Security stepped up after Manchester attack, alleged hit-and-run crashes in Schenectady, Albany seeks steep cut in valuation of Coeymans property

Manchester reaction
Following the bombing in Manchester, England, Andrew Cuomo said in a statement he's "directed state law enforcement officials to step up security and patrols at high-profile locations across New York, including our airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems." [NYT] [Cuomo admin]

State Senate stipends
"Sources briefed on the meeting" tell the Times Union that one of the leaders of the state Senate Democratic conference and staffers were contacted by the Albany County DA's public integrity unit about the Senate stipends that have been paid to Republicans and members of the Independent Democratic Conference. [TU]

Schenectady alleged hit-and-runs
+ Schenectady police say a driver ran over a curb near an elementary school in Mont Pleasant Monday morning, hitting a high school student, and then drove off. SPD said it later arrested the alleged driver at her home. [Daily Gazette]
+ The man accused of a different hit-and-run in Schenectady Monday is facing a felony leaving the scene charge. [Daily Gazette]

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SUNY Poly Craigslist
Those expensive chip fab tools that SUNY Poly has been trying to sell or move after an industry consortium fizzled out? They're also being offered to other SUNY schools -- for free, if the schools pay to pick them up. [TU]

Albany Coeymans property
The city of Albany is seeking a reduction in the assessment of its Coeymans property from $3.6 million to $620k. (This is the land the city had bought for about $5 million years ago for a possible landfill.) [TU]

Albany school district
The Albany school district has let go a consultancy that had been hired to assist with efforts to diversify the workforce for the construction of the high school renovation. [TU]

Albany mayoral race
Chris Churchill on Kathy Sheehan's campaign no-commenting questions about releasing her tax returns. [TU+]

Clifton Park park smoking ban
Clifton Park is moving to ban smoking in its parks and nature preserves. [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga Springs, immigrants, and sanctuary
A look at how at Saratoga Springs is working through the issue of sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. [Daily Gazette]

Charlene Benton
Remembering Charlene Benton -- a resident of the Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany and vocal proponent of environmental justice for the people there -- who died at age 66 earlier this month. [TU]

Nicole's co-owner
JP Gavin, the co-founder and owner of Nicole's on Delaware Ave in Albany, died this past weekend.

Kitchen container
A soon-to-open restaurant in Saratoga Springs will have a kitchen in a shipping container. [Saratogian]

Stuff going on today

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tuesday: Proctors is showing a recorded version of the National Theatre Live production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig. Tuesday 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm -- $15

Some People Hear Thunder
Tuesday-Sunday: This production of Some People Hear Thunder at Capital Rep has been extended another week. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Burlesque
Tuesday: The touring Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque show is at Upstate Concert Hall. "Join us at Upstate Concert Hall for our geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more!" 9 pm -- $25 ahead / $30 day of

Stories
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is at The Ale House in Troy after being rescheduled from las week. The theme: "Long distance." Tuesday 7:30 pm

Music: Ana Popovic at Cohoes Music Hall
Rock guitarist. 8 pm -- $27 and up

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