New York to pursue climate coalition with other states, sale of old Troy hospital site for affordable housing fails, EPA says enough Hudson dredging for now, getting to age 106

Climate change
Following Donald Trump's announcement Thursday that the US would exit the Paris Climate Accord, the Cuomo administration said Andrew Cuomo and the governors of California and Washington are forming the United States Climate Alliance in an effort to bring together states committed to upholding the agreement. It's one of multiple similar efforts on the state and local level around the country. [NYT] [Cuomo admin] [AP/Troy Record] [NYT]

Sentencing in fatal Saratoga County crash
Maria Lentini -- who was found guilty of leaving the scene of a fatal crash with a pedestrian in Halfmoon and not reporting it -- was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison, but is out pending an appeal. One of Patrick Duff's family members said she had asked family and friends to pray for Lentini, only to find out "you left him on your windshield for over an hour to look out for yourself." [TU] [Spectrum] [Daily Gazette]

Leonard Hospital
The deal for the city of Troy to sell the Leonard Hospital property to a developer planning new affordable housing there has fallen through after a 4-4 city council vote, with councilman John Donohue abstaining because he works for an org than would seeking housing in the development. [WNYT] [TU]

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Hudson River PCB dredging
An EPA review of the Hudson River PCB dredging project has concluded that, for now, no additional dredging is necessary. The declaration drew pointed criticism from New York State officials and environmental groups. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

ICE in Saratoga Springs
An ICE sweep in Saratoga Springs this week arrested 16 men, the agency said. Mayor Joanne Yepsen in a statement: "My concern, as the mayor of Saratoga Springs, is that we are a community that relies significantly on the hospitality and racing industry workforce." The city recently formed a Human Rights Task Force aimed at welcoming immigrants and educating people about the immigration process. [TU] [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

Marquis Dixon
At a court hearing Thursday, Marquis Dixon's mother told the court she never feared for her life during the recent incident in which he's accused of threatening her with a knife. Said his grandmother to WNYT: "Psychologically, I think Marquis needs help. I think he's crying out for help." [News10] [WNYT]

Albany mayoral race
Margaret Trowe -- of the Socialist Workers Party -- is jumping into the pool for Albany mayor. [TU]

Wheelchair returned
Albany police say the customized wheelchair that belongs to a 4 year old -- and was taken from outside his home in May -- has turned up. [TU]

New home for Capital Rep?
A few more bits about the possible plan to relocate Capital Rep to a renovated building at North Pearl and Livingston. [TU]

106
Among a Delmar woman's secrets for making it to age 106: tea, massages, genetics, lack of doubt. [TU]

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