Albany County in line for 3 medical marijuana dispensaries, outbreak of Schenectady gun violence continues, Washington Tavern/Ginger Man sold

Medical marijuana
The state Department of Health has announced the five organizations selected to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana around the state. Three of the companies have planned dispensaries in Albany County. The state's rules for medical marijuana required to the selected companies to manage the product from "seed to sale." And registered physicians will be required to take a four-hour course on marijuana as a medicine. Among the types of patients expected to be treated: an 8-year-old in East Schodack who has epilepsy. [NYS DOH] [TU x2] [NYT] [WNYT]

Schenectady gun violence
Schenectady police say a man was shot multiple times early Sunday morning in Hamilton Hill (map) -- on the same street where there have been two other recent shootings. And it was just a block from a community rally against violence Friday evening. After Sunday's shooting, rally organizer Marva Issacs told TWCN she's frustrated, but: "I'm not stopping." [WNYT] [Daily Gazette x2] [TWCN]

Schenectady police officer beaten
Schenectady police say an officer was beaten unconscious, suffering a skull fracture, while trying to arrest a Glens Falls man early Saturday morning on State Street. SPD says man was later arrested after being tracked a police dog. He's been charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [WNYT]

Albany County sheriff's sergeant resigns
The Times Union reports an Albany County sheriff's sergeant has resigned after an allegation surfaced that he had inappropriate contact with a teen in Watervliet, the allegation spun out of the recent investigation of a Watervliet police officer accused having sex with a underage teen. [TU]

Troy fire
A fire on Fourth Street in Troy Sunday evening has displaced seven people. [Troy Record]

Adirondack mine
A look into the state Department of Environmental Conservation's role in aiding a company seeking to open the way for a an open pit mine in the Adirondacks. [NYT]

Albany schools
The Albany school district is working to recruit students from the recently-closed Brighter Choice middle schools. [TU+]

Troy Downtown BID
The Troy Downtown BID and the city of Troy have worked out an agreement on how much the BID should pay for police and public works overtime associated with its events. [TU]

Quirky
Quirky, the company who opened a large office in downtown Schenectady last year to much publicity, announced Friday that its founder Ben Kaufman is stepping down as CEO. The company recently announced it'd be cutting jobs (though just a few in Schenectady) as it tries to regain stable financial footing. [Quirky] [Daily Gazette]

Washington Tavern and Ginger Man sold
The longtime owners of the Washington Tavern and The Ginger Man in Albany have sold the restaurants to a group that includes the owner of Moscatiello's Italian Family Restaurant in North Greenbush. [TU Table Hopping]

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Schoharie County Sunshine Fair
The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair opened this past weekend at the fairgrounds in Cobleskill and it continues this week through Saturday.

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