Cuomo urges Trump to stay in climate pact, Schaghticoke teen killed in crash, one plea and one sentencing in Schenectady fire perjury case, 90 mph microburst in Colonie

NY officials advise Trump on climate pact
State officials including Andrew Cuomo, Eric Schneiderman, Tom DiNapoli and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have all advised Donald Trump not to drop out of the Paris global climate change accord. [TU]

Schaghticoke teen killed in crash
Seventeen year old William Rowe -- a senior at Hoosic Valley High School in Schaghticoke-- died Wednesday morning when his pick up truck crashed head on into a motor home. The investigation into the crash continues. [TU][Spectrum]

Guilderland teen mourned
Guilderland is mourning the loss of 17 year old Alyssa Gelfand, who died in a crash on a stretch of road where another teen was 17 years ago [Spectrum] [TU]

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Fourth perjury plea in fatal Schenectady fire case
Bryan Fish became the fourth person to plead guilty to perjury for lying about the Schenectady fire that killed David Terry and three of his children, and seriously injured his daughter Sa'fyre. According to prosecutors, Fish lied by telling investigators that his brother drove him and two other people to the area of the fire before it started, but the defense claims that statement was made after extensive interrogation and pressure by authorities.Another man found guilty of perjury in the case was sentenced to seven years in prison. [Gazette] [WNYT][Spectrum]

West Hill shootings
Albany police say two men were shot in West Hill late Wednesday night at Second and Judson streets. [TU]

Candidates address report on Albany deficit
Albany mayoral candidates are sharing differences of opinion on budget report that addresses ways to deal with Albany's deficit. [TU]

Alleged hit man arraigned in Schenectady
The alleged Panamanian gang member who prosecutors claim was hired to kill a Schenectady man last year, was arraigned on Wednesday in connection with the execution-style shooting of Charles Dembrosky. [TU]

Another candidate to challenge Faso
A sixth candidate has announced he will challenge John Faso for the 19th Congressional District seat. [TU]

Colonie bomb threat investigation
Colonie police and South Colonie school administrators are looking into a hand written bomb threat that prompted a shelter-in-place warning at Colonie Central High School on Wednesday morning. [TU]

ICE arrests in Saratoga
Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen confirmed that immigration arrests were made in Saratoga Springs this week, but could not provide details on the arrests. [TU]

Upstate development investigation
The investigation into alleged corruption in upstate development deals casts a wide net and evidence includes a variety of electronic records, including call logs for a phone number in the governors office. [TU]

Former Lansingburgh hospital/ affordable housing controversy
Chris Churchill on the controversy over the proposal for a mixed income development on the site of a dilapidated former Lansingburgh hospital. [TU+]

Schenectady building demolished for park
A blighted building was demolished in Schenectady on Wednesday to make way for an entrance to the soon to be revitalized Orchard Park in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood. [TU][Gazette]

Storm
Wednesday's storm that blew through he Capital Region included a 90 mph microburst in Colonie and resulted in a few scattered power outages. [Gazette]

Crossgates hotel
Guilderland's IDA granted a one time $1 million tax exemption to the owners of Crossgates Mall for a planned hotel, not the $2.5 million in tax breaks they requested. [WNYT][TU]

It's good to be orange
A rare orange lobster found at Latham Price Chopper escapes the pot.[News 10]


Stuff going on today

American Music Festival

Today-Sunday: The Albany Symphony's annual American Music Festival has multiple events in Troy. Blurbage for the festival, the theme of which this year is inspired by the Erie Canal

+ Five days of concerts, recitals, interactive experiences, special events, and artistic happenings across Troy including performances by the renowned Albany Symphony and their raucous, progressive Dogs of Desire ensemble.
+ More than 30 new and recent works by 24 American composers, including 14 stunning world premieres.
+ Experiencing Troy as a unique cultural destination through performances at the legendary Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Tiffany glass adorned St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and the state-of-the-art Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC.)
+ Exploring the intimate relationship between music, technology, humankind's deep dependence on water, and Troy's rich heritage as a canal community.

Wednesday-Sunday various times -- festival passes $99

Music

Mondo Cozmo at Brown's Summer Sessions
New free outdoor summer concert series, behind Brown's in Troy. With: Rechordoroys, One Red Martian 5 pm -- free

Caitlin Canty at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. With: Lyle Brewer. 7 pm -- $18

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