Schenectady County tops per capita crime rate list, Peerless Pool to close season early, Maccabi Games in town for the week

Schenectady crime
Schenectady County had the highest per capita rate of serious crimes in the state in 2016 among counties, based on figures from the state Division of Criminal Justice Services -- though the crime rate in the county has declined 16 percent over the last five years. (The crimes are what's known as "index" crimes.) [TU]

Settlement in Price Chopper overtime lawsuit
The Golub Corp. has agreed to pay $6.5 million to store department managers to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company improperly classified the managers in a way that made them exempt from receiving overtime. The company says it denies any wrongdoing. [Daily Gazette]

Alcohol treatment for state Senate majority leader
State Senate Republican majority leader John Flanagan said in a statement Sunday that had recently gotten treatment for alcohol dependency. [TU]


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New York race for governor
A look at the potential challengers -- both Democrats and Republicans -- to Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 race for governor. [NYT]

Green Party ballot line
The state Green Party is criticizing how New York State allows candidates to appear on multiple party lines on a ballot -- specifically the provision called "opportunity to ballot" -- because the party says it's confusing to voters and allows candidates on the party ballot line whose positions don't line up with those of the party. [Troy Record]

Rensselaer mayoral race
A look at the Republican challengers in the Rensselaer mayor race. (Incumbent Democrat Dan Dwyer is running for re-election.) [Troy Record]

Schenectady city council primary
A state Supreme Court justice dismissed Damonni Farley's challenge of a Schenectady County Board of Elections decision on ballot petitions that will keep him from prompting a Democratic primary for Schenectady City Council (though the dismissal was on procedural grounds). [Daily Gazette]

Albany County ethics
The chair of Albany County's ethics commission has stopped answering questions from the Times Union and says inquiries now must be channeled through the county legislature's clerk. [TU]

Peerless Pool
The Peerless Pool at Saratoga Spa State Park will be closing early for the season August 14 for renovations, and advocates such as the Save the Victoria Pool Society aren't happy about it. [News10] [Saratogian]

Frontier Town
It looks like the state is having trouble turning up proposals for the redevelopment of the Frontier Town site in the Adirondacks -- it's pushed back the submission deadline by a month and a half. [TU]

Farm land and development
The tension between development and farm land preservation is playing out in Ballston in an episode about the sale a farm land and the extension of a water line. [TU]

Selkirk dust
Selkirk residents say they're concerned about limestone dust from the LaFarge site the recently landed on -- and stuck to -- all sorts of outdoor items, especially cars. (The company is offering free car washes). [News10]

Ecovative
Ecovative -- the Green Island-based company that grows building and packing materials from mushroom roots -- has laid off about 20 percent of employees as it shifts strategy. [Biz Review]

Maccabi Games
The Maccabi Games -- which involve about 1,000 young Jewish athletes from around the country and the world -- are in the Albany area this week. [TU]

George W. Barner
Remembering Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (and Albany and Troy resident) George W. Barner, who covered the Civil Right movement, how heroin got to the United States, and was apparently on first-name basis with Billie Holiday. He died earlier this year at age 88. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Baseball
Monday: The ValleyCats wrap up their home stand at The Joe versus Aberdeen (it's Harry Potter night). Monday 7 pm -- $5.75 and up

Bites Camera Action CANCELLED BECAUSE OF RAIN
Monday: The film/food truck series Bites Camera Action will be showing The Goonies in Albany's Tricentennial Park, along with music by DJ Mercy. Monday music 5-8 pm, movie at 8:30 pm -- free admission

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

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