E23 Alliance forms to support Albany Casino, 18 wheeler tips and kills cattle, Schumer pushes to improve Troy seawall, Cuomo's memoir advance higher than his salary

The E23 business alliance, a group of more than 40 business owners who support a proposed Albany Casino, has formed in the city.[Record]

A public hearing on a proposed Schoharie County casino got heated. And personal. [TWCN]

A public hearing on the Albany Capital Center's draft environment impact statement was held on Tuesday -- another step toward construction of the conventions center which is slated to begin in June. [TU]

Fallout from the Takim Smith murder is partially fueling a gang feud between Albany and Troy that resulted in an unusual increase in shootings over the winter.[TU]

A two-level 18-Wheeler hauling about 100 cattle rolled over in Berne on Tuesday morning, killing several of the animals. [TU]

Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that would add New York to an effort to get presidents elected by the popular vote, rather than the electoral college.

A Saratoga Springs woman charged with assaulting a Milton man in his home and stealing his BMW, was arrested on Sunday when police found her with the car in Schenectady.[Saratogian][TU]

A bookie with ties to the mafia was sentenced to time served for his role in a gambling ring that was run, in part, through a pair of Albany County Jail officers. [TU]

The trial of trinity Copeland, the teen charged with the shooting death of her father, is expected to get underway today in Troy.[TU]

Seven registered sex offenders in Cohoes were arrested for failing to comply with registry obligations following a three month investigation in the city. [TU]

A one car crash early Tuesday morning killed a 19-year-old Glenville woman.[TU]

A 20 year old Albany man is facing charges after allegedly impersonating a state trooper to another state trooper. [Gazette]

An Albany man using a fake drivers license was pulled over twice in nine hours.[Gazette]

A planned search for a Scotia man who has been missing for nearly a decade was canceled due to weather on Tuesday.[TU]

Chuck Schumer was in Troy on Tuesday and says he'll push for $6.7 million in federal funds to restore the city's deteriorating seawall. [TU]

Construction should resume on Erie Boulevard in May with a plan to have it finished by the summer. [WNYT]

Police departments in Colonie, Glenville, Niskayuna, Rensselaer and the Washington County Sheriff's office will be getting $164,000 to purchase license plate readers .[Capitol Confidential]

A decrease in federal funding for an unemployment benefit extension means 67 people at the NYS Labor Department will be laid off. [TU]

Schenectady continues to crackdown on the city's many convenience stores.[TU]

Troy's City Council will consider a plan this week to create a new courtroom and move part of the police department across the street.[TU]

Tuesday's rain and snow caused some flooding in Saratoga County.[Saratogian]

Carl Paladino has dropped his effort to draft Donald Trump to run for governor. [Capitol Confidential]

Andrew Cuomo got a $188,333 advance from Harper Collins for his upcoming memoir-- nearly 13,000 more than his salary as governor. [Capitol Confidential]

Union's Hockey team will take part in a victory parade on Thursday. [TU]

AlCO's Big Boy 4014 is coming back to life after half a century. [Gazette]

Comments

I think it's interesting that the development company proposing the casino is based out of Rochester. With the virtual disappearance of Kodak, Xerox and Bausch and Lomb it seems Rochester's best days are behind it. Why wouldn't this developer be pushing the have the casino located there? With all the jobs, revenue and golden unicorns it predicts will happen I can't imagine it wouldn't be welcomed with open arms. A cynic would think there is more to this than meets the eye? Hmmm...

@Rebecca. The Seneca Nations recently purchased 32 acres of land just outside of Rochester with plans to build a casino. Presumably this would be a major reason not to develop other projects in that region.

@Sean: probably good reasoning, but then why Las Vegas and Atlantic City? They wouldn't exist. All nine or six or five or whatever number was dreamed up could have been built in one central, quasi-equidistant location, say, Utica or Syracuse, as a big "gamble your life away" location. The spreading of these "infernos" is very suspicious... It's not the taxman at your door, but it sure sounds like the mafiosi at your door. There's no escaping them. They'll be everywhere.

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