Schenectady mayoral candidates remained civil, laid off teachers could be getting their jobs back, a woman is accused of stealing half a million from a blind woman

Growth in sales tax, business tax and income tax is lagging -- and the state comptroller warning of possible shortfalls. [TU]

The Schenectady candidates for mayor talked about city finances, dealing with distressed properties and abuses of power. The debate was surprisingly civil. [YNN] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Troy mayor race is still neck and neck. [Troy Record]

A federal bill would return about 7,500 teachers to their jobs, including many locally. [Troy Record]

A woman is accused of stealing more than $500,000 from a blind woman who was in her care in Wilton. It was all the money the elderly woman had. [TU] [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

A Schenectady teen has been to jail five times since July. [Daily Gazette]

Meals on Wheels has been restored to Schenectady County residents in the latest version of the budget. [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

There are about 1,500 fewer local job postings than there were at this time last year. [Fox23]

A paraplegic woman who had half her body cut off to save her life recounted her experiences. [TU]

Jimmy's Lunch in Troy has been around for 40 years. [YNN]

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They should turn Maiden Lane into a stepped pedestrian street, like they have all over Europe. We don't need to reinvent the wheel, they do steep small streets pretty well across the pond, let's look for some precedents... Human scaled lighting is critical too, that goes for the whole city. And we don't need paint on the road, just signage perpendicular to the flow of traffic at the bridge entrance. I also echo the call for basic, ongoing maintenance to our current infrastructure. How about some weed removal in sidewalks, etc?

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