Toxicology report shows drugs in Lake George boat crash, Albany sinkhole fix by Labor Day, Lake George beach closed due to coliform

Lake George boat crash
Results of a toxicology report released Tuesday by the Warren County Sheriff's department concludes that the operator of the boat involved in a fatal hit and run crash on Lake George this summer had two prescription drugs -- and one illegal drug -- in his blood. The report show no alcohol was found -- but none was anticipated since Alexander West didn't turn himself in until 14 hours after the crash. The results could influence the charges against West. [TU][Gazette][TWCN]

Sinkhole problems
How Albany's latest water main break is affecting the water supply of Guilderland and Bethlehem. Officials expect the sinkhole to be repaired by Labor Day. [TU][News10]

Trial in toddler death
Michael Davis, charged with manslaughter in the death of 2-year-old Viola Davis in Lansingburgh, took the stand in his own defense on Tuesday, telling the jury that he would never do anything to intentionally harm the child and that he performed CPR when he realized she was not breathing. [Record]

Super PAC
A progressive group is suggesting that a small group of billionaires are donating to a Super PAC called New Yorkers for Independent Action in an attempt to sway state legislative races. [TU][TWCN]

Bill for sexual harassment investigation
According to a new report by Tom DiNapoli's office, NYS spent $85,000 in July on investigating sexual harassment in the State Assembly. [News 10]

Million Dollar Beach
Lake George's Million Dollar Beach is closed again due to high fecal coliform bacteria in the water. [TU]

Schenectady schools
After years of planning, Schenectady is preparing to start its school year under its newly redrawn districts. [TU]

Medical marijuana
St. Peter's Health Partners said on Tuesday that it adopted a system-wide policy in July that allows some patients to take the drug at its hospitals.[TU]

Gun show could move north
The controversial gun show held for 30 years in Saratoga Springs may move to the Glens Falls Civic Center. [WNYT]

Taxi law
Arguing the case for a new law that allows CDTA to regulate taxis. [TU]

Schenectady airport grant
The Schenectady County Airport has received $2.3 million in funding for runway and equipment upgrades.[Gazette]

OTB scam
A Schenectady man is facing felony charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records for allegedly trying to scam more than $6,000 dollars from OTB.[TU]

Travers
NYRA is preparing for a sell-out Travers crowd. [TU]

Bryon McKim
Friends are morning the untimely death of talented young election lawyer Bryon McKim.[Gazette]

Happening today

Capitol Park After Dark
Wednesday: The Capitol Park After Dark series of outdoors movies in West Capitol Park will be screening the 1944 mystery thriller Gaslight. (The term "gaslighting" grew out of the film and the play from which it was adapated.) Bring a chair or blanket. (Rain location is ESP Convention Center meeting room 6). Wednesday 8 pm -- free

Washington County Fair
Today-Sunday: The Washington County Fair will be at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It bills itself as "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair." (Admission does not include carnival rides. During the fair, ride tickets are $1.25 each.) Today-Sunday -- adults $10 / children 13 and under are free / all-week pass is $30 / free admission for all active military service members with military ID

Park Playhouse
Today-Saturday: This is the last week for the The Park Playhouse's production of The Little Mermaid, adapted from the Disney film, in Albany's Washington Park. (It runs through August 27.) Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 pm -- free on the lawn / reserve tickets $16 and up

The Track
It's the fifth full week of the season at the Saratoga Race Course. It's a big week there because the Travers Stakes -- the biggest race of the season -- is on Saturday.

Tanglewood
Jeremy Denk at Tanglewood
MacArthur "genius" grant-winning pianist. 8 pm -- $18 and up

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