UAlbany plans engineering school in former Philip Schuyler school, no timeline for Troy sinkhole repair, Cuomo giving no thought a 2020 presidential run

UAlbany plans engineering school at former Philip Schuyler
UAlbany has announced plans to open a school of engineering and applied sciences in the former Philip Schuyler school next to its downtown campus. UAlbany president Robert Jones is asking the state legislature for $20 million for the first phase of the overhaul on the building, which he believes will help drive economic development and neighborhood revitalization in downtown Albany.[TU][Gazette][WNYT]

Alleged bus incident prompts another UAlbany conversation
UAlbany president Robert Jones held another in a series of "critical conversations" with students, surrounding race and gender issues in the wake of the alleged racially charged incident that occurred on a CDTA bus several weeks ago. Jones told reporters that his initial statement about the alleged incident was one of compassion for students, saying "Any time something is reported that puts our students in harms way, you're always going to see me lead with compassion."He says the situation is providing a transformational moment for the campus.
[TU][TWCN][News10]

Troy sinkhole
On Troy's sinkhole, and what it must be like to be Mayor of the Collar City right now. Road crews spent most of Monday and Tuesday digging out the site of the sinkhole.The city still has no timeline for repairs on the Campbell Avenue sight. [TU][Record][Gazette]

Bethlehem water issues
Officials in Bethlehem say the water there is safe to drink, even thought tests show it contains too much of the contaminants known as Trihalomethanes or THMs, which have been linked to cancer. It's expected to take about $10 million and a few years to correct the issue. [TU][News10]

Central Ave pedestrian deaths/injuries mount
Five people were killed and many others were injured last year while crossing Central Avenue between Albany and Schenectady. [TU]

Nursing home sale results in overtime drop
The sale of the Saratoga County nursing home contributed to a 20 percent drop in County overtime costs. [TU]

Cuomo touts $15 minimum as model
Andrew Cuomo says his effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour will be a national model. [TU]

Dorm fire caused by candle
An unattended candle is being blamed for the fire that caused the evacuation of a UAlbany dorm earlier his week. [TU]

Eminent domain
Schenectady County is using eminent domain to take some property from businesses to complete a road realignment in Glenville. [Gazette]

Ithaca considers supervised heroin injection sites
Nearby in Ithaca -- the nation's first of its kind supervised injection facility for heroin users is under consideration. [TU]

Cuomo not considering 2020 run
Andrew Cuomo says he is giving no thought to a 2020 presidential run. [TWCN]

Lung transplant survivor
"To walk outside and take that first breath of fresh air felt wonderful" -- a Guilderland woman following her successful lung transplant at Duke University Hospital.[TU]

New York's first DEC commissioner dies
Henry Diamond, New Yorks first DEC commissioner, died this week at the age of 83. [TU]

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Ramen

Gio Culinary Studio is hosting a hands-on cooking class about making ramen (including homemade noodles). "Students will learn how to create delicious, homemade ramen all from scratch! We will be using fresh natural ingredients along with professional and traditional techniques that are easily duplicated at home." Wednesday 6:15 pm - $60

Gaelic Storm at The Egg
Celtic fusion. 7:30 pm - $34

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