New Yorkers say no to Constitutional Convention, Albany's Sheehan will serve a second term, gorilla suit clad criminal attempts McDonald's robbery, six tons of turkey

Election results
+The proposed Constitutional Convention was soundly defeated in Tuesday's election.[NYT]
+Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will serve another term.[TU]
+Paula Mahan will service a sixth term as Colonie supervisor. [TU]
+Democrat Meg Kelly will be the next mayor of Saratoga Springs. [Spectrum]
+Republican Steve McLaughlin declared victory in the race for Rensselaer County Executive, but with absentee votes not yet counted, and a less than 1,000 votes separating them, Democratic candidate Andrea Smyth is calling for a recount. [WNYT]
+Three Democratic incumbents on the Schenectady City Council held on to their seats. [Gazette]
+Democrats regained control of the Troy City Council with victories by Anasha Cummings, David Blissember, TJ Kennedy and Colleen Murtagh Paratore.[Record]

+Here are more results [AOA]

Moving election day to the weekend
Paul Tonko is one of the representatives behind a Federal effort to move election day to a weekend. [TU]

CDPHP small business in-post-ad 2017-September

NinePin525inpost.jpg

Gun control
Gun control is expected to be a wedge issue in 2018 NYS Senate campaigns. [TU]

Saratoga Springs woman injured in Texas shooting
A Saratoga Springs woman who was visiting Texas was injured in this weekend's church shooting, and her cousin, a Texas resident, was killed. [WNYT][Saratogian]

Police conduct search in 30 year old missing persons case
Police conducted a search in Fulton County on Tuesday connected to the 1986 disappearance of a 13-year-old girl from Saratoga Springs. [News 10]

Felon/escapee to be released
A notorious felon whose escape from State Police in Ballston Spa in 1994 prompted a two-week manhunt, is expected to be released from prison later this month.[Gazette][TU]

Gorilla suit clad robber
Someone dressed in a gorilla suit tried to rob the Guilderland Thruway stop McDonalds early Wednesday morning. [TU]

Race and education
"If we aren't doing the work of race as educators, then we are not doing the work. Imagine an oncologist not studying an aspect of cancer because he or she is not comfortable"-- education researcher Richard Milner to area teachers on Tuesday, in a talk about why teachers need to understand how race is tied to the classroom.
[Gazette]

Oil tanker railroad cars in Adirondacks
The head of Iowa Pacific Holdings, the company that is storing old oil tanker railroad cars on its property in the Adirondacks, responded to criticism about the move, saying "This is America. If someone has a property right to do something, and someone doesn't want them to do it, they can always try to buy it," [TU]

Cambridge health teacher back at school
The Cambridge health teacher who was suspended after a controversial lecture on gender identity by a presenter from The Pride Center of the Capital Region, has returned to the classroom. [WNYT]

Saratoga County changes rules for paramedics
In a move that could help paramedics get to patients faster, Saratoga County has implemented changes that allow paramedics more latitude to decide if a scene is safe enough for enter before police arrive. [Gazette]

Cuomo campaign contributions could become evidence
Federal prosecutors want to use campaign contributions to Andrew Cuomo as evidence in the corruption trials of Joe Percoco and Todd Howe. [TU]

Sears
The former Sears space in Colonie Center could be broken up into space for several stores. [TU]

Sports complex near ALB
Funding is in place for a new Afrim's Sports complex near Albany Airport, featuring five full-size artificial turf fields, and the owner of the company is hoping the space will be completed by next fall. [Gazette]

Six tons of turkey
Six tons of turkey has been delivered for the annual Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner. [Spectrum]

Jeff Goldblum
Part of a Jeff Goldblum film will be shot in Albany today. No word on whether Jeff Goldblum will be in town for the shoot. [TU]


Stuff going on today
Wednesday: Lindsey Stirling at The Palace
Violinist/dancer/composer/Youtube star. With: Alexander Jean. 8 pm -- $35.50 and up

Wednesday: King Crimson at The Egg
The Thursday show is already sold out and this one also looks close. 8 pm -- $49.50 and up

Wednesday: Barns Courtney at The Hollow
Folk/blues rock singer/songwriter. With: Craig Strickland. 9 pm -- $18 ahead / $20 at door

Wednesday: The JD McPherson show at The Hangar is sold out.

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

Private dorm opposition, a big downtown residential conversion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience in Albany City Hall once a month in which... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to that transitional weekend when we go from falling leaves to holiday lights. This is also the last weekend before the holiday craziness sets... (more)

Morning Blend

Trial in the death of Noel Alkaramla The jury in now deliberating in the the trial of Johnny Oquendo -- accused of killing Noel Alkaramla... (more)

Today's moment of architecture

Architecture moods around West Capitol Park Thursday night: The Capitol: LOOK AT ME! The Smith Building: I just want to efficiently finish this file and... (more)

The Regrettes at The Low Beat

Garage rock band The Regrettes are set to play a show at The Low Beat December 6. Tickets are $10 and available online. The band's... (more)

Recent Comments

My grandmother has Alzheimers and sometimes comes to stay with us in Troy. Last week the absolutely highlight of her day was seeing the hundreds of crows that came streaming by the window at our apartment. I watched her go from completely unresponsive to engaged... stringing questions together and returning to her old joyful self for the half hour she watched those birds was enough to endear crows to me forever.

If you see someone running around throwing bird seed in Riverfront Park yelling "COME ON DOWN, BIRD FRIENDS!", it's me.

A few more details about the proposed mixed-use development near St. Peter's hospital

...has 19 comments, most recently from BS

Morning Blend for Nov 17

...has 1 comment, most recently from Summer

Today's moment of architecture

...has 3 comments, most recently from -B

The ethics of dropping your dog's poop in a neighbor's garbage can

...has 38 comments, most recently from Howz

The Regrettes at The Low Beat

...has 1 comment, most recently from Brian