Deadline for casino license applications, oil spill at Port of Albany, studying spread of Lyme disease in Adirondacks, stolen and found 13 years later

Today's the deadline for casino license applications -- here's a rundown of the five proposals for the Capital Region. One last(?) odd twist in the process: An outspoken opponent of the Schenectady proposal has sent a letter to the state attorney general arguing that efforts by a coalition of local entertainment venues to reach a deal with casino operators violates anti-trust laws. [Daily Gazette x2]

About 100 gallons of crude oil were spilled from an oil train at the Port of Albany Sunday, according to a port official. The spill is being described as relatively minor, but Albany County officials are upset they weren't notified. [WNYT] [TU]

The president of the Empire State Association of the Deaf, on audism and a lack of services for deaf people: "New York state is one of the worst states as far as deaf services go ... There's no oversight, there's no monitoring, there's no grievance process, there's nothing." [TU]

Troy police are investigating the death of a man in Lansingburgh early Monday (map). The TU is describing it as a "deadly shooting," but TWCN and WNYT both report the reports of gunshots and the death haven't been officially connected. [TU] [TWCN] [WNYT]

State Police say an off-duty trooper was found dead in Nassau Lake, shot, and gun found near the body. [WNYT]

Albany police say they've arrested a Guilderland man for a shooting near Central Ave (block map) Friday afternoon. APD described the the injury as "a superficial gunshot wound." [APD FB]

Colonie police say an autopsy confirmed that carbon monoxide poisoning killed the elderly couple found dead in a home Thursday. [TU]

A woman died this weekend after authorities say she fell at Kaaterskill Falls. [News10]

A civil rights claim brought by a Rotterdam town employee over alleged sexual harassment by a former town official has been settled. [Daily Gazette]

While both candidates for the NY 21st Congressional District claim roots in the North Country district, they both grew up outside the district. [TU]

Friday was the last day for The Ark Community Charter School in Troy, which is fighting the state's decision to close the school over low test scores. [TU]

A group of researchers is studying if/to what extent ticks carrying Lyme disease are spreading into the Adirondacks. [AP/Saratogian]

A now-retired Albany Medical College scientist is working on developing an anti-addiction drug. [TU]

The Harmony House Marketplace in Cohoes is for sale. [Troy Record]

The owners of Tullock's Service Station in Schenectady are retiring after 43 years in business. [Daily Gazette]

The Catholic Church of St. Peter in Saratoga Springs celebrated its 175th anniversary Sunday. [Saratogian]

The boat stolen from a Berne man in 2001 was recently returned after the state DMV flagged it when it someone tried to register it. [TU]

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