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]

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