Cuomo under pressure to reunify Senate Democrats, docs missing Albany tax break mistake, sentencing in Knowles murder, arrest in abduction attempt, $2.9 million overhaul for Peerless Pool


Cuomo under pressure to reunify Senate Democrats
Andrew Cuomo is under pressure to reunify the IDC with Senate Democrats, if he wants to heighten his national profile for a possible presidential run. [NYT]

Troy water line
Troy officials held a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the completion of the $3.2 million project to replace the water transmission lines that ruptured in January of 2016. [Record]

Docs missing in Albany tax break mistake
A FOIL request by the Albany Business Review revealed the many of the application documents related to the "485-a" tax break that was mistakenly issued to projects in the city of Albany are either missing or incomplete. [Biz Review]

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Arrest in abduction attempt
Police arrested 39-year-old Daniel Flowers in connection with an alleged lewd acts and attempted abduction of a woman at Postenkill Gorge last week. [WNYT]

Stover sentenced in Knowles murder
Nineteen-year-old Raekwon Stover was sentenced in Schenectady County Court on Tuesday to 25 years to life in state prison for killing his girlfriend, 17-year-old Medina Knowles. [TU][Spectrum]

Man shot in Mechanicville driveway
Police have identified the victim of a fatal Mechanicville driveway shooting as 19-year-old David J. Feliciano, but say they are still seeking a motive and suspect. [TU][Spectrum]

Former coach and bowling alley owner sentenced for child porn
A former coach and owner of a Delmar bowling alley who plead guilty to child pornography charges, will spend two years in prison with ten years post-release supervision. [Spectrum]

Homeless man arrested for child porn
Police in Rotterdam have arrested a homeless man who was found with a cell phone containing sexually explicit photos of children. [TU]

Second lawsuit in Lake George crash
The parents of the 8 year old girl killed in the Lake George Log Bay Day boat crash last year have filed a second lawsuit against Alexander West, seeking $3 million in damages. [Gazette]

Former APD officer says shooting led to PTSD
One of the two officers involved in the accidental shooting of a bystander during a New Year's Eve DWI stop at State and Lark Streets in 2003, says PTSD from the event is what recently caused him to throw a table through a window at Saratoga Hospital. [TU]

Arrest in bank robbery
Schenectady police arrested a city man for allegedly robbing a Citizens Bank on State Street last week. [WNYT]'

Schenectady sales tax up
Sales tax revenue in Schenectady County grew 8.3 percent in the first six months of 2017 -- showing what Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said was the best performance of any county. [Gazette]

Peerless Pool
The Peerless Pool in Spa State Park will close on Sunday for a $2.9 million renovation, and it may not be open in time for the start of pool season next year. [Saratogian][Gazette][TU]

ICE and horse racing
At a panel on immigration and horse racing on Tuesday, industry insiders expressed concerns about added pressure coming from immigration officials, and said immigrant workers are doing seasonal jobs that most adults and event students, don't want. [TU]

Cynthia Nixon on New York education spending
In an appearance on the Today Show, Cynthia Nixon, who says she's been asked to consider a run for governor of New York, pointed out what she says is a $10,000 gap between what the state spends in its poorest and wealthiest districts. [TU]

Golub seeks voluntary cuts
The Golub Corporation is trying to reduce the 650 person workforce at its Schenectady headquarters through voluntary separation packages rather than layoffs. [Gazette]

A new Co-payment Assistance Program will offer up to $40 in assistance to New Yorkers buying naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. [TU]

Hotel rooms up, prices down
According to a hotel industry data and analytics specialist, the recent growing in the number of hotel rooms available in the Capital Region is pushing occupancy rates down.[TU]

Ellis considers expansion
Ellis Medicine is in the early stages of planning for an overhaul that would provide more rooms and parking, and a new entrance. [Gazette]

Food banks share state aid
Six area food banks, including Capital Roots and Northeast Regional Food Bank, will share $5.8 million in state aid. [TU]

Adirondack Thunder
The Adirondack Thunder hockey team is returning to Glens Falls as an ECHL affiliate for the Devils. [Spectrum]

Magnet fishing
Magnet fishing is a thing. [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Track

It's the third full week of the new season at the Saratoga Race Course.


Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: The Park Playhouse in Albany's Washington Park just opened its production of The Music Man. Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 pm -- $16 and up / free lawn seating

Capital Rep
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for Capital Rep's production of Mamma Mia!. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues the production of A Legendary Romance. And its production of Actually, starring Alexandra Socha and Joshua Boone, starts this week. Tuesday-Sunday various times - various prices

Summer in the City
Wednesday: The Summer in the City series of family movies at The Palace is showing Monsters, Inc. Tuesday 1 pm -- free

New York State Food Festival
The New York State Food Festival returns to the Empire State Plaza. Food vendors will be set during the day and evening. And there's music in the evening, headlined by The Charlie Daniels Band. music starts at 5 pm -- free admission

Philadelphia Orchestra

It's the second week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's residency at SPAC. + Wednesday: American Classics Day 1 with Yo-Yo Ma.

Wednesday-Saturday 8 pm -- $40 and up

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season continues...

Rockin' on the River
Wednesday: The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park wraps up for the season with Rumors, a Fleetwood Mac tribute. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Made in the Shade
Wednesday: The Made in the Shade series of lunchtime shows outside The Egg has The Soul Rebels. Wednesday at noon -- free admission

Chris Webby at Upstate Concert Hall
Rapper. With: Jedi Ry. 8 pm -- $18 ahead / $20 day of


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