Regents reelected in spite of Common Core controversy, Troy rolls out snow emergency plan in time for spring, Olympic medalist visits Watervliet

New language added to the Assembly's budget would require the state to pay a PILOT for upgrades on the Harriman campus. [TU]

The latest discussion about where to locate a casino in the Capital Region centers on Schenectady, where a developer is planning a $100 million project to transform the former American Locomotive Company site into "an urban-style walkable" development with condos, a supermarket, movie studio, hotel and retail space. [TU]

Three members of the Board of Regents were reelected on Tuesday amid controversy over the Common Core implementation -- a fourth regent decided to retire and was replaced by a Sullivan County lawyer. [TU][WNYT]

Just weeks before the start of spring, the city of Troy has posted its new snow emergency plan. [Record]

The Albany woman injured in a house fire earlier this week has died. [TU]

A woman died after she was pulled from the Hudson River near Havilland Cove Beach in Glens Falls on Tuesday after she went through the ice while trying to rescue her dogs. [Post Star][News 10]

Raymond Halacy pleaded guilty to third degree burglary in connection with a Thanksgiving Day robbery in Colonie. Halacy is the brother of John Halacy, who took a plea deal in connection with the same burglary last week, and escaped rape charges on a technicality in Rensselaer County last year. [TU][TWCN][WNYT]

Albany police arrested four men in connection with a Monday morning robbery on Madison Avenue. [APD Facebook]

The same day Scott Cleland was released on his own recognizance after answering to larceny charges for allegedly stealing three children's hand-held computers, police say he went straight to the Troy Walmart and allegedly stole a tablet computer.[TU][News 10]

The Kokopellis incident has spawned two police watchdog groups in Troy. [TU]

Lawyers for Joe Bruno are seeking to block evidence in his upcoming trial that would relate to conduct he was acquitted of in his 2009 trial. [Gazette]

The region's largest cancer care provider is planning to build a new state-of-the-art cancer center in Clifton Park. [TU]

Several hundred corrections officers from around the state rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday against the closing of a number of state correctional facilities, including Mount McGregor in Wilton. [WNYT]

A new bill in the state Senate would make it legal for New Yorkers to be buried with their cremated pets. [TU]

Mohawk Ambulance Service is donating two ambulances to retire Yankees great Mariano Rivera's hometown of Puerto Caimito, Panama -- which previously had no ambulance service. [TU]

Clifton Park is offering naming rights for its ice rink for a minimum bid of $20,000.[Saratogian]

Olympic luge medalist Erin Hamlin paid a visit to the Watervliet company that developed the special paint used in the construction of her sled. [TWCN]

CDTA carried 16.3 million passengers last year -- the highest number since the mid 1980s. [TU]

For the fifth year in a row, tuition at Sage Colleges will hold steady.[TU]

There was a giant colon in the Legislative Office Building.[TU]

The Dumbstruck iPhone app designed by two Siena College graduates has been pretty popular at SXSW this week. [TU]

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