Cuomo endorses Teachout, another water main break, HVCC plans tuition hike, Arms show to leave Saratoga

Cuomo endorses Teachout
Andrew Cuomo has endorsed 19th Congressional District Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout -- who ran against him in the Gubernatorial primary in 2014 -- without actually mentioning her name. [TU]

Schneiderman subpoenaed
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been subpoenaed by the House of Representatives' Science, Space and Technology Committee in an effort to obtain records related to a multi-state probe of Exxon. [TU]

House demolished
Crews have demolished the remains of a Colonie house where police officer Israel Roman killed his wife and son and then set fire to the home, killing himself. [TU]

Another water main break
DPW crews are working to repair a water main break on Central Avenue in Colonie that occurred early Thursday.[News 10]

Colonie water safe after sewage spill
Colonie officials say the town water is safe to drink and was unaffected by a spill of partially treated sewage from an Amsterdam site into the Mohawk River on Wednesday. [TU]

Arms show to leave Saratoga
The organizer of the controversial Saratoga Arms Fair says his August show will be the last in the city, claiming the city no longer wants the show. [Saratogian]

Who approved Albany High theater?
Chris Churchill looks at the controversy surrounding a recently constructed $150,000 theater built at Albany High School without voter approval. [TU+]

Schenectady stabbing
Schenectady police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Wednesday on Congress Street in the city. [Gazette]

Pedestrian hit on Wolf Road
A woman was taken to the hospital early Thursday morning after being hit by a car as she attempted to cross Wolf Road at Computer Drive. [TU]

Bank and coffee shop proposed for casino site
Galesi is proposing a building with a bank and coffee shop on the site of the planned Rivers Casino. [Gazette]

Starbucks Drive through
A car went through the window of a Clifton Park Starbucks this morning. No one was injured. [TU] [WNYT]

HVCC tuition hike
Hudson Valley Community College is hiking tuition by $200 for the upcoming school year. [TU]

Housing money
Albany will share in a $936,606 federal grant for affordable housing and home ownership in upstate NY. [WNYT]

Pair sentenced for marrying to stay in U.S.
A couple from India who married other people in Troy in an effort to stay in the United States, has been sentenced to community service and may face deportation. [Record]

Two cars stolen from pastor
"I'm praying something good happens out of something bad--" a Schenectady pastor, school bus driver and father of six whose two family cars were stolen early Sunday morning. [Gazette]

Wish donated
A teen with a life threatening illness donated her Make-a-Wish gift to Double H Ranch for their theater. [TWCN]

Happening today

Alive at Five
The Enter the Haggis/ Hair of the Dog Alive at FiveCeltic night Show has been moved to the rain site at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Colonie & Water Streets . 5 pm -- free

Greyfox
Thursday-Sunday: The Greyfox Bluegrass Festival returns Oak Hill in the northern Catskills. This year's lineup includes Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Del & Dawg, The Wood Brothers, Sara Watkins, and many others. Thursday-Sunday -- day tickets from $80

More music
Miracle Legion at The Linda
From Pitchfork: How Nostalgia for 'The Adventures of Pete & Pete' Revived Miracle Legion. 8 pm - $20

Michelle Shocked at Putnam Dem
Playing the Captain Swing album. 9 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

The Knights and Gabriel Kahane at Tanglewood
Chamber orchestra + singer/songwriter. 8 pm -- $18 and up

Baseball
The Tri-City ValleyCats open a six-game homestand at The Joe, first with a three-game series against Connecticut. Thursday and through the weekend various times -- $5.75 ahead / $7 day of (and up)

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