Faso/Collins ACA amendment causes uproar, Colonie apartment fire displaces 100, Child hit by school bus in Troy, PFOA troubled Hoosick Falls elects new mayor


Faso/Collins ACA amendment causes state concerns
An amendment to ACA legislation proposed by Congressmen John Faso and Chris Collins, that would only affect New York State, would relive counties outside of New York City of responsibility for Medicaid, shifting their portion of payment to the state. The plan, which also calls for a property tax cut, has angered Andrew Cuomo, and caused mixed reaction in both parties. [WNYT][Spectrum][Buffalo News][NYT]

Colonie apartment fire
Three people were hospitalized, one is seriously injured, and about 100 were left homeless after fire broke out in a kitchen of a Colonie apartment building. [Gazette][TU][News 10]

Child hit by school bus
A 6-year-old boy was hit by a school bus in Troy early Wednesday morning. The Child was sent to the hospital with lacerations and non life threatening injuries. [News 10][TU]

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New Mayor of Hoosick Falls
Hoosick Falls new Mayor-elect, Rob Allen says he is looking forward to leading the village and helping to deal with the PFOA crisis. [WNYT]

Hoosick Falls attorney controversy
Some Hoosick Falls residents are concerned that the village attorney's law practice was recently acquired by the Glens Falls Law firm -- which he recommended -- that negotiated a controversial settlement with Saint Gobain and Honeywell. [News 10][TU]

Man who allegedly paints swastikas on own home pleads not guilty
The Schenectady man who allegedly painted swastikas on his own home and told police he was the victim of a crime, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on Tuesday, and claimed he was roughed up by police who charged him in the matter. [TU]

Democrats win Ballston Spa trustee seats
For the first time in decades, Democrats will be represented on the Ballston Spa Board of Trustees[TU]

Schenectady man is facing child porn charge
Police have arrested a 23-year-old Schenectady man on attempted rape and child porn charges. [Spectrum]

Rotterdam robbery
Rotterdam police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon robbery at the drive-thru ATM of the Altamont Avenue Bank of America[News 10]

Gun thefts
An Albany teen is facing charges for allegedly stealing guns from a home in Corinth. [Gazette]

ShopRite/Clifton Park land vote
A ShopRite location in Clifton Park may rest on what happens in an upcoming referendum on whether the Shenendahowa School District can sell 32 acres of land to BBL Construction. [Gazette]

Schenectady County endorses ride sharing
Schenectady County legislators voted unanimously last week to adopt a resolution in support of upstate ride sharing. [Gazette]

Schneiderman on Trump budget
Eric Schneiderman is attacking Donald Trump's proposed budget. [WNYT]

Solar farm on landfill
The former Saratoga landfill off Weibel Avenue will soon become a solar array that will power 40 percent of the city's utilities by this summer. [News 10]

Residents troubled by X signs
Some Albany residents are troubled by the red and white X signs that warn firefighters and other emergency responders that structures may be unsafe. [TU]

Bharara headed to NYU
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara has announced he will be a distinguished scholar in residence at NYU Law School. [TU]

The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell
Lifetime TV will soon premiere The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell, a made for TV movie about the Dannemora prison break. [NY Post]


Stuff going on today

I Am Not Your Negro
Proctors is showing I Am Not Your Negro, a new documetary about James Baldwin. It has gotten very strong reviews. Wednesday various time -- $5

An Iliad

Today-Sunday: Capital Rep's production of An Iliad continues.Blurbage:

Thrilling storytelling explodes across the stage in this sprawling yarn based on Homer's epic poem. This Obie Award-winning adaptation spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and battles of The Trojan War told through an original and immediate narrator -- whose knowledge cuts across time -- to bring the past and present together for a captivating theatrical experience. Accompanied by cellist Kathleen Bowman, acclaimed actor David Barlow embodies this tale that is sure to deliver an unforgettable evening of theatre!

It runs through April 2. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up


Russia and the US
Washington Post journalist Will Englund -- a former correspondent in Russia and a winner of some of journalism's most prestigious prizes -- will be at Skidmore to talk about his new book March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution. "he book tells parallel stories about the US and Russia leading up to World War I, arguing that in these were the foundational months for our current relationship." Wednesday 5:30 pm, Palamountain Hall -- free

Restorative justice
Fania Davis -- director of the Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth program -- will be at Skidmore for a talk titled "Restorative Justice, Racial Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline." Wednesday 7:30 pm, Palamountain Hall -- free

Why Your Five Year Old Can't Paint That
The State Museum has a "Lunch Bite" tour of The People's Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection. "Overcome your issues with abstraction! Come find out why artists like Jackson Pollock were so innovative and what drove them to create original style." Wednesday noon -- free

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