It's primary day, McLaughlin questions Albany mayoral poll, ICE resumes arrests in Saratoga, 1 Monument Sq project pulled from agenda

Primary Day
+ Polls are open from noon to 9 pm.
+ Don't know where to vote? Check with the state Board of Elections website.
+ Don't know which offices and candidates are on the ballot where you live? Check with your county Board of Elections website (here's Albany County).
+ Sara Foss: "We all want better political candidates and better politicians, but unless we turn out and vote we're never going to get them." [Daily Gazette]

Albany mayoral primary
+ Candidate interviews: Carolyn McLaughlin | Frank Commisso Jr. | Kathy Sheehan.
+ On Monday, Carolyn McLaughlin publicly questioned the methods used in the Siena poll that indicated Kathy Sheehan has a large lead over McLaughlin and Frank Commisso Jr. [TU] [Spectrum]

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Hurricanes
+ Helicopter crews from the New York Army National Guard are headed to Florida to assist with recovery efforts. [News10]
+ Forty National Grid trucks from New York are going to Florida to help restore power there. [WNYT]

Common Core
The state Board of Regents has approved new math and English standards for pre-k through grade 12 that include large revisions to the set of Common Core standards. [TU]

ICE in Saratoga
Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement has again started arresting undocumented immigrants around Saratoga Springs -- the last arrests had been shortly before the Saratoga Race Course season. [TU]

1 Monument Square
The Bow Tie movie theater plan for 1 Monument Square in Troy has been pulled from the planning commission agenda for Tuesday. The project is the subject of a lawsuit filed by Judge Development Corp. last week. [TU] [Biz Review]

Albany tax break mistake
The city of Albany has started sending out letters to owners of the properties that were mistakenly given a mixed-use break notifying them that they could lose the tax exemptions. [Biz Review]

Saratoga Springs mayoral salary
A point of debate in the Saratoga Springs charter discussion (and mayoral election): Whether the salary of the mayor should be increased from $14,500 to $40,000. [Saratogian]

Schenectady public safety commissioner
Gary McCarthy says he will pick someone to success Wayne Bennett as Schenectady public safety commissioner -- if the state's highest court rules the commissioner as the power to be in charge of police discipline. [TU]

9/11
+ Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that extends sick leave benefits to a wider group of World Trade Center responders for a list of conditions linked to response efforts. [TU]
+ Talking with high school students at the State Museum about 9/11, an event they don't remember. [WNYT]

Benefits for LGBT veterans
The Albany County Legislature passed a law that ensures veterans discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell are eligible for veterans benefits on the county level. [TU]

"We have to follow that car"
Talking with the Bethlehem mother and daughter who helped save the life of a woman who overdosed in a Glenmont parking lot. [TU]

Wanda Fischer
Marking 35 years of Wanda Fischer and the Hudson River Sampler. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week
Monday-Sunday: It's Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week. Restaurants around downtown Troy will be offering specials and there will be beer-focused events at many places.

Music: Bastille at The Palace
Pop rock. With: Frenship. 8 pm -- $29.50 and up

Music: Boz Scaggs at Troy Music Hall
Singer/songwriter. 7:30 pm -- $49 and up

Comments

From the Spectrum News article on McLaughlin:

"County legislator Wanda Willingham, a supporter of McLaughlin's, said on Monday that she had discussed polling "data with Siena College and Spectrum News, but was dissastisfied with the polling methods."

Shouldn't it also be noted that they are sisters?

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