It's primary day, small plane crash kills two people, revised Monument Square plan, $6 million beach

It's primary day. Among the questions for today: How many people will turn out to vote? (Probably not many.) And how well will Democratic challengers Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu fare against Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul? (Don't know where to vote? Check with your county board of election.) [Daily Gazette] [State of Politics]

Capital Region casino presentation recaps: Times Union | Daily Gazette | Biz Review | Troy Record | TWCN | AOA.

A small plane crashed in the Selkirk Rail Yards later Monday afternoon, killing the two people aboard -- a flight instructor and a student. Police say the student was at the controls at the time of the crash. Officials say the plane had taken off from the nearby South Albany Airport and was only in the air a short time. (The airport is adjacent to the rail yard.) The airport's manager says federal investigators have taken over the review of the crash. [WNYT] [TWCN] [TU] [News10] [TU]

Long range projections filed with the state Public Service Commission by National Grid predict that the average residential electric bill will rise 15 percent (inflation adjusted) over the next 15 years, in large part because of rising wholesale electricity prices. [TU]


Jacob Heimroth and Daniel Reuter -- accused of killing Allen and Maria Lockrow in Lansingburgh in August -- both pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. [Troy Record]

The Albany County Legislature passed a revised version of the cyberbullying law -- an earlier version was struck down by the state's highest court. [TU]

Law enforcement agencies around the Capital Region are splitting a pool of millions of dollars seized during the bust of a large pot distribution ring. [TU]

There's a push in Schenectady for the police to crack down on crimes such as graffiti and littering, and the city impose stricter rules on convenience stores. [Daily Gazette]

The price of pollution credits sold through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (which includes New York State) during it most recent auction approached record high prices. [TU]

GE says the sale of its appliances division to Electrolux won't affect jobs at the Global Research Center or its partnership with Quirky (which recently opened an office in Schenectady, in part to be closer to GE). [TU]

A reformulated version of the Monument Square redevelopment project in Troy includes a taller building. [TU]

The owner of a demolition company on his crew demolished a vacant house right next to an occupied house: "We just reversed how it was built." [Daily Gazette]

The navigation channel in the Hudson River between Albany and Coxsackie will be dredged over the next few months. [WNYT]

Million Dollar Beach in Lake George is set for $6 million in maintenance and upgrades. [WNYT]


"Law enforcement agencies around the Capital Region are splitting a pool of millions of dollars seized during the bust of a large pot distribution ring."

No wonder why New York State doesn't want to legalize marijuana!

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