Four arrested in Troy drive-by shooting, officials say hoarding contributed to fire, communities share flood protection plans one year after Sandy, prize for Ecovative

Troy police say a drive-by shooting on Tuesday has led to four arrests. TPD says one of the suspects reported living at the Lavin Court home that was shot. Police say they found the suspects in a gold sedan that matched the description of a car involved in the shooting and discovered drugs and a fully-loaded semi-automatic handgun in the vehicle. [YNN][TU][Record]

Albany fire officials say hoarding contributed to the fire that destroyed a home on First Street on Tuesday night. AFD says the homeowner was out at the time of the fire but two dogs are still missing. [WNYT][TU]

A year after Hurricane Sandy, Andrew Cuomo took part in a symposium on Wednesday on how communities are recovering from flooding due to storms Sandy, Irene and Lee. Local planners offered progress reports and ideas for protecting their communities from future flood damage as part of Cuomo's New York Rising initiative -- a plan to have communities compete for funding to rebuild from flooding due to Sandy, Irene. and Lee. Four new laws have been designed to help victims recover from Sandy by offering tax breaks to homeowners and assistance to communities. [WNYT][TU][WNYT]

State education commissioner John King will be at Myers Middle School in Albany tonight for a forum on the Common Core Standards.[YNN]

According to the state Department of Health, 37,000 New Yorkers have successfully enrolled in health plans through the state-run online market and another 137,000 have gotten through the application and registration process but have yet to enroll in a plan. [TU]

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Andrew Cuomo says that in spite of a projected $1 billion budget gap, New York can afford to cut taxes next year. (Also: He's up for election next year.) [North Country Public Radio]

Anthony Magnetto, who was named Troy Police Commissioner last year by mayor Lou Rosamilia, says he's considering stepping down from his part-time $30,000 a year position. [TU]

A state judge has ruled that Troy was justified in padlocking a controversial adult entertainment business -- because the business didn't seek a special use permit for adult entertainment. [TU]

GlobalFoundries will pay the Malta and Stillwater towns and school districts a total of $13.2 million in payments in lieu of taxes this year. [Gazette]

Now that the primary is over -- a look at the race for Saratoga County sheriff. [TU]

After an audit of the town of Colonie's 2012 books, how to interpret a $33 million deficit has become a central debate point in the race for supervisor.[TU]

A Clifton Park man could face up to six years in prison after pleading guilty to the rapes of three teenagers that he met online. [WNYT]

A Saratoga social worker may face jail time for protesting the US government's use of drones in the Middle East at an Air Force base near Syracuse last February.[Saratogian]

Glens Falls police reported only a handful of arrests for minor incidents at last night's Phish concert.[News 10]

More than 50 companies have joined the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Consortium. [Business Review]

A local real estate developer is considering putting an adult day care center in downtown Albany.[Business Review]

A program in Stillwater that gives cellphones to domestic violence victims. [Saratogian]

Natalie Merchant was in Albany on Wednesday to unveil a new PSA geared toward ending domestic violence.
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Ecovative Design won $100,000 in the Buckminster Fuller Institute's annual challenge for environmental responsible innovations. [Business Review]

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