Slocum guilty in triple homicide, woman drowns when car topples into creek, legislative session winds down, SCCC extends president's contract

Slocum convicted in triple murder
A Washington County jury convicted Matthew Slocum on all charges for the 2013 murder of his mother, stepfather and stepfather. [TU]

Fish Creek death
A 66-year-old Saratoga Springs woman drowned Tuesday evening after her car toppled off a one-lane bridge into Fish Creek. [Gazette]

Legislative session winds down
The state legislative session wraps up today. Still on the table -- a sales tax extension measure that is tied up in a dispute over NYC charter schools. Legislators don't think they'll be able to come to an agreement on the Child Victims Act before the close of the session. And Andrew Cuomo did signed the law officially raising the legal age for marriage to 17. [WNYT][TU][TWCN][TU]

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Unemployment
Unemployment in the Capital Region was up slightly in May, from 3.7 percent in May 2016 to 3.9 percent this year. [TU]

Help for Troy budget
The state Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments has approved $4.2 million in assistance to the city of Troy to help reduce payments on long term bond debt and reduce operating expenses. [TU]

Brian Scavo
Former Albany County legislator Brian Scavo was found guilty of harassing a woman outside a Crossgates Mall fitness center in 2015, and sentenced to pay fines and surcharges. [WNYT]

Guilty plea in attack on pregnant woman
The Schenectady woman charged in the attack and robbery of a pregnant woman back in December pleaded pleaded guilty to the crime.[Gazette]

Nazi-themed flag found in Cambridge school building
A Cambridge school employee discovered a Nazi-themed flag inside a school storage building.[News 10]

Cyber security will hike National Grid rates
National Grid has requested a rate hike, that would bump the average utility bill between $10 and $22, to cover the cost of increased cyber security. [TU]

Six more years for SCCC president
Schenectady County Community College has extended its contract with President Steady Moono for six more years.
[Gazette]

Private college discounts
Only one of the area's private colleges has signed on to be a part of New York State's discount tuition offer. [TU]

911
Saratoga County is asking residents to sign up for a program that would allow 911 to call their cell phones in emergencies. [WNYT]

GE to supply power plant in Mexico
GE's Schenectady operation will supply generators and a steam turbine to a power plant in Mexico. [TU]

Saratoga Lake development
Saratoga Lake residents are considering forming a stewardship committee to curb development around the lake. [TU]

Free WiFi in Schenectady
As part of its Smart City initiative, Schenectady unveiled limited free public WiFi along a portion of Union Street.[Gazette]

Protecting the bees
It's pollinator week, and NY is announcing steps to cut down on pesticides and plant more wildflowers to protect struggling bees. [TU]

The lawn at SPAC
SPAC officials say the facility's lawn -- which they spent $75,000 to sod in the fall -- is holding up pretty well after this weekend's Dave Mathews and Train shows. [Gazette]

Stuff to do today

Baseball
The ValleyCats open their 2017 home season with a six-game home stand, beginning with a three-game series versus Lowell. There will be fireworks following Wednesday's game. Wednesday 7 pm -- $5.75 and up

Music

Freedom Park
The summer concert series at Freedom Park in Scotia opens with Sawyer Fredericks. Wednesday 7 pm -- free admission

Rockin' on the River
The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park has Skeeter Creek with Anthony Fallacaro. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Made in the Shade
The Made in the Shade series of lunchtime shows outside The Egg has Orkesta Mendoza. Wednesday at noon -- free admission

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