Gibson says he won't run for re-election to House, state high court case about notification over kept brain, $34 million Adelphi renovation planned

Chris Gibson announced Tuesday morning that he will not run for re-election to the House of Representatives after the term that starts today. From a press release:

As I stated shortly after retiring from the US Army and first pursuing a seat in Congress in 2010, I planned to self-impose term limits. Accordingly, after much reflection and consultation with my family, this will be my third and final time taking the oath of office as a Representative in the US House. I thank the voters of Upstate NY for this privilege to serve and pledge to continue to work tirelessly on their behalf in this final term.

A Republican Party "source" told Roll Call ahead of the announcement that Gibson is interested in running for a statewide office in 2018. And from Gibson's announcement press release: "Moving forward, I will be committed to building a stronger team so that the GOP can compete and win statewide in 2018, including the possibility of being a candidate in that cycle." (Among the offices up fro election that year: governor.) [Chris Gibson's office] [Roll Call]

The funeral for Mario Cuomo is today in New York City. Monday afternoon more than a thousand people attended people attended calling hours for the former governor, including Vice President Joe Biden. [TU] [TWCN]

Joe Bruno's memories of Mario Cuomo. [NYSNYS/Troy Record]

Troy police have a released a photo of a person they say they're attempting to find as part of the investigation into the alleged arson in Lansingburgh last week. [Troy Record]

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The cold weather has prompted the opening of Code Blue shelters around the region. [TU]

Among the cases heard by the state's highest court Monday: Whether a medical examiner should have to notify a family that organs have been kept from a person's body -- the case was brought by a Staten Island family that found out its son's brain had been kept after a school field trip recognized the name on the label of a jar. [News10] [TU]

Other state Court of Appeals cases: Whether a man should be charged with a felony for not disclosing to a sexual partner that he had HIV, and a case about where sex offenders should be allowed to live. [TU x2]

Among Elise Stefanik's first challenges in Congress: convincing the security guards that the 30 year old is, in fact, a Congress member. [TU]

On Paul Tonko's agenda for the new Congressional session: infrastructure investment. [Troy Record]

More rumbling for the Brighter Choice charter middle schools: a credit agency has downgraded the schools' bond ratings. [TU]

Allegations of racism among Albany High School students again came up before the Albany school board. [TU]

A Watervliet man who was twice wounded by an IED during two tours with the Army in Iraq, on his ongoing recovering from PTSD and struggle find his footing in civilian life: "I don't think I'll ever talk about some of the things that I've seen or had to do." [TU]

The development company that owns the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs says financing is now in place for a $34 million total overhaul of the historic building. The developers are aiming for a 2016 completion. [Biz Review] [Daily Gazette]

The The Rosenblum Cos. -- developers of 17 Chapel in downtown Albany -- are in the process of buying the Cannon Building on Monument Square in Troy. [TU]

A developer has plans for a $6 million retail development in Schenectady at State Street and Brandywine Ave (map). [Daily Gazette]

Mark Dunlea is leaving the Hunger Action Network after almost three decades with the org. [Troy Record]

A Saratoga Springs 10 year old has started a successful "zorbing" business. [TWCN]

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