Albany County looking at nearly 20 percent tax hike, Cuomo might ask PEF to accept shorter contract, woman grateful that authorities took away her animals, Wilton might get a horse park

Albany County may face a tax increase that's nearly ten times the cap. In the past two years, the county has lost $17.6 million in sales tax revenue. During the same period, state funding has also tanked. [YNN] [WNYT] [TU] [Troy Record]

Cuomo pondered whether PEF members would accept a shorter version of a contract similar to the one they rejected. [TU] [YNN]

A Rotterdam woman said she was relieved when authorities showed up to take away her house full of cats. The house was covered with feces and fleas. The woman was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [YNN]

The case of a man accused of killing his baby daughter in Hoosick Falls has gone to the jury. [WNYT] [YNN]

Troy is having more and more troubles coming up with a site for the new City Hall. [Troy Record]

A Colonie man who was charged with animal abuse was allowed to have the dog he is accused of abusing back. [TU]

A would-be copper thief might need some lessons in being quiet. [TU]

An Albany man was charged with firing multiple shots in the city last month. [TU]

For the seventh consecutive season, SPAC will break evenand is now considering raising ticket prices in order to continue to remain solvent. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A new memorial quilt on display at the New York State Military Museum honors fallen service members and their mothers. [Daily Gazette]

The state's first horse park might be built in Wilton. [Saratogian]

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There are way too many animal abusers in this area. And abusers get off with (IMHO) inapproriate punishment/follow up.

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