Thousands rally for charter schools on Lobby Day, 10 days without water for Lansingburgh neighborhood, marijuana arrests up 132 percent at UAlbany, Albany businesses hoping for MAAC bump, you could be the next Yolanda Vega

Chanting "Don't Steal possible", Thousands of people rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday in favor of charter schools. Speakers at the rally called for the governor and state legislators to raise or remove New York's self-imposed cap on charter schools. [TWCN][TU]

It's now ten days without water for the residents of a Lansingburgh neighborhood. Troy city councilman Jim Gordon is putting pressure on the city to help the residents. [TU][WNYT]

Cohoes City Hall is set to reopen today after a water main break flooded the building last moth raising air quality and asbestos concerns. Asbestos tests on the building have come back negative. [WNYT][TWCN]

The state Canal Corp issued a work permit for the Galesi Group, clearing the last hurdle for the developer to begin work on its Mohawk Harbor project. [Gazette]

Marijuana arrests were up 132 percent at Ualbany in 2014[TU]

Rensselaer County Sheriff's officials seized 93 bags of heroin and made one arrest at a Brunswick residence following a three month investigation. [TU]

A Saratoga County Jail nurse confessed to stealing prescription drugs from her office at the jail. She is the third jail employee to be charged with a crime in the past year. [TU]

Police say a 55-year-old Clifton Park man was drunk when he rear ended another vehicle and triggered a chain reaction crash. [TU]

A new report shows crime was stable in Saratoga Springs in 2014, but robberies are up in the city. [Saratogian]

The Glens falls Civic center was forced to move the upcoming boys basketball sectional games to other locations after parts of the building started to collapse[Saratogian][TWCN]

Downtown Albany businesses are hoping for a MAAC bump.[TWCN]

Bethlehem Town Hall was packed on Wednesday night with residents who oppose National Grid's plan to build a substation behind Eagle Elementary School. [WNYT]

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is refusing to allow a federal agency to audit its computer systems following a security breach last month that potentially exposed the personal information of 80 million customers. [TU]

A disabled veteran says a Clifton Park doctors office is refusing to release medical records that will prove she is owed increased disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs because of an unpaid bill, even though the money she believes she is owed would pay the bill many times over. [TU]

The Virgina-based health company ValueOptions has reached a $900,000 settlement with Eric Schneiderman's office and has agreed to change the way it handles mental health claims, after it was alleged the company denied those clams at twice the rate of other medical claims. [TU]

Chuck Schumer wants federal agencies to develop safety standards governing volatility for oil companies who want to transport crude by rail. [TU]

Saratoga is planning to extend its Code Blue program through the month of March. [Gazette]

A sign that spring is coming - efforts to tame potholes are beginning. [TU]

The volunteer ushers for Annie at Proctors couldn't make the sun come out, but they brightened up a dark parking garage. [Gazette]

A Saratoga native shares his new film with his hometown. [TU]

You could be the next Yolanda Vega[TU]

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