Schumer supports Schenectady demolition and rehab plan, Halfmoon supervisor-elect to replace Wormuth, Ellis nurse charged with recording women in bathroom, weather delays ESP rink opening

Chuck Schumer was in Schenectady on Tuesday to lend his support to a plan to get a $3 million loan to tear down about 80 blighted buildings and rehab others. [YNN][TU][Gazette]

Halfmoon's Town Board unanimously appointed supervisor-elect Kevin Tollisen to fill the remainder of supervisor complete Melinda Wormuth's term. Wormuth resigned earlier last week and is under is under indictment by federal and state authorities.[WNYT][Saratogaian]

On Tuesday's Capitol Pressroom Andrew Cuomo said he's anticipating some form of property or business tax cut in the coming fiscal year that will be paid for by an expected surplus.But the division of budget contends that there will be a 1.7 billion deficit, [TU][Daily News]

An Ellis Hospital nurse has been fired and is facing felony charges for allegedly using a surveillance camera to secretly record women in a hospital bathroom.[YNN][TU]

Residents of the 1600 block of Van Vranken Avenue say a decision to cut mail delivery to the area after a BB gun was shot at a mail carrier on the block last week, is causing a hardship for some in the neighborhood.[Gazette]

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A Troy man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing an acquaintance in the neck.[TU]

A schenectady man is facing charges for allegedly downloading hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.[TU]

Three Bronx women were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the East Greenbush Wal-Mart while they had a 2-year-old with them. [Record]

A local family claims their son was a victim of the knockout game in Albany last month.[WNY

A Rensselaer cab driver who was allegedly involved in a property damage accident is now facing felony charges for allegedly forging a police report in an effort to get escape blame for the accident. [TU]

New York's Court of Appeals affirmed the insurance fraud conviction of a former Rexford gynecologist and Saratoga Winners nightclub owner Akiva Abraham for starting the fire that destroyed the club in 2009. [TU][WNYT]

An Albany cop and the vomit defense.[TU]

A Saratoga Springs man is suing the city of Troy, claiming police used a Taser and pepper spray on him while arresting him at at St. Mary's Hospital in 2011, though he contends he did not resist arrest. [TU]

Albany Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan is calling on Verizon to commit to installing FIOS in the city. [WNYT]

The Albany Parking Authority will expand the pay-and-display parking meters to include Broadway,Central and Clinton Avenues, Elk and Pearl streets, Madison and New Scotland among other streets.

Cynthia Young, the challenger in the Malta Town Supervisors race, says she is appealing a State Supreme Court justices decision to void two deciding votes because the words "no vote" were written on the back of the ballots.[YNN]

An Albany Common Council meeting on Tuesday addressed public training of police, particularly a March 2013 incident at Ida Yarbrough that was conducted without notifying residents of the apartment complex.[News 10]

GE and SI group have agreed to pay $1.5 million to conduct a comprehensive contamination study of the Dewey Loeffel Landfill near Nassau, and investigate cleanup options for nearby lakes, ponds.

Moreau is seeking a $14.1 million zero interest loan that would help expand sewer lines and pave the way for commercial development near Exit 17 of the Northway.[Saratogian]

The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese is looking for input on their search for a bishop to replace the retiring Howard Hubbard.[YNN]

Members of the New York City Police Counter-Terrorism Bureau helped plan security measures for the Troy Turkey Trot.[Record]

Food pantries in Saratoga are struggling to keep up with the holiday need. [Saratogian]

Vadar, a Colonie police dog will be among 10 dogs to get a $950 vest that will protect him from bullets and knives.

Moe is the newest four-legged deputy at the Albany County Sheriff's office.[TU]

Weather conditions will delay the opening of the ice rink at the Empire State Plaza until December 7.[TU]

A pair of Shenendahowa dancers and a trombone player from Bethlehem will be part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. [TU]

When all else fails in a quest for David Mamet's autograph, drop a few F-bombs. [TU]

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