Law suit filed over proposed East Greenbush casino, construction worker death at GlobalFoundries, Colonie center wants to add more parking spaces

The group Save East Greenbush has filed suit in an attempt to block the proposed Capital View Casino & Resort. Among the allegations in the suit: that the town resolution supporting the casino was passed at a meeting that violated the state's Open Meetings Law. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

As the deadline for filing casino license applications approaches, talks are still going on between a coalition of regional entertainment venues and casino backers. [Daily Gazette]

A construction worker at the GlobalFoundries site in Malta died in an "industrial accident" Thursday evening, according to State Police. GlobalFoundries says construction work at the site has been halted after the accident. [NYSP] [TU]

Colonie police say they're waiting on autopsy results before declaring what killed an elderly couple found dead inside their Latham home Thursday -- but it appears they were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning because CO levels in the home were 10x the lethal limit. Police say a car was running in the garage when they arrived and the garage door was too hot to touch. [TU] [TWCN] [TU]

Schenectady police say a man was fatally shot in Mont Pleasant (map) early Friday morning. Neighbors said they heard what sounded like a gunshot and screams. It's Schenectady's first homicide of the year. [News10] [TWCN] [TU]

Scotia officials say one person died in an apartment fire Thursday night. [Daily Gazette]

Police in Saratoga County say they're investigating a suspicious death in Schuylerville. [WNYT]

Cleanup continues from the heavy rain this week, especially in parts of Saratoga County. [TU]

A Mechanicville resident on the string of unfortunate incidents, including flooding, that have hit the city over the last few days: "We've just been bombarded ... it's like a movie." [TU]

Issue related to the PCB cleanup project in the Hudson: contaminated flood plains in places such as Saratoga County. And Schuylerville officials are concerned about possible contamination of their municipal water supply. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

A state Court of Appeals decision upheld the removal of Albany County Surrogate's Court judge Cathryn Doyle from the bench. Doyle was suspended last year over a failure to disclose conflicts of interest. [NYS Court of Appeals] [TU]

John Cahill, the Republican challenging Eric Schneiderman for state attorney general, in Troy Thursday: ""Time and time again we've had an attorney general who really doesn't understand that the root cause of crime is the criminals." [NYSNYS/TU]

The Schenectady school board, which faced making cuts to close a budget gap earlier this year, is set to give a 2 percent raise to superintendent Larry Spring. [TU]

The consultancy picked to develop Troy's comprehensive plan has set the price tag at almost $800k. [Troy Record]

Menands police fatally shot a dog that had bitten four staff members at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and then somehow got outside. The dog was at the facility because it had bitten a person. [TU] [TWCN]

Colonie Center is looking at re-striping its parking lot -- and narrowing some spaces -- in order to add more parking spots. [TU]

Ramadan, a month of daytime fasting for Muslims, begins Friday night. [TU]

"The Mikes" -- two blind men who have run the convenience store in the State Education building for two decades -- are leaving the shop. [TU]


Going to Colonie Center for Whole Foods? Good luck finding parking when that project kicks off. And when it does -- hope you got some thick clearcoat/paint on your car.

I deal with SEQRA on a pretty regular basis, and I don't see how the Town Board could have violated it merely by adopting a resolution. It was basically a vote of support having nothing to do with anything that would constitute an action under SEQRA. Though, I suppose without seeing the actual filing, I could be missing something.

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