Numbers point to local rise in poverty, food truck owners file second suit against state, SUNY chancellor in line for big raise, goal for year 101

The Albany metro area "registered a significant uptick in the number of residents living below the poverty line" between 2012 and 2013, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Brookings Institution. Local charity organizations say they've been feeling the trend. [Brookings] [TU]

The state Gaming Commission released some previously redacted info regarding the casino applications, including some details about Hard's Rock's arrangement with the proposed Rensselaer casino. [Daily Gazette]

The Democratic Party in New York has sent out letters to about a million registered Democratic voters telling them: "We will be reviewing the ... official voting records after the upcoming election to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014." [AP/Daily Gazette]

The owners of the Wandering Dago food truck have filed a second lawsuit against the state arguing that co-owner Andrea Loguidice was inappropriately fired from a position with the state DEC because of her association with the business. They allege DEC officials were wary of her connection to the truck because Andrew Cuomo had expressed criticism of the name. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Oscar Valcarcel -- convicted of killing a man during a burglary in Albany last December -- was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. [TU]

Albany police are looking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a burglary case at Albany Med. [APD FB]

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the union that represents the state's correctional officers are at odds over the reasons behind attacks on prison staff. [TU]

The state Department of Health has now designated 10 hospitals in the state as potential Ebola treatment centers -- none are in the Capital Region. [TU]

It appears SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher could be in line for a $200k raise. [TU]

Both NYSUT and the Alliance for Quality Education don't seem all that enthused about either Andrew Cuomo or Rob Astorino. [TU]

The debate between the candidates for state attorney general was snippy. [TWCN]

State Senate 46th: The Tkaczyk and Amedore campaigns are going back and forth over large campaign contributions that have flowed into the race from outside the district. [TU]

Judicial elections in Albany County aren't so much elections as they are confirmations. [TU]

The Schenectady City Council has trimmed the city's budget down to include a less-than-1-percent property tax increase. [Daily Gazette]

Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan at a community meeting about making the city more racially and economically equitable, on getting the word out about job opportunities: "It needs to come from the community ... I don't know what would work, I don't know, if I knew I would be doing it." [TWCN]

Albany police chief Steven Krokoff at a rally against gun violence in the city Thursday: "It has to become the strength of a community to say that we're not going to put up with gun fire." [News10]

The project manager for the GE Hudson River PCB dredging project says the project is on track to finish next year. The current dredging season is set to end next week. [TU] [Saratogian]

UAlbany scientist David Carpenter is the lead author on a study published this week that found high levels of carcinogenic chemicals in the air near hydrofracking sites. [TU]

Crossgates will be opening at 6 pm on Thanksgiving this year, according to a memo obtained by WNYT. [WNYT]

There are plans to re-open that indoor shooting range in Green Island near the Green Island Bridge. [Troy Record]

A Schenectady centenarian on her goal for year 101: "To try to keep out of trouble." [Daily Gazette]

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