Siena Poll reports Cuomo still ahead but with highest unfavorables to date, Capital Region's first START-UP NY designee, Schenectady knocks down the first of 80 buildings

The newest Siena College poll reports Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman both more than 20 points ahead of their challengers. Still, Cuomo had his highest unfavorable rating since becoming governor.[NYT][TU]

WMHT will televise what it appears will be the only debate between Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino, tonight at 8pm.[TU]

Andrew Cuomo's reelection campaign rented its email list to Harper Collins to promote the governor's new memoir.[TU]

An "eTextbook delivery" company that currently employs 11 people is the Capital Region's first tax free START-UP NY designee. ClassBook.com expects to move into downtown Albany and create about 70 new jobs. [TU][WNYT]

A Green Island man is dead after his car crashed into a school bus on Route 7 in Rensselaer County on Tuesday morning. No serious injuries were reported among the 26 children onboard the bus. [TWCN][Record]

Chuck Schumer waved an orange flag as a bulldozer in Schenectady demolished a partially collapsed building on Broadway that was once home to Tony's Meat Market. The building was the first of of 80 that will be torn down in the city's effort to eliminate blight and make way for redevelopment. [TU][Gazette][WNYT][News 10]

Schumer also made a stop in Rotterdam on Tuesday, to throw his support behind Cecilia Tkaczyk.[TU]

The Halfmoon town races are getting uglier. [TU]

Clifton Park's tentative budget calls for a one percent decrease in spending and is not expected to raise taxes. [TU]

A coalition of more than 30 local business owners and community members will operate the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Glens Falls City Council unanimously accepted the coalition's $600,000 bid on Tuesday. [TWCN][Post Star]

A group of activists who oppose crude oil trains at the Port of Albany gathered Tuesday to ask the state to ban the most common type of oil tanker cars from the port. A short time later multiple agencies were training at the Port of Albany to deal with potential spills from the oil trains.[TU] [TWCN]

A Saratoga Springs woman will spend five years in jail for stabbing a man and stealing his BMW.[TU]

Police in Schenectady are investigating a series of fights at Schenectady High School that have been filmed and posted to a Facebook page called Schenectady Fights. [Gazette]

Police in the Cambridge-Greenwich area are warning residents about two unconfirmed mountain lion sightings. [Post-Star]

A $1.1 million settlement awarded to an elderly Slingerlands couple injured in a head-on crash in 2013 is believed to be one of the largest jury rewards in Albany County history. [TU]

Andrew Cuomo has signed a law that will require high schools to teach hands-only CPR.[WNYT]

A 10-year-old from Niskayuna has created a program to encourage kids to donate $10 to a charity on their 10th birthdays.[Gazette]

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