approved a budget that includes a 2.9 percent tax increase. [TU]

Union College is buying the former Niskayuna home of Adirondack conservationist Paul Schaefer. The property includes the home, offices, a research library -- and is adjacent to the Reist Wildlife Sanctuary. [Union College]

Fred Buonanno -- of Fred the Butcher in Halfmoon -- has passed away. [TU]

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Whenever I see a story about public angst over the potential demolition of a neglected historic building I wonder why we continually allow these structures to fall into such disrepair. All over the world people are perfectly happy making use of buildings that have existed for hundreds of years while we continue our march toward becoming a completely throwaway society. I'm all for innovation in architecture, but let's not forget to take care of what we already have.

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