EPA issues new guidance for Hoosick Falls water, state attorney general investigates event ticket industry, the doctor will virtually see you now

Hoosick Falls water
The EPA is now advising residents of Hoosick Falls with private wells that they shouldn't drink their well water (or cook with it) if tests reveal levels of PFOA to be above 100 parts per trillion. The village is installing a filtration system on its water supply -- it's a few weeks away from being operational -- but some residents say they'll still be wary to drink the water because they don't trust officials now. [TU] [TWCN] [Biz Review] [News10]

Also: The law firm Weitz & Luxemberg (yep, the same one that Sheldon Silver had been directing asbestos cases to) is sending Erin Brockovich to the area to "discuss the legal options and remedies available to Hoosick Falls clients and other residents who seek assistance." [TU CapCon]

School district fiscal problems
State comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office released a list of school districts around the state that are in "fiscal stress." The Corinth School District in Saratoga County is in the category of "significant fiscal stress" -- and the Watervliet and Rensselaer school districts are in the "moderate stress" category. [NYS OSC] [TU+]

Schenectady demolitions
The Capital Region Land Bank wants to demolish 19 buildings in the city of Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

Arrests Albany shots fired incident
Albany police say they've arrested three teens in connection with the incident in West Hill Wednesday afternoon in which police say it appears shots were fired. [APD FB]

Account of assault in downtown Saratoga Springs
A musician gives his account of being assaulted in downtown Saratoga Springs earlier this month in what apparently was a random attack: "I felt like the most alone person in the world out there." [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady PD overtime
Looking into Schenectady police overtime costs, which have risen each of the last five years. [Daily Gazette]

Watervliet police
Watervliet police say they're working to rebuild trust after the recent series of scandals involving the department. [TWCN]

Ticket investigation
An investigation by the state attorney general's office concludes there are practices in the sports and entertainment ticket industry that "prevent New York consumers from accessing tickets at affordable prices - or even accessing them at all." [NYS OAG]

Challenger for Kathy Marchione
Democrat Shaun Francis is officially into the pool to challenge Republican Kathy Marchione for the 43rd state Senate district. [Daily Gazette]

Adoptions
The story of a man born in Albany and then put up for adoption highlights some of the complications involved when adoptees try to track down their birth parents. [TU+]

Seeing the doctor at Price Chopper
Price Chopper will be testing a telemedicine program at its Glenmont supermarket. [TU+]

Headed to the Super Bowl
A Mechanicville man won a prize that includes a luxury box at the Super Bowl and an all-expenses-paid trip for up to 50 people. [TU+]

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