Albany starting parking permit registration, Armory ordered to halt non-sporting events, daughter accused of stabbing father, ticket sales up for Albany Devils

The city of Albany will start taking applications for residential parking permits from two of the three zones this Saturday -- though the system's start date is still not determined. [TU] Earlier: Albany parking permit zones and streets

The city of Albany has ordered the Washington Ave Armory to stop hosting non-sporting events, alleging code violations and a lack of a cabaret license. The order follows last week's incident outside a foam party in which Albany police allege the crowd became "combative" -- it says three officers were injured and seven people arrested. [TU] [AOA]

The Albany school district has the second-highest median teacher salary in upstate New York, according to rankings from the Buffalo-based Business First publication (it's related to the Business Review). [TU]

Two super PACs -- one connected to George Soros, the other to a Facebook founder -- are dropping $500,000 to support Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk in the race for the new state Senate 46 race against George Amedore. The money drop is an attempt to make a point about... public financing of campaigns. (Amedore had a huge money lead over Tkaczyk.) [NYT] [TU]

A spokesman for Liberty Ridge Farm says it will contest the complaint filed with the state Division of Human Rights by a lesbian couple who were told they couldn't get married there. [WNYT] [Troy Record]

Watervliet police say a man was stabbed in the throat by his teen daughter Sunday during an argument. "Sources close to the situation" say the two were having an argument over the daughter having a relationship an older man. [TU] [Troy Record]

Schenectady police say the double shooting in the Central State neighborhood this past weekend appears to have been accidental -- SPD says it thinks the alleged shooter was "recklessly" handling the gun. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Troy police say a food deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint in Griswold Heights Monday night. [YNN] Earlier: Why you should tip your pizza delivery guy more

The judge in the Salem house explosion trial has ordered some of the charges against Stephen McComsey dropped because prosecutors violated rules of evidence. [Saratogian]

A Hindu temple in Schenectady has been vandalized for the third time in six months. [YNN]

After dropping out of a 110th Assembly District debate this past weekend because she was irked by what she says were distortions by Phil Steck's campaign, Jennifer Whalen says she will appear at two other upcoming candidate forums. [TU]

A state Green Party official on the accusations of racism made against the party's candidate for the 21st Congressional District: "Occasionally you get crazies on the ballot in every party." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The state is starting a system that can notify domestic violence victims via email, text, or call when their abuser has been served an order a protection -- the orders often prompt abusers to lash out. [AP/Troy Record]

The state attorney general's office says it's reached a settlement with the Yankee Trails bus company to improve policies for riders with disabilities. [TU]

The city of Schenectady proposal to increase fees for documents such as birth and death certificates didn't make it past the city council. [Daily Gazette]

Construction work on the Great Western Bridge is scheduled to start this week, and it's expected to squeeze traffic between Schenectady and Scotia. [Daily Gazette]

A company that licensed natural language interface patents from RPI is now using those patents to sue Apple over Siri. (A large part of the tech industry is a seemingly constant fight over patents.) [TU] [NYT]

Students from Tech Valley High School are headed to Haiti early next year to help farmers plant fruit trees. [TU]

Season ticket sales for the Albany Devils are up 55 percent this season. [Troy Record]


Since when does an individual's level of comfort with something done on their own property constitute a human rights violation? Individual rights are a double-edged sword - I don't agree with the decision of the farmer, but it seems certainly within their rights to have feelings about something taking place on their property. Or do property rights not matter around here?

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