Family suspects man shot by Glenville police was suicidal, focus on Schenectady code enforcement, Albany-Rensselaer gondola still up in the air

Glenville police shooting
+ The brother of the Glenville man who was fatally shot by police Friday night after the man allegedly charged at officers with knife tells the Times Union he thinks it's likely his brother was suicidal. [TU x2]
+ State Police say the Glenville police officer shot in the abdomen during the incident was hit by a bullet fired by an officer's firearm, though it was unclear which one. Glenville supervisor Chris Koetzle said that the officer, Ben Ferretti, was in good spirits at Albany Med Sunday and was on track for a full recovery. [Daily Gazette x2]

Fatal shooting in Schenectady
Schenectady police say two men were shot -- one fatally -- in an incident on Crane Street in Mont Pleasant early Saturday morning. SPD says a third person was stabbed. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Albany shooting
Albany police say two men were shot overnight Sunday to Monday night near Benson and Quail (map). [News10]

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Pedestrian struck in Schenectady
Schenectady police say a pedestrian was struck on State Street near Brandywine (map) around noon Friday in a crash with a taxi. The cab driver told WNYT he didn't see the woman until he hit her. [TU] [WNYT]

Schenectady officer sickened by substance
Schenectady police say three officers were apparently sickened by a powder confiscated during a traffic stop last week. SPD says the powder tested positive for fentanyl. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Wolf Road hotel incident
Some sort of incident involving police at the Cocca's Inn & Suites at Wolf Road and Central Ave Saturday shut down the roads and held up traffic -- though Colonie police didn't provide details what was going on. [TU]

Schenectady code enforcement
Brett Samuels talked with a bunch of people about their experiences with Schenectady code enforcement: "In nearly all cases, residents cited a lack of trust in one part of the enforcement process or another." [Daily Gazette]

Rebuilding after fires
Looking at the experience of Madison Place in Albany and the challenges of rebuilding in the city after fire takes out historic homes, as in the case of the recent fire on Madison Ave. [TU]

Cohoes land deal
Chris Churchill scrutinizes a proposed deal in Cohoes for the development a vacant lot on Remsen Street in which Albany County legislators are key members of each side of the deal -- both developer and gatekeeper to valuable tax breaks. [TU]

Hoosick Falls flooding
Looking at why the flood warnings for Hoosick Falls were late, and the stormwater infrastructure challenge facing the village. [TU x2]

Schenectady suspensions
The Schenectady school district is trying to reduce the number of suspensions -- it issued almost 2,000 of them during the first three quarters of the last school year, roughly 1 per every 5 students enrolled. [Daily Gazette]

Troy politics drama
Troy City Council member John Donohue says he was given "the chopped liver treatment" by officials -- specifically, he alleges he was given intentionally incomplete info -- in his effort to get on the ballot to run again because he had a falling out with Republican Party leaders. [Troy Record]

Facebook and the Albany mayoral election
How the mayoral campaigns and their supporters are using Facebook -- for better and worse. [TU]

Primary challenge to Cuomo?
Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner says people have been approaching her about potentially making a primary challenge against Andrew Cuomo for governor. [NYDN]

Uber/Lyft locations
The local hot spots for Uber and Lyft so far. [TU]

Albany-Rensselaer gondola
The company pushing for the Albany-Rensselaer gondola is still working on the idea. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Monday-Tuesday: The ValleyCats have a Monday evening game at The Joe versus Vermont (Ron Guidry bobblehead night), and then finish up the home stand Tuesday with an 11 am game.

Bites Camera Action
Monday: The film/food truck series Bites Camera Action will be showing La La Land in Albany's Tricentennial Park, along with music by Bryan Brundige & Crick Diefendorf. Monday music 5-8 pm, movie at 8:30 pm -- free admission

The Track
It's the second full week of the new season at the Saratoga Race Course. (And, of course, there is no racing on Tuesday.)

Sunshine Fair
Monday-Saturday: The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair continues at the fairgrounds in Cobleskill. Monday-Saturday various times -- $15 / free for children 2 and under / includes admission and rides, some concerts are extra

Music: Royal Blood at Upstate Concert Hall
Alt rock. With: Welles. 8 pm -- $22.50 ahead / $25 day of

Music: Chicano Batman at The Hollow
Indie rock. 8 pm -- $12 ahead / $16 day of

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