9/11 rememberances led to reflection and soul-searching, Porco is up for appeal, it's almost bear hunting season

There were 9/11 memorials everywhere yesterday and people stopped to remember how that day changed their lives. [YNN] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Fox23]

Vendors in NYC sold tawdry souvenirs. [TU]

Ten years later, Muslims still face fear and prejudice. [Saratogian]

That giant 9/11 memorial sculpture in Saratoga still hasn't found a home, but the new monument in Troy has been revealed. [Saratogian] [YNN]

Chris Porco's murder appeal will be partially based on statements his critically injured mother made to paramedics and police. [TU]

Road rage led to a stabbing in Wilton. The stabbed allegedly admitted he did it and was arrested.[Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

A woman in Clifton Park backed her vehicle over her husband and then crashed into a swimming pool. [TU]

A guy riding a motorcycle died after his bike ran off the road in Glenville, striking several mailboxes and a telephone pole. There will be an autopsy done on the body today. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [YNN]

Funerals will be held in western New York for the two girls shot by their dad while camping in Lake George. [YNN]

The head of a software company repeatedly told a pension service that his employees wanted their accounts closed- and had the check mailed to his house. [TU]

A woman brought heroin, marijuana and a scalpel to a prison visit and was then sent to prison herself. [Post-Star]

School districts are making plans to combat bullying to comply with the new "Dignity for All Students" law. [Troy Record]

Volunteer fire companies are offering tuition reimbursement for community colleges. [YNN]

An adult bookstore in Schenectady is moving to a less visible location. [Daily Gazette]

It's almost bear hunting season. [Fox23]


PROTIP: to preserve your sanity, do not read the comments on the Saratogian prejudice article.

"A woman in Clifton Park backed her vehicle over her husband and then crashed into a swimming pool"

My immediate thought when reading that headline was, "On purpose?!"

yeah the comments in the saratoga article are pretty sad. i invite everyone to personally visit a mosque in this area. they are very inviting and participate in many inter-faith discussions and events including a very big 9/11 memorial that took place at the muslim community center yesterday. this area shouldn't allow racist fear/mongerers take over. no one is asking any1 to convert or love muslims. just some common respect and tolerance??

Re. Saratogian comments: The really sad thing is the prevalence hate and ignorance even in blue New York. The sh*tstorm that ensued because of the "ground zero mosque" was downright shameful. I will avoid reading those comments because I don't need anything else to feel angry about, and comments like that just poison the soul.

The comments on the Saratogian are horrible and after #12's entirely uninformed hate spew on there I cannot read anymore.

I encourage everyone to read Kak Yassin's (aka Yassin Aref) book "Son of Mountains" about his life as a Kurd and a terror suspect. It has really opened my eyes (I'll admit when I first heard he was arrested I had no doubt that he was guilty. After reading his memoir, I have little doubt he was entrapped).

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