State Assemblyman had been working as informant for prosecutors, how many acres of porn is too much?, guilty verdict in fatal hit-and-run, a popular Death Wish

There's already been one announced Assembly resignation as part of the alleged bribery scheme involving Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson -- though it's not Stevenson: Nelson Castro says he'll be resigning his seat Monday. Castro had been indicted for perjury in 2009 and worked out a deal with prosecutors to serve as an informant -- including his wearing of a wire -- which only came to light with the case against Stevenson. (Yep, federal prosecutors basically had a mole in the state legislature.) [TU] [State of Politics] [TU] [NYT]

Andrew Cuomo called the alleged corruption allegations against Stevenson -- and earlier in the week, state Senator Malcolm Smith -- "appalling." Sheldon Silver says he's encouraging Stevenson to resign. [Cuomo admin] [TU]

The name of Stevenson's campaign committee for his first run for the Assembly: "The Eric Stevenson Good Government Committee." [State of Politics]

Good government groups are using the allegations to push for campaign finance reform. A coalition of environmental groups are also pushing this issue, arguing the current system allows indusry lobbyists to block efforts to strengthen environmental protections. [TU] [TU]

The Troy city council rejected a proposal to create an adult entertainment district in South Troy by a 5-4 vote. Said councilman Rodney Wiltshire: "Seventy acres of pornography is too much." [TU]

Watervliet Arsenal machinists rallied outside the facilities gates Thursday against furloughs prompted by the federal "sequestration." The furloughs could cut their pay by 20 percent. [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

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A Schenectady County jury found Anthony Gallo of Rotterdam guilty of a group of charges -- including aggravated vehicular homicide -- for the hit-and-run that killed Cassandra Boone in Schenectady in 2011. Two people testified during the trial that Gallo had been smoking crack before he hit Boone while she crossed Erie Blvd. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Shateek Laneer, convicted of shooting Troy High School basketball player Jerrell Reid last May, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Said Reid's mother after the sentencing: "I don't know if we can ever really put it behind us, it's just sad ... And now another family is also grieving right now, so I don't think anybody wins." [TU] [Troy Record]

Environmental groups are pushing for a state law that would require the recycling of thermostats that contain mercury. [TU]

The Nigro Companies and Citizen's for St. Patrick's are discussing a plan that would incorporate the church's bell tower and facade into the design of the new Price Chopper planned for the site. [TU]

Schenectady is cracking down on landlords who aren't complying with the city's apartment inspection law. [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga County and the town of Halfmoon have been named in a suit that stems from an vehicle accident in which a teen was injured -- the suit alleges the municipalities were negligent in the design of an intersection on Route 9. [Saratogian]

The Shen school district says an investigation has concluded that a lacrosse coach did not physically abuse players -- but his motivational tactics did include verbal abuse. Update: The district announced Friday afternoon the coach has resigned. [WNYT] [Saratogian]

Albany police are looking for the public's help in identifying two suspects -- one for two armed robberies of convenience stores, the other for the attempted robbery of a 92-year-old woman near UAlbany's downtown campus. Update: APD says it's arrested a 51-year-old main in connection with the attempted robbery of the 92-year-old woman. [News10] [TU] [APD press release]

A local Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods have both started limiting customers to three boxes of ammunition a day because of high demand. [AP/News10]

Saratoga Coffee Traders says it sold 3,000 pounds of its Death Wish Coffee during two weeks in March, following national media attention. [TU]

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So, 70 acres is too much. That implies that he (Rodney Wiltshire) has an idea of how much is enough. ... hrm. I for one wonder how much he thinks is enough, more out of curiosity than anything. It does seem like a bunch though... :)

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