Cuomo retuning to Puerto Rico, parol for convict involved in grisly '93 murder, puppy stolen from Crossgates pet store

Cuomo will return to Puerto Rico
Andrew Cuomo is headed back to Puerto Rico today, the second time since the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. [TU]

Albany mayoral race
A look at the three challengers facing off against Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan in the upcoming general election. [TU]

State to study New York's cancer disparity
Andrew Cuomo was in Glens Falls on Wednesday to announce an effort to help reduce cancer in parts of the state where it is highest. Cuomo said cancer rates are 20 percent higher in Warren County than in New York City, and said researchers will be examining those trends to find the reason for the disparity. [News 10][Post Star]


CDPHP small business in-post-ad 2017-September

NinePin525inpost.jpg


Parole for man convicted in 1993 murder
A Cohoes man who has served nearly 25 years in prison for his part in a grizzly murder of a young Troy woman in 1993, has been granted parole. [TU]

Foam
Authorities are trying to determine why fire suppression foam was released on Tuesday in a hanger at Albany International Airport. Cleanup continues at the hanger, but airport spokesman Doug Myers says there was no machinery damage and that initial estimates of $1 million for cleanup were too high. [Gazette][TU]

Stolen puppy
Police are looking for two women who stole a West Highland Terrier puppy from a Crossgates Mall pet store on Wednesday, and made a getaway on a bus. [Spectrum]

The rich and mighty
Chris Churchill on goose poop, swimming pools and how the rich and powerful are out of touch with the rest of us. [TU]

Sentencing in Halfmoon standoff
The Halfmoon man responsible for a 20 hour standoff with police in April will spend 15 years in state prison. [Gazette]

Saratoga school superintendent
Saratoga Springs has named new superintendent --Michael Patton, the former superintendent for the South Glens Falls district. [Gazette]

Saratoga Lake development
Opponents of the proposed Cedar Bluff development on Saratoga Lake say the health of the lake and the land surrounding it is at stake. [TU]

HVCC launches training program
HVCC is partnering with the Center for economic growth to launch a short online manufacturing technology training program designed to help workers get warehouse and assembly jobs. [TU]

Abelove
Joel Abelove, who is being investigated by a grand jury for his handling of a police involved shooting in Troy, has been named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Arson Investigators.[WNYT]

Protection for agrotourism
A new law signed this week by Andrew Cuomo will help protect farms from lawsuits over the risks of agro-tourism.[Saratogian]

$1 million for Pool
An anonymous donor is giving $1 million to the proposed Adirondack Aquatic Center in Malta. [WNYT]

Paul Simon at Skidmore
Paul Simon is teaching a masterclass at Skidmore this week.  [Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Film Columbia

Tuesday-Sunday: The Film Columbia film festival continues in Chatham. The schedule includes a bunch of films that are already getting attention because of screenings at other festivals and/or they're eagerly awaited because of stars or directors involved. One change to the previously-announced schedule: The Current War has been swapped out for I, Tonya, the new film about Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie. Tuesday-Sunday various times and prices

Arts and sciences

Ryan Smithson
Thursday: Author, Iraq war vet -- and UAlbany alum -- Ryan Smithson will be at UAlbany to talk about his work, including his memoir, Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI. His appearance is part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writer series. Thursday 4:15 pm, Performing Arts Center -- free

Paper Is Part of the Picture
Thursday: The curator of the Paper Is Part of the Picture exhibit at the Opalka Gallery -- Paul Shaw -- will be at the gallery for a talk. He's a design historian whose work has focused on typography. Thursday 6:30 pm -- free


Music

Thursday: Jimkata at The Hollow
Electro rock. With: The Late Shift. 8 pm -- $12

Thursday: Milkweed Electric at Parish Public House
Americana. With: North and South Dakotas. 8 pm

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Photos from the 2018 Women's March in Albany

Thousands of people gathered in West Capitol Park in Albany Saturday afternoon for a second Women's March, a follow-up to a similar event a year... (more)

A big step forward for the Quackenbush Center mixed-use project, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

That big mixed-use project proposed for just north of Quackenbush Square in downtown Albany took an important step forward this week when the city planning... (more)

Belt Line 3

The owners of Roux in Slingerlands are planning to open a new restaurant in a space on Hamilton Street in Albany, just up from the... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We're in that January lull in the Capital Region -- those couple of weeks after the holidays when things slow down just a touch. But... (more)

Morning Blend

Call for Troy police reform + Prompted by the recent state Attorney General's office report about the fatal police shooting of Edson Thevenin, activists gathered... (more)