Wednesday’s Links Worth Following

  • The president of National Grid USA told a state Senate committee today that he was “deeply disappointed’’ about some of the executive perks the company included in its request for a $400 million rate hike
  • New York's top court says charter school contracts for construction, renovation, repair and maintenance are not subject to the state labor law requiring payment of prevailing wage rates.
  • Drug companies say the millions of dollars they pay physicians for speaking and consulting justly compensates them for the laudable work of educating their colleagues. You can check to see if your doctor is on the list.
  • "My hands," gasped a breathlessly exhausted Larry Finis. After spending almost 25 minutes of reeling in and letting out, Finis, from Springfield, N.J., netted a dream fish, a monstrous king salmon in the 30-pound range, while wade fishing in the Salmon River near Altmar, N.Y., last Wednesday.
  • To supporters, such pledges help distinguish between candidates and hold them to their words on either major or specific issues, a measure of honesty. To critics, they box candidates into positions that defy yes-or-no answers
  • Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor, is expected to raise money in Central New York on Wednesday. Paladino for the People is hosting a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn
  • What makes her rise all the more remarkable is that during an election cycle when seemingly every Democrat is in potential trouble, Gillibrand was enjoying a double-digit lead in the polls