Man shot by Schenectady police, sentencing in Lake George boat crash trial, plans for pedestrian safety in Albany and Cohoes, remembering Dan Lynch

Man shot by Schenectady police
Schenectady police shot a man during a standoff in response to a reported domestic situation Monday morning at a Hamilton Hill home (map). SPD said later on Tuesday the man was in stable condition at Albany Med. The incident was captured on a Facebook live video by a bystander, and police fired after the man appeared to make an abrupt pointing motion from a second-floor porch. SPD said they did not find a gun near the man. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [TU x2]

Lake George boat crash trial
Alex West was sentenced to 5-15 years in prison for his role in the fatal Lake George boat crash last summer. West was convicted on eight counts, including second-degree manslaughter, but the judge imposed concurrent sentences, shortening the overall length of time West will be in prison. The sentencing included victim impact statements from the family of Charlotte McCue, the 8 year old killed in the crash. And a statement from West: "I am haunted every day by it, knowing that I was part of something that took away a little girl." [Post-Star] [TU] [News10] [Daily Gazette]

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Street design and pedestrian safety
+ The state Department of Transportation announced a $15 million plan to make remake a section of Route 787 into a boulevard in Cohoes. It's the section where 16-year-old Brittany Knight was killed while crossing last year. [NYSDOT] [Troy Record]

+ The Albany Common Council voted Monday to lower the speed limit along a portion of South Pearl Street from 30 to 25 mph. It's the stretch where 7-year-old Qazir Sutherland was killed in 2013, and his family supported the change. [TU] [News10]

Healthcare
Andrew Cuomo has issued emergency regulations that will keep some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act in place in New York State if the law is repealed by the federal government. [TU]

Climate change
There's a push to get the state pension fund to divest from fossil fuel companies. [TU]

Opioids
A look at some of the grassroots groups working against opioid addiction in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

Albany budget
A quick look at where the city of Albany is on some of its union contracts. [TU]

SUNY Poly / GloFo
Industry researchers at SUNY Poly have announced they've successfully made 5 nanometer chips -- the GlobalFoundries fab in Malta currently makes 14 nanometer chips. [TU]

Dan Lynch
Remembering longtime local journalist and media personality Dan Lynch, who's died at age 71.

Stuff going on today

National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Tuesday: Proctors is showing the National Theatre production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Imelda Staunton, in the GE Theater. Tuesday 2 pm and 6:30 pm -- $15

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tuesday: The Spectrum is showing the National Theatre Live production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire. Tuesday 7 pm -- $15

Nitty Gritty
Tuesday: The Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam is back at The Low Beat. 7 pm

Music: John Mayall at Cohoes Music Hall
"The Godfather of British Blues." With: Olivia Quillio. 8 pm -- $42 and up

Music: Ghost at The Palace
Swedish costume metal. With: Zombi. 8 pm -- $35 and up

Comments

Redesigning that part of 787 is one thing...but what about pedestrian education? Motorists aren't always to blame, especially in that area.

Winnie, an often overlooked factor is a roadway that leads people to make mistakes. The road encourages people to drive faster than they should when coming up to busy intersections with crossing people. Education and enforcement can only go so far when the real problem is poor road design.

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