New draft settlement for Hoosick Falls, no charges for firefighter who accidentally shot himself, transgendered woman assaulted at bus stop

Saint Gobain ups Hoosick Falls settlement
A new draft agreement between Hoosick Falls and Saint Gobain adds $195,000 to an original $850,000 agreement for expenses related to PFOA contamination. [TWCN][TU]

Meanwhile, Hoosick Falls mayor David Borge says he agrees with a recent statement by NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker that the village now has some of the cleanest drinking water in the nation. [Record]

Petersburgh air
Results taken from a test of the Taconic Plastics facility in Petersburgh show PFOA and other substances are being removed from emissions. [WNYT][TU]

Gibson on McMaster
Chris Gibson served under H.R. McMaster and has high praise for Donald Trumps choice for National Security Advisor. [TU]

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JCC
Albany's JCC has upped security measures after being targeted as part of a nationwide wave of threats to Jewish Community Centers over the last seven weeks. [TWCN]

Spa City Charter
The Saratoga Springs City Council has agreed to fund administrative costs of the city's charter commission, but voted against the $37,000 in spending necessary to hold a referendum on a new charter. [Gazette]

Schenectady council cancels sanctuary city discussion
Schenectady's City Council canceled a planned sanctuary city discussion on Tuesday after only two council members expressed support for the conversation. [Gazette]

Attempted murder charge dismissed
After the defendant in an attempted homicide case spent more than two years under house arrest, the Rensselaer County D.A.'s office said Tuesday it will not appeal a ruling because the critical evidence was inadmissible. [TU]

Hold up
An Albany man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly holding up a food delivery driver with a knife and gun. [TU]

Transgendered woman assaulted at bus stop
A transgendered woman was punched in the head by a stranger at a Quail Street bus stop on Monday, and says the attack "Seems like a growing problem of violence toward queer folk in the area."[TU]

Thomas Smith and recidivism
"I need help. I'm thankful for the support. I let them down," Thomas Smith -- the former Walmart employee made famous when he was fired for turning in cans at the store -- on how a heroin habit drove him back to bank robbery, and to jail. [TU]

Attempted murder suspect
Police in Rensselaer have picked up a suspect on Tuesday, who is charged with attempted murder in Virginia.[TU]

No charges for firefighter
An on-duty Albany firefighter who accidentally shot himself in the hand while trying to unload a gun he had found in his duffle bag, will not face criminal charges.[TU]

Casino plea bargain
One of the people arrested at the Rivers Casino last week in the case that may or may not have been about an alleged tryst has pled guilty to disorderly conduct charge -- a violation. [TU]

Veto
Andrew Cuomo has vetoed 15.7 percent of the legislation that has made it to his desk.[Politico]

Contraceptives
After a sting showed that 11 insurers allegedly provided contraceptive consumers with incorrect information, the state Department of Financial Services says it will investigate whether NY health insurers are complying with contraceptive coverage requirements.[TU]

Albany City Democratic Committee
A look at why Albany doesn't have a city Democratic Committee.[TU]

Watervliet Arsenal
The Watervliet Arsenal has new contracts to supply armies in Australia and India. [Record]

Siena
Siena has clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming MAAC tournament.[TU]

Union alum/benefactor dies
Geologist and 1938 Union College graduate John Wold -- who gave the school a $5 million donation last year -- has died at the age of 100. [Gazette]

Elephant pants
A former Schenectady resident who created Elephant Pants (for people-- not actually for elephants) will compete on Shark Tank. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Schenectady Restaurant Week
Today-Sunday: Schenectady Restaurant Week returns to downtown Schenectady and nearby spots. Participating restaurants will be offering three-course dinners for $25. As with any restaurant week, reservations are a good idea.

Saratoga Beer Week
Today-Saturday: Saratoga Beer Week returns with tastings, dinners, and other events around Saratoga Springs. The cap to the week is the Saratoga Beer Summit at the Saratoga City Center on Saturday. Tuesday-Saturday various times -- various prices


Best picture

The Regal movie theater at Crossgates is showing all the films nominated for this year's best picture Oscar on rotating schedule through Sunday. And there's a $35 pass for admission to all the films.

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A bit of a Freudian slip??

"Chris Gibson served under H.R. McMaster and has high praise for Donald rumps choice for National Security Advisor. "

Editors: Fixed. Thank you.

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