Club owner says her establishment wasn't involved with 4th Street confrontation with police, push poll in Troy mayoral race, hotel across from Capitol now open

Confrontation with Troy police on Fourth Street
The owner of the RBC Jazz Club says not only that her establishment wasn't involved in the confrontation between a group of people and Troy police early Sunday morning, but that the altercation also didn't happen in front of the club. Troy police chief John Tedesco said following the incident, in which the TPD said four officers were injured, that there had been repeated problems at the club and it's "a place that should have closed long time ago." [Troy Record] [TU]

Fatal fire in Troy
Troy fire officials say a woman was found dead after an apartment fire in South Troy (map) Monday afternoon. Officials say the woman had a disability that could have made it difficult to get out of the apartment. Four households were displaced by the fire. [News10] [WNYT] [TWCN]

Guilty plea in scam targeting Price Chopper
A third person has pleaded guilty to being involved with a counterfeit credit card plot in which the cards were used to purchase more than $400k in gift cards from Price Chopper locations around the Northeast. [Daily Gazette]

Chase ends in Troy
State Police say they arrested a Coxsackie man after he allegedly fled a traffic stop on I-787 and then hit a school bus (not full of children), a tree, and parked vehicle in Troy before being nabbed on foot behind Brown's. [NYSP] [TWCN]

Welfare investigator accused of coverup
A welfare investigator with the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services is accused of covering up the alleged actions of a former Troy Housing Authority tenant rep accused of not reporting income that would have disqualified him for receiving benefits. [TU]

Nailed cat case
The reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of the cat found nailed to a tree in a Schenectady park is now $2,000. [Daily Gazette]

Troy mayoral race push poll
The chair of the Rensselaer County Democratic Party told the Times Union he wouldn't answer whether he was behind the push poll aimed at Rodney Wiltshire and Jim Gordon. [TU]

Proposed Albany trash collection fee
Albany landlords are pushing back against the Sheehan admin's proposed trash collection fee for apartments with four or fewer units. [TU]

Proposed Stockade house move
The homeowner seeking approval to move her Stockade home out of the 100-year flood plain has had her application put off again by Schenectady Historic District Commission. [Daily Gazette]

Does not compute
A central issue in the race for Princetown supervisor: who does, and doesn't, use computers -- the incumbent supervisor wanted to upgrade the town's computers, many of which still use Windows XP, but the town board, which includes the challenger, rejected the idea, noting they don't use computers. [TU]

Slingerlands development
A developer has amassed almost all the land in Slingerlands bordered by Mahar Road, New Scotland Road, and the Slingerlands bypass. [TU]

Clifton Park cats missing
Is there something -- maybe coyotes -- behind a recent string of cats that are missing in Clifton Park? [WNYT]

Renaissance Albany
The Renaissance Albany -- the hotel in the renovated DeWitt Clinton building across the from the Capitol -- has opened. [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Book of Mormon
The touring production of The Book of Mormon is back for another run at Proctors. It's a popular show, and many of the performances will probably sell out (tickets are already "limited" or "very limited" for all but one performance). Tuesday-Sunday various times - $30 and up

Julius Caesar
An American Shakespeare Center production of Julius Caesar will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute. Tuesday 7:30 pm - $15 ahead / $20 day of

Colm Toibin
Novelist Colm Toibin -- "widely regarded as the leading Irish novelist of his generation" -- will be at Skidmore for a talk and reading. Tuesday 8 pm, Palamountain Hall - free

Generation Me
Jean Twenge -- a psychology professor at San Diego State and author of books such as The Narcissism Epidemic -- will be at Saint Rose for a talk titled "Generation Me: Has Individualism Made Us Better or Worse?" Tuesday 7 pm, Lally School (1009 Madison Ave) - free

Music: Peter Frampton at The Egg
With: Julian Frampton. 8 pm - $69.75 and up


the town board, which includes the challenger, rejected the idea, noting they don't use computers. Instead, they would prefer to install additional hitching posts for members who commute on horseback, a new Victrola, one of those electric iceboxes everyone's talking about, and repaint the signs reminding gentlemen to please wear their hats.

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