Man allegedly said girlfriend dared him to pull the trigger, highway superintendent snagged in drug bust, Hannaford ground beef recall

Rory Poulin, the Wynantskill man accused of killing his girlfriend with a shotgun two weeks ago during a domestic dispute at their house, allegedly told police he had shot her after the woman dared him to pull the trigger. When North Greenbush police arrived at the house, Poulin allegedly told them, "I shot my girlfriend." Poulin's attorney argues his client never said he was guilty: "Admitting that he fired a weapon and that someone may have died from it does not make him guilty or that he may have caused that." [TU] [Troy Record] [WNYT]

Schenectady police say two people were shot on a street last night in Hamilton Hill (map). Police responded and surrounded a house in search of a suspect, but didn't find they person they were after. The SPD says it doesn't know of a link between the two people shot. Their injuries are not considered life threatening. [Daily Gazette] [Fox23] [YNN] [WTEN]

Two convicted killers from Schenectady are accused of conspiring to have two witnesses who testified against one of them killed. [TU]

The Albany County Sheriff's office says a Rensselaer man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in his car at the observation parking area at ALB. East Greenbush police say the man is also a suspect in the Walmart groping case. Update: the woman who was groped wasn't able to identify the man as the groper. [Troy Record] [Fox23] [WTEN]

The Saratoga Police Department and DEA arrested 12 people for allegedly trafficking drugs in the city. One of those arrested is the Milton highway superintendent. When told about the superintendent's arrest, the Milton supervisor said the man should be sacked. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [Saratogian]

A man died in Clifton Park yesterday after his SUV crashed into a Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school bus (map). It turns out the man was an off-duty school bus driver for the district and was returning for his afternoon bus run. Some of the district's other drivers were too upset about his death to driver their routes yesterday afternoon. [WNYT] [TU] [Saratogian]

Schenectady police say a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the Eastern Ave neighborhood (map). [Fox23]

The state's new ethics commission is not subject to the open meetings law or freedom of information law. [TU]

Capital Region home prices have fallen almost 14 percent from their high, according to a Brookings Institution report. [TU]

Incoming Rotterdam supervisor Harry Buffardi says he'll ask the state comptroller to audit the town's finances following questions about expenditures for a veteran's memorial by outgoing supervisor Frank Del Gallo. [Daily Gazette]

An attorney for woman who owned the now-demolished Trinity Church in Albany argues she shouldn't be tagged with the cost for the emergency demolition because she didn't actually own the building because her allegedly father forged her signature for it. [TU]

The city of Schenectady has about 80 properties it would like to sell after taking possession of them due to foreclosure. [Daily Gazette]

The Saratoga County Water Authority and Global Foundries have agreed to terms on a long term contract -- GloFo will be the authority's biggest customer. [Saratogian]

Hannaford has issued a ground beef recall because of concerns about salmonella contamination. [Fox23]

National Grid's delivery rates for electricity are going down next year. [Fox23]

Drawing x's and checkmarks on your ballot doesn't technically disqualify it, according to a ruling by an acting state Supreme Court judge in Rensselaer County. [TU]

The general manager of the Times Union Center is projecting lower revenue this year because of fewer concerts at the venue. [TU]


I'm going to copy & paste this headline here since it was buried in the middle. Typical NYS:

The first meeting of the state's new ethics commission is not subject to the open meetings law or freedom of information law. [TU]

I'm half laughing, half crying and certainly shaking my head in disgust.

Some meetings have to be out of the public view in order to avoid the fallout from making politically unpopular suggestions or compromises. Public meetings are just theater anyway.

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