Cuomo blasts Senate Republicans on ACA vote, Log Bay Day officially canceled, public hearing today for Troy movie theater

Cuomo on health care vote
Andrew Cuomo blasted the Senate on Tuesday for a procedural vote to move forward with an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, saying the Republican proposals put forward to replace the ACA would "devastate our health care system and have a disastrous impact on New York." [NYSOP]

Guilty plea in kayaking death
The woman charged with tampering intentionally drowning her fiancé by tampering with his kayak on the Hudson pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide. [TU]

Log Bay Day officially canceled
Log Bay Day on Lake George was officially cancelled by the Lake George Park Commission on Tuesday, a year after the fatal boat crash that claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl. Warren County officials say they are monitoring social media efforts to move the party to another part of the lake, but they don't expect problems. [TWCN][TU]


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Commisso Jr. ahead in race for funds
Councilman and mayoral candidate Frank Commisso Jr has amassed $66,920 in campaign funds. Mayor Kathy Sheehan's reelection campaign raised $59,776. [TU]

Troy crime
A summer crime spike that includes an arson investigation, and contract issues are putting a strain on Troy police. [Record][TU]

Unemployment
Unemployment in the Capital Region rose slightly in June from 4.1 percent to 4.3 percent last June, and 3.9 percent in May. [TU]

Troy cinema
A public hearing is slated for today on the proposed Bow Tie Cinema on the site of the former City Hall in Troy. [TU]

IDC
State Democrats called on the eight Democratic state senators in the IDC to abandon their power sharing agreement with the Republican majority and rejoin the Democratic conference. [TU]


E-cigarettes banned from schools
Andrew Cuomo signed a law on Tuesday, banning the use of electronic cigarettes on school grounds in New York.
[TU]

Hudson River mercury
DEC officials say unsafe levels of toxic mercury are leaking into the Hudson from a scrap metal and electronics recycling yard in Bethlehem. [TU]

National Grid
National Grid's plan for a rate increase met with mixed response at a public hearing on Tuesday. [Gazette]

Rensselaer County Executive race
Two Republican candidate for Rensselaer County Executive are in court again battling to secure the Independence Party line.
[TU]

Bridge named for trooper
The Ballard Road Bridge over the Northway in Wilton has been renamed in honor of fallen State Trooper Timothy Pratt. [TU]

AAA for cyclists
The local chapters of AAA are adding cyclists to their roadside assistance programs.
The AAA isn't just for for motorists anymore.[Gazette]

"Catch and release" advisory due to PFOS
After high levels of PFOS were found in some fish species in Thayers Pond in the Hoosick Falls /Petersburgh area, the DEC has issued a "catch and release" advisory, asking people not to eat fish from the pond. [TU]

Farm distilleries law
A new law allows farm distilleries to sell New York State- labeled beer, wine and cider.

Beetles
The DEC is asking New York pool owners to look for longhorns beetles[TU]

Bears
The DEC says bears in the Adirondack High Peaks are getting too friendly, and they're warning people not to feed the animals. [Gazette]

Dannemora film auditions
Hudredes of people auditioned this weekend to be extras in the upcoming Showtime miniseries about the 2015 escape of two killers from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. [TU]

Donut Boy
Donut Boy -- a nine year Florida boy traveling across he country bringing donut o police officers to thank them for their work, made some local stops his week. [WNYT]

Stuff going on today


The Track
It's the first full week of the new season at the Saratoga Race Course.

Stage

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

Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: This is the last week for the Park Playhouse production of Ragtime at the Washington Park lake house. It's gotten very good reviews. Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm -- free lawn seating is unreserved / reserved seats available starting at $16

WTF
The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues the productions of The Clean House. And it premieres Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow. Tuesday-Sunday various times - various prices


NYS Writers Institute
Novelist Joyce Carol Oates (Zombie, Blondie, Carthage)

Troy Summer Square
Wednesday-Saturday: The Troy Summer Square public art series continues at Monument Square with nights that include tie dye, hopscotch, improv, poetry, and the the reveal of the 10 public art ideas for Troy.

At The Plaza
The Summer at the Plaza series of events at the ESP continues with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Rockin' on the River
The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park has Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde with Girl Blue. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Made in the Shade
The Made in the Shade series of lunchtime shows outside The Egg has Ajkun Ballet Theatre. Wednesday at noon -- free admission

Kings of Leon at SPAC
With: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 7 pm -- $22.25 and up


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BowTie Cinema in Troy. BUILD IT!

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