Madden elected Troy mayor, new Albany High School comes down to absentee ballots, Metroland seized for back taxes


Election results
+The decision on a new Albany High School is still too close to call. Unofficial results last night showed votes in favor of the project leading by 10 votes, but over 1,000 absentee votes are yet to be counted.[TU]

+A proposal to change the Albany city County charter failed on Tuesday as 59 percent voted against it. [TU]

+Patrick Madden will be the next mayor of Troy. Late results show the Democrat will be working with a republican city council. [TU][Record]

+Gary McCarthy won a second term as Schenectady's mayor. All incumbents running for the Schenectady council will also be returning to their posts, and they will be joined by newly elected Democrat John Polimeni. [TU][Gazette]

+The Saratoga Political Action Committee's candidates suffered defeat in most of the races they backed.Joanne Yepsen secured a narrow lead against Republican challenger John Safford. [Business Review][Saratogian][TU]

+Paula Mahan easily won another term as Colonie supervisor, but the Democratic supervisor may be have a town board that is half Republican.[TU]

+Unofficial late returns show the balance of power in the Albany County Legislature appears to be unchanged after Tuesday's voting, although in two cases, Republicans and Democrats exchanged seats. [TU]

A quick scan of other Capital Region election results from Tuesday night. [AOA]

Silver trial
In opening arguments in Sheldon Silver's corruption case, prosecutors pointed to Silver as a man who "used his law license to make nearly $4 million by disguising bribes and kickbacks as legal fees. Silver's team depicted him as a champion of affordable housing and cures for cancer who acted within the law. [Gazette][NYT]

Metroland seized for back taxes
The New York State Department of Tax and Finance has seized the offices and property of Metroland for having more than $20,000 in outstanding taxes. [TU]

Shelter in place warning at Sage Troy on Tuesday
Sage college in Troy was lockdown for several hours on Tuesday afternoon and the community was under a shelter in place warning after a student found a strange man in her dorm and the loud bang of a slamming door was mistaken for a possible gunshot. [WNYT][Gazette]

Schenectady stabbing suspect
A suspect was arrested late Tuesday in connection with a Schenectady stabbing that occurred earlier this week. [News 10]

Police cleared in Saratoga County "Suicide by Cop"
Saratoga County's District Attorney has concluded that
police were justified in the shooting of a Saratoga County man who pointed a shotgun at them in June of 2014.[Gazette]

Chemical fire
Firefighters who responded to a Green Island chemical fire were exposed to acetone , methane and other chemicals and were sent to Albany Med for decontamination. [TU]

Fraternity to sue students in hazing death
The Zeta Beta Tou Fraternity is suing the UAlbany students that have been charged in a 2014 off campus hazing event, claiming the men charged were not authorized to operate a chapter and are not members of the fraternity.[TWCN]

Upstate plant closures
An unusually high number of upstate factory plants closed this fall. [TU]

GlobalFoundries layoffs
Reports this morning in the Poughkeepsie Journal show GlobalFoundries laid off 150 people between Malta and it's Hopewell Junction plant in Dutchess County. About 80 of those jobs are believed to be from Malta. [Poughkeepsie Journal][TU]

Market may close
The Ideal Food Basket Latino and Caribbean food market may be going out of business.[TU]

18th Century home gawking
For sale: The 18th Century house that belonged to philanthropist and one time Albany mayoral candidate Charles Touhey.[TU]

Happening Today:
On Screen/Sound

The On Screen/Sound series at EMPAC will be showing Lis Rhodes' Light Music in Studio 1 and Henning Lohner and John Cage's One11 and 103 in the concert hall. Wednesday 7 pm - $6

Zach Deputy
Zach Deputy at Putnam Den
"[I]sland-infused drum n'bass gospel ninja soul." 9 pm - $12 ahead / $15 at door

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