Three arraigned in Lark Street fatal shooting, deadly fire in Schenectady, Skelos survives ouster effort by dems, the Patriots of corruption

Lark Street fatal shooting update
A pair of teenagers have been charged in the shooting death of a 27-year-old father of six on an Albany street corner earlier this week. A third suspect -- a 24-year-old Albany man -- was arraigned in connection with the case this morning. [TU][TU]

Skelos
State Senate Democrats made a failed attempt on Wednesday to remove Dean Skelos as majority leader. Skelos still has the support of the Republican majority -- but barely. Andrew Cuomo says if the charges against Skelos are true they are "deeply disturbing," but he stopped short of saying Skelos should step down. [TU][TWCN][TU]

One dead in Schenectady fire
One person has died and another was badly burned in an overnight house fire in Schenectady.[TU][WNYT]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Troy mayoral race
Troy City Councilman Jim Gordon has entered the city's mayoral race.
Here's Chris Churchill's Troy mayoral primer for those of you following the race at home. [TU][TU}

McCarthy announces reelection bid
Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has kicked off his reelection campaign. [Gazette]

Cuomo calls for minimum wage panel
In a NYT op-ed, Andrew Cuomo announced that he will form a panel to examine the minimum wage in the fast food industry. [NYT]

$7M in legal fees
The lawyers behind the successful suit to get the Albany County Legislature to scrap its redistricting map are asking a judge for $7 million in legal fees and related costs. [TU]

Kaaterskill Falls
The Department of Environmental Conservation is working on a plan to make the beautiful, but dangerous, Kaaterskill Falls less dangerous, including a proposal for a 200 step stairway and more secure footpaths. [TU][WNYT]

Raceway hotel
The Saratoga Casino and Raceway's $34 million hotel is expected to be open for business by the summer of 2016.[Business Review]

Truck/bicycle accident
A Queensbury bicyclist was injured when he hit a beer truck in Saratoga. Police say he may have been run off the sidewalk by the truck. [Gazette][WNYT]

New president for SCCC
Schenectady County Community College has named a new president. [Biz Review]

Helping Nepal
A local business owner's effort to help with Nepal's recovery. [TU]

Busking law
A proposed Saratoga busking law is losing support among city council members, some of whom say the proposed law is an example of government overreach. [TU]

Sawyer Fredericks
Thousands of people turned out at a Fonda parade to welcome The Voice finalist Sawyer Fredericks before a Palace Theater homecoming show on Thursday. [Gazette]

"The Patriots of Corruption"
If you don't laugh, you'll cry, so here's Jon Stewart's take on corruption among New York and New Jersey legislators with a little game he calls, "Quid Pro Ohhhhh!"

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Happening today

Singin' in the Rain
The Palace will be screening the Gene Kelly classic Singin' in the Rain. The screening will also include an intro and Q&A with Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly's wife. Thursday 7 pm - $7

The Fortunetellers
Artist Ellie Ga will be at EMPAC to perform The Fortunetellers, a narrative performance about her time on a research boat frozen in the Arctic ice. Blurbage:

The work mixes live storytelling, recorded sound, still images and film to bring new insight and intimacy to Ga's Polar adventure. Combining her memories with a curious mix of photographs, videos, annotated sketches, maps, and travel logs she archived along the way, Ga conjures up the rituals of daily life in the Arctic night. The Fortunetellers tells an eclectic mix of stories, from the history of the yoyo to the evolution of oceanic currents and their impact on planktonic life, all framed against a study of ancient and modern forms of fortune telling, which Ga uses as a metaphor for the past and future of the Arctic landscape.

8 pm - $18

Music:Chelsea Grin + The Word Alive at Upstate Concert Hall
Deathcore + metalcore. With: Like Moths to Flames, Sylar, The Alaskan. 6:30 pm - $18 ahead / $20 day of

Music: Hal Ketchum at The Egg
Touring for a new album. 7:30 pm - $28

Music: Dangermuffin at Parish Public House
Jam. 9 pm - $10 ahead / $12 day of

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