Cuomo says now is the time to discuss gun control, student threat caused Ballston Spa School lockdown,30 year anniversary of October snowstorm

Guns
+In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others, Andrew Cuomo says Trump administration claims that "now is not the time to discuss gun control" are "ludicrous", and claims the administration is afraid to act because they don't want to upset the NRA. [TU]

+Chuck Schumer called on Donald Trump to work work with legislators from both sides of the aisle on gun control in the wake of the shooting in Vegas.[TU]

+A primer on New York gun laws[NYT]


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Gun threat locked down Ballston Spa School
Four teens are facing charges after a student made an online threat that caused a lockdown in the Ballston Spa Central Schools. [Gazette][Spectrum]

Fort Edward school shut down
An argument between neighbors of the Fort Edward school, that involved a rifle, caused a lockdown at the school on Tuesday. [TU]

Cuomo predicts special session to deal with cuts
Andrew Cuomo is warning that a special session of the legislature may be necessary before the end of the year to help deal with more than $850 million in proposed federal cuts to the state's health care funding. [TU]

Cuomo: NY will sue to block Trump tax plan
Andrew Cuomo says New York will sue to block the Trump administrations proposed plan to stop taxpayers from deducting state and local taxes. [DN]

Capital Center
The Albany Capital Center's first five year losses are now projected to be about $1.1 million larger than originally expected. [TU]

Employee sharing
Albany County Comptroller Michael Conners is floating a plan to share workers among municipalities to offset dependence on dwindling sales-tax revenues resulting from more online shopping. [TU]

Schenectady rape conviction
A Schenectady County jury, Tuesday, convicted an Albany man of raping and choking a woman in a Schenectady building last December. [TU]

Bloods member gets jail for selling weapon
A Bloods gang member was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Schenectady County Judge on Tuesday, for selling an automatic weapon to an FBI informant. [ TU ]

Speed reduced on South Pearl
The speed limit on South Pear Street near the Ezra Prentice Apartments has dropped from 30 to 25 miles per hour. [WNYT]

Teen driver admits to
The teen driver who was operating the car in a fatal crash that claimed the life of a South Glens Falls High School student has admitted to drinking and smoking pot before the incident. [Gazette]

Lark St. Assault
Albany police are investigating a Tuesday morning assault on Lark Street, in which a 30-year-old man says he was struck in the face with a glass bottle. [TU]

Soares pitches sealing records
David Soares spoke in favor of a new law that takes affect this week, that allows for sealing the conviction records of people found guilty of minor crimes. [TU]

Saratoga tax rate
The proposed Saratoga Springs budget does not include a tax increase.[TU]

Clifton Park budget
Clifton Park residents are facing a 2.6 percent tax increase in the proposed 2018 budget. [TU]

Guilderland gravel mine shut down
New York State has shut down an illegal gravel mine near a Guilderland reservoir for operating without a permit. [TU]

Title IX
Former UAlbany women's tennis players and a former women's tennis coach are suing the school and its athletic director for violating title IX by eliminating the women's tennis program.

Free tuition numbers
Buffalo and UAlbany have the highest number of SUNY students attending college tuition free under state or federal tuition assistance programs.
[TU]

SCCC
SCCC has received a $1.8 million federal grant to help with retention and graduation rates at the school. [Gazette]

Better man
An East Greenbush native is behind a new TV show that will shoot here in the Capital Region.[TU]

October snowstorm
Today is the 30th anniversary of the freak October snowstorm that dumped six inches of wet, heavy snow on the Capital Region


Stuff going on today


Night of the Walking Red

Wednesday: The League of Extraordinary Red Heads has its annual "Night of the Walking Red" event at Ryan's Wake in Troy. The league, founded by Duncan Crary, is about fostering ginger fellowship and solidarity -- and a good time for everyone. Wednesday 5-8:30 pm -- free admission

Music

Wednesday: Vetiver at The Linda
Freak folk, live broadcast. 8 pm -- $15

Wednesday: Issues at Upstate Concert Hall
Metalcore. With: Volumes, Too Close to Touch, Sylar. 7 pm -- $20 ahead / $23 day of

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