Cuomo stands firm on pension reform, Albany and Schenectady school aid restored, state selling 500 cars on ebay, Schenectady man dies after being dragged by train, council delays caberet law vote, regional home sales up, salamanders get help crossing road

The Cuomo administration continues its push for pension reform to be included in the April budget. In a cabinet meeting yesterday Andrew Cuomo said the power struggle over reform in New York is not between the executive and legislative branch, but between special interests and the people. [Record/AP] [TU]

Millions of dollars in State Improvement Grant funding has been restored to Albany and Schenectady school districts after unions reached teacher evaluation agreements. [TU]

Gas companies and hydrofracking opponents are trying to figure out what this weeks ruling that allows individual towns to decide whether they'll permit fracking, means for them. [NYT] [Record/AP]

Law enforcement agencies in New York state have seized more than 60,000 cartons of Indian-made cigarettes discovered during traffic violations over the last eight months, but the state hasn't done much more to enforce a claim that it has the right to tax Indian made cigarettes that are sold to non-Indians. [NYT]

In an effort to pare down, New York State will be selling about 500 surplus vehicles on its ebay page. Among the items up for sale -- a $180,000 recreational vehicle intended for use as a DEC command center -- that the DEC commissioner didn't know he had. [Fox23] [TU]

The Albany Common Council will not be voting on the proposed cabaret licensing law tonight. The vote is being postponed so more work can be done on the wording in an effort to eliminate confusion. The council will hold a public comment period before its meeting tonight on another issue -- a proposal to ban smoking at city sports fields, swimming pools and playgrounds. [TU]
[YNN]

In an effort to ward off a county law suit, the Schenectady City Council has agreed that the city will pay delinquent county tax bills on property owned by city residents .[Gazette]

A 44 year old Scheectady man was dragged to his death by an Amtrak train in Rochester, after being kicked off the train for disturbing passengers [Gazette]

A doctor and former medical director at Northwoods health facility testified in the patient neglect trial of four Northwoods employees, saying he was concerned about about an unorganized approach to wound care a the facility.[Record]

The Columbia County DA's office has incited 21 year old Shafiqul Islam in the murder of a 73 year old Hillsdale woman in November. [TU]

Fire claimed a home in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill last night, but residents were able to escape safely.[News10]

Charges against the man responsible for duct taping the legs of Chubby the dog and abandoning him on an Argyle road side to Aggravated cruelty to animals. [News10]

Bethlehem residents are seeking an independent probe into the shooting of a dog by an animal control officer this month. [TU]

The Schenectady woman whose three pit bulls attacked a woman last august, ripping off most of her ears, is considering a second plea bargain that would require her to report to jail on weekends for 45 days. [TU]

Two men pretending to be city water department officials gained access to the home of an elderly couple in Albany. In the same week a Clifton Park woman's home was burglarized by a man posing as a water department employee. [Gazette]

A stalled luxury hotel project at Route 50 and Marion Avenue in Saratoga may be revived as an apartment complex with retail space. [Gazette]

Saratoga's public safety commissioner is pushing to require Spa City bars to move last call from 4AM to 3 AM.[TU]

The low bidder for the UAlbany athletic facility is the same company the constructed RPI's $24 million sports complex.[Gazette]

The Director of the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority says he has nothing to hide in the current NYS audit of underway of his department following the Stonequist bedbug scandal. [WNYT]

Capital Region home sales were 10% higher in January then they were a year ago. [WNYT]

The Capital Region could be looking at a spike in gas prices this weekend. [CBS6]

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for volunteers to help salamanders cross a road. [TU]

Comments

All your links to the Gazette need subscription so wouldn't it be best just not to put a link as it's a waste of time for readers?

BTW, it's "cabaret" not "caberet".

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Five takeaways from the start of the fifth major effort to redevelop 1 Monument Square

Monday night the city of Troy had a public workshop to kick off the fifth major attempt to redevelop the 1 Monument Square site. Yep,... (more)

Buffalo, one of 52 places

The New York Times "52 Places Traveler" series makes a stop in Buffalo. Writes Jada Yuan: "... Buffalo went from a place I didn't think... (more)

South End Healthy Market

The South End Healthy Market opens its 2018 season Saturday, June 30 from 10 am to 3 pm at a new location, the the lawn... (more)

Freedom Park 2018 concert series lineup

The popular series of free concerts at Freedom Park in Scotia starts this Wednesday. As usual, the season includes big lineup with multiple concerts each... (more)

There's a workshop coming up in Albany about how to apply for a slice of state grant money for your project

For the last several years the state has distributed millions of dollars to projects around the state via the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) process... (more)

Recent Comments

Elm St between Eagle and Phillip. Beautiful, colorful, Italianate row houses directly down the hill from the Executive Mansion.

Morning Blend for Jun 19

...has 3 comments, most recently from Greg

Solid Sound 2019

...has 2 comments, most recently from Greg

The ValleyCats open the 2018 season this weekend at The Joe

...has 1 comment, most recently from Kayla

Big lift

...has 2 comments, most recently from ravioliollie

Weekend Destination: Quebec City

...has 2 comments, most recently from Mary M