Westerlo mother pleads not guilty to son's murder, Fingerpaint Marketing signs lease on Saratoga Borders, $17,000 in school taxes paid in $1 bills

Fingerpaint Marketing has signed a 10-year lease on the former Borders building on Broadway in Saratoga.[Saratogian]

The Westerlo mother charged with murdering her 22-year-old disabled son pleaded not guilty in Albany county Court on Wednesday.[News 10]

A Clifton Park man is facing more than 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and sexual abusing three boys between the ages of 9 and 15. [TU]

A Schenectady man pleaded guilty yesterday to detonating explosive devices on the home of the new boyfriend of his alleged accomplices ex-girlfriend last spring. [Gazette]

A Saratoga County jury took only two hours to convict a Greenfield man of sexually assaulting two young girls repeatedly between 2001 and 2008.[TU]

A former Catholic priest just released from federal prison after serving four years on child pornography charges must now register as a sex offender. [TU]

Police are looking for the people who broke into a Delaware Avenue home on Wednesday afternoon, allegedly tying up the home owner and stealing items from the home. [News 10]

Researchers from Albany Med, RPI and UAlbany have teamed up to form the new Capital Region Ressearch Alliance. An initial $745,000 grant from the state's economic development council will fund the study of Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment, colon and prostate cancer prevention and cutting-edge surgical techniques.[YNN]

The NYS Health Department has confirmed a case of whooping cough at North Colonie High School.[News 10]

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that will allow farm distilleries to sell their products at farmers markets in the state. [Capitol Confidential]

The City of Troy has begun the move into the Hedly building .[WNYT] [TU]

Congressman Paul Tonko and challeger in the 19th Congressional District, BobDietrerich will debate next week on WMHT.The station will host a debate between Chris Gibson and challenger Julian Schreibman in the 20th congressional district the following week. [TU]

Reaction by the Troy City Council to Lou Rosamillia's proposed 2013 budget: mixed.[Record]

Wilton officials are expected to unveil the towns 31st consecutive budget without taxes.[Saratogian]

The town of North Greenbush is anticipating a surplus in 2013, after years of being in the red. [Record]

National Grid has given grants to Schoharie property owners for their efforts to revitalize the village after hurricane Irene. [YNN]

A new Siena Resarch Poll says consumer confidence is at a five year high in New York.[Fox 23]

Got back traffic tickets in Schenectady? Pay 'em now.[Gazette]

Eliot Spizer will return to Albany later this month for the first time since march for an event at The Linda. [TU]

This weekend, Brookfield Renewable Power in Cohoes, passes a a 100 acre parcel of land along Cohoes Falls, back to the Mohawks.[TU]

New legislation signed by Governor Cuomo Wednesday allows the DMV to mark drivers licenses to identify veterans.[WNYT]

25 years ago today a freak nor'easter crippled the Capital Region for days with wet, heavy snow, downed trees and power outages.[TU]

A Clifton Park man paid his $17,000 school taxes in one dollar bills. [News 10]

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