New Yorkers like Cuomo but not legislative pay raises, Occupy Albany protests at budget hearing, Gillibrand visits Cohoes buisiness, man who died in high speed chase stole two cars, Giants fans awaiting the parade

Governor Cuomo is getting criticism from legislators for agreeing to give the Inspector General's office access to the tax returns of state workers who are under investigation. Legislators concerned that it will compromise privacy. [YNN] [TU]

Occupy Albany protestors staged a protest at a joint legislative hearing on the executive budget on Monday. About two dozen protestors showed up, chanting and waving banners, but as the hearing began only 3 of 207 legislators were present. [Capital Confidential] [NYT]

A new Siena poll shows New Yorkers are happy with Governor Cuomo and Kirsten Gillibrand, but not the idea of taxpayer funded raises for legislators. [YNN] [NYT] [Capital Confidential]

Kirsten Gillibrand oured Precision Valve and Automation-- a small business in Cohoes that ships worldwide. Gillibrand talked about boosting American competitiveness and bringing jobs to the Capital Region.

Auditors from the State comptrollers office say North Greenbush's finances were "so poorly maintained that the town board has no idea of the town's true financial condition." [TU]

Troy police are investigating an alleged child luring incident where a man allegedly tried to lure a 9 year old boy to get into his van. [YNN]

The Rochester man who died in a Thruway crash following 40 mile a high speed chase by police early yesterday was a convicted was a convicted felon driving a stolen car. [TU]

Police arrested a man for flashing a knife in a Road rage incident. [TU]

A recent parolee who spent 37 years in jail for murder was acquitted on charges related to a June burglary in Schodack . [TU]

A Schenectady dog breeder is facing 49 counts of animal cruelty. [Gazette]

RPI has shut down a 9 story building because of a chemical spill. Firefighters in hazmat suits cleaned up the spill last night and the building is expected to reopen today. [TU]

Fifty Skidmore employees were moved to other offices when mold was discovered in their building. [Saratogian]

A professional exterminator will be brought in to get rid of the bedbug problem in Stonequist apartments in Saratoga.

State lawmakers have approved several school bus safety laws, including one that would increase in the penalty for passing a stopped school bus [Fox 23]

More state aid is on the way for farmers who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and storm Lee. [News 10]

Police are searching for the man who broke into a Menands apartment building, robbed a man at knifepoint , tied him up and got away with cash, a camera, unloaded guns and a car. The victim did not know the know the suspect, who somehow managed to get past the building's security door. [YNN] [TU]

A member of the Colonie family charged with using the credit cards of their eldery deaf, blind relatives to make $12,000 of purchases at Price Chopper says the situation is being misinterpreted. [WNYT]

Saratoga Springs is trying to decide what to do with 31 properties it foreclosed on last september. "This is kind of a new thing for us. It could be a product of the times." says city tax collector Mike King. [Saratogian]

President Obama is planning a visit to Vermont in March. [Fox 23]

A family of six from Troy is headed to Africa for their second trip to help rebuild an African Nation. [TU]

The remains of soldiers who died in the French and Indian war still have not been laid to rest. [TU]

The lack of snow is saving money for municipalities like Glens Falls. [YNN]

Giants fans are awaiting the start of the ticker tape parade.[YNN]


"Saratoga Springs is trying to decide what to do with 31 properties it foreclosed on last september. "This is kind of a new thing for us. It could be a product of the times." says city tax collector Mike King. [Saratogian]"

I nominate this as the understatement of the month.

"The remains of soldiers who died in the French and Indian war were finally laid to restin Lake George. [TU]"

Unless I'm missing something, I think the article is stating that the majority of the skeletons are in Arizona, although almost everyone thought they had been buried at the fort.

Erp. You are correct Jessica. Wrote that one backwards. Corrected. Thanks!

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