Albany assessment error cost $90 thousand, Father's Day shooting suspect arrested, pair of teens suspects in fatal Mechanicville shooting, Egg to get $4 M shell

Albany assessment mistake cost $90,000
A mistake by the former Albany assessor cost the city about $90 thousand. Investigation into the mistake showed 9 of 27 properties granted commercial or mixed use tax exemptions did not qualify for the exemption.

Algae in Albany reservoir
The Basic Creek Reservoir in Westerlo, which is Albany's backup water source, has been affected by an algae bloom that has been a problem in bodies of water around New York State. [TU][WNYT]

Albany mayoral primary breakdown
Kathy Sheehan took 12 of the city's 15 wards in last weeks mayoral primary, with Carolyn McLaughlin taking two and Frank Commisso Jr, winning just his own ward.

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Father's Day shooting suspect arrested
Police in Brockport arrested a suspect in a fatal Albany Father's Day shooting. [TU][Spectrum]

Teens arrested in connection with Mechanicville murder
A pair of Saratoga County teens have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 19 year old David Feliciano, who was found murdered last month in his Mechanicville driveway. [WNYT][Gazette]

Man sentenced for setting fire to wife
The Schenectady man who confessed to setting his wife on fire was sentenced this week to
21 years to life in prison
. Antonio Bargallo will be 91 before he is eligible for parole.
s plea deal.[Spectrum][Gazette]

Cuomo Virgin Islands trip
JCOPE has given its stamp of approval to Andrew Cuomo private jet ride to the Virgin Islands last week, on plane owned by a Manhattan billionaire. [TU]

Rensselaer County Executive race not wrapped up
Chris Churchill on whether Steve McLaughlin can win the race for Rensselaer County Executive in light of a lack of GOP support and a lack of support among female voters stemming from recordings of him using vulgar insults with a female aide. [TU]

Saratoga County deputy killed in crash
A beloved Saratoga County sheriff's deputy and former police chief in Corinth died Wednesday when the tow truck he was driving crashed into a tree. [WNYT]

Cohoes water main break
Cohoes residents and businesses in the Carlton Avenue area are without water today while crews repair a large water main break. [Spectrum]

No berries
Why berries have been hard to come by in Capital Region markets. [TU]

The old mill
Sara Foss on an old Schoharie feed mill, brought back to life, that could serve as an example for other mills. [Gazette]

Glenville air ambulance
Recent hurricanes have given a workout to a Glenville based air ambulance.[Gazette]

New shell for The Egg
Crews are preparing to put a new roof on The Egg.[TU]

Stuff going on today

The 21st century civil rights movement
Thursday: Kekla Magoon -- author of the award-winning young adult novel How It Went Down -- will be at Skidmore for a talk about new perspectives and empathy in the 21st century civil rights movement. Thursday 6 pm, Gannett Auditorium -- free

History walks

Schenectady Suds
Thursday: The Schenectady County Historical Association has another "Schenectady Suds" historic beer tour of the Stockade. "This walking tour of the Historic Stockade District will examine the history of brewing and its impact on our history, from the Colonial era to today's craft brew revival." The tickets include a pint at Mad Jack. Thursday 6 pm -- $15


Thursday: The High Kings at The Egg
"Ireland's Folk Band of the year." 7:30 pm -- $34

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Washington Avenue definitely needs more than one lane in each direction, but that doesn't mean it can't be redesigned. They can reduce the size of the lanes, add a median, and add a protected bike lane where the shoulder of the road now lies. I agree, however, that the entire Harriman loop would have to be redesigned and that includes those over-passes, so this would be an extremely expensive undertaking if they want to do it right. But there could be significant development on the land that is now wasted by asphalt that could offset that cost and bulk up the tax base for the city.

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