Cold snap continues, Schenectady man shot and robbed while taking out trash, SUNY Poly to pay city of Albany--but how much?

Yep, still cold.[Weather Underground]

In her 2015 State of the City address on Wednesday, Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan focused on bringing new revenue into the city. Sheehan announced that SUNY Polytechnic will pay the city of Albany $500 thousand a year for three years in lieu of taxes, but it's not clear if that is new assistance or part of a previously announced grant. [TWCN][WNYT][TU]

A Schenectady man was taking out his trash and warming up his car near the intersection of Broadway and Ceder on Wednesday morning, when thieves allegedly shot him in the leg and stole the vehicle.
Police have recovered the car, but the suspects are still at large.[TWCN][WNYT][TU]

A few early details on Andrew Cuomo's 1.6 Billion proposal to cut property taxes for low and middle income New Yorkers. [TU]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall


Albany school board member Dan Egan is reportedly considering a challenged to County Executive Dan McCoy this year. [TU]

The Schoharie man charged with assault for pulling out the teeth of a child in his car has pleaded guilty and will spend four years in jail.[TU][TWCN]

The former Golden Town Buffet employee charged with stealing credit card numbers pleaded guilty this week and will spend up four to 12 years in prison. [TWCN]

Police in East Greenbush have arrested a suspect alleged to have robbed two town businesses.[WNYT]

A deputy town clerk in Malta has filed a notice of claim in state Supreme Court against the town an and the town clerk alleging she was forced to work overtime without pay and experienced "unprovoked harassment and bullying at the hands of the clerk. [TU]

The NYS Board of Elections is considering redesigning voter registration forms to help people avoid accidentally registering for the Independence party.[CNY]

Chris Churchill on upcoming Time Warner rate hikes. [TU]

Schenectady's planning commission has approved zoning changes on the former ALCO site where Rivers Casino is expected to go, allowing for taller buildings and wider signs. [TWCN]

The vacant Curry Road Plaza has been sold and is one step closer to being demolished. [Gazette]

Crossgates is losing a half dozen tenants. [TU]

One of the last Pearl Harbor survivors in the Capital Region has died. [TU]

Saratoga County is working to approve the sale of sparklers in the county a few times a year. [Gazette]

An 8-year-old German Shepard who saved the life of his owner is now up for adoption after the owner became to ill to care for the dog. [WNYT]

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