Cuomo touts new Schenectady rail station, immigrants arrested in Saratoga to be deported, man charged with shooting at Schenectady police, Stiller casting for Danemora mini series

Cuomo visits Schenectady, touts train station
As crews began tearing down the old Schenectady rail station on Tuesday, Andrew Cuomo was in the Electric City touting the design for the new station. Cuomo pointed to the $23 million train station as an emblem of positive change in the city. [Gazette][WNYT][TU]

School board elections moving
Andrew Cuomo signed a bill earlier this week that will move annual school board elections from the November general election to the third Tuesday in May, when school districts in New York hold budget votes. [TU]

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Immigrants arrested in Saratoga will be deported
Two Mexican citizens who pled guilty after being arrested in Saratoga in May for illegally re-entering the United States, will be deported.[Saratogian][Gazette]

Broken sewer line near Lake George may be causing beach problems
A broken sewer line near Lake George could be the cause of ongoing E. coli contamination problems at Million Dollar Beach. [News10]

Sheehan on sewage spill
Kathy Sheehan says what was believed to be a sewage spill in the Hudson this week, was actually "permitted discharge" that wasn't reported to the DEC. [News 10]

Man charged with attempting to shoot officer
A Troy man was arrested for allegedly firing a shot at Schenectady police officers on Tuesday. Another man at the scene was arrested and faces charges on an active warrant in another case. [Gazette][Spectrum]

Health Care ambassador
The Alliance for Better Heath and Schenectady's City Mission have started a health care ambassador program to help get health care and services to people living in poverty. [TU]

Pipeline expansion to affect traffic
The expansion of the $93 million Kinder Morgan natural gas transmission pipeline will cause traffic issues in Bethlehem and the Feura Bush area this week. [TU]

Cuomo 2020?
Andrew Cuomo maintains he has no plans of a presidential run in 2020. [Politico]

National Grid hike
A projected National Grid rate hike currently being reviewed by the Public Service Commission will be slightly lower than anticipated.[Spectrum]

The Cool
Naming rights for the Glens Falls Civic Center have been sold to the Cool Insuring Company. The facility will formally be known as The Cool Insuring Arena, but you're probably going to call it The Cool. [TU]

Stiller casting for Danemora prison break mini-series
Ben Stiller's production company is holding auditions in Plattsburgh for extras in his upcoming Showtime mini series about the Danemora prison break. [Press Republican]

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