Rally outside DA's office for Ivy and Dixon cases, Wormuth pleads guilty to federal charges, more tax breaks for GloFo, Peanut is saved

Dontay Ivy and Marquis Dixon
Activists rallied outside the office of Albany County district attorney David Soares to call for the DA to complete the investigation into the death of Dontay Ivy -- who died in Albany police custody four months ago -- and to protest the nine-year sentence given to Albany teen Marquis Dixon, who was convicted of stealing a pair sneakers, allegedly at gunpoint. Said Dixon's mother, Aisha Dixon: "I believe that the crime should fit the time and his crime is not fitting his time." [WNYT] [TWCN]

The rally also points to what one activist described to the Times Union as "disappointment" in Soares, whom many progressive groups have supported in past elections. [TU]

Mindy Wormuth
Former Halfmoon supervisor Mindy Wormuth pleaded guilty to two felony charges of extortion and lying to the feds. She faces up to a year in prison. Wormuth admitted to taking more than $5k in bribes that had been disguised as consulting fees. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Charges in fatal Albany crash
Albany police say the man accused of driving drunk in the crash that killed Amy Stock in July has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated DWI. [APD]

Sentencing in fatal Saratoga County crash
The driver who pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter for driving drunk in the crash that killed pedestrian Jonathon L. Rogers in northern Saratoga County last September was sentenced to 2-6 years in prison. [Post-Star]

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Watervliet police
The latest turn in the tangled ball of alleged misdeeds by Watervliet police: The names and contact info of the two teens connected with the case involving a former school resource officer was posted on Facebook a page. On Monday at a rally protesting the outing, an organizer called the posting an attempt to intimidate the women into keeping quiet. [TU] [TWCN]

GloFo tax breaks
The Saratoga County IDA approved another $82 million in tax breaks for the GlobalFoundries facility in Malta. [Daily Gazette]

Regional Economic Development Council
The Capital Region Economic Development Council is looking for ideas in the state competition for a $500 million economic development grant (and it's also seeking money to cover the cost of the $2 million McKinsey study it's hoping will aid its entry). [Daily Gazette]

Green Island flood insurance
Local elected officials are trying to highlight a recent rise in flood insurance premiums for Green Island homeowners. Officials argue residents are paying higher premiums despite a lack of major flood events in the village/town over the last 80some years. [TU] [Troy Record]

Apartments, apartments, apartments
Developer Bruce Tankski tells the Business Review he's moving ahead with a $60 million apartment complex in Stillwater not necessarily because of nearby GlobalFoundries, but rather because of the area's recent insatiable demand for apartments. [Biz Review]

Saratoga Springs row houses restored
The Woodlawn Ave row house apartments destroyed in a fire two years ago have been restored and will soon be back on the market as luxury apartments. [Daily Gazette]

Former Villa Valenti site
The former Villa Valenti site in North Greenbush is set to become new townhouses. [Troy Record]

Stewart's to replace church
Stewart's Shops is planning to build a new store on the site of vacant church in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

David Cassidy
David Cassidy to News10 while performing his community service in Saratoga County Monday: "I don't know about you or anyone out there, but I get such a great feeling about myself helping people who need help." [News10]

Peanut is saved
Peanut the cat was finally saved from an Albany tree by a tree service. (Noted: If a cat is stuck in a tree, call a tree service, not the fire department.) [TU]

Stuff going on today

Altamont Fair
The Altamont Fair opens at the fairgrounds in (you guessed it) Altamont. The fair is the county fair for Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties. Admission is $15 Tuesday and Wednesday. Friday, Saturday, Sunday it's $17. The one-price ticket includes "admission, parking, shows, concerts, Circus Hollywood and unlimited rides" Kids under 36-inches tall are free -- but they're not allowed to ride the Midway rides. The fair runs through Sunday.

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