Schenectady man injured in Union St. shooting, Brockovich at Capitol to discuss Legionnaire's, Trump/Clinton/Sanders owe Albany $80 grand

Sleet
Sleet and snow overnight caused power outages and left area walks and roadways slippery enough for more school delays on Wednesday morning.
[TU]

Schenectady shooting
Schenectady police say a city man was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was shot in the arm near the Union College campus. [TU][TWCN][WNYT]

Former Granville mayor facing charges
The former mayor of the Washington County town of Granville -- who is a high school track coach --was arrested this week for allegedly peeping on an underaged boy in the shower and inappropriately touching team members. [Post Star][WNYT][TU]

Brockovich visits Capitol
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich was at the NYS Capitol on Tuesday, calling on legislators to take action to prevent outbreaks of Legionnaire's Disease -- which are higher in NY than anywhere in the nation. [Gazette][TWCN][TU]

Fatal I-88 crash
An ongoing investigation shows that the driver who crossed a median and crashed into an SUV killing two adults and injuring their three children on Sunday, had visited a hospital earlier in the day after having a medial incident at work. [Gazette]

Trump, Clinton, Sanders
Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns combined owe Albany about $80,000 for police overtime incurred during their campaign appearances in the city. [TU+]

Referendum scheduled on controversial Shen land buy
The public referendum on the controversial sale of a 32 acre parcel of land by the Shenendahowa school district has been scheduled for April 4. [TU]

Ethics
New York State lawmakers have proposed a change in Andrew Cuomo's budget that would require lawmakers to seek an advisory opinion before receiving outside income. [TWCN]

Kayleigh Mae's Law
A bill that passed in the Senate this week would require drug testing on children under age 3 if they are near a parent or legal guardian arrested on a drug charge. The bill is called "Kayleigh Mae's Law," for the Washington County 13-month-old who died in 2015 from a drug overdose. [TWCN][News 10]

Dogs
Police in Colonie are investigating the possible abuse of a pair of pit bulls that were found wounded in a field near Ann Lee Pond. [TU]

Schumer on supremes
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has pledged to block any of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominees that fall "outside of the mainstream." [TU]

Schenectady drug costs
A significant drop in Schenectady County's spending on prescription drugs for employees in the 2016 is being attributed primarily to the use of mail-order pharmacies. [TU]

Trump rollback could affect local low income home buyers
How one of Donald Trump's first actions in office, could affect low income home buyers and the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Project.[TU]

The Hill
Chris Churchill looks at the "gritty and authentic" character of Troy's next up and coming neighborhood. [TU+]

Holocaust survivor, Albany resident, dies at 99
Former Kenmore Cleaners owner Jack Galek-- a Holocaust survivor whose tailoring skills saved him from Auschwitz, died this week at the age of 99.[TU+]

Schenectady native, women's amateur golfer
Schenectady native and women's amateur golfer Gail Sykes Clayton has died at 68. [TU]

"I love Rochester. I love Buffalo. I love Syracuse. I love Utica. I love them all same, to the maximum amount"
Andrew Cuomo says he loves all of his upstate cities equally. [TWCN]

Happening today

Hoops
The UAlbany men's basketball team takes on Vermont at SEFCU Arena. Wednesday 7 pm -- $12 and up

Music
Twenty One Pilots at TU Center
Chart-topping alt-rock duo. With: Jon Bellion, Judah & The Lion. 7 pm -- $39.50 and up

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

If you've been wanting to take one of those State Education building tours, don't wait

Quick follow-up on that new series of monthly tours of the beautiful state Education Building: they are very popular. The tour dates for September, October,... (more)

Neba Sandwich from Mike's Neba

Whoever coined the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" probably didn't mean for the quip to apply to a sandwich. Hey, love comes in... (more)

Tours at Oakwood Cemetery

The historic Oakwood Cemetery in Troy has a handful of tours coming up over the next few months. Each guided walk has it own... (more)

Morning Blend

Eclipse It happened, and people all around the region watched. More than a thousand people showed up at miSci for events there. [TU] [Daily Gazette]... (more)

Finding refuge: Rifat Filkins

Last week we shared the stories of a handful of refugees who have found new homes in the Capital Region. To finish the series, we... (more)

Recent Comments

I'm concerned how much demolition is going on here. Too many important, historic buildings in Albany are already tagged with an 'X' and the city's approach seems to tear down and ask questions later. Not only are these homes part of the city's history but they are what makes this place unique and they should be treasured- not trashed. In addition, these structures are better built and will last longer than new construction. ...

Morning Blend for Aug 22

...has 1 comment, most recently from Lauren Alpert

Finding refuge: Rifat Filkins

...has 1 comment, most recently from Eric F

How to commemorate a traitor

...has 4 comments, most recently from Eric Scheirer Stott

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

...has 6 comments, most recently from Bonnie

A few spots around the Capital Region for watching the eclipse

...has 2 comments, most recently from Eclipse