New superintendent and rules for Clinton County, Malcolm Smith gets 7 years, dog runs for mayor of Schenectady

Dannemora update
The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has announced that the Clinton County superintendent has been replaced with a former first deputy from Elmira Correctional Facility. Part of his job will be to enforce new rules, which include the closing of the honor block from which Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped. Meanwhile other inmates from Sweat and Matt's honor block are complaining about abuse in the wake of the escape. [TU][WNYT][NYT][WNYT]

David Sweat could be discharged from Albany Med by the end of the week[WNYT]

Richard Matt's family has finally agreed to claim the convicted killer's body. [WNYT]

How the search for Richard Matt and David Sweat helped the Dannemora economy. [NYT]

Smith gets 7 years
Former Senate Majority leader Malcolm Smith was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday for trying to bribe his way onto the Republican ticket for the 2013 New York City Mayoral Race. [TU][NYT]

Complaints about Cuomo
It seems NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio isn't the only Democrat who is frustrated with Andrew Cuomo.[NYT]

$400 million for local health care upgrade
Nearly $400 million in state money will be reinvested into two local health care groups in an effort to transform care to reduce unnecessary and costly hospital visits. [TU]

Commissioner to climate change consultant
After four years as Commissioner of the Departmental of Environmental Conservation, Joe Martens is returning to the Not-for -profit land conservation group Open Space Institute as a consultant on Climate Change issues. [TU]

Federal ruling for former Halfmoon supervisor
A federal court ruling in the case of former Halfmoon Supervisor Melinda Wormuth says prosecutors can use statements Wormuth made to the FBI in her upcoming influence-peddling trial . [Gazette]

Union wants say in Saratoga renovation
The Hotel Trades Council - a union representing 35,000 hospitality and gaming workers in NY and NJ, wants to be a part of the approval process for the redevelopment of Saratoga Race Course. [TU]

Global Foundries acquires IBM chip business
GlobalFoundries has completed it's acquisition of IBM's computer chip business [Business Review]

So close, but no Pope
Why the Pope won't be visiting our Lady of Martyrs in Montgomery County. [TWCN]

Churchill on chains
Chris Churchill tries to go to sonic and muses about the attention the Capital Region gives to chains.[TU+]

Albany Law president headed to South Africa
Albany Law President Penelope Andrews is moving on to become dean of faculty of law at the University of Cape town in South Africa.[TU]

Tearing down the Weathervane
The once popular Weathervane seafood restaurant in Saratoga has been demolished to clear the way for a hotel on South Broadway. [TU]

107 years young
Albany's Estelle Bailey, who turned l07 years old this week. [TU]


Dog runs for Mayor of Schenectady
There's a dog running for mayor or Schenectady. [Gazette]


An exercise in diplomacy
Kirstin Gillibrand on the Wednesday's Daily show on working across the aisle for the extension 9/11 responders health care bill.

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