Winter reasserts itself, tentative agreement on contract in Momentive strike, Schumer and Gillibrand vote "no", The Wine Shop reopens

Snowstorm
It snowed -- a surprising amount. Totals from around the area for Thursday's storm ranged from 6-18 inches. And the 11.2 inches recorded at ALB was the highest storm total since February 2015. [NWS Albany x2]

Snow emergencies are in effect in a bunch of municipalities, including Albany (where towing started Thursday night). But Troy continued its snow emergency-resistant ways. [TU] [News10] [TWCN]

Momentive strike
Officials from Momentive and the union representing striking workers at the plant in Waterford say they've reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, though few details were released. The approximately 700 union members will vote on the contract next week and could be back to work Wednesday. The strike has lasted more than three months. [Politico NY] [Saratogian] [News10] [TU+] [Daily Gazette]

Trump cabinet
Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand voted along with the rest of the Democrats in Senate against the confirmation of Tom Price for Health and Human Services secretary. [NYT]

Trump SCOTUS
Both Schumer and Gillibrand also expressed skepticism about the comments recently attributed to Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch in which he said the president's recent statements against judges were "demoralizing and disheartening." [TU]

Brother returns from Iran
Ali Alaei -- a visiting scholar at UAlbany and the brother of doctors Kamiar Alaei and Arash Alaei -- has made it back to the United States after the suspension of the Trump administration immigrant order. [TU]

Hoosick Falls
DEC is directing Honeywell to investigate the presence of two more toxic contaminants near its former plant in Hoosick Falls. [TU]

Saratoga Springs affordable housing
A Missouri-based developer is proposing to build 160 affordable-housing apartments in Saratoga Springs near the train station. [TU]

Craft beverage industry
Looking at the money New York State has poured into the craft beverage industry in recent years -- and the questions about how the state awards such grants. [Politico NY]

Medical marijuana
The companies participating in New York State's medical marijuana program say they're continuing to struggle for clients. [Politico NY]

Norovirus
The norovirus appears to be making the rounds of the Capital Region. [Daily Gazette]

Medical equipment library
East Greenbush has started a lending library for medical equipment in an attempt to help seniors. [TU]

New Scotland Ave wine shop
The Wine Shop on New Scotland Ave in Albany has reopened. [TU]

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