Body recovered from Poestenkill Gorge, private student housing proposed near UAlbany, charges in case of stinky meat

Emergency services crews pulled a man's body from the Poestenkill Gorge in Troy Monday after a search that lasted several hours. The man's girlfriend had gone for help after losing sight of him in the water. Said Troy fire chief Tom Garrett of the gorge: "People don't understand how dangerous it really is." [Troy Record] [TU] [News10]

John Halacy, the Rensselaer man who had escaped a rape charge because of a paperwork problem last year, was sentenced in Rensselaer County Court to four years in prison for second-degree rape. He'll serve the sentence concurrently with the 5 1/2 years from a sentence in Albany County Court for a burglary in Colonie. [TU] [Troy Record]

The boyfriend half of the couple who pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of at least 50 Albany Med patients has been sentenced to 7.5-15 years. The man's girlfriend, who was a nurse at the medical center, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. [TU x2]

A developer is proposing a for-profit dorm for UAlbany students on Washington Ave near the uptown campus (map) -- and there are plans for more private student housing on Fuller Road. [TU]


Elise Stefanink -- the Republican running for the NY-21 Congressional District -- walked away from reporters Monday when pressed to specify how she defined "near retirement" when pledging to not vote for any reductions in Medicare and Medicaid "to those in or near retirement." Stefanik and Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf have been going back and forth over their respective positions regarding Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. [WNYT] [Post-Star]

The Teachout/Wu campaign has turned its attention toward criticizing the record of Kathy Hochul, Andrew Cuomo's running mate for lieutenant governor. Also: In NYT's description, Zephyr Teachout is "zestily campaigning with a kind of cynicism-free optimism that makes her a sunny surprise." [TU] [NYT]

The state Public Service Commission has expressed some concerns about the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. [TU]

The rash of violence in Lansingburgh has provided another angle on the diverging fortunes of some of the city's neighborhoods and its downtown. [TU]

Schenectady is looking to land a $3 million state grant to focus on revitalizing the Eastern Avenue neighborhood. [Daily Gazette]

Idea being bounced around in Watervliet: Could the police chief also serve as the fire chief? [TU]

The federal National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that a loss of power -- probably as a result of icing -- caused the crash of a small plane in Guilderland in June. The pilot walked away from the crash with only a few scratches and apparently it didn't report it to any agency -- the plane was found by landowners a week later. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Marv Cermak provides "a synopsis of Schenectady's vast connection with both legal and illegal gambling operations." [TU]

From the Post-Star: "A driver for an Albany transportation company has been charged in connection with last month's spill of rancid meat on Aviation Road that resulted in numerous vehicles stinking for days." [Post-Star]


There should be a moratorium in the city of Albany on apartment buildings, dorms etc. until the problems with the sewer system are rectified.

@ Joe,

I see what you mean about the sewer systems, but I don't think building those apartments in the area which is basically Guilderland and next to the highway would really make an impact on the neighborhoods in the City of Albany. However, the city really needs more apartment buildings if anything since there always seems to be a very low supply and the few around are so old and dilapidated that I'm surprised anyone lives there.

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