2.65 million primary voters, Feds seek max for Silver, Kinder Morgan rethinking pipeline, Sage students stage topless protest

Primary voters
About 2.65 million New Yorkers cast ballots in this week's presidential primary elections. [TU]

Sheldon Silver
"What I have done, has hurt the Assembly, and New York, and my constituents terribly, and I regret that more than I can possibly express" -- Sheldon Silver in a apology letter to the judge who will sentence him next month. Federal prosecutors are arguing for a more than 10-year sentence for Silver. [NYT][WNYT]

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline plan
Kinder Morgan has announced they are suspending plans to build the proposed $3.3 billion Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, which was expected to go from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, passing through Schoharie and Albany Counties. [TU]


Rethinking teacher evaluation
New York is rethinking its teacher and principal evaluation process after the boycott of exams in recent years. [TU+]

Toddler was alleged sex abuse victim
Police say the alleged sexual abuse victim of former child care worker James Hockinbury was a 3-year-old child. [WNYT]

Safyre Terry's mother arraigned on perjury
The biological mother of burn victim Safyre Terry pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to perjury charges. Jennica Duell, 28 is facing charges for allegedly lying to the federal grand jury about the arson that maimed Safyre and killed three of her other children and their father. [WNYT] [Gazette]

Attempted murder
An Albany man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed three people -- one of them a 12-year-old boy -- in a Yates Street home earlier this week. [TWCN]

Man injured in Albany fire
A 30-year-old Albany man was severely burned overnight in a house fire on South Pine Avenue. [TU]

Topless protest
Students held a topless protest on the grounds of Sage College yesterday, as a reaction to an incident over the weekend where a student who identifies as androgynous was sunbathing topless and and was ordered by campus police to put on a shirt. [Gazette][TWCN][TU]

Thai Thai Bistro moving
The Thai Thai Bistro, located in Schenectady's Nicholaus building, will move to Niskayuna while crews work to repair the building, which was began showing shaking within days of the demolition of the Olender building next door. [Gazette]

State auctions Porsche
A Loudonville man picked up a 2012 Porsche SUV at a NYSOGS auction for $28,900.[TU]

Stolen future
An RPI architecture student has put out a plea for the return of a stolen laptop, that contains the work he needs to graduate and begin his career. [WNYT]

Happening today
Laura van den Berg
Author Laura van den Berg will be at the State Museum as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. Her most recent work is the novel Find Me, "an imaginative, darkly funny story of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world as a plague sweeps the country." Thursday 8 pm, State Museum Huxley Theater -- free

Emily Nussbaum
Emily Nussbaum -- a film and TV critic for The New Yorker -- will be at Skidmore to talk about her career and other media-related topics. Thursday 7 pm, Palamountain Hall -- free


A Taste of Albany


A Taste of Albany returns to the State Museum. The Capital Region culinary showcase includes wine, food, and entertainment. Proceeds from A Taste of Albany benefit Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. Thursday 5 pm -- $75

Beach Slang at The Hollow
Punk. With: Potty Mouth, Dyke Drama, Bare Mattress. 8 pm -- $15

Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones + Longleash at EMPAC
"From tight rhythmic unisons to expansive, wandering melodic lines, Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones and Longleash represent many possible futures for contemporary experimental music." 7:30 pm -- $18

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Very excited to hear the news about Kinder Morgan.

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