Reaction to SCOTUS health care ruling, body found hours after car wreck, county spent $50k on low turnout primary, lobster prices down

New York State is already relatively far along in implementing its parts of the federal Affordable Care Act. Local reaction roundup to yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding much of the health care reform legislation. Reaction from Paul Tonko and Chris Gibson. [TU] [Troy Record] [Tonko's office] [Gibson's office]

The ruling was a campaign focus point last night for Republican Bob Dietrich, who's running against Paul Tonko for the new 20th Congressional District (Dick Morris was in Saratoga to campaign for Dietrich). And Democrats are going after Chris Gibson for his votes to repeal to the legislation. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [State of Politics]

Rensselaer County sheriff Jack Mahar says the man driving the car in a fatal wreck in Stephentown early Thursday morning left the scene -- the passenger who was ejected from the car and died wasn't found until several hours later. The man's body was found more than 100 feet from the crash. [YNN] [Troy Record] [WNYT]

A medical examiner in Florida has concluded that 11-year-old Ashton Jojo from Latham was accidentally electrocuted at a mini-golf course -- and a building inspector reported that it appears the wrong type of electrical breakers were used in the pond. [TU] [Orlando Sentinel]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer

Albany police say they've arrested a Troy man -- Mister Taylor -- for allegedly shooting Kedar Morton on First Street in West Hill this past May (map).

The man whose wife is on trial for allegedly stabbing him multiple times last summer in Halfmoon testified yesterday that she told him to choose between her and his motorcycle gang -- and then said "you're done" as she stabbed him. [TU]

The Albany County Sheriff's Office say police busted a house where 80 marijuana plants were allegedly growing inside. [News10]

The state Public Service Commission says National Grid and other utility companies were "generally efficient and well-organized" during post-Irene restoration efforts, in part because of the utility's use of social media. [TU]

An association of school district business officials reports that about a third of school districts in the state will spend through their cash reserves in the next two years. [TU]

Lee Kindlon -- who's challenging David Soares for Albany County DA -- has proposed creating an "Early Case Assessment Bureau" that he says would speed up cases. [TU]

Albany County sheriff Craig Apple says his department is short on deputies and having trouble covering all its obligations. [TU]

Albany police and the Albany County Sheriff's Office are investigating how a woman waiting for arraignment briefly escaped custody. [TU]

The federal primary this week is expected to cost Rensselaer County as much as $50,000 -- and 1,710 people voted. [Troy Record]

A state comptroller's office audit of the village of Ravena concludes that 43 village account were overspent last year. [NYS OSC] [TU]

GlobalFoundries says it's addressed the hum that's bothered residents in neighborhoods near the Malta chip fab. Some residents say it's better -- others say it's still bothering them. [Saratogian] [TU]

GloFo is planning to build utility buildings for a possible expansion at the Malta fab. [Daily Gazette]

The opening of two of Schenectady's public pools has been delayed because of equipment problems. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady is looking for volunteers to maintain flower beds in Central Park because the city can't afford the cost of maintaining them. [Daily Gazette]

What people want at ALB, according to a recent online survey: direct flights to San Francisco, LA, and JFK; and Jet Blue. Also: more than a third of the people said they'd gone to other airports because of cheaper fares or non-stop flights. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A film project backed by a bunch of local investors has turned into its own drama. [TU]

Low wholesale prices and local supermarket competition have pushed lobster prices down. [Daily Gazette]

The fight against invasive clams in Lake George appears to be making some progress. [Post-Star]

Niskayuna took the top spot in this year's Schenectady County drinking water taste competition. [Daily Gazette]

The proposed Bombers in Troy is another step closer to opening. [Troy Record]

Jimmer Fredette was in Saratoga Thursday for his Jimmer Jam camp for kids. [Daily Gazette]

____

APD: Attempted Murder Arrest
A 20 year old Troy man was arrested last night in connection with a shooting that happened on First Street back in May.
Mister Taylor, of 516 Second Street, Troy, is alleged to have shot 21 year old Kedar Morton, of Schenectady, just before midnight on May 25, 2012.
Morton was shot once in the abdomen while on the 400 block of First Street.
Taylor was charged with Attempted Murder 2nd and Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st.
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.

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

An opinion on blood plasma centers, methadone clinics, a large logo, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Exploring Washington County

The rural, rolling hills of Washington County are just about an hour northeast of Albany on a scenic ride along Route 40. The county is... (more)

Morning Blend

Next Albany police chief + Kathy Sheehan has appointed Eric Hawkins to be the next Albany police chief. He's currently the police chief in Southfield,... (more)

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

We got a chance this week to stop in the State Museum and see an interesting artifact that's newly on display, Cornplanter's Pipe Tomahawk. The... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We're in the thick of the summer now. Long days, lemonade, blueberries, ice cream, and a bounty of stuff to do. We collected a few... (more)

Recent Comments

... The theft itself of this important Native American artifact is an important part of its story. It's really a miracle that almost 70 years later that the Cornplanter pipe tomahawk ended up back at the State Museum, instead of remaining in someone's secret, private collection acquired illicitly, or even worse, not cared for professionally and therefore damaged, destroyed, or lost forever.

Exploring Washington County

...has 2 comments, most recently from Katie

Scanning that New York State Department of Health report that argues the case for legalizing recreational marijuana

...has 12 comments, most recently from Megan m

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ed

Morning Blend for Jul 20

...has 1 comment, most recently from Amy

Local places to buy head scarves?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Summer