Tesdisco and Walsh win primaries, absentee ballots to decide Albany judgeship, Troy police probe attempted abduction of teen, Schenectady has a new police chief

Primary
Here are a few of Tuesday's local primary results:
+Jim Tedisco is the winner of the 49th district Republican primary to replace longtime Senator Hugh Farley. Farley, who is stepping down, has served in the Senate for 40 years.

+Ballston attorney Mary Beth Walsh, a Ballston won the primary in the race to replace Tedisco in 112th Assembly District, a seat he has held for 33 years.

+Mechanicville's Chris Boyark declared victory in the Republican primary for the 113th Assembly seat.

+Absentee ballots will decide the outcome of Albany's City Court Judge race. Unofficial results show Joshua Farrell leading James Long by 96 votes.

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Attempted abduction
Troy police are investigating an alleged attempted abduction of a a 16-year old girl in Lansingburgh this morning, and a second report of a man inappropriately touching a 16 year old girl. They are trying to determine if the events are connected. [TWCN][TU][WNYT]

Schenectady chief
Eric Clifford, Schenectady's new police chief, was sworn in on Tuesday. Clifford says he'll strive to make community engagement a priority. [TU][TWCN]

Speeding teen causes crash
A Schenectady teen was arrested after he led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Troy on Monday. [TU][Gazette]

Motorcyclist killed
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday in a head on crash with a tractor trailer at a Schodack truck stop. [Record]

Standardized test date
New York's Board of Regents is questioning the State Educations claims of rising standardized test scores, claiming changes in the tests in 2016, and the lack of a time limit, make it impossible to accurately compare the results. [TU]

Anti-bullying
New York policymakers are proposing streamlining the reporting process for bullying in schools, to make reporting less complicated. [TU]

Radiation detectors in landfills
The Department of Environmental Conservation wants to put radiation detectors in New York's landfills. [TU]

20 years in stabbing
An Albany man convicted in a fatal 2015 stabbing was sentenced Tuesday to up to 20 years in prison. [TU]

Albany shooting
Albany police say a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg on Second Street in West Hill on Tuesday -- the third person to be shot in the neighborhood in the last week. [TU]

Albany protest
A consortium of peace and justice groups rallied in Albany's Townsend Park on Tuesday to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Police salaries
A new report on police salaries shows Guilderland police are the highest paid officers in the Capital Region.
[WNYT]

PFOS at Stratton
The Air National Guard is investigation potential PFOS contamination at the Stratton base in Glenville, that may stem from firefighting foam in use there since the 1950s. [Gazette]

Happening today


Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week
Today-Sunday: It's Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week. Restaurants around downtown Troy will be offering specials and there will be beer-focused events at many places.

Music

Rob Zombie at The Palace
With: DJ Ginger Fish. 8 pm -- $39.75 and up

Donovan at Troy Music Hall
Playing his hits, including "Sunshine Superman" and "Mellow Yellow." 7:30 pm -- $36 and up

HEARD at Albany September in the City Art Fair
Midday jazz in Tricentennial Park. 11:30 am -- free

Comments

One of the saddest things holding Albany back (still!) is the remnants of the democratic machine. make no mistake, it is still with us.

The crony, corrupt tactics of the past are still being used and recycled today by a younger group of office-seekers. They aren't progressives, they are simply the latest generation of machine hacks looking for jobs for themselves.

Do not be fooled because a few of them pretend to be progressive. Look at what they do and who they associate with.


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