Long headlines Women for Trump rally, police investigating two fatal crashes,Albany will vote on New Covenant renovation plan, Marchione delivers petition to restore gun show

Women for Trump rally
"If women are so outraged, why were so many copies of '(Fifty) Shades of Grey' sold?" -- Yates County Republican chairwoman Sandra King at Wednesday's Women for Trump rally at The Desmond. Senate candidate Wendy Long headlined the rally that drew about 100 people, and Trumps daughter-in-law, Lara Trump also spoke. Speakers and attendees brushed off Trumps recent comments about women, insisting he still has a solid chance to win in November. Here's Chris Churchill on the event. [TU][News 10][TWCN][TU+]

Fatal crashes
Police are investigating two fatal car crashes this week -- one on Route 7 that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Waterford-Halfmoon High School graduate and another on Route 9 that killed a pedestrian. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the Route 7 accident, in which a car crossed a median after hitting two other cars[TU][TWCN][TU][WNYT]

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Sentencing in fatal Schenectady hit and run
A Schenectady judge sentenced 42 year old Adimu Goodwin to 10 to 15 years in prison for the hit and run that killed one pedestrian and severely inured another.[Gazette][TWCN]

Soares recovering from heart problem
Albany County D.A. David Shares is in stable condition and recovering from a heart issue following an unexpected illness last week. [TU]

Schenectady taxes
Some Schenectady residents are questioning how a promised double digit tax cut stemming from casino money, has turned into a 3 percent tax cut. [TU][Gazette]

Power company eyes Schenectady
A power company trying to develop small power plants based on molten salt reactors has taken an office in Schenectady and applied for Start-Up NY money. [TU]

Capital Region technology center
During a visit to Global Foundries, the president and CEO of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday that the Capital Region's technology sector has grown and is likely to be self-sustaining in the wake of Alain Kaloyeros's resignation from SUNY Poly. [TU]

Clean energy
Andrew Cuomo announced $10 million in funding on Wednesday to assist new clean energy companies. [TU]

New Covenant renovation
Albany voters will decided in January on a $6.5 million proposition to renovate the former New Covenant Charter School to create space for a temporary middle school. [TU]

Common Core
New York State's Education Department is extending the public comment period on proposed Common Core revisions by ten days -- through November 14.

Gun show
State Senator Kathy Marchione delivered a petition with more than 2,000 signatures to the Saratoga Springs City Center Board this week in an effort to convince them to bring back a long standing gun show. Gun show producer Dave Petronis says he doesn't believe the petition will do much to change the Board's decision not to bring the show back after 32-years. [Saratogian][TU]

Stuff going on today

Return of the Electric Love (Take II)
Artist Ephraim Asili will be at EMPAC to screen his film Return of the Electric Love (Take II) -- it's made of found footage from kung fu movies. He'll also be showing other films that influenced his work. Thursday 7 pm -- $6

Pandora's Box
The series of pre-code films at The Madison -- "Murders, Morals, and Music" -- will be showing the 1929 Louise Brooks silent film Pandora's Box. Thursday 7 pm -- $10

Music
Fantastic Negrito at Cohoes Music Hall
Blues and roots. 8 pm -- $26 and up

Switchfoot + Reliant K at Upstate Concert Hall
Alt rock. 7:30 pm -- $30 ahead / $33 day of

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at The Hollow
With: Annie in the Water. 8 pm -- $13 ahead / $15 at door

Peter Case at The Low Beat
30th anniversary show. 7 pm -- $15

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