Repairs continue on Troy water main,Women's Equality laws take affect, Stefanik kicks off reelection bid,overdue honors for WWII vet


Troy water main
Crews have been working round the clock to repair the water main break in Troy. The break is affecting the city of Troy and Nine municipalities outside Troy. The freezing temperatures and the fact that the main is steel and not cast iron are contributing to the difficulty. [TWCN][TU][Record]pTU]

Schenectady city phones
The city of Schenectady phone lines - including police and fire department, are not working and can't take incoming calls today. [Gazette]

NY Women's Equality Laws
Seven new laws that are part of Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Agenda take effect today, including equal pay and domestic violence legislation. [WNYT]


Gas pump legislation
A battle between Gas station owners and pump manufacturers has been spurred by a proposed change in fire codes that would eliminate the requirement for some gas stations to have fire snuffing systems at the pump.

Man charged with Albany bank robbery
An Albany man has been charged with the January 7 robbery of a SEFCU branch on Albany Street.
[TU]

Rush Street seeks approval for more rooms
Rush Street Gaming plans to ask for approval for extra rooms, parking spaces and changes to the pool plans for the hotel that will be attached to Rivers Casino.[TU]

Emma Willard head to step down
After 17 years, Emma Willard head Trudy Hall is stepping down from her post,

Medical Marijuana
Four patients in the region purchased medical marijuana in the first week the new dispensaries were open.[TU]

Stefanik kicks off reelection bid
Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik formally launched her re-election campaign Wednesday for the closely divided NY-21. [TWCN]

Cuomo adds $5 million
Andrew Cuomo has raised $5 million in campaign funds in the last six months, increasing his funds to $16 million. [Record]

Virtual reality & GlobalFoundries
A growth in the demand for Virtual Reality devices may benefit GlobalFoundries.[TU]

Animal abuse emergency vehicle
The Capital Region has an animal abuse emergency response vehicle. [WNYT]

Snowboarding and hot rods
A professional snowboarder turned hot rod builder in Troy. [TU]

WWII vet honored
A long overdue Bronze Star was awarded this week to a Capital Region WWII vet [WNYT]

Happening today

Cinderella
Today-Sunday: A touring production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella will be at Proctors for the week. Blurbage: "This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love--the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more--plus some surprising new twists!" Tuesday-Sunday various times - $20 and up

Hockey
The Albany Devils face off with Hartford at the TU Center. Wednesday 7 pm - $17 and up

Comments

NY Women's Equality Laws: Wouldn't it be ironic and/or funny if in order to comply with the equal pay section of the law, all men were given a pay cut to make them equal to the women. heh

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