Skelos holds onto state Senate leadership post, APD policy change on taser use, medical marijuana dispensary pitched for Clifton Park

Skelos and Son
+ Following the arrest of Dean Skelos and his son Adam Monday morning, state Senate Republicans decided Monday night to stick with Skelos as majority leader. (Ahead of the Monday night conference, George Amedore said Skelos should not keep the top spot, while Hugh Farley said Skelos should not resign the position if he doesn't want to.) [NYT] [Capital] [Daily Gazette]
+ A look at Glenwood Management, the development firm that's not been connected to both Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos, and its executive Charles Dorego. Said an unnamed lobbyist to Capital: "If Dorego is involved,then you can bet more trees are going to fall." [TU] [Capital]

Fatal shooting in Albany
Albany police say three people were shot -- one fatally -- early Tuesday morning in Sheridan Hollow (map). APD says it's taken two suspects into custody. The Times Union described the scene as "grisly with pools of dried blood on stoops, sidewalks and the street." [APD FB] [TU]

Albany police tasers
Albany police have a new policy that limits officers to using three bursts from a taser on a suspect. [TU]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Clifton Park medical marijuana
The company hoping to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Clifton Park pitched its plan to the town board Monday. Among the reasons cited for choosing Clifton Park: the construction of a cancer treatment center. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Saratoga Springs rainy day
The Saratoga Springs finance commissioner says the city in on track to exceed the limit on the amount of money it can keep in its rainy day fund by about $1.5 million -- so it has to think about ways to spend it or re-assign it. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

Church building collapse
Part of the former (and historic) Church Of Holy Innocence building in Albany's Arbor Hill neighborhood collapsed Monday (map. The city has issued an order to Hope House, which currently owns the building, to submit a plan for stabilizing the building. [WNYT] [TU]

Troy fire rescue
An account of how Troy firefighters saved an unconscious woman from the Lansingburgh fire Friday. [TU]

Mohawk River sewage spill reporting
A Cohoes official says the city was not notified of Amsterdam's large sewage spill into the Mohawk River in 2013 -- even though the city draws drinking water from the river. [TU]

Saratoga Race Course upgrades
A few more details about the roughly $135 million in upgrades planned for the Saratoga Race Course over the next decade. [Daily Gazette]

Cinco de Mayo

Today is the 5th of May -- Cinco de Mayo. In some parts of Mexico, the day commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In the US, it's become a celebration of Mexican heritage. (And for some others, thanks to beer and liquor companies, it's also become an excuse to eat guacamole and drink margaritas.)

Stuff going on today

Rutgers climatologist Alan Robock will be at UAlbany for a talk about geoengineering -- that is, attempting to influence the climate through intentional intervention. Robock sounds like a skeptic -- his talk is titled "Geoengineering (climate engineering) is not a solution to the global warming problem." Tuesday 8 pm, CESTM building (on Fuller Road) - free

Music: Halestorm at The Palace
Re-venued from the Washington Ave Armory. With: Starset, The Pretty Reckless. 7:30 pm - $29.50 and up

Music: Ari Hest at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. With: Chelsea Berry. 7 pm - $22

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