Responses to Charlottesville, company appeared in Start-Up NY ad but apparently didn't end up here, Commisso questions Siena poll

Charlottesville
+ The Capital Region's House of Representatives members universally denounced the actions of the white supremacist groups in Charlottesville. [TU]
+ After the CEOs of Merck and Under Armour announced their exit from the Trump administration's manufacturing council following the President's tepid response to Charlottesville, GE says chair Jeff Immelt will stay on the council. (As you know, GE employs about 6,000 people in the Capital Region.) [NYT] [TU]
+ Chris Churchill asks why Donald Trump won't call the Charlottesville car attack terrorism. [TU]

JCC bomb threats
Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that increases the potential penalty for calling in bomb threats to community centers. The bill was prompted by the string of threats made against Jewish community centers around the state this year. [Daily Gazette] [News10]

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Correction officers accused of abuse
An Albany County corrections officer is accused of sexually abusing two inmates at the county jail. [TU]

Skidmore
A state appeals court has ruled that Skidmore didn't follow its own disciplinary rules in handling a case of alleged sexual misconduct and that it must re-admit the accused the student. [Daily Gazette]

United Against Crime-Community Action Network
A look at the new mentoring program for teens in Albany County started by a judge who drew from her own experiences in foster care. [TU]

Start-Up NY
One of the companies that was used to tout the Cuomo administration's Start-Up NY program... doesn't appear to have moved to New York. [TU]

Mohawk River sewage
Tests of Mohawk River water below the Waterford flight of locks have shown elevated levels of bacteria that indicate the presence of sewage, but the source is unclear. [TU]

Mechanicville water
Mechanicville has been under a boil water order for two weeks and it's not clear when it will be lifted. [Daily Gazette]

Albany mayoral race
Frank Commisso Jr on the Siena poll that reported a big lead for Kathy Sheehan: "We see a significant disparity between the Siena poll and what is happening on the ground." [TU]

Albany school board
Former Albany school board member Kenny Bruce -- who resigned this year after being at odds with other members of the board over an allegation that he violated the confidential superintendent search -- wants back on the board. [TU]

Troy politics
Mark Robarge: "Over the decades, I have heard so many candidates -- and even more voters -- say they want to see government run as a business ... until they see what that entails." [Troy Record]

Erie Boulevard
The Schenectady planning commission is looking at the possibility of overhauling the zoning along Erie Boulevard because of interest from business owners and developers looking to capitalize on the casino and Mohawk Harbor. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Altamont Fair
Tuesday-Sunday: The Altamont Fair -- the county fair Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties -- is at the fairgrounds in Altamont. This is its 125th year. The one-price admission includes "parking, attractions, Circus Hollywood, music and Unlimited Rides." Tuesday-Sunday -- $15 (Tuesday and Wednesday) and $17 (Thursday thru Sunday)

All start game at The Joe
Tuesday: The New York-Penn League all star game is at The Joe. 7 pm -- $6 and up

Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: Park Playhouse continues its youth production of The Music Man in Washington Park. Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 pm -- $16 and up / free lawn seating

Music: Buddy Guy & The Damn Right Blues Band
Blues icon. With: Quinn Sullivan. 7:30 pm -- $49.50 and up

Music: Joe at SPAC
Pavilion-only show. 8 pm -- $66 and up

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