Sheehan reaches $11M casino support agreement to with East Greenbush, dogs who killed terrier will be put down, public paid security costs for Cuomo

Mayor Kathy Sheehan has committed to an $11 million deal to support the East Greenbush casino. According to the terms of the agreement Albany would get $11 million over ten years and an effort would be made to try to steer at least 25% of jobs to Albany residents. The deal allows Albany to support other casino proposals, unlike the offer made by the developers of the proposed Hard Rock Casino in Rensselaer, which was an exclusive offer.The proposal has been passed along to the Common Council for review. [Business Review][TU][WNYT][Saratogian]

The public covered the cost for thousands of dollars in security money for the State Police detail that accompanied Andrew Cuomo to Israel. [TU]

The two dogs that leapt out a window in Schenectady, attacking and killing a smaller dog, will be put down and their owner will have to pay $2,000 and do 75 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge.[TWCN] [News 10]

Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for two others following a Monday night burglary in Colonie. [Record]

As the state reviews the plans for a Time Warner/Comcast merger, Andrew Cuomo has ordered state regulators to investigate the cause behind the widespread Time Warner cable outage this week.[TU]

A Working Families Party poll taken in may to test how a challenger would fare against Andrew Cuomo used a fictional stand-in named Theresa Woodstock for Zephyr Teachout.

On progress and a pile of brick in Mechanicville.[TU]

Police in Rotterdam arrested a 15 and 16 year old for allegedly throwing rocks off a Thruway overpass.[TU]

Residents near a proposed HVCC dorm proposed for a former monastery are concerned about how the plan will affect traffic in their neighborhood[Record]

Schenectady has renamed a section of Norwood Avenue, changing it to Mike Maietta Way, in honor of the head coach of the 1954 Schenectady team that won the Little League World Series. [TWCN]

Capital Region pizzerias are competing for the love of Bishop Scharfenberger.[TU]

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