Guilderland High messes up regents, locals see more gloom in future home sales, Flo's Lark Tavern hits a snag

Guilderland High School students who mistakenly thought they passed their Regents exams due to teachers' scoring error won't have to take the tests again.Errors were found in more than 500 of the 3,163 exams that were given at the school. [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

A fake email claiming to be a ticket from the state DMV is actually a computer virus. [YNN]

Local home sellers don't believe Barack Obama's assertion that home sales will be back up in a year. Meanwhile, a homeowner in Troy is facing the city's wrath after his home became a money pit, forcing him to move out. [Fox23] [Troy Record]

The renovation of the Lark Tavern, which will now be called Flo's Lark Tavern, is moving along, but there are zoning issues. [TU]

The state has created "health homes" to save money on its most expensive and high-need Medicaid patients. [TU]

Politicians are hoping a new intermodal rail yard in Mechanicville will bring jobs to the area in the coming decades. [Troy Record]

An Albany finance executive who admitted to creating mortgage schemes that netted more than $5 million faces up to five years in prison. [Daily Gazette]

A driver who rear-ended a car and then ran off when a pregnant woman in the car complained of abdominal pain is being sought by Troy police. [TU]

An Albany man was convicted of beating his elderly neighbor with a hose and repeatedly banging his head into the pavement. [YNN]

The newly-formed Capital Region Economic Development Council is ready to compete for its share of $1 billion. [Daily Gazette]

The limit that an individual can now give to a political party committee is up to $102,300. [TU]

A state supreme court judge in Albany has ruled that Lows Lake in the Adirondacks is wilderness, meaning that motorized boats will no longer be allowed on the lake. [CBS6]

Larry Shepici (Tosca, Brown Derby) is now the chef at Jack's. [TU Tablehopping]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (expected), to Thanksgiving, to... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past short week on AOA... + We gave away tickets to the Regina Spektor show at the Palace... (more)

Private dorm opposition, a big downtown residential conversion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience in Albany City Hall once a month in which... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to that transitional weekend when we go from falling leaves to holiday lights. This is also the last weekend before the holiday craziness sets... (more)

Morning Blend

Trial in the death of Noel Alkaramla Update: The jury returned Friday and found Oquendo guilty on all counts, including second-degree murder. [TU] The jury... (more)

Recent Comments

My grandmother has Alzheimers and sometimes comes to stay with us in Troy. Last week the absolutely highlight of her day was seeing the hundreds of crows that came streaming by the window at our apartment. I watched her go from completely unresponsive to engaged... stringing questions together and returning to her old joyful self for the half hour she watched those birds was enough to endear crows to me forever.

If you see someone running around throwing bird seed in Riverfront Park yelling "COME ON DOWN, BIRD FRIENDS!", it's me.

The crows -- and crow trucks -- are returning to Albany

...has 4 comments, most recently from Jeff D

Private dorm opposition, a big downtown residential conversion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

...has 1 comment, most recently from Julie

A few more details about the proposed mixed-use development near St. Peter's hospital

...has 19 comments, most recently from BS

Morning Blend for Nov 17

...has 1 comment, most recently from Summer

Today's moment of architecture

...has 3 comments, most recently from -B