The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Thursday, May 29, 2008


A lot happened last week that we did not cover due to the long weekend.

TROY — County health officials Wednesday issued a rabies alert for the Lansingburgh area after two raccoons found in that area tested positive for the rabies virus.

The raccoons were captured in Knickerbacker Park and on Fourth Avenue between 119th and 126th streets. No human or domestic pet came in contact with the raccoons, authorities said.

Mayor Tutunjian issued a press release on the situation:

"County Health officials have issued a Rabies Alert for Lansingburgh. The City of Troy will not recognize the Rabies Alert and condemn the County's action. Spiritual leaders of all faiths, including Jewishism, are welcome in Troy and are encouraged to visit."


In other Harry news, the Mayor takes a tough stand on stabbings:

TROY -- Police were on the scene early today of a fatal stabbing that occurred on Eighth Street. Police Chief Nicholas Kaiser said officers responded to a 911 call about 10 p.m. and found a 28-year-old man lying on the sidewalk bleeding profusely.

The man, whose identity was not released, was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Said the Mayor:

"We don't want to see anything like this happen anywhere in the city," he said.

Ya' think? Maybe this policy will be incorporated into Troy's branding campaign.


According to Capitol Confidential, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno is coy about his re-election plans.

When asked whether he would run for re-election this fall, Bruno responded:
“I am where I am today. Here I am with you, having this delightful conversation and we’ll see what life looks like.”

Meanwhile, over at Albany Amp, they had this rumor. If it proves false at least the comments are fun to read.

Finally, the Rensselaer County Democrats have endorsed Brian Premo in his run for the New York State Senate seat currently held by Senator Bruno. Maybe he'll even appear on the ballot this time.

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