Focus on rape in New York prisons, GloFo tax credits expanding, pastor pushes back on Soares criticism, 10,000 dogs to go

From a Times Union report on rape in New York prisons: "It's a situation well-known to state officials for decades, yet New York state has continuously failed to implement policies used in other states to protect female prisoners from being sexually victimized by prison employees, usually correction officers." (Part 2 | Part 3) [TU] [TU] [TU]

The potential total of tax credits for GlobalFoundries, thanks to continued hiring and construction at the Malta fab site, is now $1.76 billion. [Biz Review]

A chip fab company consortium dedicated to increasing the size of the wafers used to manufacturer chips is based at the NanoCollege and has made Albany, the words of the Times Union, "the center of their collective universe." [TU]

Schenectady's fire chief says a man known to show up frequently at fire scenes has been charged with arson for a string of fires in the city dating back to 2010. [TU]

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Allegation made by Republicans in Schenectady County: that the Democratic majority in the county legislature essentially bought the endorsements of the county Independence Party by allocating money to the Schenectady Fire Department (Democratic and Independence leaders both deny the accusation). [Daily Gazette]

One of the many ways in which this Albany mayoral election is unusual: none of the candidates is an "old-line" Democrat with significant ties to the party's old establishment. [TU]

One of the main issues in the Democratic primary for Albany city treasurer: How close -- or not close -- that next treasurer will be the with the next mayor. [TU]

In Saratoga County a key primary is the competition between Republicans to succeed longtime sheriff James Bowen. [Saratogian]

One of the main issues in the Republican party primary challenge to Malta's incumbent supervisor: Who can best capitalize on the growth from GlobalFoundries. [TU]

Charlie Muller -- a pastor and ally of Albany County DA David Soares -- pushed back on comments made by the head of the Albany NAACP that Soares has turned his back on African-Americans. Muller called the comments "bullying." [TU] [WNYT]

A ruling by a federal judge could result in the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese having to disclose its clergy-abuse records. [TU]

The city of Troy's potential tax gain < ahref="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Troy-aiming-for-100-000-gain-4793937.php">if it's able to successfully claim a handful of properties from neighboring towns: $100k. [TU]

Schenectady's city clerk says a push to get more dogs licensed has resulted in 700 dogs being signed up -- and maybe as many 10,000 still unlicensed. [Daily Gazette]

The Albany County legislature is considering a ban on styrofoam takeout containers for restaurants with 15 or more locations. [WNYT]

A Stillwater man is accused of keeping a child's Ritalin for himself, which allegedly resulted in the child needing medical attention. [TU]

Albany Molecular Research Inc (AMRI) announced today that co-founder Thomas D'Ambra will be retiring as president and CEO at the end of this year. [Biz Review]

A major provider of internet retailing services is based on the campus of the NanoCollege. [TU]

The shrinking pool of potential college students has schools recruiting in new ways and places -- example: the College of St. Rose now recruits in Puerto Rico. [TU]

When a broken cherry tree is maybe the last straw in dealing with Albany's student neighborhood. [TU]

The new leaders of Yaddo: author A.M. Homes and photographer Susan Unterberg, both former guests of the Saratoga artists retreat. [TU]

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The potential total of tax credits for GlobalFoundries, thanks to continued hiring

Which hiring? The company has a hiring freeze until next year.

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