Slushy winter storm, remembering parents who died in I-88 crash, Momentive strikers rally in CEO's neighborhood, the state of Schenectady

Winter storm
The storm ended up being more ice and slush than snow. More than 2,000 National Grid customers lost power across Saratoga and Schenectady counties, and many schools are closed today. [TU]

Fatal I-88 crash
Two of the three people who died in a crash on I-88 in in Princetown were a married couple from Rotterdam with four children. Three of the kids were in the car, and were taken to the hospital with injuries. Police say the third person who died was the driver of a car that had crossed the median and struck the family's car. [News10] [TU] [TWCN]

Fatal Lake George boat crash
In a court filing, the Warren County DA's office says the driver of the boat in the Lake George crash last summer that killed an 8 year old girl tested positive for drugs -- but will not be introducing the tests as evidence because of a procedural problem. The prosecution says it does have witnesses who say they saw the driver taking drugs. [Post-Star] [TU] [TWCN]

Momentive strike
The union representing striking Momentive workers in Waterford showed up in the Saratoga Springs neighborhood of the company's CEO for a rally and to pass out flyers. When an interaction with a passerby got heated, police stepped in. [News10] [WNYT]

State workforce
During Andrew Cuomo's time as governor, the size of the state workforce has declined more than 8 percent, with a continued reduction project over the next few years. [TU+]

Who gets to distribute pork
Andrew Cuomo defended his administration's Regional Economic Development Council grant process Monday, which has recently been getting more criticism from the state legislature. [TU]

Whiteface and Gore
The Cuomo admin announced Monday $20 million for upgrades at Whiteface and Gore Mountain ski centers. The state authority that manages the facilities -- along with the Olympic facilites in Lake Placid -- has lost $175 million over the last decade. [TU x2]

State of Schenectady
Schenectady mayor Gary McCarthy touted the city's finances, its efforts to fight property blight, and the city's use of technology during his state of the city speech Monday evening. He did not address the recent Saratoga County DA's report reviewing the odd incident he was invovled in last May -- and left without talking to the media. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Saratoga Springs form of government
The push and pushback over the potential switch of Saratoga Springs city goverment from a commission form to a council-manager form. [Daily Gazette]

Concerns about contamination in Ballston Spa
The EPA will soon start testing as many as 60 homes in Ballston Spa for evidence of chemicals that may have migrated via groundwater from an old dry cleaning site. [Daily Gazette]

Cohoes political finger pointing
A meme shared on the Cohoes City GOP Facebook page prompted a round of "You are! No, you are!" in the city's political circle. [Troy Record]

Large mixed-use development proposed for Saratoga Springs
The developer behind a proposed luxury mixed-used development near the Saratoga Springs Amtrak station, to the Times Union: "Just think, you are a Wall Street millionaire, you had enough after 30 years, you've earned your money, where else would you go but Saratoga Springs ... That's where wealthy millionaires retire." [TU]

Troy Kitchen
The Troy Local Development Corp has restructured the $50k loan awarded to Troy Kitchen after the food court fell behind on its payments. [Biz Review]

1 Monument Square
Chris Churchill speculates on what one of the two proposals for 1 Monument Square might include. [TU+]

TU Center
The TU Center had an operating profit of $900k last year, according to Albany County, which owns the facility. [TU]

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