More than 500 protestors march with Occupy Albany, state reps won't support Saratoga County sales tax increase, man arrested for fatal crash had many license suspensions

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A photo from yesterday's Occupy protest, from Tim Raab's photoset.

More than 500 people protested at Occupy Albany as part of an international day of Occupy actions across the nation. They marched to Andrew Cuomo's office in the Capitol chanting "Hey you, millionaires, pay your fair share." There was only one arrest for violating curfew last night. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record] [YNN]

The man arrested for allegedly hitting and killed a 19-year-old woman with truck in Schenectady, and then fleeing the scene has 10 suspensions on his driver's license. He's already been charged with a variety of offenses, and police are awaiting the results of toxicology reports to see if he should be charged with DWI. [YNN] [Fox23] [TU]

Many absentee ballots in the Schenectady mayoral race were left uncounted because of simple errors. [Daily Gazette]

The proposed Saratoga County sales tax increase is apparently facing long odds after the county's state reps said they don't think it would be approved the state legislature. Both Roy McDonald and Hugh Farley said they wouldn't sponsor the legislation necessary for the increase. [Saratogian] [TU]

An economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to area business leaders yesterday about the upstate economy: "The good news is that we're projected to continue to grow. The bad news is that it's expected to slow." [Saratogian]

The biggest chunk of money in the proposed plan from Capital Region Economic Development Council: $25 million for a supercomputer at RPI's tech park in North Greenbush. [TU]

A Niskayuna High School student has been charged with robbing a fellow student of prescription drugs at knifepoint in an area of woods near the school called "The Foxhole." The student who was robbed is also in trouble for bringing the drugs to school. [TU] [YNN]

Prosecutors believe that the 20-year-old College of Saint Rose student who was arrested for pretending to donate $2 million he didn't have to the Rotary Club did it so he could get some money back to pay his tuition. [YNN]

The driver of a car that slammed into a house in Albany Thursday had a suspended license. [Fox23]

The Lansingburg Middle School student who jumped off the school roof earlier this week has a history of depression. [Troy Record]

The Albany planning board approved the demolition of the St. Teresa of Avila middle school on New Scotland for a Mormon chapel. The plan had been the subject of a lawsuit after the board initially rejected the proposal. [TU]

The first phase of the new businesses opening at the Clifton Park Center kicked off as the Regal Cinemas officially opened for a midnight showing of the new Twilight movie. [TU]

The current owner of the Ellsworth Ice Cream plant in Saratoga Springs said the plant is once again in foreclosure because his lender chose not to renew a temporary loan after it expired. [Daily Gazette]

Generations of Shaker High School students, as well as children who performed at the Melodies of Christmas, are mourning longtime chorale director Ned Fleischer. [TU] [CBS6] [Daily Gazette]


25 bucks for a super computer? Sounds like a great deal.

Editors: Moore's Law, man. Fixed. Thanks.

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