Eclipse gawking around the region, Lark Street standoff, new horse safety measures at the Track, Kenwood campus sold

Eclipse
It happened, and people all around the region watched. More than a thousand people showed up at miSci for events there. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Troy police shooting investigation
The attorney for the man shot by Troy police week last week says his client didn't have a gun, and he's calling for the Rensselaer County DA's office to recuse itself from the review of the case. [TU]

Lark Street standoff
Albany police shut down the block of Lark Street between Washington and State Monday evening after a report that a man had shut himself in an apartment with a handgun. Police took the man into custody after about four hours and he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. No one was injured. APD was searching the apartment for a gun. [TU] [News10] [Spectrum] [WNYT]

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Horse deaths
+ The state Gaming Commission, NYRA, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced new safety measures for horses Monday in response to the equine deaths at Saratoga. Seventeen horses have died this season. [NYSGC] [Daily Gazette]
+ Teresa Genaro: "[A]n equine death is horrifying to witness, and that we never get over it, or get past it. And that's a good thing, because it means that we'll have to keep doing better, for the horses." [Saratogian]

Constitutional convention
Groups pushing against a state constitutional convention have outspent the "for" side by millions of dollars. The question of whether to have a constitutional convention will be on the November ballot. [Politico NY] [News10]

Gillibrand on Afghanistan
Kirsten Gillibrand is unimpressed with the Trump administration's plan for the war in Afghanistan. [TU]

Sentencing in Milton home invasion
A 52-year-old woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for her role in a Milton home invasion that authorities say was related to a drug transaction. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Guilty plea in dog death
A Nassau man pleaded guilty to a count of felony aggravated cruelty to animals (Buster's Law) after authorities accused him of intentionally hitting a dog with his vehicle in Stephentown. [TU]

Mechanicville water
Officials say the water in Mechanicville is OK to drink again, but residents say it still looks and smells wrong. [TU]

Albany police contact info
An Albany Common Council member has proposed an ordinance that would require Albany police to officers to provide their contact info on a card to people they interact with. (The department has already been doing this over the past year.) [TU]

UAlbany
James Stellar -- who has been serving as UAlbany's interim president -- will stay on as provost when the new president starts this fall. (There had been a push from some students and alumni for Stellar to become the permanent president, though he was barred from the job because he had taken the interim role.) [Biz Review]

Former Albany convention center site
A photo provided to the Times Union appears to show that the roof of one of the old E-Comm Square buildings has caved in. [TU]

Kenwood campus
A group of investors have bought the Kenwood campus on the southern edge of the city of Albany with a plan to build condos. [Biz Review]

Ninja camp
The Saratoga Ninja Garage has enrolled hundreds of kids this summer in camp classes based on the challenges on "America Ninja." [Saratogian]

Stuff going on today

Summer in the City movie series
Tuesday: The Summer in the City series of family movies at The Palace is showing Toy Story 3. Tuesday 1 pm -- free

Washington County Fair
Monday-Sunday: The Washington County Fair is at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It touts itself as the "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair." Admission is $12 / children 13 and under are free. An all-week pass is $36. Free admission for all active military service members with military ID. Admission does not include carnival rides. During the fair, ride tickets are $1.25 each.

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The Kenwood link goes to the TU article about the convention center sites.

Editors: Fixed. Thank you.

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