Soares unveils juvenile clean slate program, report claims no elevated levels of PFOA related cancer in Hoosick Falls, Cuomo takes aim at Faso/Stefanik and other GOP congressional leaders, Shen art project attracts controversy

Cuomo takes aim at Faso/Stefanik
Andrew Cuomo took aim at six Congressional Republicans on Tuesday-- including John Faso and Elise Stefanik-- saying they've violated oaths and defrauded voters and pledging to see them ejected from office in the midterm elections. [NYT][TU]

Soares juvenile justice plan
David Soares has released details for Project Reclamation -- a three-pronged plan clean slate plan designed to allow non-violent felony defendants between ages 16 and 24 to resolve cases without jail time or a criminal record. [WNYT][TU]

The Department of Health has released a new study that claims t PFOA related cancers were not elevated in Hoosick Falls over the last 20 years, compared to the rest of New York. [News 10][Spectrum]

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Raising the age for marriage
The State Senate has approved a plan to raise the minimum age form marriage from 14 to 17 in New York -- a plan that already has the support of the Assembly and Governor Cuomo. [Spectrum][TU]

Schenectady police shooting investigation
The investigation continues into a domestic call turned standoff that resulted in police shooting a suspect. Evidence technicians are trying to determine wether the victim, 23 year old Anthony Logan, was armed. [Gazette]

Plea deal rejected in fatal DWI
A State Supreme Court Justice refused to consider a plea deal in a fatal Albany DWI case when the defendant, while pleading guilty, said he didn't remember driving the car on the night in question. [TU]

Police patrols increase near site of fatal crash
Police plan to increase patrols near Hurst Road in Guilderland, following the recent crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old high school senior. [TU]

Bethlehem teen missing
Police continue to search for a missing Bethlehem teen who is believed to be somewhere near Schenectady. [TU]

Albany molecular
Two private firms have purchased Albany Molecular.[TU]

Ida Yarbrough redevelopment
The $26 million second phase of redevelopment at Ida Yarbrough Apartments -- 76 units for low and moderate income families-- is set to begin. [TU]

State pensions
Elected officials around New York state are calling on the state pension system to divest from fossil fuels, in the wake of Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. [TU]

LGBT lawmakers support judge
Five openly gay NYS lawmakers are calling on Andrew Cuomo to nominate the first openly gay judge to the NYS Court of Appeals. [Spectrum]

Shen art project
A Shenendehowa High School student's Donald Trump themed art project turned controversial, after a fellow student and Trump supporter shared it with a Fox blog. [TU]

Saratoga sanctuary
A Saratoga church says it will be a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants but won't hide the immigrants from authorities. [Gazette]

Excelsior scholarship
Today is the first day to apply for the free tuition Excelsior Scholarship. [TU]

Saratoga bond rating
Saratoga Springs has received its sixth straight Standard & Poors AA+ bond rating. [TU]

Creekside classroom
Spa State Park cut the ribbon on a $664 thousand indoor creekside classroom that will double as a warming hut in the winter. [TU]

Dannemora movie coming to Showtime
Ben Stiller will produce the upcoming Showtime film Escape at Dannemora -- the story of Richard Matt and David Sweats 2015 prison break from Clinton Correctional Facility. [TU]

Stuff to do today

Go outside
The yellow orb in the sky won't hurt you. Just wear sunscreen.

Rockin' on the River
Wednesday: The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park opens its season with Almost Queen and the Troy Music Academy All-stars. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Made in the Shade
Wednesday: The Made in the Shade series of lunchtime shows outside The Egg opens its season with the New Breed Brass Band. Wednesday at noon -- free admission

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