Push back on hate group flyers in Saratoga, mayors seek more state aid, a skeptical eye on Troy's comprehensive plan, Captain Cuomo

KKK flyers in Saratoga Springs
A group called the Saratoga Peace Alliance distributed flyers around Saratoga Springs as a counter to this weekend's distribution of KKK flyers. And the city council issued a joint system condemning the flyers and asking anyone with info about them to contact police. The city's public safety commissioner says the distribution of the flyers violates city code, but isn't a criminal offense. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian] [Spectrum]

Trial related to Jay Street fire
A review of video and 911 calls from the fatal Jay Street fire that have surfaced as part of the trial of former Schenectady building inspector Kenneth Tyree, which resumes Tuesday. [Daily Gazette]

Mayors push for more state aid
Members of the New York Conference of Mayors -- including Kathy Sheehan and Gary McCarthy -- were at Capitol Monday pushing for an increase in the state's Aid and Incentives for Municipalities, or AIM. (It's one of the main ways the state distributes financial aid to cities.) They also say the Cuomo admin's push for local municipalities to share services hasn't been counting the full range of such efforts. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

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State comptroller Tom DiNapoli says NYRA is still losing money and faulted its long range planning -- the state horse racing org disputed the comptroller's office's accounting and says it's been turning profits. [Daily Gazette]

Albany County Legislature
The old guard in the Albany County Legislature is now calling out the new guard for a lack of transparency. [TU]

Brighter Choice
The state has granted the Brighter Choice charter schools in Albany a three-year extension (the renewal could have been for as long as five years). [TU]

Dispute over Albany police retirement benefit
widow of a former Albany police detective says she's planning to sue the city if it doesn't response to her request to be covered for health insurance -- she says her husband died from a condition that resulted from his service on the force, and the collective bargaining agreement provides for the extension of benefits to her in that case. [Spectrum]

Medical marijuana grow facility
The owner of a warehouse at the Port of Coeymans is seeking $450k in tax breaks from the Albany County IDA for the conversion of the space so it can house a medical marijuana grower. [Biz Review]

Contaminated sites
The president of the Saratoga Economic Development Corp says the founder of Precision Valve & Automation passed on moving forward with a manufacturing incubator at the former DiSiena Furniture property in Mechanicville because of contaminated soil there. [Biz Review]

Troy comprehensive plan
Chris Churchill says there's much about the proposed Troy comprehensive plan that's compelling, but he's skeptical of the envisioned large-scale reconfiguration of the waterfront near the Green Island Bridge. [TU] Earlier: A potential map for Troy's future

Another craft brewery
A craft brewery called Unified Beerworks is planned for a space in Malta.

Captain Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo got a puppy, named Captain, whose begging for treats from people outside the administration will surely be closely monitored. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Paris Time
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for The Rep's production of Paris Time. The production runs through February 18. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Front Parlor
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at the Ale House in Troy This month's theme: "Resolve." 7:30 pm pm

Bolshoi: Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday: Proctors is showing a filmed version of the Bolshoi ballet production of Romeo & Juliet in the GE Theater. Tuesday 2 pm and 6:30 pm -- $15

Music: Celebrating David Bowie at The Egg
A Bowie tribute. 8 pm -- $39.50 and up

Music: Jocamo at Parish Public House
Part of a "Mardi Gras soiree." 7 pm

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