Local volunteers headed to help with Harvey relief, Hoosick Falls residents say they've been forgotten again, man accused of watching people sleep, more than a century of apples

Hurricane Harvey
+ The Red Cross is sending volunteers and supplies from the Capital Region to help with Hurricane Harvey. And it's holding boot camps for new volunteers. [Daily Gazette] [TU]
+ Talking with people who endured Irene flooding six years ago about recovering from such a disaster. [Daily Gazette]
+ Charity Navigator's page about charities and donations for Hurricane Harvey relief.
+ Pro Publica: 5 Tips for Donating After Disasters

Hoosick Falls
People in Hoosick Falls say they feel like they've been forgotten by the state -- again -- following the flooding there earlier this summer. [TU]

Education gaps
A look at the persistent disparities in test scores among groups of students on the state's grade 3-8 tests in the Capital Region's schools. [TU]

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Horse deaths
There have now been 18 horse deaths this season at the Saratoga Race Course. The state Gaming Commission says the latest death is attributed to a non-racing illness. [WNYT] [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady County jail death settlement
A recently approved settlement related to a suicide at the Schenectady County jail in 2014 includes the jail's medical contractor paying out roughly $100k. [Daily Gazette]

Stolen gun recovered in Albany
Albany police say a gun recovered during a traffic stop last week had been reported stolen in Florida in 2016. [APD]

Schenectady crash
Schenectady police allege a man who crashed his vehicle in the Central State neighborhood Sunday afternoon was impaired by drugs and fought with police who responded to the scene. [Daily Gazette]

Sleep watcher
A Saratoga Springs man is facing charges for two separate incidents in which its alleged he broke into homes and watched people sleep. [Daily Gazette]

NY-21
There are now seven Democrats in the pool to challenge Elise Stefanik for the NY-21 Congressional District. The latest is Ron Kim, the former Saratoga Springs public safety commissioner. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Troy politics
Mark Robarge on the recent episode of the Troy city government soap opera in which he guest starred. [Troy Record]

Albany mayoral debate
The Times Union is hosting an Albany mayoral debate at its event center Tuesday evening. It will be streamed online at 7 pm. [TU]

Gaveling in
Pat Fahy's lonely summer job at the Capitol. [Spectrum]

Cohoes internet
The city of Cohoes is considering some sort of municipal internet service, though it has very few details at this point. [TU]

Orchards
A profile of DeVoe's Rainbow Orchard in Halfmoon, which dates to 1896. [Saratogian]

Albany Patroons
It looks like the Albany Patroons are making a comeback. [TU]

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