Cuomo/Christie and CDC differ on Ebola policies, police say Albany shootings not connected, former police officer accused of stalking attorney, the ring wanted to be found

The Ebola quarantine policies announced by Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Friday -- and then adjusted over the weekend -- caught criticism for being more motivated by politics than science. On Monday the CDC announced new guidance to states on how to handle people who might have been exposed to Ebola, and it's not as restrictive as the policies announced in New York and New Jersey. Said Cuomo Monday: "I disagree with the CDC, and at the end of the day, I'm the governor of the state of New York, and my No. 1 job is to protect the people of the state of New York." [NYT] [NPR] [AP/TU]

Albany police chief Steven Krokoff says the five shootings in the city this month are not related, nor are they gang related. Said Krokoff: "These are people that have some level of connection and in some way, shape or form got into an argument, and it resulted in gun violence." There's a community meeting at the Capital South Campus Center Tuesday evening about gun violence. [TU] [News10] [TWCN]

NYPIRG's Blair Horner on the public campaign financing pilot in the state comptroller's race: "It was designed to fail, and it has." [TU]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

A campaign profile of the race for Rensselaer County DA between Carmelo Laquidara and Joel Abelove. [TU]

Campaign profiles of races for Schenectady Court positions. [TU]

Watervliet police say a suspect in three robberies was apprehended after being confronted by a store owner and then held by neighbors. [TU]

A Schenectady gas station clerk was praised by police for not trying to confront the man who held the store up at knifepoint Sunday morning. [News10]

A former Bethlehem police officer was charged with misdemeanor stalking after being arrested outside the home of attorney Terence Kindlon, who had represented the man in an appeal in 2012. [TU]

Momentive Performance Materials, which has a large plant in Waterford, has exited bankruptcy. [TU]

Bike trail projects in Schenectady and Saratoga Springs are both getting more than $1 million from the state. [Daily Gazette]

A tour of Unity House's new "Front Door" all-in-one building in Troy. [Troy Record]

A group of neighbors in the Stockade got together to paint the railroad overpass at the neighborhood's entrance. [Daily Gazette]

Proctors' screening of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation Monday as part of its AFI 100 series prompted a small protest. [TU]

Those huge Victorian B&B's in Saratoga Springs are apparently difficult to sell. [TU]

A ring stolen from Siena's athletic trainer in 1991 recently was turned in to the school by an anonymous person. [TU]

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