The bid for $500 million, GE says Hudson River dredging is finished, tour of medical marijuana production facility

Plan for $500 million
The Capital Region's bid for $500 million in the Cuomo admin's Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition has been posted -- its many proposed plans include talk of a major mixed-used development on the former convention center land in downtown Albany, expanding CDTA service, workforce training and development in technical fields, and creating a cluster focused on healthcare data analytics. [CREDC] [TU]

Hudson River dredging
GE announced Monday it's finished the long-running Hudson River PCB dredging project -- and environmental groups said they'd keep pushing for the project to be extended. [TU]

Indictment in death of Troy child
A Troy man has been charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of a 2.5 year old this past February. [Troy Record] [TU]

Former Schenectady County BOE commissioner charged
Former Schenectady County Republican Board of Elections commissioner Arthur Brassard is facing a misdemeanor charge of tampering with public records for allegedly writing a number on a designating petition for the Conservative line filed by Republican county legislator Jim Buhrmaster after the petition had been filed. Brassard's attorney called the allegation "politics at its worst." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Schenectady mayoral race
A fundraiser for incumbent Gary McCarthy in September attracted many of the big-name development players in the city. [Daily Gazette]

Medical marijuana
Etain -- which is aiming to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Albany -- gave the media a tour of its still in-construction production facility in Warren County. [TWCN] [Post-Star]

Civil liberties groups and the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association are supporting a bill that would ban the shackling of prison inmates who are pregnant or have recently given birth. [TU]

Luther Forest Tech Campus
The org that owns the Luther Forest Tech Campus -- where GlobalFoundaries is located -- is arguing it should be exempt from property taxes. [Daily Gazette]

Complete streets
The push for bike lanes in Albany continued at the city's first public input meeting for its "Complete Streets" plan. [News10]

Aquatic facility
A group wants to build a $22 million aquatic center with an Olympic size pool in Malta. [Biz Review]

Stuff going on today

Troy elections
The Troy Neighborhoods Action Council is hosting a meet-the-candidates night for the hotly-contested Troy mayoral race and the city council elections this November. Tuesday 6 pm, Troy Middle School Auditorium (1976 Burdett Ave) - free

Tuesday: Journalist Casey Schwartz will be at the State Museum as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series to talk about her new In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis -- "a witty, accessible, and entertaining introduction to new developments in brain science." Tuesday 8 pm, State Museum's Huxley Theater - free

The art of video game design
Tuesday: Architect/art exhibition designer Virginia Durruty will be at Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus to talk about the exhibit From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design, which she designed. Tuesday 6:30 pm - free

Music: Lyle Lovett + John Hiatt at Troy Music Hall

Performing together. 8 pm - $38 and up

Music: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Proctors

Jazz royalty. 7:30 pm - $20 and up


Community Loan Fund of the Capital District is having a 30th Anniversary event at the State Museum this Weds from 5-7pm.

Free but RSVP requested.

These folks do some wonderful work for the community - please come say Thank You!

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