Cold weather comes to Occupy Albany, Crossgates evicting residential tenants, job openings are way down

The cold weather seems to have followed Occupy Albany into town. Will the protestors stick it out? Meanwhile, the state changed the curfew in the park to 11pm in response to the occupation, but there have still been no arrests made. And local union members are jumping on the Occupy Albany bandwagon. [TU] [TU] [Fox23]

The mass eviction of tenants living in homes owned by Crossgates has led to speculation that the mall is considering another expansion. [TU]

Inspectors are looking at a suspicious fire that started in the basement of Trader Ed's Nautical Pub and Restaurant in Troy. [Troy Record] [TU]

Delmar-based former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter was denied a new trial in his sex case and sent to prison for up to 5 ½ years. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [Fox23]

A dentist who touched the breasts of at least nine girls and young women as they sat in his dentist chair was sent to jail. [TU]

A Clifton Park man was found dead on a Greene County hiking trail. [Saratogian]

The city of Albany cut down a woman's tree while she was away on a business trip. [TU]

Schenectady Acting Mayor Gary McCarthy has accused his opponent Roger Hull of diverting more than $8 million from the city tax base while president of Union College. [Daily Gazette]

A backhoe dug up earth in the woods of Glenville yesterday in a new search for a woman who disappeared in 1979. [Daily Gazette]

While only a few FEMA trailers are occupied in Schoharie County, those who are in them say they are a life-saver. [YNN]

Local job openings are down to nearly half of what they were at this time last year. [Fox23]


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I wish they'd given more explanation about why it's taking so long to get the trailers to people. You wouldn't think it would be that complicated, though I don't know exactly what the process would be.

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