GloFo appears to be expanding at Malta fab, school district says more votes cast than signatures registered, early sweet corn season, Bill Clinton dined in Chatham

It looks like GlobalFoundries is planning to fill out its manufacturing space at the Malta fab in what would be a $2 billion project. [TU]

A state oversight board has criticized NYRA for leaning heavily on revenue from video lottery machines, and using the VLT funding not to right the ship, but rather to just spend more. [Daily Gazette]

State officials in charge of scoring grant apps for economic development money concluded in a memo that the Capital Region has not done enough planning for what might happen if the state workforce is downsized. [TU]

Mark Richardson -- who pleaded guilty to beating an elderly man, John Siakala, to death during a robbery at a Cohoes apartment complex, as well as severely beating an elderly woman, in December -- has been sentenced to 30 years to life. Said Siakala's son in a victim impact statement read in court: "I'll never be able to forget, but I'm trying to find forgiveness." [Troy Record] [Fox23]

SPAC has announced that the New York City Ballet's season there next season will be one week instead of two. Said SPAC president Marcia White in a press release: "We are all operating in an environment where funding from both public and private sources is more scarce, while the costs of doing business have continued to rise." Ticket sales for both the ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra only cover about a third of the cost of each residency. The ballet has had a summer residency at SPAC since the venue's founding in the 1960s. [SPAC] [TU] [Saratogian]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer

Joseph Durham, the man recently convicted of firing at a Troy police officer and his police dog last year, was sentenced to as much as 22 years in prison. [Troy Record]

Schenectady police say the man arrested for firing a gun near a bike path Wednesday fired 19 shots with an automatic weapon (map). [Daily Gazette]

A state appellate court has upheld the admission by Sarah Moore that she intentionally set the 2009 fire that killed 10-year-old Avion Bell in Schenectady's Mont Pleasant neighborhood -- Moore had argued she was mentally ill when she set the fire. [TU]

Angela Lopez -- the Colonie woman convicted of stealing more than $95k in public benefits (and who infamously showed to court with a Louis Vuitton bag) -- has lost her appeal. She's headed to prison for up to six years. [TU] [News10]

Albany police say they responded to a call that a woman had been shot in Sheridan Hollow early Thursday morning (map). APD says it found the woman with "an abrasion to her abdomen and to her left arm," and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. [APD]

Fire officials are calling the fire at the former Luigi's Restaurant in Schenectady suspicious after a dog indicated there were traces of an accelerant. [WNYT]

A Rensselaer teen who suffered a spinal cord injury during a stabbing in Albany's South End in May is slowly progressing at a special hospital for adolescent spinal cord injuries in Atlanta. [TU]

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school district says there were more votes cast in its budget vote than signatures in its register. [TU]

The head of Clifton Park's Republican committee -- recently accused of making derogatory comments about homosexuality online -- has resigned, and called some other members of the committee "piranhas." [TU]

Malta -- local capital of the roundabout -- is closer to adding two more of the circles. [Saratogian]

Price Chopper has gotten the OK to expand its Loudonville store. [TU]

Members of Andrew Cuomo's cabinet will be riding portions of a 400-mile bike tour along the Erie Canal. [AP/Troy Record]

The weird early spring has resulted in an early sweet corn season. [TU]

Bill and Chelsea Clinton ate at the Blue Plate in Chatham Tuesday night. [Fox23]

With three shows this weekend at SPAC, Saratoga is readying itself for a "Phish phan phrenzy." [Daily Gazette]

Yep, SPAC advertises on AOA.

APD: Shooting
Albany police are investigating the shooting of a 29 year old First Street woman early this morning on Orange Street.
Officers responded to the 300 block of Orange Street, just before 1:00 a.m., after receiving a call that a woman had been shot. When they arrived they located the victim with an abrasion to her abdomen and to her left arm.
She was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation is still ongoing.


"concluded in a memo that the Capital Region has done enough planning..." Um, shouldn't that be "has not done enough planning"?

More roundabouts?! I don't want to go to Malta ever again!

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