Pipeline opponents seek water protection law, SUNY Poly extends Tokyo deal, Schenectady County opens solar farm, the view from Corinth

Pipeline opponents seek water protection
Dozens of pipeline opponents attended a Rensselaer County Legislature public hearing on the subject on Wednesday, and asked legislators to pass a Drinking Water Protection Law that would require water testing before blasting for the pipeline.[TU]

Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirits
More incentives for NYS distillers were announced at Wednesday's Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirits summit [TWCN]

Buffalo Billion
At the Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirits event, Cuomo faced a number of questions about the Buffalo Billion investigation.
Cuomo said federal investigators have not questioned or subpoenaed him in connection with the "Buffalo Billion" investigation. [TWCN][TU]

Guilty plea for attacking parents
A Rensselaer man has admitted to brutally attacking his parents last year and will spend up to 15 -years in prison.[WNYT]

Schenectady mayoral debate
Among the topics discussed in the debate between Gary McCarthy and Roger Hull: taxes, cronyism, crime, and the casino. [Daily Gazette]

Troy met the candidates
Troy city council and mayoral candidates were asked about crime, a city charter, taxes and other issues in a meet the candidates public forum in Troy on Wednesday.[Record]

A more inclusive Collar City
Nearly 200 people showed up at a Wednesday night meeting to discuss ways to make Troy more inclusive. [Record]

Swinging for the fences
Chris Churchill on a proposed major redevelopment project at the south end of the city's business district, and Albany's large scale, swinging for the fences style approach to development. [TU]

Tokyo Electric/SUNY Poly
Tokyo Electric and SUNY Poly have extended their deal for five years and $262 million. [TU]

$2.5 million
The Colonie firm, Mohawk Innovative Technology has won a $2.5 million federal grant to develop a micro turbine for residential heat and power. [TU]

County solar farm
Schenectady County has opened a solar farm at the county Compost and Recycling Center and it's expecting to generate enough electricity to power 70 homes a year. [WNYT]

Judge says no to name change
A Supreme court judge says Paul Smith's college can not change its name for a $20 million donation.[TU]

Faculty union?
Saint Rose's president recently sent an email to full-time faculty urging them not to pursue unionization. [TU]

Local writer, local film
A feature film by an Albany writer/director wrapped up its last local shoot on Wednesday in Watervliet. [Record]

The view from Corinth
An historic fire tower in Corinth with a 50-mile view has opened to the public, along with a new trail, [Gazette][Saratogian]

Happening today

Recursive Frame Analysis
Thursday-Friday: Mark Fell will be presenting Recursive Frame Analysis in the EMPAC theater -- it's "a new work for light, sound, and human movement" that Fell has been working on EMPAC. Thursday-Friday 8 pm each night - $18

Music

Aaron Lewis at Upstate Concert Hall
From Staind. 8 pm - $25 ahead / $28 day of

JD McPherson at Helsinki Hudson
"McPherson's songwriting and delivery brings you back to the birth of rock 'n' roll..." With: Nicole Atkins. 8 pm - $25 and up

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