Too soon to determine State Senate control, Cuomo fires emergency managment director, snow complicates Sandy recovery in NYC, Glens Falls has one of the "coolest schools."

Right now it looks like the state senate is on track to go 33-30 to the democrats, but absentee ballots, anticipated storm-related challenges from districts in New York City, and the unresolved 46th district battle are just a few of the factors that will decide, and Senate Republicans still believe that when all is said and done they will retain their majority. [NYT]

One of the races in question - the 46th district race between George Amedor and Cecilia Tkaczyk has Tkaczyk ahead by 139 votes, and may take weeks to decide. There's also the unresolved race between Republican Steve Saland's and Democrat Terry Gipson in Poughkeepsie, and the question of victorious Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder, who has yet to decide which conference he'll join. [TU] [YNN] [Capitol Confidential]

Andrew Cuomo has fired emergency management director Steven Kuhr for diverting crews to remove a tree from the driveway of his Long Island home during storm Sandy.[YNN]

The Capital Region didn't see much snow overnight but the Noreaster dropped about 4 inches of snow and rain on the NYC area, still recovering from the effects of storm Sandy. [NYT]

Airlines have canceled a number of flights between Albany and Newark because of the storm. [TU]

Trying to figure out what when wrong at the Ualbany polling place. [TU]

Carrie Woerner conceded the close racein the 113th Assembly district to Tony Jordan on Wednesday afternoon. [TU]

A look at other local assembly races - most of which broke for the Democrats. [TU]

How election night went in Rensselaer County.[TU]

The parents of Gary Cota, the 13-year-old who was killed while he and a friend were playing with a a shotgun given to him for his birthday, have agreed to a family Court deal that would require them to acknowledge they were neglectful because the gun was not secured or locked. The plea deal,has been delayed a year, however in light of a custody battle for their their children. [TU] [Saratogian] [Post Star]

A Saratoga County cocaine kingpin is going to prison for up to six years. [Saratogian]

Three men have been charged with gang assault in connection with a July attack on a 19-year-old Glenville boy, during which they allegedly struck the victim in the face with a two-by-four and stole his backpack.[WNYT]

A 92 year old driver flipped her car upside-down at a Saratoga Springs intersection, but escaped major injury. [Saratogian]

Among the renovations underway at the Monument Square Apartments in Troy: A geothermal heat system. [Record]

The man who organized the volunteer Saratoga Memorial Day Parade after the city cancelled it's annual event due to lack of funds, has still not paid a $500 police overtime bill for the parade. [Saratogian]

A developer proposing to build 24 condos in Loudonville, is threatening to sue over zoning changes in Colonie that threaten the project.[TU]

The Halfmoon rode out storm Sandy moored up on the Connecticut River, escaping the fate of a replica of a replica of the HMS Bounty, which was destroyed when the Captain made a widely questioned decision to ride out the storm on the open water. [TU[

A Clifton Park Girl Scout is leading up a collection of piles of items to take to victims of Storm Sandy in Staten Island. [TU]

Greenfield has sent another group of firefighters to Nassau County to help with the recovery from stormy Sandy.[Saratogian]

A Glens Falls elementary school is being called one of the "Coolest Schools in America."[Post Star]

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