Casino developments turning up around the region, Bruno seeking legal fee reimbursement, backyard chickens issue pops up

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Capital Region casino developments:

+ The backers of "The Casino at East Greenbush" presented plans for the proposed gambling facility at a community meeting Monday night. One of the backers called it "an economic game-changer" for East Greenbush -- it projected to include 1,700 jobs. One resident opposed to the project compared the casino to the tobacco industry. [Troy Record] [TU] [WNYT] [TWCN]

+ The casino operator lined up for the E23 project in Albany is apparently Global Gaming Solutions, which is owned by the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma. The company runs 19 other gambling facilities, including a casino in Texas said to be the world's largest. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

+ The Galesi Group appears set to announce today its plans for a casino at the former Alco site in Schenectady, with Rush Street Gaming of Chicago as the potential operator. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

An attorney for the Victory teen charged with second-degree murder after allegedly fatally stabbing his mother's boyfriend at their residence Friday night says the teen had acted in self defense after seeing his mother abused by the boyfriend. Saratoga County DA Jim Murphy says it's likely a grand jury will consider a lesser charge. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the two people killed after apparently being struck by a train in Kingsbury Sunday were an adult and a six year old. The sheriff says the two had been on a train trestle fishing, and based on train video, it appears they didn't realize the train was coming until it was very close. [Post-Star] [TU]

The Albany Common Council approved a resolution asking the state legislature to give it the authority to install red light cameras. (The state legislature still needs to grant permission, and then the issue would go before the Common Council again.) [News10]

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Joe Bruno says he will be asking the state to reimburse his legal fees under state law -- a total he figures is more than $4 million. [NYSNYS/Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

Now the Bob Duffy's off the Democratic ticket for lieutenant governor, who will take his spot? [TU]

With Barak Obama scheduled to visit Cooperstown this week, some possible reasons why the President keeps coming to New York. (Also: Apparently this will be the first time a sitting President has visited the Baseball Hall of Fame.) [TU x2]

Troy City Council president Rodney Wiltshire tells the Record the council will issue subpoenas to city officials with regard to the King Street and former King Fuels site demolitions -- despite the veto by mayor Lou Rosamilia of the ordinance for the subpoenas. [Troy Record]

The Albany County Sheriff's Office say a Knox man was arrested Monday after a search related to the investigation of the horse killed by an arrow -- the man is the son of the horse's owner -- but he hasn't been charged for the horse's death. [ACSO] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A Saratoga Springs DPW employee has filed suit against the city alleging gender discrimination. [Daily Gazette]

A plan to extend the runway at the Saratoga County Airport would include the demolition of some nearby residences. [TU]

The backyard chickens issue has popped up in Guilderland. [TU]

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