Mario Cuomo laid to rest, legislators return to Albany, Code Blue alerts in force around the region, remembering the day Troy got its name

Mario Cuomo was laid to rest on Tuesday , following a service at St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan. Andrew Cuomo eulogized his father, friend and political advisor as a humanist whose politics were "more of a personal belief system."Cuomo called his father the "keynote speaker for our better angels." [TU][NYT][WNYT]

Legislators are arriving in Albany to begin the first session of 2015, despite the delay in the State of the State address. [WNYT][TWCN]

In a pre-session vote, assembly democrats voted for Sheldon Silver to continue on as speaker. [TU]

Code Blue alerts are in effect throughout the Capital Region due to the cold temperatures. [TWCN]

A former home health aide will spend up to four years in prison for stealing checks from a senior citizen client. [TU]

Elise Stefanik was sworn in on Tuesday as representative for the 21st Congressional District.[WNYT]

Schenectady and Troy are among four local cities who will receive a $558,000 grant to combat urban blight. [WNYT]

Supporters of a proposed Albany County law that would ban toxic chemicals in toys are urging County Executive Dan McCoy to sign the law by this Thursday's deadline.[TU]

At least five people were injured early Wednesday when a CDTA bus crashed into a light pole and rolled up onto the porch of a building at the intersection of Congress and 15th Streets in Troy. [TU]

Former Halfmoon supervisor Melinda Wormuth is exploring an entrapment defense in her influence peddling case, claiming FBI investigators never read her her rights before meetings.[Gazette][TU]

An overnight fire destroyed a Lansinburgh building that houses a furniture making business. [TWCN]

A review by the Inspector General's office shows the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany should be doing more to help veterans who may abuse alcohol.[TU]

For the first time in its 45 year history, a Wilton golf course has been sold - the price -$2,250,000.[TU]

John Smoltz, a one time AAA ballplayer who played for the Glens Falls Tigers in 1987, has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame[WNYT]

Memories of the Battle of the Bulge from a Rexford man. [Gazette]

Remembering the day Troy got its name.[Record]

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