Fiscal stress down for Albany County but up for city, Farrell next Albany City Court judge, $82 billion in student debt, the Everest of memorization tests

Fiscal stress in Albany
Albany County is now off the state's list of fiscally stressed locations but the city of Albany saw its fiscal situation get worse in 2015. [TU]

Farrell wins Albany city court seat
Forty absentee votes put Josh Farrell over the top Tuesday in the race for Albany city court judge.[TU]

Lawsuit in UAlbany bus incident
One of the three students who claimed to have been a victim of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January is suing the university over its decision to expel her. Ariel Agudio is arguing that the process used to expel her was unfair and unconstitutional. [TU]


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McCarthy investigation continues
Special prosecutor and Saratoga County D.A. Karen Heggen says investigations are continuing into an alleged altercation back in May, between Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and a Rotterdam resident who claims the Mayor was intoxicated and followed her vehicle. [Gazette]

82 billion in student Debt
A new report from the NYS Comptroller's Office shows that Student debt in the state has nearly doubled in the last 10 years to reach about $82 billion. [TU]

Gillibrand calls for Saint-Gobain investigation
Kirsten Gillibrand wants the CDC to investigate the Saint-Gobain site in Hoosick Falls in an effort to address the PFOA crisis. [WNYT]

Defending renovations
Saratoga's finance commissioner is giving tours of her office to prove to people that the proposed $750,000 in renovations are a necessary expense, [TU]

Code Blue Saratoga
Saratoga's Henry Street Soul Saving Station
is the new site for the city's Code Blue program. [Saratogian]

Single stream
Schenectady and Scotia have moved to single stream recycling. [TU]

Delmar apartments
Five hundred and fifty Delmar residents have signed a petition against a proposed 16-unit apartment complex on Delaware Ave. [TU]

Troy tightens land sale law
Troy is revising land sale laws for tax delinquent properties to keep city employees from having an advantage in bidding for property.[TU]

Assembly election projections
"About the only thing at stake, besides the election of specific members, is how large a super majority Democrats will have."[Politico]

SUNY Poly
Albany Med has agreed to provide health services to the SUNY Poly campus.[TU]

Green Island Bridge
The Green Island Bridge will be closed for maintenance between 9 am and 3pm today. [WNYT]

Pink palace
The Pink Palace -- Skidmore College's former Moore Hall -- was demolished this week to make way for new condominiums. [TU][Gazette]

Schenectady school raises
The superintendent of schools in Schenectady says 2 percent pay raises are expected to be the "new normal" for employees of the city's school district. [Gazette]

What to think about when you can't remember where you put your keys. Again.
A Washington County man will attempt to break the world's record for memory with "the Everest of Memorization tests" as part of World Alzheimer's Day. [TU]


Happening today

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
UAlbany's performing arts center is hosting a screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. Blurbage: "[F]ilmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds explores the reasons for the gender and minority hiring gap in the tech community. The movie highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing a more diverse programming community and shows how this critical gap can be closed." A discussion and networking session will follow the screening. It's hosted by Capital District Women in Technology. Wednesday 6 pm -- $5

Fashion, power, and the presentation of the everyday self
Arizona State University historian Eduardo Pagán will be at UAlbany for a talk about fashion serving as a medium of power and subversion. Pagán is one of the "history detectives" on PBS. Wednesday 5:30 pm, downtown campus, Page Hall -- free

Darling Valley at September in the City Art Fair in Albany's Tricentennial Park
Folk. With: Angela Bove. 11:30 am-2 pm -- free

Comments

"...but the city of Albany saw its fiscal situation get worse in 2015. [TU]"

And the fiscal advice from Dr. Cuomo to our cities? "Take two chill pills and don't call me in the morning."

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Why are these programs always about getting more women into tech? Never about more women in heavy manufacturing, garbage collection, auto/aircraft maintenance, construction. Never about more men in education, nursing, social work, human resources.

Women in STEM programs are treated like gold and get amazing job opportunities, I can testify to that.

>Women in STEM programs are treated like gold and get amazing job opportunities, I can testify to that

until you are asked how many kids you have or whether your husband will let you take this job during a job interview

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