All that economic development money, Schenectady mayoral debate focuses on crime and neighborhoods, pedestrian killed in crash, new generation of activists

All that Regional Economic Development Council money
The Times Union takes a detailed look at where the $164 million in state grants awarded to the Capital Region via the Regional Economic Development Council process has gone, and what sorts of outcomes there have been so far. [TU+]

Buffalo Billion solar
A look at the Cuomo's admin's plan to revitalize Buffalo's industrial economy with the $750 million that's been pledged toward a Solar City solar panel factory. [NYT]

Campaign cash and contracts
Picking apart the the complex web of campaign contributions, tax breaks, and state contracts involving a Hudson Valley development firm and the Cuomo admin. [TU]

Schenectady mayoral debate
Among the topics discussed in the Sunday evening televised Schenectady mayoral candidates debate: crime and policing, as well as economic and neighborhood development. [TWCN] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Pedestrian killed in Rensselaer County
Hoosick Falls police say a pedestrian was hit and killed Saturday night by a vehicle driven by a person alleged to have a BAC more than twice the legal limit. The alleged driver faces charges that include manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. [TU] [TWCN]

School superintendents in Albany and Schenectady say they're districts have been rethinking policies regarding student suspensions, with the aim of addressing the causes of the behavior that prompts the discipline. [TU+]

It's a personnel issue
Our takeaway from the latest Times Union article about Halfmoon town government: Even though officials are always saying they can't address "personnel issues" there's often nothing that actually prohibits them from doing so. [TU]

Troy budget
The proposed Troy budget includes registration fees from a projected 500 landlords -- for a program that has registered zero landlords so far this year. [TU]

Same-sex marriage
The Episcopal Cathedral of All Saints in Albany is in the middle of controversy over the the bishop's opposition to same-sex marriage. [TU]

Honest Weight
The co-op is dropping its program in which members work in the store in return for discounts. [TU]

Social Justice Center
How a new generation of activists is reshaping the Social Justice Center in Albany. [TU]

Lee Shaw
Jazz pianist Lee Shaw, who performed at many venues around the area for many years, died this past weekend at age 89.

Stuff going on today

Albany High School tour
The last public tour of the current Albany High School building ahead of the vote on the plan for $196 million renovation plan is this Monday night at 6 pm.

Citizen Kane
The AFI 100 series at Proctors is showing Citizen Kane in the GE Theater. Monday 2:30 pm / 5 pm / 7:30 pm - $5

Music: Dave Davies at The Egg

From The Kinks. 8 pm - $59.50

Music: The Joe Jackson show at The Egg is sold out.


I really hate that Honest Weight is getting rid of their member work program. I've never participated in the program but the store's community is one of the things that sets it apart from being just any other grocery store like Hannaford, ShopRite and Price Chopper.

I get the reasoning behind the decision, and I know they have a business to run, but I hope they take some time to think about the overall impact of the change, not just the dollars and cents.

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They should turn Maiden Lane into a stepped pedestrian street, like they have all over Europe. We don't need to reinvent the wheel, they do steep small streets pretty well across the pond, let's look for some precedents... Human scaled lighting is critical too, that goes for the whole city. And we don't need paint on the road, just signage perpendicular to the flow of traffic at the bridge entrance. I also echo the call for basic, ongoing maintenance to our current infrastructure. How about some weed removal in sidewalks, etc?

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