Capital Region representatives react to Republican health care plan, Troy building to be demolished after fire, Trump immigration polices could affect local tourism and racing industries

Health care
Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Paul Tonko came out in opposition to the health care overhaul plan released by Congressional Republican leadership and the Trump administration Tuesday. Republicans John Faso and Elise Stefanik appeared optimistic but say they are still looking at the plan. [TU][Gazette]

Abelove challenging Cuomo
Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove is asking the state district attorneys association to back him in fighting Andrew Cuomo's order allowing the NYS Attorney General to intervene in cases involving fatal encounters between police officers and unarmed civilians. [TU]

4th Street building coming down
A section of 4th Street in Troy will be closed today as crews tear down a building that was destroyed by fire on Tuesday. [Record]

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Senate Republicans/mayors oppose Cuomo shared services plan
Senate Republicans are joining Mayors across New York in opposing a plan for localities to come up with shared services plans in an effort to save money.[WNYT]

Rotterdam pedestrian injured by drunk driver
A Rotterdam man is facing DWI charges after hitting a pedestrian in the Schenectady's Bellvue neighborhood early Tuesday morning. The 50-year-old victim was taken to Albany Medical Center with life-threatening head injuries. [TU][Gazette]

Tests conducted on uncovered skull
Police are waiting for the results of tests on a skull discovered in a Coxsackie swamp, to see if it may be part of the remains of Jaliek Rainwalker. [TU][TWCN]

No charges for gun owner
The owner of a stolen gun discovered on a Rotterdam lawn by a nine year old boy last week will not be charged for leaving the gun unlocked in the trunk of his car. [Gazette]

Forts Ferry housing project
Colonie residents turned out on Tuesday to oppose a proposed 110-unit senior apartment building planned for Forts Ferry Road, claiming the the planned 140,000-squre-foot structure would be too large for the land. [TU]

Age of responsibility
Andrew Cuomo has reaffirmed his support for raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18-years-old. The plan now has the support of the Independent Democratic Conference as well. [TU][TWCN]

Local effect of immigration policies
Concerns that the Trump administrations immigration policies might affect the tourism and racing industries. [Saratogian]

Reward hiked for dog info
The reward for information about the tortured lap dog found in a bag on a Rotterdam roadside has been hiked to $6,200. [TU]

Affirmative action Schenectady
Schenectady has hired a new affirmative action officer to help ensure diversity in hiring. [Gazette]

High school equivalency drop
There's been a drop in the number of people taking and passing high school equivalency exams both locally and across the state. [TU]

RPI women's hockey
An ESPN anchor is helping the RPI women's hockey team raise money for new jerseys. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Wicked
Wednesday-Sunday: A touring production of Wicked continues its run at Proctors. It is, of course, the massively popular Broadway show adapted from the book by Albany native Gregory Maguire. Monday-Sunday various times -- $38 and up

Film Hawk
Proctors is hosting a screening of Film Hawk -- "the documentary feature chronicles the remarkable life of Bob Hawk, the legendary film and theater guru whose assistance was vital to the careers of Kevin Smith (Clerks), Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen) and numerous others in the world of cutting edge independent cinema." There will be a Q&A with Hawk following the screening. Wednesday 7 pm -- $10

As You Are
The Sundance prize-winning film As You Are, which was written and directed by Albany natives and shot here in 2015, is at The Spectrum now as part of a regular theatrical run. (There was a special premiere event this past Friday).

Nick Flynn
Nick Flynn -- author of the memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and other works -- will be at Skidmore for a reading and discussion. Wednesday 8 pm, Palamountain Hall -- free

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