Sweat moved from Albany Med, review of next Albany police chief, "Bra Wars" in Guilderland

Dannemora escape
David Sweat was discharged from Albany Med early Sunday morning and moved to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus (in Seneca County), according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. [NYS DOCCS]

+ Prison experts tell the Times Union that the review of security procedures at the Clinton Correctional Facility should focus on keeping contraband out of the prison and the relationship between staff and inmates. [TU]

+ The Buffalo News reports that, according to "information obtained" from "law enforcement officials," three days before the escape Richard Matt had sent his daughter a letter that said, "I always promised you I would see you on the outside. I'm a man of my word." [Buffalo News]

Saratoga County gun permits
County officials are moving to implement a permit system that would allow people to carry concealed firearms in public. [TU+]

Albany police chief
Acting Albany police chief Brendan Cox is set to appear before the Common Council's public safety committee Tuesday as part of the council's review of his selection as the city's next police chief (the committee meeting is open to the public). [TU+]

Schenectady school aid
Schenectady schools superintendent Larry Spring met with officials from the federal Department of Education Thursday as part of the district's civil rights complaint about the state's school distribution. Spring, to the Times Union: "I'm frustrated that it's taking so long and they're not able to give me a concrete time line." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Alleged embezzlement
The state Attorney General's office announced last Thursday that a Rensselaer County corrections officer had been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $3,000 from sheriff's employees union, using some of the money at strip clubs. [NYS OAG] [TU]

Rockwood farm case
Chris Churchill on not casting the Peaceful Acres horse rescue as a villain in the case involving Glenville farmer Joshua Rockwood. [TU+]

Essex Chain
A look at the debate over what degree of public access there should be to 65,000 recently-acquired acres in the Adirondacks that include the Essex Chain Lakes. [Daily Gazette]

Lingerie shop feud
Paul Grondahl: "The 'Bra Wars' are raging along Western Avenue with a protracted legal battle, lawsuits and countersuits, allegations of stalking and harassment, Facebook sabotage and complaints of underhanded tactics that have rattled the women's foundations market." [TU]

Stuff going on today

Albany I Spy
The downtown Albany photo history scavenger hunt starts today.

NYS Writers Institute
The NYS Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore's public reading tonight features Carolyn Forche and Victoria Redel.

Music: Tanglewood Brass Spectacular
"Members of the Boston Pops brass and percussion sections perform a one-of-a-kind concert with two of the world's best drum-and-bugle corps..." 7 pm - $15 and up

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