Effort to replace Schneiderman continues, Silver won't testify in retrial, two shootings in Albany, Schenectady County/GE to develop solar farms

Replacing Schneiderman
New York State lawmakers continue to search for a permanent replacement for Schneiderman.The state Assembly is expected to start interviewing candidates for the job next week. [TU][TU]

Schneiderman's temporary replacement
A profile of Eric Schneiderman's temporary replacement, Barbara Underwood.[NYT]

Preet for AG
Chris Churchill makes the case for former U.S. Attorney for New York's Southern District Preet Bharara to replace Eric Schneiderman as Attorney General. [TU]

Good riddance
Sarah Foss says "good riddance" to Schneiderman. [Gazette]


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Special prosecutor
Andrew Cuomo is defending his call for a special prosecutor to look into the accusations of abuse against Schneiderman.[Politico]

Schneiderman's campaign cash
A group of Republican women in the NYS Senate want to she the $8.5 million in Eric Schneiderman's campaign coffers go to help victims of domestic violence. [TU]

Silver won't testify
Sheldon Silver will not testify in his retrial on fraud and extortion charges. [Daily News]

Albany shootings
Albany police are investigating a pair of Wednesday afternoon shootings in the city.[TU]

Contract killing
A Schenectady County jury is deliberating the fate of two Delaware men charged in the 2016 contract killing of Charles Demborosky. [TU]

Training for Albany assessors
Albany assessors may not be exempt from required state training for much longer, after the city's previous assessor improperly gave out tax breaks on apartment buildings and condo complexes in the city. [TU]

Protesting David Clark
Dozens of protestors gathered outside of a law enforcement vendor exposition in Albany to voice their opposition to the keynote speaker, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark, who has spoken out against Black Lives Matter activists. [TU]

Schenectady/GE solar deal
Schenectady County legislators unanimously approved an agreement with GE to develop solar farms. [Gazette]

The Camp Boyhaven saga continues as the Town Board requested another extension on their effort to purchase Camp Boyhaven from the Boy Scouts. A crowd who came to a Milton Town Board meeting to speak out about the issue was frustrated when the board spent most of its time in a closed door session on the matter. The board is working on a possible partnership with Saratoga PLAN to cover a $500,000 shortfall after a donor reneged on an offer. [TU][Gazette][Spectrum]

UAlbany professor killed in Florida
A retired UAlbany historian was killed on Tuesday, when he was struck by a car as he walked near his retirement home in Florida. [TU]

Disguised thieves
Police are looking for suspects who wore wigs and disguises to try to cash checks after stealing documents and items from parked cars in Glenmont, North Greenbush and Clifton Park. [TU]

Stefanik on Iran nuclear deal
Elise Stefanik is backing Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. [Post Star]

Truck fire
Tuesday's Northway truck fire in Saratoga began with a loose tire. [TU]

Schenectady mayoral appointments
Two people appointed to posts by Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy have had residency requirements waived by a committee McCarthy heads. [TU]

Saratoga North Creek Railroad
Iowa Pacific Holdings is shutting down the Saratoga North Creek Railway.[Gazette]

Great big stuff
Superloads of GE turbine components will be moving through the Port of Albany next week. [TU]

Death Wish
A look at the success for Round Lake's Death Wish Coffee Company. [Gazette]

Black bears
The black bears have returned to Bethlehem and its bird feeders. [TU]

Nixon at LCA show
Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made a surprise appearance at the annual Legislative Correspondents Association show, where she roasted Andrew Cuomo.[TU]

The Schoharie County Sheriff's office wants these cows to go home. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Tulip tours
Thursday-Friday: Albany city gardener Jessica Morgan will be leading a series of tours of the flowers planted in the Washington Park tulip beds. Monday-Friday various times -- free (registration required)

Champagne on the Park

Thursday: The annual Champagne on the Park event returns to Albany's Washington Park. The party, staged near the tulip beds, includes food from Lark Street neighborhood restaurants, drinks, music, and a photo booth. This year's theme is "Pretty in Pink." It's a fundraiser for the Lark Street BID. Thursday 6 pm -- $80


Thursday: Slushii at Upstate Concert Hall
EDM. With: VOLT, Hazeyy. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Thursday: Deadgrass at Parish Public House
"[A]n acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia." 9 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 at door

Thursday: Bezaloha at The Low Beat
With: ATG, 2Stoned & Intoxicated, Gee, Jaden Vyent, Nars, Zoey, Jaymehki & Aloha World, music by DJ Hollyw8d. 7:30 pm

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