Albany teen stabbed, investigation continues a year after Guilderland homicides, heating costs expected to drop this winter

Booze summit
Another Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cider Summit is being held at the Empire State Plaza. [TWCN]

Albany teen stabbed Tuesday afternoon
A 16-year old Albany boy is recovering from a stab wound to the chest after being attacked at around 3pm Tuesday near North Manning Blvd. Police escorted school children to their homes for several hours after the incident.[WNYT][TWCN]

Anniversary of Guilderland homicides
"One of the most complicated set of circumstances that we've ever experienced in an investigation." -- David Soares on the brutal killings of the Chen family in Guilderland a year ago. The family of four - a mother, father and two boys ages 7 and ten, were murdered in their Guilderland, and police are still working to solve the homicides. [Gazette][TWCN]

Sentencing in Troy Halloween attack
Cody Santalucia was sentenced to nine months in prison for the Halloween 2014 attack on Raymond Felix outside of Bootlegger's on Broadway.[Record]

Albany County Nursing Home attack
Albany County Sheriff's Department has arrested a nursing assistant at the Albany County Nursing Home employee for allegedly assaulting an 85-year-old resident.[TU]

Cuomo on Gun Control
Andrew Cuomo told Brian Lehrer that he wants to see Democrats at the federal level get tougher on the Republican leadership to pass national gun control measures. [TU]

Saratogians oppose gun show
A group called Saratogians for Gun Safety has come out in opposition to another Saratoga Gun Show, following the recent shooting deaths of students at an Oregon community college.[Saratogian]

$500 million
The Capital Region's Bid for $500 million in Andrew Cuomo's Upstate Revitalization Initiative includes advanced healthcare technology, a clean energy hub, modernized ports, a venture capital fund and the creation of about 40,000 new jobs. [Business Review]

Budget up, taxes down in Saratoga
Saratoga Springs preliminary budget of over$43,841,077 will increase spending by 4.7 percent but property owners are expected to see a slight decrease in taxes due to an anticipated hike in revenue from sales tax, mortgage tax and room occupancy tax revenue.[TU][Gazette]

Common Core proficiency scores not so common
Proficiency on Common Core tests varies from state to state. [NYT]

Heating bill forecast
Expect lower home heating bills in the Capital Region.

AG investigates sports sites
Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into a pair of fantasy sports sites that his office believes "may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football." [TU]

Aquatic Center proposed for Malta
A $22 million aquatic center that would offer swimming lessons , exercise, therapy and competitions is being proposed in Malta. [Gazette]

Worms v. Clams
It's not Sci-Fi movie. Meet the worm that could defend Lake George from clam invasion.

Happening today:
Mark Fell and France Jobin
Multidisciplinary artists Mark Fell and France Jobin will be at EMPAC to talk about their work in electronic music, choreography, and sound design. (They both will be presenting work at EMPAC this month.) Wednesday 7 pm - free

Canine Kitchen | Market Bistro
"Learn to create flavorful foods for your furry friend": turkey and rice puppy chow, smoky bacon whole wheat biscuits, pumpkin balls. (There will also be light fare for people.) 6 pm - $55

Shania Twain at TU Center
With: Gavin DeGraw. 7:30 pm - $46 and up

Nick Lowe at Helsinki Hudson
Power pop/New Wave key figure. With: Josh Rouse. 8 pm - $45 and up

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