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Pedestrian injured in Albany hit and run
A 58-year-old man said he was hit by a vehicle while crossing Broadway in downtown Albany Friday afternoon -- then kept going. Albany police say they don't have many details, only that the vehicle was silver. The man who was hit -- Louis Sanford Jr., who works at the Pearl Street Diner -- suffered serious injuries. [News10] [TU x2]

Credit agency crackdown
The Cuomo admin is proposing stricter state rules for reporting agencies -- such as Equifax -- that would regulate the agencies more like banks and insurance companies. [NYT]

Cuomo trip to US Virgin Islands
+ Andrew Cuomo visited the US Virgin Islands Friday and said the state would be sending New York National Guard and State Police personnel there to assist with recovery efforts. [TU]
+ Jimmy Vielkind on Cuomo's trip: "Foreign travel is not an explicit part of governing a U.S. state, but upwardly mobile governors have frequently found reasons to venture abroad and gain some standing to talk about foreign affairs." [Politico NY]
+ Steve McLaughlin: "He'll spend more time on that airplane than he did in Hoosick Falls when we had a water contamination issue." [News10]

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Immigration enforcement
On Friday Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order prohibiting state employees from asking about a person's immigration status, unless that status is necessary for eligibility for a service or benefit or in the case of law enforcement investigating criminal activity. The prohibition includes instances in which a person seeks assistance from law enforcement, or is a victim of or witness to a crime. State Police -- and some local police departments, such as Albany -- already have a similar policy. [TU] [Cuomo admin] [Daily Gazette]

UAlbany and Title IX
The federal Department of Education has concluded that UAlbany has not given women equal athletic opportunities as men at the school, a violation of Title IX. [TU]

NY-19 and NY-21
A look at the opposition that's assembling in New York's 19th and 21st Congressional districts against incumbent Republicans John Faso and Elise Stefanik. [TU]

Albany land in Coeymans
The city of Albany is considering a potential sale of the 363 acres it owns in Coeymans to the owner of the Port of Coeymans. [WNYT] [TU]

Schenectady schools
A Schenectady school district principal on state test scores indicating that fewer than 10 percent of students at some schools were proficient on the math test: "We have a sense of urgency; we always have... None of us are happy with these scores." [Daily Gazette]

Albany schools
Remembering former Albany schools principal Tony Clement as the district names the new home of its alternative education program after him. [TU]

Crowdfunding for healthcare costs
In the dystopian present, crowdfunding is the health insurance of last resort. [TU]

Hurricane pets
Another group of dogs and cats displaced by a hurricane, this time Irma, has arrived at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. [News10]

Pumpkins
Talking pumpkins with a Washington County farmer known for them. [Saratogian]

Trains
Riding the rails in the style of the past. [Spectrum]

Stuff going on today

Covers of The New Yorker
Monday: Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, will be at Skidmore for a talk titled "Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See." It's this year's Fox-Adler Lecture. Monday 5:30 pm, Gannett Auditorium -- free

Political cartoons
Monday: SUNY Oneonta historian Susan Goodier will be at Saint Rose for a talk about the suffrage/anti-suffrage movement in New York State and the role political cartoons played in it. The talk is connected to the new anti-suffrage exhibit at the Albany Institute, for which Saint Rose president Carolyn Stefanco was a guest curator. Monday 5 pm, Touhey Forum (1009 Madison Ave) -- free

Front Parlor
Monday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at the Olde English in Albany. This month's theme: "The Moral of the Story." Monday 7:30 -- free admission

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