SUNY Poly

Dr. Bahgat Sammakia
SUNY Poly

The State University of New York Board of Trustees have named an interim president for SUNY Poly to replace the embattled former president Alain Kaloyeros, who is facing federal bid-rigging charges. Dr. Bahgat Sammakia was named interim president on Thursday. He was previously at SUNY Binghamton and is expected to take over on Dec. 1. Kaloyeros is embroiled in bid-rigging and bribery scandals tied to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s upstate economic development programs. Cuomo has said he knew nothing of the alleged acts.

Norsk Titanium CEO Warren Boley speaks at Chamber luncheon
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Plattsburgh has been chosen to host the world’s first industrial scale high-technology manufacturing plant for titanium aerospace components.  The head of Norsk Titanium met with business leaders from the region Monday to talk about the state-of-the-art technology and the $1 billion investment in a new manufacturing plant and training facility at the old Clinton County Airport.

Alain Kaloyeros
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Reform groups say in light of the criminal charges against some of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former associates there are a number of changes that should be made to stop more corruption in the future.

You may have noticed that a lot of people are walking around a lot of places playing a certain game on their phones. Although it may seem that this game that shall not be named dropped from the heavens…it actually had to be developed by human beings. And people who can develop such things are in demand. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about a new college degree in video game production.

We’ll also talk to a veteran teacher who wrote a book about helicopter parents, special snowflake and other…uh…stuff.

SUNY Poly’s Zero Energy Nano (ZEN) Building.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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Probes into alleged corruption by former members  and associates of the Cuomo Administration deepened, as the Attorney General’s office conducted a raid at SUNY Polytechnic offices in Albany Thursday afternoon.