Eliminated state jobs could be outsourced, FEMA housing has finally arrived, the new ShopRite was mobbed, the Albany High football team is really down on its luck

The steps thus far in in the contract battle between Cuomo and PEF have created a delicate game of chess - and both sides have a lot to lose. If those workers are officially laid off, the jobs will likely be outsourced. [TU] [TU]

The first wave of FEMA housing has arrived in the Mohawk Valley. Also, the FEMA assistance deadline has been extended. [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

Most Watervliet homeowners will be paying either higher or lower taxes by next year. [Troy Record]

The new Niskayuna ShopRite was mobbed on its first weekend. The ShopRite, Price Chopper, Hannaford price battle could mean good things for shoppers. [Daily Gazette] [Fox23] [TU]

The roots for Albany's nanotech empire trace back to the 1980s. [TU]

All this new high-tech business could lead to a housing boon. [YNN]

The merger of St. Peter's, Northeast Health, and Seton Health is now official. [Daily Gazette]

A local wake will be held today for the Afghan war veteran from Clifton Park who who was killed while trying to break up a fight in Washington D.C. [Fox23] [YNN]

More than 40 businesses have already signed up to be a part of Albany County's discount program for veterans. [TU]

A Schenectady couple was praised for "reversing the financial and physical decline" of Vale cemetery. [Daily Gazette]

A Middle Grove couple is in the ninth year of the lumber mill haunted house they use to raise money for Albany Med. [Saratogian]

The Albany High School football team has suffered 33 consecutive losses over the past four years. [TU]


I wonder if Sheldon Silver really said that he "was the original investor of seed money when many could not *smell* nanotech"!?

Wouldn't it be nice if "all this new high-tech business" could lead to the creation of additional high-quality jobs and a more diverse and stable economy rather than a "housing boon" that transforms the Capital Region into something like northern Virginia, where homes are unaffordable, developers have dollar signs in their eyes, and open space turns into a sea of sprawl? Just askin'.

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