Kaloyeros resigns as SUNY Poly president, local Republican respond to Trump comments, Albany settles lawsuits over conduct of former officer

Alain Kaloyeros
"A source with knowledge of the situation" tells the New York Daily News that Alain Kaloyeros has resigned his position as president of SUNY Poly. (He had already been on unpaid leave.) His attorney confirmed the resignation, saying in a statement that the state and federal cases against Kaolyeros had become "an unnecessary distraction for the good people working hard at SUNY Poly." He also said in a statement that Kaloyeros is "innocent of the charges filed against him and looks forward to being exonerated." [NYDN] [Democrat & Chronicle] [Biz Review]

Responding to Trump
Many Republican elected officials around the Capital Region are criticizing Donald Trump's most recent comments about women -- but stopping short of saying they no longer support his election. Schenectady County Republican Republican Committee chair Michael Cuevas to TWCN: "I think it's our responsibility to support our nominee ... I just think the voters should not judge the rest of the ticket by the top of the ticket." [Daily Gazette] [TWCN]

Joe Bruno
Excerpts of Joe Bruno's upcoming memoir are surfacing, touching on a variety of topics including Eliot Spitzer ("a spoiled brat with a chip on his shoulder") and how an end-of-budget process negotiation with George Pataki and Sheldon Silver ended with Silver getting money for a Brooklyn library and Bruno money for ALB. [NY Post] [TU+]

Civility in politics
During an on-stage conversation Monday evening at Skidmore, Chris Gibson and Paul Tonko both pointed to non-competitive Congressional districts as being partly to blame for the lack of compromise and bipartisan effort in Congress. They also lamented the tone of the current presidential election. [Daily Gazette] [News10]

Green Island fire
A fire at an auto body shop on Lower Hudson Ave in Green Island late Monday afternoon drew crews from six different fire departments. [News10] [TU]

Altamont house fire
A large house fire in Altamont required fire crews to draw water from a pond because there aren't any fire hydrants in the area. Two people and a dog escaped the fire. [News10] [WNYT] [TU]

Municipal budgets
+ Bethlehem's proposed town budget includes a 1.7-percent increase in the property tax rate. [TU]
+ East Greenbush's proposed town budget includes a property tax rate increase of 0.9 percent. [TU]
+ And in Saratoga County supervisors are considering overriding the tax cap, which is set at .68 percent for the next year. [Daily Gazette]

Albany police settlement
The city of Albany has settled three lawsuits stemming from allegations of false arrest and excessive force by former Albany police officer Michael Geraci Jr. [TU]

Active shooter response training
The Albany County Sheriff's Office training program how to respond to an active shooter situation has trained 7,000 civilians over the last five years. [TU+]

Schenectady demolitions
The city of Schenectady is moving to demolish nine more blighted houses -- three of them on Schenectady Street, which has been the scene of a string of violent incidents, including the shooting death of Medina Knowles last month. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Saratoga Springs architecture
Said of the chair of the Saratoga Springs Design Review Commission of a proposed hotel project on South Broadway: "Corporate architecture is not something we are looking for ... We don't want this to look like it belongs at [Route 146] in Clifton Park. This is South Broadway of Saratoga Springs." [Biz Review]

Stuff going on today

Outside Mullingar
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for Capital Rep's production of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar. (It runs through October 16.) Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Front Parlor
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Hangar in Troy. This month's theme is "Sloppy Mornings." Tuesday 7:30 pm

Albany Haunted History tour
Tuesday: There's a free Albany haunted history storytelling tour starting at Albany City Hall. The tour will be led by Paul Nooney, who's led ghost tours of Albany and Troy for many years. And Maeve McEneny will give a short talk to start things off. Tuesday 6 pm -- free (registration requested)

Shin Godzilla
Tuesday: The Spectrum is showing the new Toho Godzilla movie Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence). Tuesday 7 pm -- $15

Brain Food for the Curious: Thomas Cole
Tuesday: The Brain Food for the Curious series of short lunchtime talks in the State Museum's Huxley Theater starts back up again with a talk about artist Thomas Cole and the Adirondacks. Tuesday 12:10-12:30 pm -- free

League of Extraordinary Red Heads
The League of Extraordinary Red Heads has its annual "Night of the Walking Red" at Ryan's Wake in Troy. "The fiery festivities feature an upstate New York autumnal rite known as the 'Toast of Coppertops,' during which members of The League of Extraordinary Red Heads raise glasses of Saranac Pumpkin Ale." Also: music from the Red Haired Strangers. Tuesday 5-8:30 pm -- free admission

Music: Gavin DeGraw + Andy Grammer at The Palace
With: Wrabel. 8 pm -- $35.50 and up

Comments

Interesting that in Kaloyeros' statement, he makes quite clear that he intends to keep his "appointed" position as a tenured professor.

Honest question: how many courses has he taught since becoming the business head of the Nanocollege?

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