Schumer announces deal for "Dreamers", charges dropped for double homicide suspect, SUNY Poly gets $25 million bailout, water taxi coming to Schenectady

Schumer meets with Trump on DACA
Following a dinner with Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer announced a deal to protect nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children.[TU]

Unsettled Albany council races
Judd Krasher is holding out for absentee ballot totals before admitting defeat in the 11th Ward primary election. Incumbent 3rd Ward Councilman Ron Bailey says he'll be continuing to the general election on the Working Families and Independence parties' lines. [TU]

Charges dropped in double homicide
A judge has dismissed all charges against the suspect who was alleged to be the ring leader in the killings of two Troy roommates earlier this year, saying there was not sufficient evidence to support the indictment of 27 year old Cresencio Salazar.

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$25 million loan for SUNY Poly
SUNY trustees voted on Tuesday to allow a $25 million loan for SUNY Poly to help the the university reorganize its finances following the corruption scandal that forced the departure of Alain Kaloyeros last year. [TU]

58 bills
Andrew Cuomo signed 58 bills into law on Wednesday, including a plan to set aside parkland for two schenectady projects and a rule that would allow Cohoes and Watervliet school districts to require all 5-year-olds to be enrolled in kindergarten. [TU]

Albany County opioid deaths
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 25 overdose deaths have been confirmed in Albany County so far this year, with another 60 toxicology reports still pending. [Spectrum]

Candidate says no salary hike for Saratoga mayor
The mayor of Saratoga Springs only makes $14,500 a year for the job, and the Republican candidate for the post, Mark Baker, says he does not support a proposed hike to $40,000 that is part of a proposed charter revision for the city. [TU]

Mont Pleasant building demolition
Eleven blighted buildings in Schenectady's Mont Pleasant neighborhood are slated for demolition.[Gazette]

Shen School District land parcel
The Shenendehowa Central School District and the town of Clifton Park are working on a contract to decide the fate of 32 acres of district owned land. [Gazette]

Immigrant workers
ICE arrested 8 immigrants in Saratoga earlier this week. Meanwhile immigrant workers have been an important part of the apple harvest in the Capital Region. [Gazette x 2]

Kaaterskill Falls
DEC officials announced on Wednesday that $800 thousand in safety improvements that have been made to Kaaterskill falls in time for the fall hiking season.[TU]

Chemist sues Albany Molecular
A chemist is suing Albany Molecular over a breakthrough in making opioid drugs that are more resistant to abuse[TU]

Ash beetle
Emerald Ash beetles continue to destroy ash trees in New York, from the Adirondacks up into Canada. [TU]

Moving a house
Crews moved a 200-year-old home in the Stockade neighborhood to a new foundation twenty feet away, in an effort to protect it from flooding.[TU][Gazette]

Water taxi
A glass bottom water taxi will start operating this fall in Schenectady.[Spectrum]

"I just never considered it a boys' sport"
Sequoia Cumming, the new kicker on the Saratoga Blue Streaks football team this year.

Stuff going on today

Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week

Today-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.

Arts and sciences

Tyehimba Jess
Thursday: Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. He'll be reading from, and discussing, his work. Thursday 7 pm, Performing Arts Center -- free

After Incarceration: Stories From Those Who've Lived It
Thursday: The Tang Museum is hosting a community conversation about restorative justice. "The discussion will focus on mass incarceration from the perspective of people who have experienced it and are working to end it." Thursday 7 pm -- free


Thursday-Friday: A touring stage show called Illuminate will be at Proctors. "With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, high-tech effects, and original music, iLuminate is a unique in-the-dark event not to be missed." Thursday-Friday 8 pm -- $20 and up


Thursday: Girl Blue + The North & South Dakotas at The Hangar
An Oktoberfest show sponsored by a beer company. 7 pm -- free

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Much, Much improved over the movie theatre idea...reallly embraces Troy as a residential city. Keep the tower tall---troy needs the tax dollars, it adds to the skyline. Access and development of the waterfront was well done. And returning Hudson River Sloops--nice touch, reminds me of the learn to sail places along the Charles in boston. This is a plan worthy of public investment. Let's not make perfect the enemy of the good.

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