New PEF contract on the table, can region's city benefit fro tech growth, train station taxi company lowering fares

The PEF contract that the board will today decide whether to put before the membership for a vote runs four years instead of five, includes one two percent raise and nine furloughed days will be reimbursed. If the new agreement is ratified by the PEF membership, the 3,500 layoff notices will be rescinded. But just in case the new contract doesn't pass, PEF members are planning what they are going to do after they are laid off. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [YNN] [TU]

The Albany County Legislature is having little luck finding ways to lower the county's proposed massive tax increase. [TU]

Question for Capital Region urban centers regarding the construction of GlobalFoundries and the expansion of the Albany NanoTech: Can they capture new arrivals coming to the region to work at those jobs? [TU]

People from all over Schenectady are looking forward to hearing the mayoral candidates finally debate. Meanwhile, here's a breakdown of the money they've each raised for their campaigns. [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette]

The village of Green Island hasn't had a Republican committee in about 20 years, but they do have candidates on the ballot this year. [Troy Record]

The taxi cab company that has rights to the Amtrak station has agreed to lower rates, but is still the only one who can pick up at the station. [TU]

A man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Schenectady woman's home while she was asleep and going through her things. [Fox23]

Volunteer firefighters showed up from all over the area to help clean up the storm-ravaged Schoharie firehouse on Sunday. [Daily Gazette]

In the 20 years it took him to section hike the Appalachian trail, an 82-year-old Bethlehem man endured getting lost, bloody knees and soaking wet weather -- but he had a great time. [TU]

A Saratoga Springs man has organized a relief concert and silent auction for starving people in Africa. [Troy Record]

This weekend's breast cancer walk had more than 15,000 participants and raised $1 million. [YNN] [Troy Record]

The UAlbany community held a memorial service for former university president Vincent O'Leary. [YNN]

A Northumberland farmer has won the Distinguished Breeder Award at the World Dairy Expo for his innovate dairy animal breeding techniques. [TU]

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"A man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Schenectady woman's home while she was asleep and going through her things."

Uhhhh, creepy. That's basically my worst nightmare.

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