Sheldon Silver convicted on all charges, Troy council votes for tax cap override, Washington Ave Armory looking for new uses, Avery Moses Day

Sheldon Silver convicted
A jury found Sheldon Silver guilty on all seven counts against him in his corruption trial in federal court. With the conviction Silver was automatically removed from the state Assembly, where he was still a member after being replaced as speaker. After the verdict Silver's attorney said there would be a "vigorous" appeal of the conviction. [NYT] [TU] [NYDN]

Silver's defense had argued he had been operating according to the rules and culture of state government -- so now that he's been convicted, does anything change? Maybe not. [NYT] [Politico NY]

Albany budget
The Albany Common Council voted to pass the proposed 2016 budget -- without a decision on how to implement a proposed new trash fee for residential buildings with 1-4 units. [TU]

Troy budget
After mayor Lou Rosamilia revised his proposed budget to include a tax increase of just under 5 percent, the Troy City Council voted to override the tax cap for the budget Monday (an override vote for 9.3 percent increase failed last week). Incoming mayor Patrick Madden on the budget: "It looks like his budget works, if everything falls into place ... It works on paper, but we're going to have to deal with reality." [TU] [TWCN] [Troy Record]

Troy shooting
Troy police say a man was shot multiple times in South Troy Monday evening (map). [News10]

Saratoga town councilman missing
Police say Saratoga town councilman Frederick Drumm is still missing after a search involving 200 people. Police say it appears Drumm walked from his home last Tuesday and hasn't been seen since. [TU] [Saratogian]

Investigation of Albany police officer in Colonie
A Colonie police detective sergeant tells the Times Union that CPD has sought out the Albany County DA's office for input on the "best course of action" regarding its handling of the case in which an off-duty Albany police officer is accused of roughing up a boy after he and some friends threw pears at the officer's house -- but the DA's office say a decision on whether to arrest is up to the police department. [TU+]

State Police
A woman has been appointed to the #2 job in the State Police for the first time. The new first deputy superintendent, Patricia Groeber, has been a trooper since 1986 and is a UAlbany grad. [AP/Daily Gazette] [News10]

Washington Ave Armory
The operators of the Washington Ave Armory are giving up the facility's liquor license and looking for new uses for the building. [TU]

Honest Weight
Comments from the Honest Weight Co-op member meeting Monday evening for a vote on potentially removing the co-op's board. [TU]

Albany treehouse spat
A family in Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood is facing a Board of Zoning Appeals appearance over a treehouse after a neighbor complained. [TU+]

Avery Moses
Monday was "Avery Moses Day" in Albany, in honor of the seven year old who woke his family during the recent South End fire. [TWCN]

Stuff going on today

A Christmas Story, The Musical
Capital Rep's production of A Christmas Story, The Musical continues. It's based on the now-famous film. Tuesday-Sunday various times - $20 and up

It's A Wonderful Life radio drama
Tuesday: The Immediate Theatre Project will be at Proctors for a production of Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It's A Wonderful Life in the GE Theater. Tuesday 7:30 pm - $35

Hoops
The UAlbany women's basketball team -- four-time defending America East champs, and coming off a close loss at #4 Tennessee -- take on Providence at SEFCU Arena. Tuesday 7 pm - $5 and up

Comments

18 year old Whitehall man who was arrested for racist graffiti last year was arrested yesterday on illegal firearm possession charges after telling an undercover informant he wanted to “execute kikes, coons and get money for the crew.”

Pay walls, pay walls...

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + Eric asked about the experiences families have had with Albany schools -- and... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

It's Memorial Day weekend. Time to fire up the barbecue grill and kick off the unofficial start of summer by doing fun stuff. This week... (more)

A few bits about that big, new mural going up on the side of the Quackenbush Garage in Albany

Maybe you've noticed the new mural going up on the south face of the Quackenbush Garage in downtown Albany. Here's what's up with that, along... (more)

A restaurant for regular group meetings?

Anne emails: I am a member of a service group that meets 2 evenings a month, during the week. We are looking for a restaurant/food... (more)

New York State city and town populations 2016

The Capital Region has some of the state's fastest growing towns in terms of population percentage change. That's one of the bits from new population... (more)

Recent Comments

I've found that anecdotes from neighbors, friends, or internet "strangers" can only take you so far. If you haven't already, I strongly recommend you get out there and visit these schools during the school year, during the school day to get a feel for things. In the last few months, my wife and I have made a series of visits to our local elementary, middle + high-school. During those visits, we had the chance to talk to multiple teachers and see the kids "in action". It was very VERY telling in a lot of ways - both good and bad.

A few bits about that big, new mural going up on the side of the Quackenbush Garage in Albany

...has 5 comments, most recently from Jamie

Fields Sculpture Park at Omi 2017

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jamie

A restaurant for regular group meetings?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Jamie

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from JK

Where to get an Apple laptop fixed?

...has 8 comments, most recently from Greg