What was the top local news story of 2008?
|Ice storm causes widespread damage, power outages||17%||105 votes|
|Former Schenectady police chief Greg Kaczmarek among those sent to prison for roles in major drug ring||32%||195 votes|
|Gas prices soar to record highs then plunge at a record pace||15%||92 votes|
|Longtime Assemblyman Paul Tonko elected to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Michael McNulty||1%||8 votes|
|AMD chip fab moves closer to reality||2%||13 votes|
|Massive fire destroys old Johnstown mills||3%||18 votes|
|NYRA reaches agreement to continue running state thoroughbred tracks||1%||8 votes|
|Thousands of area jobs disappear as the economy plunges into recession||17%||103 votes|
|Man jumps from small plane, hits Duanesburg house||6%||38 votes|
|Schenectady family hit by pickup truck while crossing State Street||2%||15 votes|
|Total Votes: 595|
Note: This is not a scientific poll.