More storms, flooding & power outages, Saint Rose adjuncts seek to unionize, 200 arrests at Phish weekend

Visiting Smithfield, New York where a tornado killed four people and destroyed a handful of homes earlier this week, Andrew Como called extreme weather events the "new normal " in New York State. [Post-Standard]

More flooded streets and power outages from the latest round of local storms. [TU][TWCN]

Adjunct professors at The College of Saint Rose are planning to file paperwork for a vote on whether to unionize. [TU]

Zephyr Teachout says she has collected 40,000 signatures from voters -- nearly three times the amount needed -- to get her on the ballot to run against Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary for governor. [Record]

A registered sex offender was arrested in Glenmont for allegedly taking explicit pictures of naked children on his cellphone. [TU]

Opening statements in Troy on Wednesday in the trial of a 27 year old Burmese refugee charged with first and third degree rape. [Record]

State Police a call to assist a disabled vehicle in Malta netted two arrests and 100 bags of heroin.[News 10]

More than 200 people were arrested over the three days of Phish concerts at SPAC last weekend. Most of the arrests were drug related. [Saratogian][TU]

The family of Darryl Mount Jr. , the man who died two months ago after falling into a coma following a police chase in Saratoga Springs, has been protesting outside the dental practice of Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen.[Saratogian]

A Glens Falls man will spend six months in the Warren County Jail after admitting Wednesday to drowning his ex-girlfriends dog in the Hudson River in March. [WNYT]

Albany County will pay the $60,000 cost to demolish a Clinton Avenue building that collapsed last week, and stabilize the facade.[TU]

The Schenectady County Metroplex Board has approved the sale of a six-story historic building on State Street to a developer that plans to turn it into upscale apartments. [TU][Gazette]

Schenectady County legislators have approved allocating the money to revive a $1.2 million library and literacy center after a developer had to abandon the project. [TU]

The developer for a proposed Montgomery County casino submitted an incomplete application and is asking for a sixty day extension to complete the paperwork. Meanwhile both supporters and opponents of the proposed Exit 27 casino project showed up to rally for their respective causes in Amsterdam on Wednesday. [Gazette][Gazette]

Schenectady has kicked off a citywide effort to get dog owners to comply with a state law requiring dogs to be licensed and vaccinated for rabies.[TU]

People who were duped by scammers were still able to get seated at Saturday's Paul McCartney concert. [TU]

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