Bruno attorneys call feds' case "fatally flawed," appeal filed in Richard Bailey murder case, investigation into Adirondack rafting company after death, printing skin

Attorneys for Joe Bruno have filed a motion for dismissal of the fed's new indictment of the former state Senator. In the motion, one of the Bruno's attorney argues the feds' prosecution is "fatally flawed." [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The attorney for De Von Callicutt -- who was convicted of being the gunman in the murder of Richard Bailey -- has filed an appeal alleging problems with jury selection, judicial errors, and illegal interrogation. [TU]

Attendance for the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC this past summer was down a bit, but ticket revenue was up a bit. SPAC's board announced next year's ballet schedule -- which will include a shorter run by the NYCB -- will be supplemented by the National Ballet of Canada and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The board says it's trying to restore the NYCB's 2014 residency to two weeks. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

The state has paid more than $5 million over the last two years to settle multiple sexual harassment cases against state employees. Five of the 11 cases involved the state Department of Corrections. [AP/Troy Record] [NYT]

"Scores of medical professionals" have signed a letter urging the Cuomo administration to pursue an outside assessment of the potential public health effects of fracking. (The Cuomo admin has said the state Department of Health will be conducting the review.) [TU]

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The Adirondack rafting company for which a guide was allegedly drunk during a recent trip in which a woman drowned has been cited before. The Post Star reports the state attorney's general office is investigating the company. [TU] [Post-Star]

Albany Medical Center president James Barba will be the new co-chair of the Capital Region Economic Development Council, after SEFCU president Michael Castellana resigned Wednesday. [TU]

"Those in city government familiar with the search process" tell the TU that Schenectady assistant police chief Brian Kilcullen is the frontrunner to replace retiring police chief Mark Chaires. [TU]

Malta's proposed budget includes a small property tax decrease. Sales tax revenues in the town are up 10 percent this year compared to last. [TU] [Saratogian]

North Greenbush's town supervisor says the town now knows where it is financially -- for the first time in five years. (The state comptroller's office reported earlier this year that the town's books were so messed up "the town board has no idea of the town's true current financial condition.")[Troy Record] [NYS OSC]

It appears the contested contract for Saratoga Springs to sell water a development in Wilton is headed toward the drafting of a new contract. [TU]

A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision by federal regulators to deny the Green Island Power Authority a permit to build a new hydropower plant above Cohoes Falls. [TU]

Saratoga County is looking at privatizing its decade-old -- and never used -- landfill in Northumberland in order to ease a strained budget. [TU]

People were apparently fired up for the public comment period at Thursday's Troy city council meeting. [Troy Record]

The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Department says it arrested 10 people on welfare fraud charges Thursday. It's looking for three more people -- and collectively, the the group allegedly defrauded the county of $150,000 in services. [TU] [Troy Record]

More than a month after the reported rape, Saratoga Springs police have released a description of the suspect they're looking for (map). [Saratogian]

Bethlehem police say a Westerlo man was arrested for allegedly breaking into the house of a woman he didn't know Wednesday and attacking her. [TU]

The city of Schenectady has filed suit against the Edison Tech Center (formerly the Edison Exploratorium) alleging the museum hasn't followed through on agreement to bring its buildings up to code and pay full property taxes on one of its buildings. [Daily Gazette]

The Sierra Club and Save the Pine Bush say they intend to sue town of Clifton Park over a recently approved industrial site the groups say would harm habitat for the Karner Blue butterfly. [Daily Gazette]

From a printer at RPI: human skin. [TU]


In other news, Mitt Romney takes back his assertion that 47 percent of Americans are lazy bums.

More and more political news from this presidential campaign is just tailor-made for The Onion and Jon Stewart.

"Saratoga County is looking at privatizing its decade-old -- and never used -- landfill in Northumberland in order to ease a strained budget. [TU]"

Worth a read. An interesting item in this story: An activist who fought against this landfill more than ten years ago is now the town supervisor who's in favor of privatizing it.

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