GOP primary for Gillibrand Challenger, Cuomo not accepting WFP nomination-yet, Paladino will attempt to challenge Lazio, Troy City Council tables vote on moving to Proctor's, Stratton fires another Schenectady police officer, Changes at Rev. Hall

One of the activists killed in the Israeli military raid in Turkey this week was born in Troy. 19-year-old high school student Furkan Dogan moved to Turkey with his family at the age of 2. [TU] [Troy Record]

Andrew Cuomo is not accepting the Working Families Party nomination for Governor-- yet. But he wants the option. Cuomo wants the WFP to name a "placeholder" candidate who could be replaced with his name after the Primary in September. [Daily Politics] [NYT]

Buffalo Businessman Carl Paladino will attempt to collect the 15 thousand signatures necessary to challenge Rick Lazio in a Republican primary. [WBFO]]

There will be a Republican primary to determine who will challenge Kirsten Gillibrand in November. Former Nassau County legislator Bruce A. Blakeman will face off against David Malpass, a former chief economist at Bear Stearns [NYT]

On the list of people who won't challenge Kirsten Gillibrand in November -- Mike Bloomberg's "companion" Diana Taylor [NJ.com]

Jeb Bush tried to spread a little Florida Sunshine at the NYSGOP convention

Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton has fired another Schenectady Police officer. Andrew Karaskiewicz used "excessive force" in the arrest of a DWI suspect in 2007.

Troy city council withdrew a resolution to make Proctors in Troy the new city hall after learning they can't use a $4 million restore new york grant to help pay for the project. [Troy Record] [YNN]

A Manhattan man was found alive yesterday, after his car veered off the road on Sunday. Thomas Wopat-Moreau's car flipped over the woods off the Taconic parkway about 45 minutes south of Albany. He waited four days for help to arrive. Police used his cell phone signal to help track him down. [NYT] [YNN

The city of Troy ordered RPI to stop work on the presidential home yesterday after learning the house will be larger than expected. New plans submitted this week show the home is 19,500 square feet -- not the 9,400 square feet originally expected, which meant the city was owed $15,000 in building permit fees. RPI paid the additional fees and the order was lifted.

The man jailed for chewing a victims ear off during a robbery will serve less time than expected. [TU]

Revolution Hall will suspend its concert schedule next weekwhile owners make changes to the venue. [TU]

A car crashed into a house on W. Circular Street in Saratoga Springs .[Saratogian]

]The parking lot next to Lillian's on Broadway in Saratoga has reopened. [Daily Gazette]

The Capital Region was ranked 15th in the Forbes list of most innovative cities. [TU] (AOA's Capital Region List of Lists)

The Schenectady Light Opera Company is a step closer to its proposed regional performing arts cetner. After closing on three properties yesterday SLOC has officially kicked off a $1.2 million capital campaign [Daily Gazette]

The number of people visiting NYS parks on Memorial Day weekend was up 17% from last year.[YNN]

The SUNY Castle is getting a $3.7 million "royal renovation."[WNYT]

If you have tickets to Dave Matthews at SPAC this weekend-- leave early. If you're planning to do anything else in the vicinity of SPAC in Saratoga this weeked -- leave early. [Daily Gazette $]

Exit 6 of the Northway will be closed this weekend while crews put the finishing touches on the new bridge.[YNN]

Federal Government Fail: Two women, same name, same birthday -- same social security number. [WNYT]

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The news about Revolution Hall has ruined my weekend. RIP Rev. Hall.

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