Dems nominate Clinton, police seek photos in boat accident, Erie Blvd to close for roundabout, new program puts cats in jail

Dems nominate Hillary Clinton
History was made at the Democratic Convention on Tuesday when former First Lady, NY Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated by a major party for President of the United States. Andrew Cuomo, surrounded by state and local elected officials including Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Common Council member Leah Golby, announced New York's votes. [NYT][TU]

Police search for photos of Boat involved in fatal Crash
Police are searching for photos to help them determine if the boat they believe is responsible for the fatal hit and run that claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl on Sunday spent part of the day at the Log Bay Day boat party on the lake before the incident. [TU]

Silver
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office is arguing that the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that vacated the condition of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, should not have any impact on corruption charges against Sheldon Silver. [TU]

Downsizing Albany County legislature
Only a handful of people spoke out on Tuesday against a plan to decrease the size of the Albany County Legislature. [TU]

Taxi Robberies
Police are looking for two suspects who robbed five taxicab drivers at gunpoint in Albany over the last month.
[TU]

Schenectady dual hit and run trial begins
A Schenectady man is standing trial this week for two hit and run accidents -- one fatal and another that left a pedestrian injured. [Gazette]

Mohawk river
Amsterdam's wastewater treatment system has sprung a leak again, spewing tens of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the Mohawk River. [News 10]

Momentive
After two months of contract negotiations, Momentive officials have made their final offer to its 700 union employees in Waterford. [Business Review]

State Police Union director fired
A former Albany police officer and longtime executive director of one of New York's largest police unions was fired from the union for undisclosed reasons.
[TU]

Kinderhook drug bust
Police seized $5,000 in heroin as well as cocaine, LSD and other drugs and paraphernalia on Tuesday when they arrested a Kinderhook man after a month long investigation stemming from recent opioid related deaths in Columbia County. [TU]

Emma Willard task force
Emma Willard School has announced a new task force to review how protocols around how it handles reports of sexual misconduct, following a recent report by a former student who says she was raped by a teacher there in 1998. [TU]

Guilty plea in Troy arson
The second of three suspects in a Lansingburgh arson that led to the death of an elderly woman plead guilty on Tuesday in Troy. [WNYT][TU]

Bookmaking arrests
A Sand Lake man is facing charges for allegedly taking more than $60,000 in illegal sports bets during a three week period last fall. [TU]

Erie Blvd
Erie Blvd in Schenectady will be closed this weekend while crews complete the new roundabout. [Gazette]

Bears
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation says black bears are hungry and especially active this year in the Adirondacks and Catskills. [Gazette]

Sa'fyre Terry
Sa'fyre Terry visited with State Police on Tuesday to thank them for their help opening the more than 1 million cards and gifts sent to hear last Christmas from strangers through a Facebook campaign. [TWCN][TU]

Cats in jail
The Albany County Sheriff's Department and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society have expanded a program the puts inmates and animals, by pairing female inmates with cats and kittens. [TWCN]

Happening today

The Track
The season continues at the Saratoga Race Course.

NYC Ballet
Today-Saturday: The NYC Ballet continues its summer stay at SPAC (it will be through Saturday). This week's performances include presentations of classic ballet works and Wednesday is American Girl night (tickets for kids are $10 on the lawn). Tuesday-Saturday various times -- $35 and up

Stage

A Night with Janis Joplin
Today-Sunday: Capital Rep continues its production of A Night with Janis Joplin. (It closes August 7.) Tuesday-Sunday various times - $25 and up

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Today--Sunday: The Williamstown Theatre Festival's season continues with the new comedy Romance Novels for Dummies starts on the main stage (it runs through July 31). And on Wednesday the new musical Poster Boy starts on the Nikos Stage (it runs through August 7). various times -- $40 and up

Park Playhouse
Today-Saturday: This is the last week for the Park Playhouse's production of Chicago in Washington Park. (It runs through July 30.) Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm -- free on the lawn / reserve tickets $16 and up

Music

Blues for Breakfast at Rockin' on the River
Grateful Dead tribute. 5 pm -- free

Yanni at The Palace
"[W]ith a new album - Sensuous Chill..." 7:30 pm -- $48 and up

Mandolin Orange at Helsinki Hudson
Folk/Americana duo. 8 pm -- $15 ahead / $18 day of

Chanticleer at Tanglewood
A cappella. 8 pm -- $18 and up

Comments

"Andrew Cuomo, surrounded by state and local elected officials including Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Common Council member Leah Golby, announced New York's votes."

Not a Trump fan, but having these folks representing NY (Sheehan??) to provide Clinton with the state's votes, I get very worried about the future in the hands of the Democrats. Schumer's ok, but all the others in that mix, as seen in the video, herding together in the periphery so as not to miss a photo op, are less than adequate representatives for this state.

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