Questions following Glenville's plant's second explosion, Niskayuna students kneel during national anthem, conviction in Schenectady murder, giving random people $100

Glenville explosion
Glenville supervisor Chris Koetzle said the explosion at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions Thursday morning -- the second major explosion in a year -- is evidence the facility should move from its location along the Mohawk River. The company says it's stopped manufacturing a kerosene solution that contributed to the blast. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Taking a knee
Six Niskayuna High School football players and one cheerleader kneeled during the national anthem ahead of their game with Guilderland Thursday night. Said one of the players to the Daily Gazette: "The reason is there are some social injustices happening in this nation. And, yeah, OK, I'm just 16, I'm just a high school senior -- but it's my job, just like it's anyone else's, to be a voice and to speak against those injustices. I feel like it's my job to speak." [News10] [Daily Gazette]

Taxes
The Cuomo has released projections of how much it figures the proposed Republican federal tax plan would cost New Yorkers if the deduction for state and local taxes is eliminated. In the Capital Region, the Cuomo admin estimates some 160,000 taxpayers would face an average increase of $3,088. [NYT] [Cuomo admin]

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Conviction in Schenectady murder case
The man accused of fatally shooting Angel Carrion in Mont Pleasant in 2014 was found guilty of second-degree murder by a Schenectady County court jury Thursday. Hector Abreu is already serving a 12-year sentence for shooting a man in Schenectady four months after shooting Carrion. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

More charges against Albany chiropractor
The Albany chiropractor accused of sexually abusing patients is now facing additional charges after two more people have come forward to accuse him. [Spectrum]

State Assemblyman picked for regional EPA
State Assemblyman Peter Lopez -- who represents a district in Schoharie County -- is the Trump admin's pick to be the regional administrator for the EPA for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Judith Enck, who served in the same role under the Obama admin: "It's going to be a challenge to advance environmental protection policies in this administration, but I think Pete Lopez is as good as it's going to get in this administration." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

SUNY Poly
A letter from a state contractors group indicates that concerns about the way the nonprofit arm of SUNY Poly had been conducting the bidding process for building projects extended after the ouster of Alain Kaloyeros. [TU]

Port of Albany
After a potential deal to acquire land in Bethlehem fell through, the Port of Albany is looking to expand in East Greenbush. [TU]

Campaign against sexual assault
A look at the new campaign in Troy focused on stopping sexual assault. [TU]

Adelphi Hotel
The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs is set to re-open this weekend after its 3+ year, $50 million renovation. [Spectrum]

Circus Cafe
The Circus Cafe in Saratoga Springs is closing Friday after 14 years in operation. [Saratogian]

Headstones
A Delmar woman is facing criticism -- and the possibility of a haunting -- for trying to sell an old headstone she found during renovation work on her home. [Spectrum]

$100
Following along with Jeff Buell as he gives random people $100. [Daily Gazette]

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