GloFo looking for state cash for second chip fab, Mosley ladyfriend says marriage would preserve their family, alleged poker operation busted in Colonie

GlobalFoundries has reportedly approached the Cuomo administration about landing another huge incentive package for the construction of a second chip fab at Luther Forest -- but state officials are apparently less than enthusiastic about giving the company another massive bundle of cash. [TU]

The company that owns the The Alexander, the huge apartment complex at Patroon Creek in Albany, is looking to score a PILOT that would mean more money for the city upfront -- and much less in the long term (map). [TU]

A national group opposed to same-sex marriage says it will spend $2 million in New York campaigning against Republican state Senators who voted for the Marriage Equality Act, including Roy McDonald. [YNN]

The first wave of layoff notices went out to state employees yesterday, many of them PEF members. (The union hasn't reached a contract deal with the state, yet.) [TU]

Michael Mosley's longtime lady-friend says she and the convicted killer are trying to get married ahead of his sentencing in order "to preserve our family." A spokesman for the state Department of Correctional Services says Mosley could still get married after he's sent to prison -- even with a life sentence. [Troy Record] [WNYT]

State police say a man was found dead after a mobile home fire in Milton Wednesday. Officials say "careless smoking" was to blame for the fire. Police say neighbors told them the man had trouble walking. [TU] [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

Clement Campana's father is still living in the publicly-subsidized Troy apartment for which he apparently doesn't qualify because he exceeds the income threshold. [TU]

State Police say they busted an alleged poker operation on Warehouse Row in Colonie (map). They allege that four Albany men were charging an entrance fee for the poker nights and keeping a cut of the pots. Word of the bust apparently hadn't spread yesterday evening as regulars reportedly were still showing up to play. Said one regular: "Now I gotta go somewhere else." [TU] [WTEN] [WNYT] [Fox23]

State Police say a middler schooler in Saratoga was arrested for allegedly trying to pass a poorly counterfeited $20 bill. [Saratogian]

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are in a recently-released "It Gets Better" video. [Fox23]

The developer of The Paddocks at Saratoga apartment complex wants to expand the 336-unit project because there's a waiting list for units. [TU]

A Slingerlands fourth grader placed second in a national Braille competition. [TU]

Saratoga native Maggie Doherty recently sang the national anthem at a Mets game (yep, there's video). [Saratogian]

Beware the curbs of Chatham! (slasher movie violin!)

The Rotterdam Square Cinema will be the first theater in New York to install seats that shake with the movie (it's aiming to have the seats ready for the release of the new Harry Potter movie). [Daily Gazette]


Dear national groups opposed to same-sex marriage,
If you have $2,000,000 to piss away, I'm sure there are more effective ways to do it. Food pantries and homeless shelters come to mind. Don't be sore losers.

@ethan: you read my mind! I was just thinking the exact same thing myself and was trying to think of something snarky to say. You took the words right out of my mouth.

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