NY will provide voter info to Trump voter fraud commission, PA train derailment causes concern in Albany, Rensselaer/Hudson trolley line part of Empire State Trail plan

NY to provide voter info to Trump commission
Despite protests from Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Board of Elections has voted to provide some voter data -- names, birthdates, addresses and voting history-- to Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud.[Spectrum][TU/AP]

Train en route to Albany derails
A train carrying hazardous materials that was headed to Selkirk, derailed and caught fire in Pennsylvania --- which is causing concern among residents of Albany's Ezra Prentice apartment complex. [TU][News 10]

Albany Common Council president
As Carolyn McLaughlin runs for Mayor of Albany, a look at the three way race for Albany Common Council President. [TU]

CDPHP Cornival in-post ad


Shared services -- but not insurance
As counties consider sharing services to save money, there are still hurdles to sharing one that seems obvious -- employee health insurance. [TU]

Dead man found at Cocca's Motel
Police say the death of a man found behind the closed Cocca's Motel on Troy-Schenectady Road on Wednesday does not appear to be suspicious, but they have not yet determined the cause. [TU]

Log Bay day
There's a social media effort to bring back Log Bay Day -- the party on Lake George that was canceled by authorities after a nine-year-old girl was killed in a boating accident last year. Police say they will not allow it to happen.[News 10]

Troy water main fixed
After four months of effort, Troy has finally completed repairs on a 111-year-old water main that burst in January of 2016 leaving residents of Troy and neighboring towns without water. [TU]

Mixed bag
Chris Churchill on the rise of equine deaths at Saratoga race course, the calm before the Albany mayoral primary, ugliness in Albany politics and a halal eatery in an Albany suburb. [TU]

Schenectady maker space
From the people who brought you the Albany Barn -- a maker space in Schenectady.[Gazette]

Legislative travel expenses rise
Travel expenses are up 9 percent among state legislators, in spite of stricter per-diem rules. [LoHud]

Saratoga projects in 2018
Saratoga's 2018 capital budget will include spending for will include a city radio tower, and an East Side fire and EMS facility. [Saratogian]

Mario Cuomo Bridge
Money for the soon to open Mario Cuomo Bridge may come from a planned hike in Thruway tolls. [News 10]

Trolley line will be part of Empire State Trail
The $200 million Empire State Trail project will include a 35- mile trolley route that once linked the cities of Rensselaer and Hudson. [TU]

Stuff Going on Today

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


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.


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

The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues the production of Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow. And this week it opens A Legendary Romance>. Tuesday-Sunday various times - various prices

Troy Summer Square

Today-Saturday: The Troy Summer Square public art series continues at Monument Square with nights that include a creative freelancer event, painting, dance, everyday experts, and a picnic.

Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to SPAC for another summer stay. This week's schedule:
+ Thursday: Russia Festival day two
Wednesday-Saturday 8 pm -- $40 and up

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season continues...

Alive at Five
Thursday: It's the last Alive at Five of the season, with King Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band with Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets. Thursday 5 pm -- free admission

Upbeat on the Roof
Thursday: The Upbeat on the Roof series at The Tang Museum on at Skidmore has Great Mutations. Thursday 7 pm -- free admission


This administration has proved since day one that it's at best careless and at worst treasonous. I find providing the white house with my voting information is very very frighting. This is extraordinarily disturbing. This democracy is crumbling.

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