Man injured in Caroline Street bar incident is now dead, state tax rebate checks going out, Troy starts new comprehensive plan process

Saratoga Springs police say Aaron Huggins -- the man injured in a Caroline Street bar last Friday, allegedly when he was slammed into the ground face first by another bar patron -- has died. Acting Saratoga County DA says her office is waiting on additional investigation before deciding whether to file additional charges against Jeffrey D. Mann Jr of Wilton. Police say it appears the incident was touched off when the two men brushed against each other and there was some sort of brief verbal exchange. Said Saratoga Springs public safety commissioner Chris Mathiesen regarding the incident and the bar scene on Caroline Street: "We need to start addressing what's going on down there." [Saratogian] [TWCN] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The state comptroller's office new list of fiscally stressed municipalities has Mechanicville pegged as being under "significant stress." An audit of Mechanicville by OSC last year concluded the city's financial records were in an "extremely poor state" and the city had adopted "unrealistic budgets." The city's new mayor says his administration is trying to get Mechanicville's fiscal house in order. [NYS OSC x2] [Daily Gazette]

The state has started sending out $350 tax rebate checks to qualifying families with children and will continue to do so over the next few weeks. And, oh, did you hear Election Day is coming up? [TWCN] [TU]

A man convicted of rape in a 2011 trial in Schenectady County is now free after being found not guilty during a retrial this week -- the original verdict was tossed because the jury in that trial had deliberated without one of the jurors present. [Daily Gazette] [TU 2013]

State Police say they've arrested a woman for being the alleged owner of a malnourished horse found in a roadway early Wednesday morning in Petersburg. [NYSP x2]

Gazette headline: "Schenectady woman accused of shot-glass assault." [Daily Gazette]

A state Supreme Court justice has rejected NYSUT's challenge to the property tax cap. [TU]

Nassau's town supervisor is irked that a settlement state and federal officials made with a lab over flawed pollution tests -- including tests related to the Dewey Loeffel landfill -- was not made public until it popped up in a Times Union article. [TU]

The city of Troy is buying a building on Sixth Avenue to house the new court mandated by the state. [Troy Record]

The process for Troy's new comprehensive plan has officially started. [Troy Record]

The Ballston Planning Board is starting over its review of the proposed Walmart for the town. [Daily Gazette]

A candidate for Troy City Court had her law license suspended between 1999 and 2005 -- apparently unknown to her at the time -- because of a missed form. [TU]

This week is The Local Politics Soap Opera Hour: The Albany County Conservative Party. [TU]

More local political drama: Glenville officials are miffed that the Schenectady County Battle of the Bands in Schenectady is scheduled for the same time as the town's Oktoberfest -- and wondering if the scheduling was politically motivated. [Daily Gazette]

A traffic accident Malta resulted in a dump truck rolling over and crushing a pickup truck. [Saratogian]

Today's moment of d'oh! in Schenectady. [TU]

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