600 state jobs moving from Troy to Albany, a pro-hydrofracking coalition has been formed

The state has confirmed that 600 state Department of Health workers will be moved from Troy to the Corning Tower.. Says a rep from the one of the companies that owns the office space the employees currently occupy: "It's going to really have a negative impact on everything that Troy is trying to accomplish." [Troy Record] [TU]

A local man, who was one of the first African-American members of the U.S. Marine Corps, has found a renewed sense of connection with his service brothers. [TU]

A pro-hydrofracking coalition has been formed to promote the controversial process. [YNN]

Five additional schools in the Schenectady School District have been added to the state's list of schools needing improvement. [Daily Gazette]

A Schenectady man has been charged with kidnapping for a September incident where he tied up and assaulted a woman. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Two Saratoga County men have been charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old boy from Parsons sexually assaulting him. [YNN] [Troy Record]

A mother and daughter in Albany who told police that they beat a robber actually robbed the man when he came to their house to buy jewelry, police said. He was beaten with a baseball bat and a lamp and suffered a concussion and broken bones. [Fox23] [Troy Record] [TU]

A state police captain's wife who has been missing for more than a week was experiencing serious medical problems before she disappeared. [TU]

A Waterford attorney who was disbarred this week because of large-scale mortgage fraud was disbarred for the first time in 2002 for "dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation." [TU]

Local Penn State alums and fans shared their thoughts on the sex abuse scandal. [YNN] [TU]

After 11 years of pushing for the designation, the Earl Gardener Memorial Chapel and Crematory at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy could be close to finally becoming a National Historic Landmark. [Troy Record]

Radio DJ Ric Mitchell, who has been on at least five local stations over the decades, will make his final sign-off on Friday. [Daily Gazette]

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I am dissappointed your website has not taken a chance to mention that today is Veteran's Day. Takes but a minute to stop and thank those who have put their lives on the line to defend our great nation. Just saying.

"The state has confirmed that 600 state Department of Health workers will be moved from Troy to the Corning Tower.. Says a rep from the one of the companies that owns the office space the employees currently occupy: "It's going to really have a negative impact on everything that Troy is trying to accomplish." [Troy Record] [TU]"

Many folks in the business community were on the forefront of the efforts to cut taxes and make state government smaller. Yet, there was little discussion of just how this smaller government would be achieved and how it would affect the public. Now the chickens are coming home to roost for some in the business community. With the local and state public employee layoffs, and, in particular, with the reductions in state employee compensation over the next four to five years, we'll be seeing a stagnant local economy for some time. Continued tough times for the local retail and service sectors. Be careful what you wish for....

Gardner Earl was the son of William S. Earl, the successful Troy manufacturer.

Erle (Stanley) Gardner created the character Perry Mason.

I hope that clears things up.

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