More details about proposed Schenectady casino, homelessness linked to trauma, highest paid CEOs, the selfie has run its course

The Schenectady City Council is set to vote on its casino resolution Monday night. Details of the proposal are emerging -- the developers/operators say casino would have one full restaurant and no entertainment venue. Some perspective on the potential operator, from other cities where the company runs casinos. And this past Saturday there was anti-casino gathering in the nearby Stockade neighborhood. [TU] [Daily Gazette x3]

A foundation study of homeless families in the some of the largest upstate cities -- including Albany -- concluded that a large majority of homeless mothers had experienced multiple and traumas and half met the criteria for PTSD. [Wilson Foundation] [TU]

Times Union investigation/analysis: Dairy farming can be dangerous work, and oversight by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is limited. Elsewhere: The last dairy farm in Clifton Park. [TU] [Saratogian]

The bicyclist struck during an accident in downtown Troy last week -- whom police had said was dead when he was still alive in the hospital -- has now passed away. [Troy Record]

If re-elected, Andrew Cuomo could significantly re-shape parts of the state's judiciary through appointments. [TU]

A profile of the matchup for the 110th Assembly seat (district map), featuring incumbent Democrat Phil Steck against challenger Republican Tom Jasiewicz. [TU]

Profits at many VLT sites in the state have been flat or down during the first part of this year compared to the same period last year. [TU]

TrustCo's CEO topped the local list of highest paid CEOs of public companies at $2.1 million. [TU]

The teen described as the instigator in the attack on a man at the Schenectady Bow Tie Cinema last summer was sentenced to one year in jail. [Daily Gazette]

Police say a Cohoes man led them on a chase from Rensselaer to uptown Albany that allegedly included him driving through a chain-link fence, going the wrong way on a Dunn Memorial Bridge ramp, and a crash. Police say a Rensselaer officer was injured during the chase.

Bethlehem's controversial property reassessment turned grievance day into grievance day and a half. [TU]

$200 lots as gardens in Troy. [TU]

Actual sentence from a Gazette article: "In April, Santabarbara visited Dutch Barn Farm in Fort Plain and took felfies with goats and sheep, posted them on his Facebook page and got 33 likes." [Daily Gazette]


I really want to know some details about how that bicyclist got killed. Did he behave erratically? Was a crazy, road raging driver? Was the bicyclist breaking the law? Was the driver playing with the radio? I've bicycled through that intersection and I'd really prefer to not die and have the world shrug because I wasn't in a car.

He said felfie. Twice!

No really, what is a felfie?

I believe a felfie is the colonial spelling of a selfie, which must be why there were goats and sheep involved.

Anon - the article says a felfie is a selfie with a farm animal...but it doesn't sound all that innocent...then again, neither does selfie.

Re: last dairy farm in Clifton Park

The guy owns 330 acres of land and yet has to get wife's help to pay the bills? Something is really wrong in the way we treat farmers.

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