Capital Region marks one year since Irene and Lee, Planned Parenthood allowed back into Shen schools, Queensbury H.S. football player dies of "serious infection"

Residents in Schoharie County, Waterford and other parts of the region gathered yesterday to mark the anniversary of tropical storms Irene and Lee. A year after the storms, some people in Prattsville are still living in FEMA trailers.
Other Irene and Lee related stories : FEMA will not cover the costs involved in replacing the historic Blenheim Bridge, destroyed last year in Hurricane Irene.
National Grid is finally catching up with reconnect and disconnect orders after the tropical storms.[WNYT] [Record] [WNYT] [WNYT] [YNN]

A Queensbury High School football player has died from a "serious infection." School and health officials are urging the rest of the team to take precautionary measures. There is still no word on what type of infection it was that killed the student. [ Post Star] [YNN] [TU]

The Shenendahowa school board voted to allow Planned Parenthood instructors back into health classes. Planned Parenthood volunteers had been teaching sex ed in Shen's health classes for about 20 years, but that arrangement was stopped last fall after a group of parents objected. [YNN] [TU]

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The 2-year-old boy who fell from the second floor of a Troy apartment building on Monday remains in critical condition at Albany Medical Center but has a "strong chance for survival." An investigation is continuing but police say they've found no evidence of recklessness or neglect. [TU] [Record]

According to a recent audit, the town of Colonie has ended its fiscal year with a surplus for the first time since 2005. The town wiped out a longtime deficit by outsourcing operation of its landfill. [TU]

Governor Cuomo said Tuesday that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics should investigate the sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and if they are found to be true, he says Lopez should resign. Meanwhile, Sheldon Silver admitted he was wrong to approve a $100,000 settlement in connection with the harassment claims against Lopez.[YNN] [NYT]

Among the cards being played in the race for Albany County D.A.: age, handling of victims and the Porco case. [TU]

A two time felon was jailed again, this time for 24 years to life, for stabbing three people while robbing a Schenectady home that authorities say was a "drug house." [TU]

A 22-year-old Averill Park man will spend six months in county jail and 10 years after he admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook last year. [TU]

Work on the Twin Bridges begins on September 7th. [TU] This item was updated shortly after publishing to correct the date. Sorry about that. Thanks chezjake.

Troy's new City Hall, on the 5th floor of the Hedley Park Place on River Street, should be open by next month. [TU]

The 100-year-old Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Washington Park has been repaired and restored with donations from park neighbors -- just in time for an October 5 centennial unveiling. [TU]

State DEC officials have confirmed that the Woolly Adelgid, an insect that kills hemlock trees, has been found for the first time in Schenectady County.[TU]

One of the forces behind Troy's huge flag-day parade has passed away. [TU]


Good to hear ignorance has been defeated up at Shen. Keep up the good fight CP.

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