Stefanik faces tough questioning from crowd, investigation of Siena coach widening, Albany County Legislature leadership shuffle, Stewart's (on paper) millionaires

Elise Stefanik faces questioning from public
At a "Coffee With Your Congresswoman" event Thursday in Moreau, Elise Stefanik said federal EPA head Scott Pruitt should resign, and she tried to separate herself from Donald Trump on multiple issues. The capacity crowd of 200 people had a series of pointed questions for Stefanik, and some of her answers prompted derisive laughter and boos. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette] [TU] [NY Now]

Schenectady County jail employee resignations following raid
State Police say a former Schenectady County jail guard was arrested last week as part of a drug investigation, which prompted an internal investigation by the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Dominic Dagostino says four jail employees have resigned as a result. [Daily Gazette]

Troy police drug unit closed
New Troy police chief Brian Owens has closed the department drug unit that had included members now facing charges related to an alleged coverup of a warrantless search, and says he's focusing the department on community policing. [TU]

NXIVM
Brendan Lyons walks through the allegations connected to a Halfmoon townhouse raided by the FBI last week was allegedly used for sexual encounters with the NXIVM's leader and where the feds allege a woman became a victim of sex trafficking and forced labor. [TU]

NinePin525inpost.jpg

Great Flats 525 x 80.jpg

Siena basketball coach investigation
Siena says the scope of its investigation of men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos has "broadened," and the Times Union reports the inquiry is also looking whether per diems were improperly withheld from players and team aides. A prominent local alum tells News10 that the he believes the coach is abusive to those around him. [TU] [News10]

No charges in Coeymans raccoon case
Albany County DA David Soares said the Coeymans police officers who used their vehicle to kill a rabid raccoon won't face charges because the situation "did not meet the elements that would justify a formal, prosecution for animal cruelty." Soares says his office will be working Mohawk Hudson Humane to provide training to police departments on how to deal with similar situations. [News10] [TU]

100 pounds of pot
Albany police say 100 pounds of pot was seized as part of an investigation that spanned Albany and East Greenbush. [TU]

Albany County Legislature shuffles leadership -- again
The Albany County Legislature has selected Guilderland Democrat Dennis Feeney as the new majority leader after Gary Domalewicz resigned the position after less than three months. [TU]

Saratoga Code Blue shelter
The Saratoga Springs planning board tabled the decision on the Code Blue shelter location after another round of passionate public comments. [TU]

Tappan Zee Bridge
How much is the new Tappan Zee Bridge ultimately going to cost -- $4 billion or $5 billion? [Politico NY]

Price Chopper / Market 32
Neil Golub tells the Biz Review that Price Chopper/Market 32 is not looking to sell the chain and is considering acquisitions. [Biz Review]

Stewart's
Stewart's is worth more than $910 million, based on the pricing of the company's private stock -- and it says 67 current or former long-time employees have $1 million or more each in stock in the company's employee stock ownership program. [TU]

Stuff to do this weekend

Don't miss our weekly roundup of stuff to do this weekend.

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

There's a second rail trail mural in progress, and an open call for artists for a third

The second Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail mural is in progress under the Cherry Ave Bridge. John DeMarco of Washingtonville has been selected to create a... (more)

Step away from the edge

Come for the beautiful drone video of Kaaterskill Falls in this NYT article, stay for its look at safety around the site and others like... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: hoax or hope, TV, Willett Rock, the attempted abduction of Philip... (more)

There's a new mural going up in downtown Albany

Check it out: The next downtown Albany mural is being created by local artist Liz Zunon, and she'll be working on it during the next... (more)

Morning Blend

Investigation of infant death in Schenectady Schenectady police have charged Heaven Puleski, the mother of 4-month-old Rayen Puleski, with a string of felonies related to... (more)

Recent Comments

Who would have thought that the way to finally get Exit 3 made after 30+ years was to just name it 'Exit 4 II: The Other Exit 4'.

Here's the proposed design for the Albany Skyway

...has 12 comments, most recently from Daleyplanit

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 7 comments, most recently from MM

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

...has 17 comments, most recently from Paul

Morning Blend for Aug 15

...has 2 comments, most recently from John B.

Follow up: Delaware Supply

...has 4 comments, most recently from Dave