Amsterdam supports Schenectady casino, former SPAC president Chesbrough has died, 677 Broadway sells for $33 mil, Luuuke--I am the giant floating head of your father

Casino opponents and supporters are gearing up for next week's public comment hearings. [TU]

The Amsterdam city council has voted to throw its support behind the plan for a Schenectady casino.[WNYT]

The 38-year-old Schenectady man facing rape and murder charges in the case prosecutors says involved the serial rape of a teen and murdered baby waived his right to a jury trial on Wednesday in favor of a bench trial. [TU]

Nearly 60 people turned out on Wednesday for Take Back Troy's first public meeting in response to the recent spate of violent crime in Lansingburgh. [Record]

Former SPAC president Herb Chesbrough has died at age 67 -- he was a key figure in building the arts venue into what is today. [TU]

Police have arrested two men for allegedly attacking a pair of Skidmore College students as they walked back to campus Sunday morning. [WNYT]

A cook at the Circus Cafe was indicted by a Saratoga County grand jury in that case involving the alleged stabbing a co-worker last month. [Gazette]

A former deacon will serve five years in jail on sexual abuse charges and will have to register as a sex offender when he is released. [Saratogian]

A report by the NYCLU concluces that New York is not providing adequate legal council for poor defendants. [TU]

A learning disabled couple are homeless and wandering up and down Central Avenue after being evicted from the Best Value Inn in Schenectady after the Schenectady County Department of Social Services stopped paying for their room. [TU]

The Shenendahowa School district has confirmed its second case of Enterovirus D68.[WNYT]

A Guilderland High School student has been diagnosed with MRSA.[News 10]

Should Capital Region law enforcement officials carry tasers? [TWCN]

Carolyn McLaughlin has announced a bid to replace Matthew Clyne as chair of Albany County's Democratic Committee. [TU]

A group of Brooklyn investors are paying $33 million to Columbia Development for the 12-story 677 Broadway office building in Albany, home of Angelo's 677 Prime.[Business Review]

A Gloversville chorizo company has been nominated for Martha Stewart's American Made Awards for entrepreneurs.[TU]

The Half Moon replica of Henry Hudson's ship will arrive in the Capital Region on Friday. [WNYT]

Luuuuke, I am the giant floating head of your father.[News 10]

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