GloFo taking over IBM chip fab plants, more than 30k tagged by state as too mentally unstable for a gun, neighborhoods that lack access to food stores

GlobalFoundries is taking over IBM's chip fab facilities in the East Fishkill, New York and Essex Junction, Vermont. More than 5,000 IBM employees will become GloFo employees. IBM says it's continuing its research investment at the NanoCollege. [Bloomberg] [TU] [IBM]

About 34,500 people in New York State are tagged as being too mentally unstable to have a firearm as part of a databased compiled by the state under the SAFE Act, according to documents acquired by NYT via FOIL. Andrew Cuomo responded to criticism that the number is too high by stating there are concerns that the number is still too low. [NYT x2]

Schenectady police say a man was shot Friday afternoon in Hamilton Hill. SPD says the incident was caught on a surveillance camera, and are investigating. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [News10]

Albany police are investigating a stabbing in West Hill early Saturday morning. They're also investigating another stabbing in West Hill from Friday afternoon. [APD FB x2]

Albany police are investigating a reported sexual assault near the Sage campus in Albany early Saturday morning. University Heights Association public safety says a woman reported getting a ride back from a party in East Greenbush from a man who, after dropping her off, followed her and attacked her. [TWCN] [WNYT]

Albany police are investigating a hit-and-run involving a cyclist on Northern Boulevard Saturday afternoon. [TU]

Colonie police are looking for tips from the public about a group of what appears to have been four people who orchestrated a $62k robbery from a jewelry store in Central Ave. [TWCN]

Cohoes police say they've arrested a Troy woman for allegedly starting the fire on Saratoga Street October 8. [Troy Record]

The head of the Troy Police Benevolent Association, Sgt. Tom Hoffman, on the video produced by councilwoman Anastasia Robertson that refuted his allegations that she had tried to incite a crowd against police officers during an incident in August: "The officers that were there tell me and have informed me of a completely different scenario once the video stopped ... I don't think that video captured the complete story." [Troy Record]

Andrew Cuomo nominated justice Leslie E. Stein to the state Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. Stein is currently a midlevel state appellate court justice, a resident of Albany County, and an Albany Law grad. [Cuomo admin] [TU]

Andrew Cuomo traveled to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republican on Friday to campaign. Rob Astorino criticized the trip, remarking that he had spent Friday in the South Bronx talking with Dominicans and Puerto Ricans there. [AP/TU] [Daily Gazette]

A campaign profile of the race for state attorney general between incumbent Eric Schneider (D) and challenger John Cahill ( R). [TU]

A campaign profile of the race for the 110th state Assembly District between incumbent Phil Steck (D) and challenger Tom Jasiewicz (R ). [Daily Gazette]

Rensselaer County exec Kathy Jimino's proposed county budget increases the property tax levy by 1.66 percent. [TU] [Troy Record]

NYRA paid track announcer Tom Durkin $430k (+$10k expenses) to call 100 days of races in 2014, according to documents obtained by the Times Union via FOIL. [TU]

How the Schenectady PD increased its number of officers on bikes: bike racks on cars. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady County is adding surveillance cameras to its library branches. [TU]

The backstory on how the vocal anti-casino group Save East Greenbush came together. [TU]

The Stockade, Vail and Hamilton Hill neighborhoods in Schenectady have the least access to food stores of any neighborhoods in the Capital Region, according to an analysis by a UAlbany School of Public Health professor. [TU] Earlier: Where the supermarkets are -- and aren't

A look inside the still-being-renovated DeWitt Clinton Hotel in downtown Albany. [TU]

The new owners of Morette's in Schenectady say they hope to have the restaurant open again by the end of October. [Daily Gazette]

Jahaysia LaJuett, the 19-year-old Schenectady woman fighting bone cancer whose Central Park rose garden wedding prompted an outpouring of support from the community and from around the country, passed away last week. [Daily Gazette]

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