Protest over possible Saint Rose program cuts, vote on 1MSq tax breaks postponed, Bob & Ron's closes Albany location

Saint Rose
A look at the split between Saint Rose president Carolyn Stefanco and faculty over impending program cuts aimed at closing the college's $9 million budget gap. The expected cuts prompted protests Friday morning. [TU] [Biz Review] [@AylaFerrone/News10]

1 Monument Square
A key vote on tax breaks for the 1 Monument Square project in Troy originally scheduled for Friday morning has been postponed. And there's a push from within the city council for a new appraisal of the value of the land. Earlier this week the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market announced it would not be occupying the street level retail space that had been designated for it since the project was first floated almost two years ago. [Biz Review] [Troy Record] [AOA]

Schenectady police officer returns
Mark Weekes -- the Schenectady police officer who suffered a fractured skull and other serious injuries during an attempt to make an arrest this past summer -- returned to work this week. [Daily Gazette]

Canned from Walmart
The story of the man allegedly fired from the East Greenbush Walmart for redeeming $5.10 in cans he collected from the parking lot has prompted a GoFundMe campaign and other donations. [TU]

Silver and Skelos trials
A recap of where things stand for the Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos trials. [NYT x2]

Andrew Cuomo
An examination of Andrew Cuomo's apparent recent embrace of "his inner progressive" -- and the possible motivations for that. [NYT]

Pilgrim pipeline
Currently issue in the case of the Pilgrim pipeline -- which carry crude oil and gasoline between the Port of Albany and New Jersey: Which agency will take the lead on an environmental review, the Department of Environmental Conservation or the Thruway Authority? [TU]

Lottery winner's win in state's highest court
The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the state can't seize a portion of man's lottery prize as payment for public assistance he had received (apparently such seizures aren't uncommon). [TU]

Raise for Albany County leaders?
There's are 12-13 percent raises on the table for the Albany County exec, sheriff, and comptroller -- apparently prompted by a request by Sheriff Craig Apple. [TU+]

Red light cameras
WNYT reports one its employees was issued a red light camera ticket for a violation involving a totally different model of vehicle than the one he drives. [WNYT]

Proposed Schenectady smoking ban
The Schenectady City Council is considering a ban on smoking on all city property. [TU]

Opposition to Glenville apartment complex
A proposed 156-unit apartment complex in Glenville drew strong opposition from residents at a public meeting this week who criticized the placement of apartments in a neighborhood of single-family homes. [Daily Gazette]

Downtown Albany real estate
A San Francisco-based real estate investor on why his company recently bought an office building on Washington Ave in Albany: "Now is the time to buy before prices skyrocket."

Bob & Ron's
The Bob & Ron's Fish Fry on Central Ave in Albany has closed. [WNYT]

Mooooved
The fiberglass steer that stood atop the former Greulich's market for so many years has a new home. [TU]

Stuff going on

Look for our "Stuff to do this weekend" list later this morning.

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"Canned at Walmart" As of this moment, over $4300 has been raised for Tom Smith, via the GoFundMe campaign. Keep sharing this story on social media please. However, what Tom Smith truly needs is a FULL TIME JOB, close to a mass transit bus line.

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