Uber making its upstate pitch, Troy jazz club loses license, Capital Region jobless rate down, happy Back to the Future day

Uber
Uber launched an online petition drive on Tuesday as part of an effort to expand its service into upstate New York, including the Capital Region. In an announcement at the Capitol, Uber officials were joined by Capital Region business and political leaders and released The company projects its drivers projections on the number of jobs it says the service will create. [TWCN][TU][Gazette]

Woman killed in Troy fire
Fire officials in Troy are working to determine the cause of blaze that claimed the life of a woman with disabilities on Monday. They have identified the victim as 52-year-old Lisa O'Dell. A fund has been set up to help O'Dell's 19-year-old daughter, who was her caregiver.[Record][TWCN][TU]

$500 million pitch
The Capital Region Economic Development Council made its pitch for $500 million to state officials on Tuesday.[TU]


Jazz club loses license
Troy's RBC Jazz Club has had its liquor license suspended following a fight that broke out on fourth street, just outside the club, early Sunday morning. [TU]

Unemployment drop
Unemployment fell slightly in the Capital Region in September, from 4.7 to 4.4%

Renaissance Albany
A look inside the soon to open Renaissance Albany hotel near the Capitol building.[TU]

Missing cats in Clifton Park
In the last several months at least two dozen Cats have disappeared from Clifton Park. [Gazette]

Fast food wage hike
According to the NYS Department of Labor pending fast food wage hike "is not expected to have a substantial impact on jobs or on employment opportunities."[CNY]

Tobacco settlement
Eric Schneiderman has announced that NY will receive more than $550 million in payments from tobacco companies stemming from a 1998 settlement agreement. [TU]

Medical marijuana
State health officials said on Tuesday the NYS Doctors will have to complete a four hour training course if they want to certify patients to get medical marijuana[TU]

Political memorabilia
50 years of Schenectady's political history will be donated to the County historical society this week. [TU]

Boo!
Paul Grohndahl tours haunted Albany[TU]

October 21, 2015
Happy Back to the future day.
+Screenings of the film will be held at selected Regal Cinemas and at Proctors.
+Here's what it's like to own a 1982 DeLorean like Doc's.

Happening today

George Mitchell
Former US Senator George Mitchell will be in the area to talk his new memoir at two events. In the afternoon he'll be at Albany Law (Wednesday 1:30 pm - free, pre-registration required). And then in the evening he'll be at Skidmore (Wednesday 7 pm, Zankel Music Center - free).

Silent Film Spectacular
The Albany Public Library's Silent Film Spectacular series continues with a screening of the 1927 film The Unknown with live, original score by Clank. Wednesday 7 pm - free

The Book of Mormon

Today-Sunday: 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). Today-Sunday various times - $30 and up


Music

Wednesday: Strange Wilds at The Low Beat
"Strange Wilds slays with the hellish fury of the Northwest hardcore scene's best, the heavenly scuzz of a Bleach-era Nirvana, and the purgatorial punishment of Touch & Go post-rock meets Devo's de-evolution machine." With: Better Pills. 6 pm

Wednesday: Coleman Hell at Vapor
Dance pop. With: MIRK. 7 pm - free

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