What happens when state employees report workplace harassment, Troy hit-and-run, sorting through responsibility for Normans Kill landslide, restaurant barge sold

Harassment in state government
Vivian Wang on three recent cases of alleged harassment involving state employees and the lack of a single investigative body or agency to handle complaints of harassment brought by people working for New York State: "The cases show that bringing a complaint in New York State government can be a clunky, unpredictable process. What policies do exist are not always followed. And for all the sleek uniformity that officials have promised in recent weeks, none of the new policies fully address how, in practice, it will be achieved." [NYT]

Race for governor
Marc Molinaro says he's secured enough endorsements to claim the Republican nomination for governor. [Politico NY]

43rd state Senate District
After Kathy Marchione's surprise announcement that she won't be running re-election, the field of candidates for the 43rd state Senate District is just starting to assemble. (It includes parts of Saratoga, Washington, Rensselaer, and Columbia counties.) [TU]


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Troy hit-and-run
Troy police say they're investigating a hit-and-run on River Street Thursday night in which a teen was struck. [WNYT]

Alleged Schenectady murder-for-hire trial
The prosecution in the trial of two of the three men facing a murder charge for the death of Charles Dembrosky in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme say they have incriminating evidence from mobile phone tower data, license plate readers, surveillance cameras, and wiretaps. The attorneys for the two defendants argued in their opening statements that the prosecution still lacks sufficient evidence and the situation is not as simple as described. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Schenectady County jail guard resignations
The Daily Gazette FOIL'ed payroll records to pull the names of the four Schenectady County jail guards who resigned recently after a former corrections officer was arrested on drug charges. (The names had surfaced in the Times Union earlier this month, the list attributed to "individuals who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.") [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Normans Kill landslide lawsuit
A recent state Supreme Court Appellate Division ruling upheld an earlier ruling that the town of Bethlehem could end up sharing responsibility for the 2015 landslide that blocked the Normans Kill. [TU]

The latest twist in the possible purchase of the Boyhaven property by the town of Milton: One of the key critics of the original plan has set up an online donation drive to gather money for the town to purchase the site. [TU]

Schenectady County solar
A group of Schenectady County municipalities is working with GE to develop a series of municipal solar farms around the county. [Daily Gazette]

Stockade pump station
The project to replace the pump station in the Stockade will be delayed after an archeological dig turned up artifacts. [TU]

Vista Tech Campus
The town of Bethlehem has lowered the tax assessment on some parcels at the Vista Tech Campus in Slingerlands after the LLC that owns the properties sought reductions. (Also: There are still not tech companies at the tech campus.) [TU]

Former Key Bank site in downtown Troy
The Rosenblum Cos. has bought the former Key Bank site on Fourth Street in downtown Troy, with a plan to build apartments. [The Alt]

Liberty Ridge Farm
Liberty Ridge Farm has a notice on its website that all couple legally permitted to marry in New York State are welcome to hold a wedding there -- and that the farm donates a portion of its proceeds to a group that opposes same-sex marriage. [TU]

Sinclair protest
Among the signs carried by people outside CBS6 Thursday protesting Sinclair's management of the station: "Free Liz." [Daily Gazette]

Siena coach search
WNYT reported Thursday that the head coach at Mount Saint Mary's will be the next Siena men's coach. But Siena tells the Times Union it hasn't offered the job to anyone, and anonymous sources said the school hasn't settled on its top candidate. [WNYT] [TU]

Free-range parenting
Talking with a local parent about free-range parenting and Phil Steck's bill in support of it. [WNYT]

Restaurant barge
The Albany riverfront restaurant barge sold at auction Thursday.

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