Reaction to Mosley trial guilty verdict, Albany County sheriff retiring, bill would allow SUNY tuition increases, Karner Blue season

Reaction to the guilty verdict in the Mosley trial: Said Arica Lynn Schneider's father: "There's no winners here today. They lost a son, we lost a daughter. His kids lost their father." Said Samuel Holley's brother: "Yeah we have closure, we know who did it, but still it ain't gonna bring him back, or her back." Said Terry Kindlon, Mosley's attorney: "I think, at the end of the day, the DNA evidence proved impossible to overcome." [TU] [Fox23] [YNN] [Troy Record]

Albany County sheriff James Campbell announced yesterday that he's retiring. Campbell says he supports current undersheriff Craig Apple to replace him. Campbell has held the position for 21 years. Campbell said the death of Gene Eaton, the former Rensselaer County sheriff and a close friend, last winter helped prompt his decision to leave. Among his retirement plans: "I would imagine we're going to be doing some traveling because the furthest I took my wife was to Green Island once." [TU] [Fox23] [Troy Record] [CBS6] [YNN]

Andrew Cuomo lobbied Roy McDonald one-on-one yesterday, trying to gain McDonald's vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. McDonald says he's still undecided (he voted "no" in 2009). A billboard urging McDonald to vote "yes" started displaying on I-787 yesterday. Troy's city council unanimously passed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage legalization yesterday. [TU] [YNN] [AOA] [Troy Record]

Clement Campana's father's income was $111 over the limit to qualify for a subsidized apartment from the Troy Housing Authority, according to income tax returns. Campana, a Democrat, continued to assert his dad didn't get special treatment from the Republican controlled agency: "There's no way they would do favors for me, believe me." [TU] [Troy Record]

A bill SUNY's backing in the legislature would allow the system to raise tuition 5 percent a year for five years -- and prevent the new funding from being "swept" into the state's general fund. [Buffalo News] [TU]

While the somewhat weird weather we've had recently can't be specifically be linked to climate change, a climatologist notes: "We are seeing in the Northeast that 100-year storms are no longer 100-year storms. They seem to be 60-year storms." [TU]

The $110 million plan to deal with sewage overflows into the Hudson River could mean higher sewer rates. [Troy Record] [TU]

The Albany Newspaper Guild reported yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the Times Union's layoff of 11 employees in 2009 was illegal. The paper's publisher says management hasn't seen the decision, yet, but "We continue to maintain our position that we did not violate the law with respect to layoffs." Among the key issues in the situation: whether the paper should be allowed to choose which workers to lay off by some method other than last in, first out. [Albany Newspaper Guild] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for the woman convicted of kicking an Albany police officer in the crotch "kicking a football for a field goal." (Gazette CMS slug for that story: "kickball.") [Daily Gazette]

Albany police say a man robbed the Legacy Banks branch on North Pearl yesterday morning with a note -- and was nabbed shortly thereafter (map). [TU] [Fox23]

The state DOT is giving the Dunn Memorial Bridge a makeover. [YNN]

There's a mixed-martial arts training center in the works for Clifton Park. [Daily Gazette]

Developer Sonny Bonacio on criticism his developments are making downtown Saratoga Springs too urban (wryly, we think): "I've had people tell me they enjoyed Saratoga Springs in the '70s and '80s when every other store was vacant." [Saratogian]

It's Karner Blue butterfly season. [Post-Star]


One of the articles I read said that Campana was on the Board of the THA in 2009 or is that a republican controlled agency?

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