Silver pleads not guilty, Siena Poll: 92% of New Yorkers think legislative corruption is serious,Thelma Dooley-secretary to three Albany Mayors- has died

Lawyers for Sheldon Silver entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday and argued that the case against the former Assembly speaker should be thrown out because US Attorney Preet Bharara broke rules by offering uncensored views about Mr. Silver's guilt in public "always in inflammatory, over the top language that targets not just Mr. Silver but the entire New York State government."[WNYT][TWCN][NYT]

A new Siena poll reports 92% of New York voters think corruption is a serious problem in state government. [WNYT]

Tipped workers in New York State are getting an increase in their minimum wage to $7.50 an hour beginning December 31.[TU]

The state Financial Restructuring Board attached few requests to the $5 million it awarded the city of Albany. [TU]

An Albany Common Council committee debated proposed reforms for the coming red light cameras, but decided to postpone a vote on the reforms until more questions are answered. [WNYT][TWCN][

The Cuomo administration has begun to implement a 90-day deletion policy for email of rank and file state employees. [CNY]

A slate of candidates called the New York Coalition of Union Professionals plans to challenge the leadership of PEF in the upcoming election. [TU]

Thelma Dooley -- who served as secretary to mayors Corning, Whalen, and Jennings -- died Sunday at the age of 90.[TU]

A Schenectady garbage truck was quarantined in an isolation area after triggering a radiation sensor at a transfer station but was found not to be hazardous[TU][Gazette]

Troy police have arrested two people in connection with a Monday night shooting of an 18-year-old man in the city. [WNYT]

A father and son have been charged with assaulting a woman and a bartender at Putnam Den on Saturday. [TWCN]

Schenectady police are reducing staff for the winter to adjust for a lower volume of calls.[Gazette]

Albany Medical Center officially opened a new business incubator to "help businesses discover and develop breakthrough biotechnologies that will improve patient care and promote economic growth." The program falls under the Start-up New York tax free program. [Record]

A former Saratoga Springs city attorney has announced she'll be running for public safety commissioner in a primary against Chris Mathiesen. [Gazette]

Among the proposed strategies for cleaning up the ground pollution at the soon-to-close GE plant in Fort Edward is a plan to just let nature take its course.[TU]

The US Postal Service is reviewing Halfmoon's request for its own zip code.[TU]

Chris Churchill's farewell to Chief Krokoff.[TU]

The brother of the Greenfield woman who was found guilty of neglecting 19 horses on her property in 2012 has been arrested again for allegedly not giving horses on his Greenfield property enough to drink. [WNYT][Saratogian]

Albany County Jail inmates are helping to build houses with Habitat for Humanity.[TU]

Think this winter is bad? It's not like they're taking snow away in a freight train.[Marv Cermak]

A pair of Albany County deputies who saved the life of a window cleaner they found hanging by his fingertips from the roof of the judicial center have been made officers of the year for their quick thinking and heroism. [News 10]

Colonie Center's upcoming renovation will include chairs for nursing moms, a big screen television for kids shows , and stations for charging i pads and i phones in the food court.[TU]

The Half Moon replica will be featured in a film in Boston before making its way to its new home in The Netherlands.[TU]

Their National Guard members returned to their base in Scotia this week following their service at the South Pole -- only to find that it was colder in the Capital Region than in Antarctica. [TWCN]

A Columbia county girl is the first repeat winner in the Capital Region Spelling Bee since 2003.

A retired state assemblyman and his new Kerry cow.[TU]

The Shen grad who won an Oscar for sound design, and took his mom to the ceremony.[TU]


I didn't know they allowed people over the age of 100 in school spelling bees.

Editors: All that time to learn words would be an unfair advantage. Fixed. Thanks.

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