G.E. to close Hudson Falls plant, Kimber to be sentenced for Albany Med mercury incident,McCoy names new deputy executive

Painting him as a frustrated Nazi sympathizer and potential terrorist, prosecutors are seeking at least 19 years in prison for the man who spread mercury around Albany Medical Center when he became angry over a medical bill. Martin Kimber could face up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced today.[TU][YNN]

Halfmoon Supervisor Melinda Wormuth, the subject of an FBI investigation , did not attend a scheduled town board meeting last night. Deputy Supervisor Walter Polak said the town will "run business as usual every day," should Wormuth resign, as some town board members have requested.[WNYT][TU]

GE has notified employees at its Fort Edward plant that it plans to close its energy management facility and merge with a facility in Clearwater Florida by next September , a move that will affect 196 employees .[TU][Saratogian][YNN]


Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has named a replacement for deputy County Executive Christine Quinn, who was arrested earlier this month on a felony drug charge.[TU]

After absentee ballots were tallied, Michael Zurlo is officially the GOP candidate for Saratoga County Sheriff, beating Jeff Gildersleeve by 541 votes.[Saratogian]

Troy Councilman Gary Galuski beat Democratic primary challenger Emily Rossier by 9 votes after absentee ballots were counted.[Record]

Schenectady's school district is planning to file a complaint with the federal Department of Justice, arguing Schenectady and other districts with a majority of minority students get less aid than districts with mostly white students.[YNN]

Troy has widened a lawsuit against some of its neighboring suburban towns claiming that homes in the Averill Park School District should actually be in the city school district. [WNYT]

The Clifton Park man shot outside his home by when troopers say he refused to drop a rifle, after troopers came to check on him at his wife's request, has been indicted on several felony charges by a Saratoga County grand jury. Douglas Stewart III could face up to ten years in jail if he is convicted.[WNYT][Saratogian]

Albany police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman on the 200 block of Western Avenue early Saturday morning. [YNN]

A nurse with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilites in Corinth is facing charges for allegedly using a doctors signature stamp to obtain valium.[TU]

New York's Conservative Party is urging voters to reject the amendment planned for the November ballot that would allow up to seven gambling casinos around the state. [Capitol Confidential]

A move by Dutchess County to start housing overflow inmates at the Albany County Jail rather than the Renesselaer County Jail could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue could move from Rensselaer to Albany County.[TU]

The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay a Texas company $95,000 to write a new economic plan for the county. [Saratogian]

A controversial plan to build a five story Ellis Hospital parking garage has been sent back to the drawing board.[Gazette]

NFL star Brian Holloway is asking the 300 young people who damaged his stephentown home in a flash party this weekend to bring food to a picnic at his home this weekend to honor military heroes.[News 10]

On this date in 1777, the battle of Saratoga began.[TU]

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