New York leads federal DACA lawsuit, SUNY Poly withholding lease information, final Albany mayoral primary debate

Schumer on DACA repeal
Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that Donald Trump's decision earlier this week to repeal DACA, was "As heartless as it was brainless'', and expressed guarded optimism that congress would be able to come up with a legislative solution to avoid mass deportations. [TU]

NY leads lawsuit over DACA
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of government watchdog group Common Cause, alleges New York's longtime practice of purging voter roles to remove inactive voters is disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters.[TU]

SUNY Poly withholding lease information
Fuller Road Management-- the non-profit development arm of SUNY Poly, is refusing to release details of lease agreements with tenants at the ZEN building in Albany, despite acknowledging that it is subject to New York's Freedom of Information Law. The NYS Attorney General is investigating an alleged inflated lease for a company that later received some lucrative state contracts. [TU]


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Albany mayoral debate
Some of in the lightning round of the final debate of the Albany mayoral primary: legalization of marijuana, bike shares and a Cuomo run for president.[TU]

Saratoga mayoral candidates on charter reform
Saratoga Springs Mayoral candidates Mark Baker and Meg Kelly strongly disagree on reforming the city's charter to do away with the old style commission form of government. [Gazette]

Fatal Hudson Falls fire
An arrest has been made in connection with a Hudson Falls fire that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman on Wednesday. [Spectrum]

Police search for Schenectady woman
Schenectady police are searching for a 28 -year-old city woman who was last seen being forced into car by her boyfriend. [Gazette]

Car fished from Schenectady Central Park lake
Schenectady police are trying to determine how an abandoned van ended up in the Central Park Lake on Wednesday afternoon. One witness who was fishing said he spoke to the driver just before the car hit a pole and rolled into the water.

Cohoes increases 787 patrol
With school starting again, Cohoes has beefed up patrols along a stretch of 787 near Bridge Avenue where high school student Brittany Knight was killed by a car last year. [WNYT][Record]

Stockade flooding
Sarah Foss on protecting Stockade homes from flooding. [Gazette]

Albany's new school superintendent
"One of the things that was instilled in me was regardless of what you choose to do in life, you have to have an education to do it. You have to have knowledge about whatever it is you choose to do with your life. It may not be a college education. But it has to be an education, no doubt. " --Albany's new superintendent of schools in an interview with the TU. [TU]

South End community center
The Albany Housing Authority will purchase a South End building from Victory Christian Church to use as a community center and a home for the Youth FX filmmaking program. [TU]

Technical wing
Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School unveiled a new STEAM wing, with around 25,000 square feet of new classroom space. [Gazette]

MiSci President to step down
MiSci President Dr. William "Mac" Sudduth will step down on January 1. [Gazette]

No dogs
Dogs will be restricted to the patio at all of the Wolff's Biergarten locations, after a neighbor of the Syracuse Wolff's had the businesses cited for allowing dogs inside.
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Stuff going on today

James Hart
Author James Hart will be at the State Museum for a program called "Telling Your Story: The Art of Memoir" as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. Hart will talk about his new memoir, and Marion Roach Smith will host. Thursday 7 pm, State Museum Huxley Theater -- free

The Hudson River School
Chief curator Doug McCombs will be giving a tour of the Albany Institute's new exhibit of its Hudson River School paintings. The exhibit includes almost 90 works. (The Albany and Anti-Suffrage exhibit is also now on display.) Thursday 6 pm -- museum admission is free that evening

Film

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Proctors LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! series, highlight films shot in upstate New York, continues today with Man Underground by Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine. The film was shot in Greene County and other spots around the region. Thursday 7 pm -- $5

Wizard of Oz
The Palace has an early showing of The Wizard of Oz as part of a film convention that's in town. Thursday 4 pm -- $5 / free for kids 12 and under

Capital Region Wing Fest

The Capital Region Wing Fest will be at Revolution Hall. More than 15 restaurants will be offering samples and competing. It's a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Albany. Thursday 6 pm -- $30


Music


The Down Hill Strugglers at Caffe Lena
String band. 7 pm -- $18

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