Siena Poll reports Cuomo rating drop and desire for a delay in Common Core implementation, Exit 4 bridge work may take up to 7 years, bobsled medalist lands in Albany

The latest Siena Poll reports Andrew Cuomo's rating has dropped six points to 60 percent favorable, and that half of New Yorkers polled want a two year moratorium on Common Core implementation. [WNYT]

New York met the February 22nd deadline for submitting a plan to the federal government to crack down on welfare abuse.[TU]

Plans to replace deteriorating bridges near Northway Exit 4 may take up to five years because the state only has $14 million of the estimated $58 million the project would cost. [TU]

The engine of a empty oil train derailed in Ulster County on Tuesday.[TU]

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute will vote today on whether to close the Ark Community Charter School in Troy based on what it says is a decline in academic performance and a lack of instructional leadership.[TU]

A Schenectady man was arrested on stalking charges for allegedly sending threatening emails to the Saratoga County website. [TU][Saratogian]

Chris Gibson is challenging the Obama administration's proposed defense cuts, arguing the plan basically keeps the same military strategy but underfunds it. [TU]

Gibson is sponsoring legislation that will prohibit the use of federal funding to provide inmates with a college education.[State of Politics]

Sheldon Silver said Tuesday that the Moreland Commission is on a "fishing expedition to intimidate legislators" at the expense of state taxpayers. [TU]

The Assembly is spending $205,000 on a sexual harassment consultant.[TU]

A Troy jury concluded in a civil trial that a city police officer did not mistreat a 2nd Street woman during a disturbance outside her home four years ago. The woman made claims of civil battery, false arrest and malicious prosecution against the officer. [TU][Record]

Police believe a "medical event" may have led to a Colonie crash that sent two people to the hospital. [TU]

Kathy Sheehan presided over the swearing in of Albany's new fire chief, 42-year department veteran Warren W. Abriel Jr. [TU]

A 76-year-old man was rescued from his home in Summit, where he was snowed in and suffering from hypothermia, frostbite and dehydration. [News 10] [TWCN]

An article in the New York Observer on state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is less than flattering, and defends Donald Trump. The Observer, which is published by Donald Trump's son-in-law, denies that the piece is personal revenge. [Observer][BuzzFeed]

More than half a million people have enrolled in health insurance plans through the state's online insurance market.

Code Blue shelters in Albany, Saratoga and Glens Falls will be open all week, as temperatures are dropping again.[TU]

The winner of two Olympic bronze medals in bobsled passed through Albany International Airport on Tuesday on his way to training in Lake Placid.[TU]

Lake Placid will hold a parade to honor local Olympic Athletes.[TU]

The Adirondack Phantoms hockey team is leaving Glens Falls. [News 10]

A house in Milton will become a home for people who need help at the end of their lives .[WNYT]

A former Galway man who parachuted into Normandy the night before the D-Day invasion was posthumously honored in Saratoga on Tuesday. [Saratogian]

Austin's School of Spa Technology in Albany has purchased a Rotterdam tattoo learning center with the goal of offering classes in tattooing.[Gazette]


Just a quick note for anyone that might not know (but that has been public knowledge): the Phantoms were never going to be a permanent tenant in Glens Falls; they just needed a place to play between when the Spectrum in Philly was demolished and when the new arena in Allentown is completed. So this did not come as a surprise to anyone (or should not have).

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