Albany behind schedule on trash plan, Saratoga Code Blue shelter gets permit, Niskayuna Holocaust memorial postponed, tulip watching

Cities and trash
+ The city of Albany is apparently behind schedule on mapping out a plan for how to handle its trash after the city landfill closes at the end of 2022. [TU]
+ People in Troy continue to be upset about the $160 per-unit trash fee, and Madden administration officials say they'll have a new trash plan by this October. [TU]

Sararoga Code Blue shelter
The Saratoga Springs planning board granted Shelters of Saratoga a special use permit for the proposed new Code Blue shelter. An attorney for neighbors who oppose the project says there may be further legal challenges. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Schenectady City Council president workplace violence allegation
Schenectady City Council president Ed Kosiur said in a letter that he raised his voice and was impolite during an exchange with city employees, but he strongly disagrees that he violated the city's workplace violence policy. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

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Race for governor
+ Andrew Cuomo's recent comments about being "an undocumented person" and the origin of a slur against Italian Americans don't hold up to historical review. [Politico NY]
+ Dissecting the Working Families Party endorsement of Cynthia Nixon and what it could potentially mean. [NYT]

Marijuana legalization
Chuck Schumer says he's introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana. [Politico NY]

Troy murder trial
Ken Crowe on the trial of the man accused of killing 46-year-old Leonard Ellis last year: "The proceedings have exposed an underworld of retaliatory criminal-on-criminal violence, drug dealing and prostitution that stretches from South Troy to the city's northern neighborhoods." [TU]

NXIVM
A federal court has ordered NXIVM founder Keith Raniere to pay more than $400k in attorneys fees to Microsoft and AT&T in a case in which he claimed the companies used tech from patents he owned. [TU]

Niskayuna Holocaust memorial
The town of Niskayuna has postponed a decision on the proposed Holocaust memorial on Route 7 "in order to allow Dr. Lozman time to build a consensus with the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and residents of the town regarding issues such as design elements, educational components, and location of the memorial." [Daily Gazette] [Town of Niskayuna]

Schenectady landslide
The man who ended up trapped in mud and debris by the January landslide in Schenectady has filed a notice of claim against the city (it's the first step in a potential lawsuit). [Daily Gazette]

School testing
A Troy parent says he opted his daughter out of the recent round of state testing only for the Troy school district to give her what the superintendent describes as "another learning assignment" that seemed a lot like a test. [TU]

Cheese factory
Belgioioso Cheese is set to build a factory in Glenville that Empire State Development says will create 46 jobs. The company is getting $850k in incentives from the state and a PILOT from Metroplex. (Belgioioso also owns the Cappiello plant in Schenectady.) [ESD] [Daily Gazette]

Affordable housing
Checking out the recent renovations at affordable housing complexes in Schenectady, Cohoes, and Watervliet. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

Paved yards
Schenectady is focusing on property owners who pave over their yards without a permit. [TU]

Lark Street
Surveying the recent upswing in business openings along the Lark Street commercial corridor. [WNYT]

Tulips
Albany's city gardener says the cold spring has the tulips a bit behind they're normal pace. [News10]

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