Commisso Jr. won't campaign on Independence line, two displaced by Rotterdam fire, Schenectady County announces Street Crime Task Force,Troy man rescued from deer attack

Frank Commisso Jr. announced Tuesday that he will not actively campaign for votes on the Independence Party line in the Albany Mayoral general election. [TU]

Two displaced in Rotterdam Fire
A two-alarm fire displaced two residents of an apartment complex and damaged a swimming pool installation business in Rotterdam

Street crime task force
Schenectady County leaders announced a Street Crime Interdiction Task Force, composed of officers from the Sherif's Department and municipal police departments, to focus on high crime areas in the county. ]Gazette][Spectrum]



Car pulled from Mohawk
State Police divers helped pull a car from the Mohawk River in Schenectady after the vehicle was detected by someone using a fish finder. [Gazette][TU]

Officers stopped rape in progress
A pair of Schenectady police officers are being commended for stopping a rape in progress. [Gazette]

Michael Myers mask
A Scotia convenience store was robbed on Sunday night, by a man wearing a Michael Myers mask from the movie Halloween. [Gazette]

Former employee sentenced for leaving urine/feces in DEC building
The former night-shift cleaner at the DEC headquarters building on Broadway has been sentenced to probation and a $2,600 fine after pleading guilty to placing containers of urine and feces throughout the fourth floor of the building. [TU]

Niskyuna Supervisor
The State Labor Department is investigating a complaint against Supervisor Joe Landry, claiming he retaliated against the chief court clerk and a town justice who raised safety concerns about a door used by court employees.[TU]

Loan for Albany's oldest building
Albany's oldest building has been granted a $200,000 loan from the Preservation League of New York State to help stabilize the building. [TU]

Historic Home donated to Schenectady County
A group of sisters from the Capital Region has donated an historic Schenectady home to the county.[Gazette]

Stink bugs
New York is anticipating a stink bug problem this fall. [TU]

Hiking rescues
Four weekend rescues by forest rangers.[TU]

Mohawk/Hudson Humane
The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society has officially opened its new 32,000 square foot facility, which includes dog and cat play rooms and more spacious quarters for animals awaiting forever homes. [WNYT]

Man attacked by deer
A Troy man rescued his neighbor from a backyard attack by a deer. [News 10][WNYT]

Saratoga solar park
Saratoga Springs officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the city's new 8,000 panel solar park.[News 10]

Stuff going on today

Sex With Strangers

Today-Sunday: Capital Rep opens its new production, Sex With Strangers (it was in previews this past weekend). Blurbage:

When Ethan, a strapping twenty-something blogger ends up snowbound at a Bed and Breakfast with his literary idol, forty-ish novelist Olivia, sparks fly! One thing leads to another, as these two savvy writers give in to their mutual attraction -- but oh, in the morning....things are not quite what they seemed to be the night before. Soon it becomes clear that this passionate weekend will turn into a life-altering experience - all just a click or a tweet away.

The production runs through October 15. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up


Wednesday: Ben Sollee & The Kentucky Native at The Hollow
Cellist/composer, bluegrass/folk. 9 pm -- $12.50 ahead / $15 day of

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