Ride-hailing and the middle class among Cuomo State of the State topics, Colonie police searching for vehicle in pedestrian death, a pledge against hate

There is vote in the Albany school district Tuesday on plans for two buildings. Polls are open from 7 am-9 pm -- here's how to find out where to vote.

State of the State tour
Andrew Cuomo's State of the State tour stopped in NYC and Buffalo Monday:
+ Ride-hailing: The Cuomo admin released its proposal for opening the way for services such as Uber and Lyft to operate around the state. And in his Buffalo speech, Cuomo said it was unfair the services aren't currently available upstate. [Cuomo admin] [TWCN]
+ After-school programs: Cuomo proposed a $35 million pilot to expand after-school programs for students in high-need districts such as Albany and Troy. [Politico NY] [TU]
+ Child care: Cuomo has also recently proposed an expansion of the state's child care tax credit to include families with incomes up to $150k. [Daily Gazette]
+ Buffalo: Cuomo proposed another $500 million in economic development aid for the Buffalo area, as a follow up to the Buffalo Billion. [Politico NY]
+ Middle class: The governor argued the case that his recent proposals, such as the SUNY tuition plan, "will help alleviate the middle class anger" -- and though he didn't mention Donald Trump, the comments were scene as a response to the next president. [TWCN] [NYT]
+ 2020: Cue the talk about about a potential presidential run. [NYT]

Colonie fatal pedestrian crash
Colonie police have identified the pedestrian who died on Watervliet-Shaker Road early Sunday morning as 57-year-old Rudolph Seabron from Rome, New York. CPD says Seabron was New York National Guard master sergeant and had been in Latham for a weekend drill. Police also updated the type of vehicle they're looking for in the possible hit-and-run: a 2013-2016 Mazda CX-5, a type of SUV. [News10] [TU]

Housing for the homeless
The Altamont Program says it's upgrading the Schuyler Inn homeless shelter in Menands, which has had a string of problems in recent years according to state and local inspections. [TU]

Troy swimming pools
The city of Troy is set to not open its swimming pools next summer because of the budget crunch -- and a push to open them is complicated by the fact the city says it's not clear yet how much that would cost. [TU]

A pledge against hate
Rabbi Matthew Cutler of Congregation Gates of Heaven on an effort by Schenectady County clergy to push back against hateful rhetoric: "This is not an anti-Trump, pro-Trump thing. It is about observing solidarity, about gathering in the wake of all the stuff that's happening." [TU]

More SUNY Poly problems
State economic development officials say an LED factory project headed by SUNY Poly in the Syracuse area is behind schedule -- by a year. [TU]

Snowmobile deaths
Two snowmobilers have died on Great Sacandaga Lake during the past month after crashing into rocks. [Daily Gazette]

Mohawk Commons
The Mohawak Commons shopping center was sold for $66 million last fall according to county property records. [Daily Gazette]

Intergenerational tech support
A new program will have students from Cohoes High School helping senior citizens learn how to use devices such as smartphones and tablets. [Troy Record]

Road diet
Chris Churchill: "Is it too soon to declare the Madison Avenue road diet an unqualified success?" (Plus a bunch of bits on other topics.) [TU+]

Stuff going on today

Something Rotten!
Tuesday-Sunday: A touring production of the Broadway comedy Something Rotten! will be at Proctors. Blurbage:

Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!

Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Stories
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Ale House in Troy. This month's theme: "Risk." 7:30 pm

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