Large fire on Madison Ave in Albany, Saratoga talks about ICE arrests, man dies from stabbing injuries in Troy, casino payments continue to lag expectations

Madison Ave fire 2017-07-17

A photo from Monday night's row house fire on Madison Ave in Albany. / photo: Paul Gallo

Madison Ave fire
A large fire ripped through a string of row houses on Madison Ave between Lark and Dove Monday night in Albany (map). Sixteen people have been displaced from their homes. The Albany Fire Department says it's too early to determine a cause. [WNYT] [News10] [TU]

Saratoga Springs ICE arrests
A major topic of discussion at a Saratoga Springs community forum Monday night about recent ICE arrests in the city: Why the apparent focus on Saratoga? There were also questions about how community members could assist undocumented immigrants. People also talked about fear that's spread among immigrants in the county. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [WNYT] [News10]

Troy arsons
The city of Troy says law enforcement is investigating six recent fires in the city as arsons. And TPD John Tedesco says police will be enforcing a curfew in North Central. [City of Troy] [TU]


CDPHP in-post ad 17-3075 Insights Online Ad 525x80

NinePin525inpost.jpg

Troy stabbing death
Troy police say the man stabbed July 11 in North Central home has died of his injuries. TPD says there have been no arrests. [Troy Record] [TU]

Sentencing in Schenectady attempted rundown
The man convicted of trying run down a man on State Street with his car last year was sentenced to eight years in prison -- after his attorney employed the acknowledged "jerk move" defense. [Daily Gazette]

Cuomo poll numbers down
In a Siena poll out Tuesday, Andrew's Cuomo's favorability rating was 52 percent, his lowest mark in a year and a half. [SRI]

Rivers casino payments to municipalities
Revenue at the Rivers casino in Schenectady continues to lag projections, so the payments to local municipalities are also off the expected pace. [Daily Gazette]

Tick-borne disease
+ The state Department of Health says there's been a second confirmed case of Powassan virus in a Saratoga County resident, and it thinks there could be a third.
+ Kirsten Gillibrand was in Washington County Monday to tout a federal effort focused on research and education about tick-borne diseases. [WNYT]

START
A look at the START Children's Center in Lansingburgh, which assisted 650 kids last year who were caught in circumstances involving abuse or neglect. [Troy Record]

County fairs
Reviewing the inspection process for the rides at county fairs. [Daily Gazette]

Insect against insects
Researchers from Cornell are deploying a species of wasp in Albany and Putnam counties as part of an effort to fight invasive beetles. [TU]

Off-schedule birds
Newly-published research from scientists at UConn reports that climate change is messing with the timing of the return of song birds in the Northeast each spring. [TU]

Rogue sign painting
Chris Churchill talks with the Guilderland man who went on a rogue spree to restore historical markers in the town.

Stuff going on today

Baseball
The ValleyCats are at The Joe against Connecticut. It's bobblehead night. Tuesday 7 pm -- $5.75 and up

Saratoga County Fair
Tuesday: County fair season starts with the Saratoga County Fair at the fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. This is the 176th year for the fair. Admission is $12 / season ticket is $40 / shorter than 52 inches is free / active military free with ID card / unlimited ride wristband is $20

Capital Rep
Tuesday-Sunday: Capital Rep continues its production of Mamma Mia!. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: Park Playhouse continues its production of Ragtime at the Washington Park lake house. Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm -- free lawn seating is unreserved / reserved seats available starting at $16

NYS Writers Institute
Monday-Friday: The NYS Summer Writers Institute continues it series of public author readings at Skidmore.

+ Tuesday: Novelist-Memoirist Mary Gordon (The Shadow Man, Pearl) and poet Tom Healy (What the Right Hand Knows)

The events start at 8 pm in the Davis Auditorium of Skidmore's Palamountain Hall. They're free.

Music: Foreigner at SPAC
With Cheap Trick, and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. 7 pm -- $18.75 and up

Music: Robert Earl Keen at The Egg
Texas singer/songwriter. With: Ruston Kelly. 7:30 pm -- $34.50

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Gawking at the @HudsonPark residential conversion in Albany

This week we got a chance to gawk at the still-under-construction residential conversion of the former Long Energy building at Myrtle and Swan, right across... (more)

Albany winters have been getting warmer

A lot of people seemed to enjoy last week's post about when it's "actually" winter here -- that is, the part of the year here... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Phelps Mountain in the snow, ice on the lake, donating children's... (more)

"I'd rather have cities doing the right thing badly (at first), than continuing to do the wrong thing better."

This is an interesting way of looking at how cities attempt to change, what former Vancouver chief city planner Brent Toderian calls the learning curve... (more)

The New York State Writers Institute is getting two large gifts for its future

The New York State Writers Institute announced this week that it's received two large financial contributions from UAlbany alumni that will allow it to continue... (more)

Recent Comments

I just learned about the Woman's Club of Albany yesterday, during the Holiday House tour. It's a really large space that is chock full of character, and they rent it out for parties of the type Maureen is interested in.

Morning Blend for Dec 12

...has 1 comment, most recently from Zed F

The Albany Public Library is eliminating late fines for books and other items

...has 21 comments, most recently from Susan D'Entremont

Bike share grew in both use and reach this year -- here's what CDTA's thinking about for next year

...has 10 comments, most recently from EMB

Where to buy firewood?

...has 4 comments, most recently from Andrew Gregory

Walk/don't walk

...has 6 comments, most recently from Rebecca