Cuomo comments on string of corruption charges, rally against violence on Schenectady street, next LarkFest to be alcohol free?

Cuomo on allegations against Percoco, Howe, Kaloyeros, developers
Said Andrew Cuomo of the string of charges filed last week alleging corruption tied to his administration during a public appearance in Buffalo Friday: "I had no idea about anything that was contained in that complaint." He also said the RFP process mentioned in the allegations was "tainted" and called it a "systemic issue." [TU] [Politico NY]

Cuomo also said he's looking to push ahead with a second phase of the Buffalo Billion initiative. [TWCN]

Joe Nicolla
Columbia Development CEO Joe Nicolla pleaded not guilty Monday morning to the charge against him in the allegations made by the state Attorney General's office regarding alleged rigging of the request for proposals process for student housing near SUNY Poly's Albany campus. [TWCN]

Here's a rundown of the many recent tax breaks and incentives Columbia Development has gotten from Capital Region economic development agencies in recent years. [TU]

Alain Kaloyeros
SUNY Poly president Alain Kaloyeros -- who's been suspended without pay -- pleaded not guilty Friday to the state charges against him. [Biz Review]

The Cuomo admin says the state economic development projects Kaloyeros was overseeing have been shifted to Empire State Development. [TU]

Sentencing in Watervliet murder
Michael Fox -- who pleaded guilty to killing his Watervliet neighborhood this past January -- was sentenced to 25 years to life on Friday. [TWCN]

Shooting at Elbo Room
Albany police say a man arrived at the emergency department at Albany Med early Saturday morning after being shot at The Elbo Room on Delaware Ave. APD says it's investigating. [APD]

Rally against violence
More than a hundred people gathered on Schenectady Street in Schenectady -- the scene of four shootings in in a little more than a year, including the killing of Medina Knowles -- for a "Light the Street" rally against violence. It was also a literal lighting of the street -- all the street lights on the Hamilton Hill street are out. [News10] [Daily Gazette]

Car swallowed by Albany sink hole case
The city of Albany has rejected a claim by the man whose car was swallowed by the South Lake Ave sink hole. The city argues it's not responsible because the damage was caused by a water main break, which the city isn't liable for under a 1970s precedent. [News10] [WNYT]

Parents suing Niskayuna school district
Parents of a Niskayuna teen are suing the school district, arguing it could have taken precautions that would have prevented their daughter from being sexually assaulted at Niskayuna High School last year. [Daily Gazette]

State aid
The State Education Department's "foundation aid" formula for schools uses school district poverty figures from the 2000 census. [Daily Gazette]

Alcohol-free LarkFest?
The chair of the Lark Street BID says LarkFest could be alcohol-free in the future. [TU]

Troy tax breaks and incentives
Among the Troy projects getting tax breaks or incentives from city economic development agencies: a new rooftop level for Hedley Park Place, a hotel project on River Street, a loan for the Minnisale's makeover. [TU+]

J. Spencer Standish
Local philanthropist J. Spencer Standish -- who had been CEO of Albany International, and at one time was said to be Albany's richest person -- has died at age 91. [TU]

John Egan
John C. Egan -- who worked for the state for half a century and was involved in projects such as the ESP and the Harriman State Office Campus -- has died at age 86. [TU]

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Music: The Ben Folds show at The Egg is sold out.

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