Mitchell sentenced for role in prison escape, push continues for Uber/Lyft, more red light cameras online, the lingerie was literally hot

Joyce Mitchell sentenced
Joyce Mitchell, the Clinton Correctional Facility employee who admitted she helped Richard Matt and David Sweat escape, was sentenced to 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison. Said Mitchell at the sentencing: "I live with regret every day and will for the rest of my life." [TWCN] [NYT]

More bits in the latest drama involving SUNY Poly and NYSERDA over the transfer of the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park: There's apparently some question whether the NYSERDA board knew that STEP was to be transferred to SUNY Poly as part of a larger deal. And the acting director of the state Authorities Budget Office says NYSERDA board members were right to question the deal if they felt they didn't have enough information about it. [TU] [Politico NY]

Common Core reboot
The Cuomo admin announced Monday a task force aimed at a "total reboot" the Common Core system and testing in the state. The task force includes multiple people who worked on a previous Cuomo admin educational reform panel. [Cuomo admin] [Politico NY]

Sentencing in Schenectady murder
Jamell Modest, who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Markia Harris on State Street last December, has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. [Daily Gazette]

Civil confinement
A new question in the ongoing debate over New York's civil confinement law, under which sex offenders can be kept locked up after their sentences have been served: Does compelling people in civil confinement to submit to polygraph tests violate their constitutional rights? [TU+]

A group of upstate state legislators -- including Neil Breslin, Pat Fahy, and John McDonald -- have sent letters to Andrew Cuomo asking him to support legislation that would open the way for taxi-app companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate upstate. [NYDN]

Also: A group representing people with spinal cord injuries is pushing for a mandate requiring that services
such as Uber and Lyft be mandated to use vehicles that can handle wheelchairs. [TU]

Uber, but for lottery tickets
There's a new service that allows New Yorkers to buy lottery tickets via an app. Why? Millenials. (Obviously.) [TU]

Every bathroom a public bathroom
There's a push to pass legislation in New York State that would require businesses to make their bathrooms, even those that are not public, available to people with conditions such as Crohn's and colitis. [News10]

Stewart's robberies
Albany police say they're trying to identify suspects in three robberies at Stewart's locations on Livingston Ave in Albany. [APD FB]

New red light cameras
Albany police say red light cameras are now active at two new intersections: Madison Ave and Lark Street, and Madison Ave and New Scotland. [APD FB]

Truck crash in downtown Albany
As it says in the headline: "Booze-filled truck crashes backward into Albany building; driver charged." [TU Table Hopping]

Hot lingerie
A Slingerlands man was found guilty fourth-degree arson in Albany County Court of lighting a woman's lingerie on fire in a bath tub during a domestic dispute, according to the Albany County DA's office. He now faces 1 1/3-4 years in prison. [Albany County DA]

A shopping cart full of Red Bull
State Police say a Troy man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to walk out of the Brunswick Walmart with "a shopping cart full" of Red Bull without paying. [NYSP]

Schuyler Farms' Ken Macica on the growing role of agritainment -- such as corn mazes -- for farms, to the Saratogian: "This is a huge chunk of our income. Things sure have changed from what we used to be. Sometimes I can't help wondering, How did I end up here?" [Saratogian]

Stuff going on today

4000 Miles
Capital Rep's production of 4000 Miles opens.

WWE Smackdown will be at the TU Center. 7 pm - $20 and up

Ann Beattie and Peg Boyers
The NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series has Ann Beattie, award-winning short story writer and novelist, and Peg Boyers, poet and Salmagundi editor, at UAlbany for a reading. Tuesday 8 pm, performing arts center uptown campus - free

Albany and the 1960s civil rights movement
Saint Rose is hosting a screening of the documentary The Brothers: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in Albany, along with a talk and discussion about the civil rights movement and Albany in the 1960s. Tuesday 7 pm, Lally School (1009 Madison Ave) - free

Albany's oldest buildings
Tuesday: Historic Albany Foundation has organized a pub lecture at the Midtown Tap & Tea Room with architectural historian Walter Wheeler about HAF's oldest building survey, which was completed last year. Tuesday 5:30 pm - reservation required

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