Municipalities consider casino resolutions, focus on Troy block after shooting, FBI to use Crossgates for drill

The Schenectady city council has tabled a resolution about a potential casino in the city until it sees a formal proposal. The Cobleskill town board has passed a resolution in support of a casino at the proposed site near Howe Caverns. [WNYT][TU] [Daily Gazette]

Surveying the residents of the East Greenbush road on which the proposed casino there would be sited. [TU]

An attorney for the mother and grandfather accused by State Police of withholding food from two five year olds were not abused, but rather were facing some medical issues. [TU]

Question that's surfaced after the shooting in downtown Troy this past weekend: Is that block of Fourth Street a persistent problem area, or has it just had an unfortunate streak? [Troy Record]

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Among the topics addressed by Rob Astorino at a campaign stop in Johnstown: the SAFE Act, the state's business climate, and the Common Core. [Daily Gazette]

The Capital Region's Congressional delegation -- including both US Senators -- are pushing for funding to stop the planned shutdown of one of the nuclear reactors at the Navy's nuclear propulsion training site in Saratoga County. [TU]

State Senators are working on legislation to address the growing heroin problem. [TU]

The FBI is planning to use Crossgates for an emergency response drill Wednesday morning. It's asking the public to stay away from the mall between 4 am and 10 am. [TU] [Troy Record]

The city of Albany has issued a stop-work order on asbestos removal from the roof of the former Phillip Livingston school in North Albany after concerns about how the material was being removed. [WNYT]

The Malta town board voted to accept a letter from the town's ethics committee that concluded the town clerk had instructed town employees to campaign for her (earlier). [Saratogian x2]

A Greenfield resident alleges the town "looked the other way for a little bit too long" while trees were cleared from development area where they weren't supposed to be cut. [Saratogian]

A state grant -- and new equipment -- is helping Proctors expand its heating and cooling services in downtown Schenectady. [Daily Gazette] Earlier: Proctors theater... and power plant, trash collection, and internet service

A customer pay-ahead plan has helped raise money for the expansion of Four Seasons Natural Foods in Saratoga Springs. [Daily Gazette]

The founder of Gibby's Diner near Duanesburg -- who was also a boxing champ and professional bowler -- has died at age 95. [Marv Cermak]

Don Bisgrove, the longtime manager of the Niskayuna Co-op, is retiring. [TU]

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