Albany council approves streets for parking permits, Cohoes installing surveillance cameras, report: inmate got "flagrantly inadequate" medical care, a century-old day care

The Albany Common Council unanimously approved the list of streets to be included in the residential parking permit plan, opening the way for implementation of the system to begin. The system is scheduled to take effect October 1. [TU] [YNN]

Jah-Lah Vanderhorst testified Monday that he stabbed Tyler Rhodes last summer in Albany's Hoffman Park -- but he did so in self defense. The prosecution argued that the mobile phone video of the incident shows that Vanderhorst was the aggressor. Jurors were deliberating into the evening and were scheduled back this morning. [TU] [YNN] [News10]

Schenectady police say a man was shot near Jerry Burrell Park in Hamilton Hill Monday evening (map). The nearby playground and basketball courts were busy when multiple shots were fired. There have been multiple shootings near the park over the last few years. [Fox23] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

After Andrew Cuomo said Monday afternoon that a deal on if/how teacher evaluation info should be made public was probably not going to happen during this legislative term, his administration introduced a bill for it early Tuesday morning that would keep the evaluations from being subject to FOIL. A statement from Cuomo with the bill noted the teacher evaluation system doesn't start until next year -- so there's time to work things out in the next session. [AP/Troy Record] [State of Politics] [State of Politics] [NYDN]

It looks like the Cuomo administration's push to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of pot won't make it out of this legislative session. [NYT]

Albany County exec Dan McCoy and sheriff Craig Apple have been pushing for the state legislature to allow the county jail to hold inmates for up to two years so the county can generate revenue by taking prisoners from Vermont. [TU]

A woman was killed near the Crescent Bridge in Halfmoon Monday morning after she was struck by a dump truck. State Police say the woman had maneuvered her motorcycle just ahead of the truck at a stoplight, into an area where the truck's driver couldn't see her. When the light turned green, the truck hit her and dragged her a short distance. [Saratogian] [TU] [News10]

Cohoes is installing more than a dozen security cameras along Remsen Street. [Troy Record]

Saratoga Springs Housing Authority executive director Ed Spychalski is among the highest paid housing authority directors in the country, according to figures from a federal report. [TU]

An inmate high on drugs at the Schenectady County jail last year got "grossly and flagrantly inadequate medical care" at Ellis Hospital before she died, according to a preliminary state report obtained by the Times Union. [TU]

The 18-year-old man accused of trying to rape an elderly woman in Saratoga Springs in May has been indicted on assault, robbery, attempted rape, attempted kidnapping, and sexual abuse charges. The man is from Mexico and was in the country illegally, according to the Saratoga County DA's office. [TU] [Saratogian]

The Saratoga County DA's office's crusade against fake IDs continues: 35 were caught at the recent Drake show at SPAC. [Saratogian]

A state Supreme Court has given to the OK for the town of Malta to use eminent domain to take a piece of land needed for a connector between the the Zim Smith hike/bike trail and trails in Luther Forest. [Saratogian]

The Democrats competing to face Chris Gibson for the 19th Congressional District debated. [TU]

It appears that Jerry Jennings is backing Frank Commisso Jr. to replace Jack McEneny in the state Assembly. [TU]

Of the more a hundred businesses in Schoharie County damaged by Irene flooding, 45 percent are back in operation, according to a county economic development official. [TU]

The no-smoking signs in outdoor areas of state parks are currently unenforceable. [Post-Star]

Chuck Schumer is pushing for the USDA to change school lunch program guidelines so more Greek-style yogurt -- of which New York State is a major producer -- can be included in school lunches. [Chuck Schumer's office]

The Schenectady Day Nursery has been in operation for 110 years. [Daily Gazette]

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