Reactions to Jennings decision not to run again, Cuomo to form "restructuring panel" to advise local governments, crews bringing in a big crane for St. Patrick's bell tower

Reaction to Jerry Jennings decision not to run again.[YNN]

Andrew Cuomo has announced a new panel that will hear from and advise cities that are seeking financial assistance from New york State. The "restructuring panel" will help "fiscally distressed" municipalities develop fiscal restructuring plans that could inlclude state money if the cities follow the recommended restructuring plans.[TU][WNYT]

The Cohoes High School principal who ordered ammiunition for a .22 caliber gun on campus will not face any criminal charges. [Record]

Contractors have given up on a cable and are bringing in a 200 ton crane to demolish the bell tower at the former St. Patrick's church site in Watervliet.[Record]

Rensselaer County legislators have approved the final payment for the special prosecutor in the Troy ballot fraud trial and are now considering a proposed law to control how the D.A. Seeks and pays for special prosecutors[TU]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer

Albany police detectives have arrested a 33 year old city man in connection with an attempted murder on Livingston Avenue.[APD Press Release]
A Cohoes man is facing charges for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 in jewelry, watches and electronics from an East Greenbush residence after he tried to pawn some of the stolen items. .[TU]

Duanesburg's Board of Education told protestors last night that it will not explain why an organic chemistry class was cancelled. "We voted on that and we've moved on," said board president Robert Fiorini.[TU]

Schenectady code enforcement officers and grossing guards will be paid overtime to conduct a census of the city's dogs.[TU]

Code enforcement officers are going door to door in schenectady, issuing warning notices, in an effort to get homeowners to comply with city buildings codes.[YNN]

RPI will get $1.8 million dollars to help power and cool its supercomputer from the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority.[Record][WNYT]

Ruminations on Cuomo's summits.

A retired State Trooper from Ballston Lake is the third Republican to announce a run for Saratoga County Sheriff. [Gazette]

A study of Saratoga Springs students shows a jump in alcohol and drug use between eighth and nince grades.[Saratogian]

NYRA is seeking a $1.2 million refund from the State Breeding and Development funds that it claims was overpaid.[Saratogian]

Saratoga County will be part of a national Center for Disease Control and Prevention health survery.[Gazette]

Sno Knoe Joe v. Mr. Ding-a-ling, the saga continues.[TU]

Troy is considering placing urban furniture - part artwork, part seating, part playground equipment-- designed by RPI students, along Riverfront park. [Record]

Traffic around the ESP will be detoured starting in July for road work.[TU]

A Brooklyn-based developer will present plans this week to turn the form St. Mary's Church into housing. Peter Jenkins says he plans to intefere as little as possible with the architectural elements of the building. [Record]

Shmaltz brewing company officially opened its new Clifton Park craft brewing operation on Tuesday.[Record]

In an effort to close skill gaps, a group of schools and businesses have come together at The Tech Valley Connection for Education and Jobs.[TU]

Creating community through basketball, with the help of the pros. [YNN]

North Country legislators are hoping to expand a bike trail that currently stretches from Glens Falls to Lake George, into essex county. [YNN]

Saratoga author Joe Layden, author of numerous celebrity bios including Ace Frehley, and The Rock, says his job is "almost a therapist's role."[TU]

Two local students have won trips to see Moscow and Albany's sister city, Tula Russia, in a Russian Olympiad competition. [YNN]

A painted egg[YNN]

APD Press Release

Albany detectives arrested a 33 year old city resident for an attempted murder that occurred on Livingston Avenue.
On May 5, 2013 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Carlos Arroyo, 33, of Albany, fired several rounds from a handgun into a pick-up truck occupied by the victims while it was stopped at Livingston Avenue and Thorton Street.
Shortly after the incident, officers observed the operator of the pick-up truck driving erratically and was subsequently stopped at the intersection of Manning Boulevard and West Lawrence Street. As officers approached, they observed damage to the vehicle consistent with gunshots. Officers learned that the back seat passenger, a 22 year old male, sustained a laceration to his back in an unknown manner. It was later determined that a fired round projected a piece of metal from the truck which lacerated the victim's back.
He was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.
Arroyo was charged with Attempted Murder 2nd and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 1st.
He was arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.


Oh, those poor kids heading to Tula.

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