Cuomo and Dems reach deal on ethics reform, Qpoll shows Cuomo approval down to 50%, demolition company will take down Jay Street building, Shaker High student researching Alzheimer's cure

Andrew Cuomo and Democratic Majority Leader Carl Heastie have struck a deal on ethics reform, placing pressure on the Republican majority to sign on to the deal. Details are still forthcoming. Cuomo said the goal was for New York to have the strongest ethics laws in the nation. [News 10][TU][TWCN][NYT]

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Andrew Cuomo's job-approval rating has dropped to 50% -- the lowest since he took office. The poll shows that Cuomo's education reform plans are part of the reason for the drop.[Politics on Hudson][Observer]

Legislators are considering a bill that would require schools to let parents know that their kids can opt out of the controversial Common Core tests. [Gazette]

The Delaware Avenue home destroyed by fire this week was demolished on Tuesday morning after it was deemed unstable. Original reports suggested 11 people were displaced by the fire, but the Red Cross now puts the number at 19. [News 10][TU]

A Schenectady based demolition company has won the bid to take down he Jay Street buildings destroyed by fire two weeks ago. [TWCN]

The controversy over demolishing buildings following fires in Troy.[WNYT]

Police say a fire that killed a 68 year old man in an Albany Street apartment in Schenectady early Tuesday was caused by smoking in bed. [Gazette][TWCN]

Progress, and its cost, especially for a couple who just unexpectedly lost their home in Albany's Sheridan Hollow.[TU]

Prompted by a recent brawl where several people were stabbed, the Washington Avenue Armoryhas announced plans to hire an experienced venue manager or management group as well as an accredited private security firm to handle arena events
[TU]

A recent round of state and federal inspections of oil trains showed 93 defects - seven severe enough to warrant immediate action. Inspectors also found critical defects in the railroad tracks between Fort Edward and Burnt Hills. [TU][Gazette]

The families of Albany County Nursing home residents are concerned that tension between caregivers and the new administrator for the facility is causing gaps in care. [TU]

A recent study shows Schenectady, Albany and Scotia Glenville are paying some of the top property taxes in the Capital Region.
[TU]

If the Albany Library budget is approved in may it will mean an increase of about $3.71 a year for the average homeowner.[TU]

Today is a polling day for several villages withing the Capital Region. [TU]

Advocates who want to see special prosecutors named in cases where a civilian dies during a police encounter rallied Tuesday at the Capitol.[CapNY]

The 19-year-old charged with slashing his brother's throat with a kitchen knife last week will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. [WNYT]

An East Greenbush businessman is charged with unlawful imprisonment of a female student and employee of his Tae Kwon Do business. [Record]

A six month investigation has led to the seizure of 2,400 bags of heroin and the arrest of a 27-year-old Cohoes man on charges of posessing and distributing heroin in the city.

A retired police officer shared the story of her daughter's death from heroin with local students. [TU]

A Shaker High School senior is working with RPI researchers on efforts to stop Alzheimer's disease at its core by manipulating a protein. [News 10]

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