Accused shooter in Albany death arrested and dies later in the day, fight over Troy trash fee and budget, where Joe Biden ate after his Schenectady stop

Accused shooter in Albany death arrested, and dies later in the day
Albany police announced Tuesday that they had arrested Taron Robinson, who was accused of fatally shooting Christopher Hardy this past April near First Street and Quail Street. And Robinson -- who had been earlier diagnosed with terminal cancer -- died Tuesday night at Albany Med, according to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. Hardy was the biological brother of mayor Kathy Sheehan's adopted son, and Robinson was nephew of Common Council member Mark Robinson. [APD] [TU]

Troy trash fee
The Troy City Council rejected the Madden administration's proposed trash fee Tuesday night -- opponents called it a hidden tax and said the admin lacked a plan for moving the city toward pay as you throw. In a statement, Madden said the decision opens a $2.9 million hole in the budget. [Troy Record] [News10]

Schenectady police body cameras
Schenectady police are moving toward testing officer body cameras, maybe as early as February. [TU]

CDPHP small business in-post-ad 2017-September

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Colonie budget
The Colonie Town Board unanimously approved Paula Mahan's proposed budget without changes. [TU]

Schenectady man convicted of trying to set wife on fire
A Schenectady man is facing up to 25 years in prison after he was convicted last week of setting a building on fire -- and also trying to set his wife on fire. [Daily Gazette]

Local sheriff's departments and ICE
The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Department is getting pushback from local activists about the department's decision to apply to partner with ICE on immigration enforcement -- sheriff Patrick Russo said the department applied so ICE could pay it to hold detainees in the county jail. (See also: Earlier reporting by The Alt on this story.) [TU]

Saratoga Code Blue shelter site
A judge sided with the group of Saratoga Springs residents who sued the city's Zoning Board of Appeals over the board's decision that the residents had missed their chance to appeal the construction of the permanent Code Blue shelter on Walworth Street. [TU]

Gun buyback
A $10,000 donation from St. Peter's Health Partners will help the Albany gun buyback program expand to Troy. [TU]

Albany public access drama
The main drama at Albany's public access channel appears to be the one behind the scenes. [TU]

Honest Weight
A look at the some of the recent shakeups on the board of the Honest Weight Food Co-op. [TU]

Boyhaven
A Milton official says the state is interested in buying roughly half of the Boyhaven property from the town of Milton for a higher per-acre price than what Milton is currently set to pay for the old Boy Scout camp? [Saratogian]

Joe Biden at D'Raymonds
Joe Biden ate at D'Raymonds after his appearance at Proctors Monday. [TU]

"So we would like more spice."
Eating Thanksgiving dinner with international students at UAlbany. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Music: Hamell on Trial at The Low Beat
As per tradition. 7 pm

Music: Deke Dickerson at The Hangar
Rockabilly. 8 pm -- $10

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The link to the TU story about Honest Weight goes to the Biden story.

Editors: Fixed. Thank you.

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