Emails evidence that Raucci was a huge jerk, Albany parking permit ordinance introduced, Bradley Cooper in Schenectady, deep-fried Kool-aid
Internal Schenectady school district emails released to the Times Union and Daily Gazette pretty much confirm that Steven Raucci often acted like an enormous jerk at work. In one of the emails Raucci tells a person with whom he's annoyed: "I should also inform you that I know where you live, what you drive, what you do after you leave work and what you had for dinner last night." [TU] [Daily Gazette]
The Albany County sheriff's office anti-DWI program employee who allegedly used false addresses to claim she lived in the county was recently suspended because she allegedly secretly recorded conversations with recently-retired sheriff James Campbell, according to "people with knowledge of the matter." [TU]
The proposed Albany residential parking permit plan has been introduced as an ordinance to the Common Council. [TU]
Neil Breslin on the contract deal the Cuomo admin reached with PEF: "I don't think anybody is happy with the contracts. It's a very difficult economic time and I'm delighted there are no layoffs and the people in my district will continue to have a job." [TU CapCon]
Another town clerk, this time in Central New York, has resigned because she doesn't want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Says the clerk: "I know what the Bible says. My conscience, my faith, my God says I can't sign these licenses." [TU] [YNN]
Albany police say they're investigating whether the mugging of a pizza deliveryman on Jay Street in Center Square early Monday is related to an armed robbery at a convenience store where Delaware meets Madison minutes before. (APD press release below.) [TU]
State Police and Bethlehem police allege two brothers stole more than $200k in construction equipment -- including $138k excavator from the new State Police Troop G headquarters construction site in Latham. [Fox23] [TU]
Troy police say they're looking for a man allegedly connected to an assault on a woman with disabilities in Lansingburgh. [YNN]
State Police say a Washington County man tried to set himself on fire to avoid be arrested on allegations he had sex with a child. [Post-Star]
A state comptroller's office audit of the Cohoes school district apparently found a network security flaw that was serious enough that the office wouldn't publicly disclose the vulnerability. [Troy Record]
2010 was another slow year for residential construction in the Capital Region. [TU]
The Place Beyond the Pines star Bradley Cooper and director Derek Cianfrance were at a swearing-in ceremony for new Schenectady Police Department recruits yesterday. Cooper has been shadowing SPD officers as prep for his role in the movie (he plays a new cop). [Daily Gazette] [TU]
Reports of bedbugs in Saratoga have increased noticeably over the past few years, according to exterminators. [Saratogian]
A young black bear hung around Greenwich Sunday evening, climbing a tree, and watching people watch him. [Post-Star]
Available this year at the Saratoga County Fair: fried Kool-Aid. [Saratogian]
APD press release
Albany police are investigating a armed robbery of a convenient store just before 1:00 a.m. this morning.
Two men entered the Delaware News at 10 Delaware Avenue and approached a store employee who was behind the counter. Both men were armed with a handgun. They held the clerk up at gunpoint and took money from behind the counter and put it in a black plastic bag. Both men then left the store on foot in a unknown direction.
The suspects were described as black males, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. One suspect had on a black hooded sweatshirt, knit hat and black gloves. The second suspect had on a black tee shirt and a black fitted baseball hat with a green New York Yankee logo on the front and back.
Surveillance video was taken as evidence is being reviewed.
No one was injured in the incident.
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