Gillibrand addresses health care, taxes and North Korea in town hall, arrests in Mechanicville shooting death, upstate casinos disappointed by slow business

Gillibrand town hall
Kirsten Gillibrand held a town hall meeting at Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday evening, and focused largely on health care. Gillibrand singled out the Republicans who crossed party lines to kill the repeal of the ACA and called for a Medicare for all style solution.Gillibrand also addressed tax reform and Donald Trump's stance on North Korea. [TU][News 10][Gazette]

Mechanicville murder allegedly drug related
Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old David J. Feliciano in his Mechanicville driveway on Monday. [TU]

Warren county murder suicide
Warren County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating an alleged murder suicide where a 76-year-old man is believed to have shot his 71-year-old brother and then turned the gun on himself. [TU]

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"The Party is Over"
After less than a year, the new upstate casinos are disappointed in the amount of business they've been doing and are concerned about the future. [TU]

CSEA contract
CSEA leaders have ratified a new five year contract with NYS that would ensure 2 percent raises retroactive to March 2016. [TU]

SCCC adjuncts get contract
Adjunct faculty at Schenectady County Community College have secure their first labor contract . [Gazette]

A look at SUNY Poly's efforts to keep projects proposed during the reign of Alain Kaloyeros on track in the wake of his corruption scandal. [USA TODAY Network Albany]

Albany Mayoral campaign contribution rules
A crash course on the campaign contribution rules for the Albany mayoral race. [TU]

$500 missing campaign sign reward offered by opponent
A Milton town supervisor candidate is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who has been stealing his opponent's campaign signs. [Gazette][TU]

"If we're not out there protesting, people aren't going to know something's wrong,"
Sara Foss talks with the couple behind the website and protests over horse deaths in thoroughbred racing. [Gazette]

Horse racing and football
Chris Churchill on the inconvenient truth shared by horse racing and football. [TU]

NYRA responds to racing safety concerns
A NYRA consultant and Professor of Agriculture and Equine Programs says efforts are being made to make New York's racetracks after for horses[News 10]

Medical waste allegedly found along Normanskill
The NYS Department of Health is investigating claims by a woman who says she found medical waste, including old vaccine bottles, along the shores of the Normanskill. [News 10]

Sacandaga Lake
Police say the annual Dam Tie-Up Party, slated for this weekend on Sacandaga Lake, has never really caused problems in the past, but they'll be watching it closely in light of the death of a little girl after last year's Log Bay Day party on Lake George. Meanwhile concerns have arisen regarding trash being left behind along the lake and law enforcement officials say they are looking for two young men who allegedly ran over ducks with their jet skis over the weekend. [Spectrum]

Sewage in the Hudson
Rain earlier this week triggered more combined sewer overflow releases of sewage into the Hudson River. [TU]

Questions surround death of local army vet
A call for further investigation into the death, six years ago, of a local serviceman in a Washington D.C. that was ruled "justifiable homicide." [TU]

Saratoga solar array
The 2.5 megawatt solar array built on the former Weibel Avenue Landfill in Saratoga is set to go live next week, and is expected to handle 40 percent of city facilities' energy demand. [Gazette]

Cohoes water main
A water main break affected the entire downtown area of Cohoes on Wednesday and there is no word on how long repairs will take. [News 10]

Momentive hiring new workers
After a bitter 105 day strike earlier this year, Momentive Performance materials is hiring dozens of new employees to replace workers retire or leave their jobs for incentives. [TU]

Maple trees
A fungal disease has been causing Capital Region maple trees to start dropping their leave early but is not believed to be threatening the overall health of the trees or their sap production. [TU]

Students make prosthetic arms
High School Students working at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity donated prosthetic arms they created with the help of a 3D printer[WNYT]

A horse and his goat
The story of Rosie and Luigi[Spectrum]

Stuff going on today


Park Playhouse
Today-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
Today-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

Thursday-Friday: EMPAC is hosting a production of Andrew Schneider's "mind-bending" YOUARENOWHERE. It apparently includes a few twists. Thursday-Friday 8 pm -- $18 / $13 students and seniors

Philadelphia Orchestra
It's the second week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's residency at SPAC. This week's schedule:
+ Thursday: American Classics Day 2

Upbeat on the Roof
The Upbeat on the Roof series at The Tang Museum on at Skidmore has Cannon The Brave. Thursday 7 pm -- free admission

More music

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at The Egg
Blues guitarist. 8 pm -- $39.75 and up

Whiskey Myers at The Hollow
Southern rock. 9 pm -- $15 ahead / $17 day of


The wrong link is placed for the Warren County murder suicide story. It brought me to a story titled "Spa city solar array to generate electricity, savings soon".

Fixed. Thanks!

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