11:14am

Mon May 7, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Obama to visit Albany NanoCollege Tuesday

Good morning! In today's Trail Mix:

President Obama will make his third visit to the Capital Region this week.

Buffalo gets ready to tear down ten buildings.

Plus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pens his autobiography.

Politics

President Obama will pay a visit tomorrow to Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, not the GlobalFoundries computer chip plant, which was previously reported (Jimmy Vielkind, Times Union).

Andrew Cuomo is writing a book about his life as governor. It's due out in 2014 (New York Post).

The Buffalo News has put together a list of behind-the-scenes Albany power players (Tom Precious, Buffalo News).

Cuomo says his property tax cap is working better than expected (Joseph Spector, Gannett).

Jimmy Vielkind analyzes the state of the smaller, older state work force (Times Union).

Medical schools across the state are reporting success with stem cell research, thanks to $600 million in state funding (Michael Vertanin, Associated Press).

Upstate infrastructure

Rochester's City Hall gets a green roof (Zack Seward, Innovation Trail).

Buffalo is about to turn the wrecking ball on ten of its saddest-looking structures (Associated Press).

Onondaga County is investing $3 million in "green infrastructure" projects in suburban areas, to cut down on stormwater runoff (Rick Moriarty, Post Standard).

Natural gas

The town of Skaneateles is the latest of roughly 25 communities in New York to ban natural gas drilling (Glenn Coin, Post Standard).

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