Malta zoning changes open way for potential second chip fab, Green Island tables proposed pet limit, Albany mayoral candidate can't vote for himself, the ongoing trials of the Uncles Sam

The Malta town board approved zoning changes that clear the way for a potential second GlobalFoundries chip fab at Luther Forest. As part of the deal for the zoning changes, GloFo is helping to fund road projects, a study of a possible Exit 11A off the Northway, and donated $3 million for Stillwater to restore a beach area on Saratoga Lake. GloFo has not yet committed to building the new $14.7 billion fab, and it says it doesn't have a timeline for making the decision. [Daily Gazette] [YNN] [News10] [TU] [WNYT]

Douglas Stewart -- the Clifton Park man shot by State Police after they said he refused to put down a loaded gun outside his home earlier this month -- has been charged with menacing a police officer. He was arraigned in the back of an ambulance. Stewart's attorney to the Daily Gazette: ""We believe the evidence is inconsistent with the theory that is being alleged by the state police right now." [TU] [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

New state rule for healthcare workers: get a flu shot or wear a mask during times the flu is deemed "prevalent" in the state. [TU]

Green Island's village board has decided to table the measure that would limit residents to three pets per household. The measure met opposition from the public at a meeting Monday night. Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan argued the rule would be similar to already-existing laws in nearby municipalities. [Troy Record] [News10] [YNN]


As Albany County continues to consider the future of its nursing home, a think thank reports that almost all county-owned nursing homes in the state outside of New York City lost money in 2010. [TU]

A Libertarian candidate says he has enough signatures to get on the ballot in the Albany mayoral race -- even if he can't vote for himself. [TU]

UAlbany officially unveiled its new $64 million School of Business building on the uptown campus. UAlbany president Robert Jones said officials are "confident" the building will help raise the business school's ranking. And the school's dean described the building as "an engine for creating employment opportunities for students." UAlbany also announced the creation of a digital forensics degree program. [Daily Gazette] [YNN] [TU] [UAlbany]

Albany police say a fight at Henry Johnson and Elk Monday evening included four people being hit by an SUV -- three of them were seriously injured. Said a witness to the Times Union of the driver: "She went right up over the car like a monster truck." [YNN] [WNYT] [TU]

The man accused of planting drugs in a Scotia smoke shop while working as a police confidential informant is facing perjury and drug charges. [TU]

Schenectady police say there have been a string of burglaries in neighborhoods on the north side. [YNN]

Albany police say three teens were arrested following a reported robbery on Delaware Ave Friday evening (map) -- the teen reporting the robbery said the three teens approached him with what looked like a gun and demanded his backpack. [APD Facebook]

Albany police say a man was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to a woman on Morton Ave Saturday morning (block map) -- it's the third time he's been accused of such an act since April. [APD Facebook]

There's a $25k reward for information in the case of a murder in East Greenbush 19 years ago. [TU]

The ongoing trials of the Uncles Sam in Troy. [Troy Record]

Ellis Medicine opened its new school of nursing -- the Belanger School of Nursing, so named because of a settlement between the hospital and the family of a donor. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Augie's -- the Ballston Spa restaurant closed recently after a fire destroyed its building -- was back serving food, temporarily, Monday night in an effort to aid its employees. [Daily Gazette]

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