Obama lauds Albany at NanoCollege, Rosamilia wants Hedley Building for Troy City Hall, Marylou's Whitney Ball days are over

The President was in town yesterday. In a speech at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Barack Obama lauded the Capital Region as an example of a place where jobs are being created. "Now I want what's happening in Albany to happen all across the country," he said. NanoCollege CEO Alain Kaloyeros, thinks the presidential visit could eventually mean funding to expand the school. [AOA] [TU] [NYT/The Caucus] [TU]

At Tuesday's event President Obama laid out a "to-do list" for congress --including plans to eliminate tax incentives for companies to send jobs overseas, offer incentives to bring jobs back to the U.S. and cut red tape so homeowners can refinance their mortgages easily. [WNYT]

Meanwhile:
+A few people got to check out Air Force One[YNN]
+One Obama Fan was disappointed when the motorcade didn't pass her by. [TU]
+Jerry Jennings rescued some umbrellas.[WNYT]
A bit about how all that gets to be news.[AOA]

New York law enforcement agencies remembered their fallen comrades in a ceremony at the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Empire State Plaza onTuesday[TU]

Hundreds of gay, lesbian and transgender people were at the Empire State Plaza on Tuesday to lobby legislators for transgendered rights and the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.[TU]

Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia and his administration are working on plans to make the Hedley building the new home of Troy City Hall.[Record] [TU]

After more nearly 40 years , Marylou Whitney has announced they're calling an end to the traditional Whitney Ball. Whtiney and her husband John Hendricksons say instead,they'll focus on efforts to help racing's backstretch community. [TU] [Saratogian]

A Cohoes man is facing charges for allegedly raping an Albany woman at gunpoint in the backyard of her home on Clinton Street. [TU]

Police in East Greenbush arrested seven people when they broke up two alleged small drug rings. Two men are charged with selling heroine and five people are charged with selling Oxycodone. [TU] [Record]

Police in Troy are looking for the man who robbed the HSBC bank in Lansingburgh on Tuesay morning.[TU]

An Albany man was hospitalized on Tuesday after a shooting on Lexington Avenue. The suspect in the shooting was last seen running on Clinton Avenue. [News10] [Fox23] [APD Press Release (Posted below)]

A Troy High School baseball coach was attacked by two chocolate labs on Sunday as he prepared for a game at Greer Field [TU]

Traffic has returned to normal on The Northway today after a fuel tank dropped from a tractor trailer last night near Halfmoon, causing a back-up for several hours. [WNYT] [News10]

The dam alarms are being tested in Schoharie County today. [WNYT]

The Erie Canal at Waterford is closed due to heavy rainfall. [TU]

The E-ZPass walk in center in Guilderland is one of three walk-in centers being closed by the NYS Thruway Authority as part of a cost cutting measure they say will save $1 million a year. [TU]

The town of Colonie is interested in allowing logging on the property it owns at the Stony Creek Reservoir in Clifton Park -- but Clifton Park officials say they'll need special use permits. [TU]

Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a $4 million Wilton branch of the YMCA. [Saratogian]

The third year of dredging for PCBs in the upper Hudson River is about to begin.[News 10]

Business spaces and storefronts in downtown Troy are holding open houses this morning as part of the city's "For Rent Event" -- an effort to get businesses to open in the Collar City. [YNN]

Saratoga County District Attorney Jim Murphy is looking for homes for more than a dozen horses that belonged to a Saratoga County horse farm owner convicted last week of animal neglect. [Post Star]

A West Hill row house considered to be an endangered historic gem is going back on the auction block.[TU]

Two retired postal workers from the Capital Region were amoung a group of WWII veterans recognized by France's Legion of Honor for their role in liberating France from the Nazis. [TU]
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APD Press Release - Lexington Ave. Shooting
Albany police are investigating the shooting of an Albany man last night on Lexington Avenue.

Police responded to 28 Lexington Avenue, around 7:20 p.m., after receiving a call that a man had been shot while in front of the residence. When officers arrived, William Terry, 43, was on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the left chest area. He was alert and talking to officers at the scene.

He was treated at the scene by firefighters and taken to Albany Medical Center. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The suspect was described as black male, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and black boots. He was last seen running west on Clinton Avenue.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Comments

So the Town of Colonie evidently is not satisfied with destroying every last bit of woodlands and open space (via development) within its municipal boundaries... now town officials want to destroy the natural resources in Clifton Park, too. Unbelievable!

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