SUNY board approves Nano College merger with SUNY IT, Rosamilia pushes for Scolite redevelopment, feds keep mum about death ray plans, Albany Academy alum on Shark Tank

SUNY's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the merger between the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY IT in Utica. [TWCN]

The Patroon Island Bridge will get a $146 million upgrade over the next two years, including replacing and repairing decks, substructure and ramps. [TU]

Troy mayor Lou Rosamilia wants the city council to pass an ordinance allowing a developer to move ahead with the $1 million purchase of the former Scolite property on Madison Street along the Hudson so it can begin redevelopment. [TU]

Troy police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a Troy man who allegedly produced child pornography involving at least one victim under age 5. [TWCN][TU]


An attorney for the Gloversville teen charged with repeatedly stabbing a taxi driver in Schenectady last year claims an auditory hallucination prompted the attack and brought in a psychologist to testify that the teen thought she was defending herself. [TU]

A Schenectady man who rejected several plea deals and maintained his innocence was acquitted of charges alleging he had sex with a 14-year old girl. [TU]

A Granville man was acquitted of vehicular manslaughter charges in the death of a 50-year-old man killed in a head on collision last year, but he was found guilty of misdemeanor DWAI, unlawful possession of marijuana, and possessing fireworks. [TU]

A former CDTA union leader was sentenced Wednesday to 1 to 3 years in prison for attempted grand larceny for stealing more than $20,000 from union pension funds, dues, and vending machine payments.[TU]

A pair of Troy teenagers have been arrested in connection with two back-to-back burglaries on Wednesday.[News 10]

Two teens have now been charged after police say they found a student at Maple Avenue Middle School in Saratoga with a quarter-pound of marijuana with intent to sell it. [Saratogian]

Police say a man they picked up for DWI when he backed into a parked car in East Greenbush had more than four times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. [WNYT]

Even though experts say plans for an alleged death ray designed by a Capital Region man were not plausible, prosecutors in the case are reluctant to release information about the alleged weapon. [Gazette]

One person is dead and three others were injured after a Thruway rollover in Bethlehem on Wednesday morning.[TU]

Troy City Council members will vote tonight on a resolution that would allow the city to borrow up to $25 million to purchase equipment for the public works and fire departments. [Record]

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached a settlement with MVP requiring the company to "reform its behavioral health claims review process, cover residential treatment and charge the lower primary care co-payment for outpatient visits to most mental health and substance abuse treatment providers" -- that could result in more than $6 million being returned to members. [TU]

Andrew Cuomo is stumping around the state seeking support for the property tax "circuit breaker." [TWCN]

The Coeymans supervisor who has had requests for raises denied for two years by the town board found a way to give himself a raise anyway. [TU]

The Saratoga Springs Planning board voted against the proposed expansion of the Beekman Street Arts District -- but the final decision on the expansion plan rests with the City Council. [Saratogian]

Smoke from a failed generator caused an evacuation of the Corning Tower Wednesday morning. [TU]

Parents on Albany's South Pine Avenue say the developmentally disabled son of a former top Albany lawyer for mayors Whalen and Corning has been stalking and threatening their children to the point where they won't leave their kids outside. [TU]

Albany Catholic bishop emeritus Howard Hubbard gave his final invocation to state lawmakers on Wednesday and was honored by the legislature for his work in the Albany diocese and his concern for the less fortunate. [TU]

Adirondack Brewery in Lake George is planning a $5 million expansion that will include a distillery, event space, a tasting room and larger brewing and bottling facilities. [TU]

Waterford has deployed a smartphone app to get important information like flooding evacuations and snow emergencies out to the public. [TU]

Three police dispatchers and a police officer in Glenville were recognized for their help in delivering three babies in the last few months.

An Albany Academy alum who founded a 24-hour e-textbook rental company will be featured on Shark Tank.


Last item (Albany Academy) - guessing it should be "rental" not "renal" - unless there have been fantastic advances in kidneys filtering out knowledge from ebooks ;)

Editors: Fixed. Thanks.

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