New casinos lagging revenue predictions, alleged election shenanigans, the 1 Monument Square drama, a really big pumpkin

Casinos
+ All three of the new full casinos in New York State are behind projections for revenue -- and, as a result, also behind projection on the amount of money they'd be providing to municipalities. A breakdown of the numbers. [TU x2]
+ A few different views on the effect of the casino in Schenectady so far. [TU]
+ See also: The Daily's Gazette's tracking of Rivers revenue. [Daily Gazette]

Puerto Rico
New York State is coordinating a donation drive to assist Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday: "Look, to our colleagues in the federal government, I humbly suggest that at this time instead of arguing with football players, instead of obsessing about how to take health care from the poor in this country, why don't we put the politics aside and focus on helping Americans in desperate need." [TU] [NYS] [Politico NY]

South Glens Falls school bus incident
The South Glens Falls transgender teen who was ordered off a school bus last week after not complying with an order from the bus driver to sit with the girls: "I don't hate the bus driver for what he did ... I believe a lot of instances like this come from a place of ignorance." [News10]

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Injury on train track
State Police say a teen was injured -- and his dog killed -- by an Amtrak train in Wilton Saturday. NYSP say the teen had gone on to the track to get the dog. [Spectrum] [TU]

Independence Party and alleged election shenanigans
+ The count of absentee ballots in the Colonie town clerk race has been stopped after one of the candidates filed a lawsuit alleging there was a "systematic effort" to have voters unnecessarily cast absentee ballots in the Independence Party primary. [TU]
+ Andrea Smyth, the Democratic candidate for Rensselaer County exec, alleges there was a plan involving coercion, a town justice resigning, and the securing of the Independence Party line for Steve McLaughlin. [TU]

Campus sexual assault
Administrators at local colleges say they're not sure yet how to react to the Trump administration's new directive on how to handle alleged cases of campus sexual misconduct. [TU]

1 Monument Square
Chris Churchill on the fight over the proposed movie theater at 1 Monument Square: "For ample parking, there's Wal-Mart. For a lively, thriving downtown with a mix of people and things to do, give the movie theater a chance." [TU]

Potential change of Saratoga Springs form of government
Among the current arguments over the possible change in the form of Saratoga Springs government: Whether -- and, if so, how much -- switching to a city manager would save money over the current system. [TU]

Affordable housing
Sara Foss at the new Joseph L. Allen Apartments affordable housing development in Schenectady, which some residents are finding they can't afford. [Daily Gazette]

Opposition to higher-density housing
+ Surveying the opposition in Alplaus to a proposed 228-unit residential development in the tiny hamlet. [TU]
+ A look at the proposed apartment complex on Balltown Road (and its required zoning change) that's generating opposition from nearby Niskayuna residents. [Daily Gazette]

Route 4
Surveying the continuing growth along the Route 4 corridor between Troy and East Greenbush. [TU]

Which grade?
A day at a new, small private school in Schenectady where grade levels are something less than rigid. [Daily Gazette]

Pumpkins
The winning pumpkin at this year's Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest was more than 1,700 pounds. [WNYT]

Stuff going on today

Music: Rodriguez at Troy Music Hall
Of Searching for Sugar Man fame. With: Sammy Brue. 7:30 pm -- $49 and up

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