Troy council rejects budget, Senate Dems may reunite, SUNY Poly bailout approved, Warren Buffett asked to remove oil trains from Adks

Troy budget
In a 7-2 vote, the Troy City Council rejected Mayor Patrick Madden's proposed budget on Tuesday and refused to move ahead on a $190 per residential unit trash fee that would be necessary to balance the spending plan. Without approval from the council, the mayor's budget will still technically take effect in December, and the gap would have to be addressed after the fact. [TU][Spectrum][WNYT]

Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein has reportedly agreed to a plan to reunite the conference with State Senate Democrats after nearly seven years apart. [Politico][TU]

CDPHP small business in-post-ad 2017-September


SUNY Poly gets $38.5 million
The Public Authorities Control Board has approved a $38.5 million bailout for SUNY Poly. [TU]

The acting chairman of JCOPE said Tuesday that the lobbying regulations the committee creates have the "full force and effect of law." [TU]

DEC on dredging
NYS DEC Commissioner on GE's Hudson River dredging project, which wrapped up two years ago, "I don't think in any way we can deem the project successful at this point." [Spectrum]

Three vote margin
Three absentee Republican ballots may decide the race for Troy's 2nd City Council District, where the Democratic candidate has a two-vote lead. [TU]

Saratoga Springs budget
The Saratoga Springs City council adopted a $46.1 million 2018 spending plan -- up more than $600 thousand over last years budget. [Gazette]

Saratoga Deputy Mayor
Incoming Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly has selected the current executive assistant to Mayor Joanne Yepsen as her deputy. [TU]

Double stabbing in Cohoes
Two people were treated at Albany Medical Center overnight after being stabbed at the corner of Remson and Schuyler Streets. [WNYT]

Man stabbed recovering stolen tip jar
An employee of a Central Avenue pizzeria was stabbed after chasing a man who had stolen a tip jar from the counter. [TU] [WNYT]

Mero murder trial
Jury selection will get underway today in the trial of an Albany Water Department worker charged with the 2015 murder of Shelby Countermine of Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

Two unrelated cases of Capital Region men stockpiling illegal weapons or explosives have been uncovered within 21 days. [TU]

"It's not in my nature to just go silently into the night"
Judd Krasher and the other four outgoing Albany Council members on making their voices heard once they leave office.

Body cameras in Schenectady
The Schenectady police department is hoping to use a $165,000 grant to outfit officers with body cameras. [News 10]

Another Shen land vote
Clifton Park voters will go to the polls next week to vote for the second time on the controversial sale of a 34-acre parcel of land by the Shenendahowa school district to the town. [Gazette]

The Saratoga Springs City School District is investigating a possible case of Mumps at the Maple Avenue Middle School. [Gazette]

Low power progressive radio
A new low-power progressive radio station is coming to Central Avenue in Albany. [TU]

Warren Buffet asked to remove old oils trains
An Adirondack conservation group is asking Warren Buffet to remove old oil tankers one of his companies has left in the Adirondacks. [TU]

Alplaus post office
An historic post office in the Schenectady County town of Alplaus was torn down this week, after efforts by residents and tow officials to save the structure failed. [Gazette]

Sawyer Fredericks
Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks will headline Saratoga's First Night celebration. [Gazette]

Stuff going on today

She Loves Me

Wednesday-Sunday: Capital Rep continues its production of She Loves Me. "This confection of a musical is based on the timeless story by Miklos Laszlo that also served as inspiration for the classic film The Shop Around the Corner and more recently You've Got Mail." Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $25 and up


Wednesday: The Siena men's basketball team takes on St. Bonaventure at the TU Center. Wednesday 7 pm -- $12 and up

Wednesday: The UAlbany men's basketball team faces Colgate at SEFCU Arena. Wednesday 7 pm -- $8 and up

Wednesday: Them Fangs at The Low Beat
Rock. With: Good Fiction, Hasty Page. 6 pm

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