Teen drowned in Hudson, arrest in death of Troy operations manager, Aide charged with abusing teen, Bier Abby seized for taxes

Arrest in Troy Operations Manager murder
Police have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing death of Troy operations manager Bill Chamberlin. Chamberlin's former neighbor, Joseph M. Vandenburgh, was arraigned Tuesday morning in on a grand jury indictment that included charges of second-degree murder and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. [TWCN][Record]

Teen drowns in Hudson
A teen who jumped from a Stillwater bridge with his friends on Tuesday, drowned in the Hudson. [TU]

Bier Abby seized
Corrected. Schenectady's Bier Abby has been seized by the state Department of Taxation and Finance for non-payment of taxes. [Gazette]

Aide charged with abusing teen
An aide from the Northeast Parent and Child Society has pleaded guilty to taking a teenage girl in his care to a hotel room, giving her alcohol and having sex with her. [TU]

Schenectady shooting
A man was shot in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill neighborhoodon Tuesday but managed to get himself to the hospital before police arrived. [Gazette]

Sentence for shooting into crowd
A 19-year-old Albany man will spend 7 years in prison for shooting into a crowd on Hudson Avenue in the city back in January. [TWCN]

Retrial
Jeremiah Hamilton's murder case is being retried this weekin Schenectady, where his lawyers are arguing that he was trying to protect the man he is charged with killing. [Gazette]

Police release sketch of man involved in woman's disappearance
Police have released a sketch of a man connected to the disappearance of a a woman who was taken from her campsite in the Adirondacks and held captive for two weeks. [TU]

Skelos/Silver lawyers argue
Lawyers for Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver are basing their upcoming appeals on the fact that the actions that led to the conviction of the former legislators were not "official."
]TU][WNYT]

Phish arrests, death
One person is dead and 26 were arrested in connection with the weekend of Phish concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Among the arrests was a Virginia man, picked up for allegedly selling LSD during the concert. [TU][TU]

Naturalization lottery
A naturalize NY lottery will cover the naturalization application fees for 2,000 New York immigrants. [NYT]

Albany lawmaker
A former Albany County lawmaker accused of trespassing in the Adirondacks has had her conviction overturned. [TU]

Library limiting wi-fi
Schenectady's libraries have announced they will limit after-hours wifi.[Gazette]

Roker joins search committee for chancellor
SUNY Oswego graduate Al Roker is among the members of a committee to search for the new SUNY chancellor. [TU]

Uber ice cream
Uber is playing ice cream man in Upstate NY on Friday. [TU]

Capital Pokestop
The NYS Capital is a Pokestop. Meanwhile, the DMV says don't hunt Pokemon behind the wheel. [TU][Record]

Happening today

A Night with Janis Joplin
Today-Sunday: Capital Rep opens its production of A Night with Janis Joplin (it was in previews this past weekend). Blurbage: "A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences - trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith - who inspired one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest legends." Tuesday-Sunday various times - $25 and up

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Today-Sunday: The Williamstown Theatre Festival's season continues with a production of the Tennessee William comedy The Rose Tattoo, starring Marisa Tomei, on the main stage. And on Wednesday The Chinese Room opens on the Nikos Stage (it runs through July 23). various times -- $40 and up

Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: The Park Playhouse in Albany's Washington Park continues its production of Chicago. (It runs through July 30). Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm -- free on the lawn / reserve tickets $16 and up

NYS Writers Institute
Today-Friday: The NYS Summer Writers Institute continues it series of public author readings at Skidmore. This week's schedule:
+ Monday: novelist Mary Gaitskill (The Mare, Don't Cry, Veronica) & poet Carolyn Forche
+ Tuesday: poet Frank Bidart (National Book Critics Circle Award for Metaphysical Dog) and novelist Mary Gordon (The Shadow Man, Final Payments, The Stories of MG)
+ Wednesday: memoirist-poet Nick Flynn (Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Ticking Is The Bomb) and novelist Victoria Redel (Loverboy, Make Me Do Things)
+ Thursday: poet Louise Gluck (Pulitzer Prize, The Wild Iris; National Book Award, Meadowlands) and novelist Claire Messud (The Woman Upstairs, Emperor's Children)
+ Friday: novelist-memoirist Joyce Carol Oates (National Book Award; author Zombie, them, Mud Woman, I Am No One You Know, We Were The Mulvaneys, Blonde)

The events start at 8 pm in the Davis Auditorium of Skidmore's Palamountain Hall. They're free.

Heather LaVine and Vic Christopher
The owners of the downtown Troy group of businesses that includes The Confectionery and Peck's Arcade -- Heather LaVine and Vic Christopher -- will be the featured guests of this month's meeting of the local Startup Grind series (it's at The Confectionery). Blurbage: "Join us as Vic and Heather share lessons learned along the road to becoming successful small business owners, visionary restaurateurs and catalysts for change." Wednesday 6 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 at the door

1791 Club: Introduction to Print Making
The 1791 Club series at the Albany Institute has a printmaking night lined up. Blurbage: "Get hands-on and discover print making in our Art Studio. Afterwards, we'll head over to a local venue for fun and food." (RSVP by July 12.) Wednesday 5:30 pm -- $10

Jim Gaffigan
Comedian Jim Gaffigan will be at the TU Center for a standup show. Wednesday 8 pm -- $39.75 and up

Music

Awolnation at Upstate Concert Hall
Electronic rock. With: Finish Ticket, Irontom. 8 pm -- $32.50 ahead / $35 day of

Blood Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice & Dylan Elise at the ESP
With: Super 400. 5 pm -- free

NRBQ at Helsinki Hudson
Rock veterans. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Emerson String Quartet with Renée Fleming at Tanglewood
Famed soprano. 8 pm -- $19 and up

Eastbound Jesus at Rockin' on the River
Northern rock. With: North & South Dakotas. 5 pm -- free

Comments

The Bier Abbey was not seized by the IRS, but by the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance.

Editors: It's been corrected. Thank you for mentioning it.

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