Hoosick Falls will sue over PFOA, Morse critic charged with harassment , Oquendo seeks new trial, Albany to Buffalo non-stop

Hoosick Falls PFOA
The Hoosick Falls Village Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to sue Saint-Gobain and Honeywell for the PFOA contamination of the village water supply and soil. [Spectrum][TU]

Hit and run trial
The defense attorney for Jose Martinez, the man charged with the hit-and-run death of a woman in Washington Park last year, slammed the case against his client based on the fact that two witnesses lied about which of them was driving the car that first struck the victim, then changed their story after a video surfaced. [TU]

Oquendo seeks new trial
Sentencing for Johnny Oquendo, who was convicted late last year for the murder of Noel Alkaramla, has been delayed while he seeks a new trial. [Spectrum]


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Morse critic charged with harassment
Cohoes police arrested and jailed a city resident who has called for the resignation of Mayor Shawn Morse, on a non-criminal harassment charge stemming from Facebook exchanges with another city resident.[TU]

Cohoes surplus
Cohoes ended 2017 with a budget surplus of $475,000 thanks in part to savings on salt and cash from speeding tickets on 787. [TU]

Sanctuary city
Albany is standing its ground on its sanctuary city status, in the face of last year's notification from the Department of Justice that threatened fines for sanctuary cities.[TU]

Suzanne Lyall
Police are seeking the public's help as they reopen the investigation of Suzanne Lyall, the UAlbany student who disappeared in 1998. [TU]

Selling stolen SS numbers
A Clifton Park woman is facing up to 30 years in jail after pleading guilty to conspiring to sell stolen social security numbers over the internet. [Gazette]

Burglary suspect sentenced
An Albany man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in a burglary last year in which the victim was pistol whipped and left unconscious. [WNYT]

Garbage truck driver arrested for DWI
A Queensbury garbage truck driver was charged with DWI after police found him asleep at the wheel of his truck while responding to a report of a possible garbage truck fire. [TU]

Albany to Buffalo
OneJet will run non-stop flights from Albany International to Buffalo beginning February 1. [WNYT]

School bus technology
Saratoga Springs students will soon scan cards as they enter and exit school busses so their parents will be able to keep track of their safety. [TU]

Bible used as excuse to appoint men to planning board
The chairman of the South Glens Falls planning board sited the bible an effort to get the village mayor to consider appointing a man to the seat rather than putting a fourth woman on the five member board. [Post Star]

GE suing NY employee over trade secrets
Legal papers submitted in the last days of December show General Electric has filed a lawsuit over theft of trade secrets against an unnamed employee from one of its New York operations. [Gazette]

Sushi recall
Price Chopper and Market 32 have issued a recall on sushi made with tuna by AFC Sushi due to possible listeria contamination.[TU]

Malta Gardens still without water
Residents of the Malta Gardens mobile home development in Mechanicville are expected to have water restored by Thursday, after an entire week without a clean, steady water supply. [TU]

Cold won't kill tics
A NYS epidemiologist says the recent cold snap won't be enough to kill ticks this coming season, and says the rising temperatures expected in the next week could bring them out. [Gazette]

Schenectady teacher of the year

"I have a core belief that when you have a skill and passion and talent, that giving that to your community has the most important value,"-- Schenectady's teacher of the year, Kathleen Wylie. [Gazette]

Stuff going on today


Wednesday: The UAlbany men's basketball team takes on Stony Brook at SEFCU Arena. Wednesday 7 pm -- $12 and up


The ice skating rink at the ESP is open for the season, and if you're looking for some midweek fun, you might think about stopping by for an evening skate (or day skate, depending on your schedule). The rink is open Monday-Sunday 11 am-8 pm (closed 3-4 pm for maintenance) -- *weather permitting*. It's free to skate. Skate rentals are $4 / $3 for kids / free on Fridays.

Swinburne: The city of Albany's Swinburne Skating Rink is also open for the season.


Wednesday: Hamell on Trial at The Low Beat
Staring a Wednesday residency in January. 7 pm

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