Fatal shooting in Troy, Troy officials treating May fire as a homicide, Brown's Beach opens to the public, Chebet wins third Freihofer's run title

Fatal Troy shooting
One person was killed and another injured during a shooting in Troy early Sunday morning near the Hoosick Street bridge underpass (map), Troy police say. [News10]

+ Schenectady police say one person was injured in a shooting in Hamilton Hill Friday afternoon (map). [Daily Gazette]

+ Albany police say two vehicles were struck by gunfire, but no injuries reported, Saturday night in West Hill (map. [TU]

Lansingburgh fire investigation
Troy police say they're treating the recent death of an 82-year-old woman from injuries suffered during the May 1 Lansingburgh fire as a homicide. Law enforcement officials say they're seeking three suspects in the case, and are asking for the public's help with information about the case. TPD chief John Tedesco said officials are "very confident" that the May 1 fire is not connected with the long string of suspected arsons in Lansingburgh. [TU] [News10] [TWCN]

Oil trains
Among the proposals in a pair of oil train reports issued last week by the offices of Albany County exec Dan McCoy and Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan: a wall along tracks in the South End to separate neighborhoods from the oil trains. [Capital] [TU]

Albany police taser use
Albany police tell WNYT they used a taser on a man was naked and suicidal after he kicked a window of a business of Central Ave. [WNYT]

Albany charter schools
The impending closure of the Brighter Choice middle schools for boys and girls highlights the complex financial arrangements put in place to construct buildings for the city's charter schools -- and the financial pressure to hold up that arrangement now that some of the schools are closing. [TU+]

Troy church tax situation
The Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Troy's North Central neighborhood has been hit with a bill for $115k in back taxes after paperwork wasn't filed to maintain its non-profit status with the city for multiple years. [TU+]

Brown's Beach
Brown's Beach on Saratoga Lake in Stillwater opened to the public for the first time in a decade this past weekend. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Collins Lake
It's not looking good for swimming to return to Collins Lake in Scotia after water clarity tests Friday. [Daily Gazette]

Glenville development
The owner of a 15-acre parcel in Glenville says the planned Schenectady casino has prompted a lot of interest in the developing the site, everything from retails to a sports facility to restaurants. The former industrial site recently was deemed not an environmental hazard by DEC. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Honor for Albany native
US Army Capt. Marjana Mair Bidwell, who grew up in Albany and graduated from Rotterdam's Mohonasen High School, is taking command of the regiment that oversees military burials at Arlington National Cemetery and provides escorts for the President. She'll be the first woman to command the regiment in its 200-year history. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Sports page
Emily Chebet of Kenya won the Freihofer's Run for Women in Albany Saturday, her third victory in the race. [Freihofer's Run for Women]


Thirty years ago, we would do security around the park and everybody would be out having a campfire, telling campfire stories, roasting marshmallows. The camping industry has changed. Half of my customers don't have the campfires and s'mores anymore. They're rolling up with RVs with outside entertainment theater centers and they're watching the ball game, they're popping in the latest movie, like "Avengers," for the kids, and they're having an outdoor movie theater experience ... There's still people that do the campfire thing but I've seen the campfires cut in half and more families spending time together watching TV.

-- Ed Paradis Jr., the owner of a campground resort in Fort Ann, to the Daily Gazette.


Regarding the campfires story - when you park and sleep in an RV (with or without an outdoor theater) it's not camping, it's RVing, which should not be confused with setting up a tent and spending an evening with no electronics.

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