Albany rezoning process starts, Kaloyeros named SUNY Poly president, still cold, NYS snacks at the Exit 9 rest stop

The city of Albany has has hired a consulting firm to help work on the city's zoning code to promote "a more walkable, sustainable, vibrant urban development."[TWCN]

Alain Kaloyeros, former CEO and officer-in-charge at SUNY Polytechnic has been named the school's first president.. [Business Review][TU]

The state Gaming Facility Location Board voted Tuesday to open another round of bids for a fourth casino license in the Southern Tier. The board will not be reevaluating any casino bids in the Capital Region, including Rensselaer County. [TU][WNYT]

A Department of Corrections employee outlined the alleged sexual harassment and bizarre behavior of his supervisor, James Ferro, which he claims were not taken seriously by the department.[TU]

Saratoga County Sheriff's deputies may soon be wearing body cameras. County officials formed a subcommittee on Tuesday to study the possibility of using the cameras in the wake of an incident where a sheriff's deputy was filmed trying to search a vehicle without a warrant. [News 10][Saratogian]

A hearing on 11 charges that Kokopellis violated state liquor laws has been cancelled after the owners of the Troy night club decided not to contest the charges and surrendered the clubs liquor license. [TU]

Frigid temperatures are expected to keep code blue shelters are open until Saturday.[WNYT][News 10]

A NYS appeals court has granted a new trial to a Schenectady woman who was convicted of manslaughter for allegedly stabbing her neighbor following a fight over loud music.[TWCN]

A State Comptroller's Office audit suggests that several school districts across the state, including Schenectady, are not accurately and fully reporting incidents of violence and disruption. [TU]

Efforts to put a stop to human trafficking along the NYS Thruway. [WNYT]

The Guilderland woman charged in a road rage incident where she pulled out in front of a school bus, then tried to pry the doors open, says she did it because she was concerned with the driving of the bus operator. [News 10]

Bishop Maginn may be looking at a tuition hike of up to $250 a year for students to help balance its budget. [TU]

Former Albany County Democratic Party Chairman Matthew Clyne took the stand on Tuesday in the federal voting rights lawsuit claiming redistricting diluted minority power. [TU]

The State Department of Environmental Conservation is looking into an underground chemical plume from a former central avenue dry cleaner that is moving down the avenue toward homes and businesses in Colonie. [TU]

The mayors of Albany, Rochester and Ithaca met at the NYS Museum on Tuesday for a discussion of urban poverty and minimum wage. [TU]

A year after Villa Valenti burned down, the site of the North Greenbush restaurant remains vacant and police are still investigating the cause of the blaze. [Record]

Legislators passed a resolution on Tuesday honoring the life of former governor Mario Cuomo. [News 10]

The tale of a fall from federal prosecutor to federal prisoner that includes six bank robberies and a heroin binge and the hope of redemption.[TU]

Snowmobile training at the State Police Academy.[TU]

Timothy Patrick Moynihan, Albany native, cartoonist, and son of the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has died at the age of 58. [TU]

The rest area at Northway exit 9 will soon house a Taste NY vending machine stocked with snacks made in NY. [TU]

The NYS legislature may end up taking up the question of whether to ban the declawing of cats.[Daily News]

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