Cuomo easily defeats Nixon for Democratic convention nomination, government wants to seize NXIVM Halfmoon properties, final Saratoga gun show

Nixon loses convention vote
Andrew Cuomo had an easy victory over Cynthia Nixon at the state Democratic convention in Hempstead. Cuomo says he's taking his more than 95% victory as an affirmation of his accomplishments. (Nixon is still working to secure a spot on the primary ballot, which will ultimately decide who runs on the party's line in the November election.) Delegates also endorsed Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James got the nomination for state Attorney General. Former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout has confirmed that she will challenge James. [TU][NYT][Politico][TU]

Republican gubernatorial candidate
Republicans on Wednesday, formally named Marc Molinaro their candidate for Governor. [Spectrum]


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Attempted murder
An Albany man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting last month on the 200 block of 2nd Street in the city. [WNYT]

Schenectady stabbing
A Schenectady man was hospitalized after police found him stabbed in the middle of the road near State and Hawk street around 1 am. [WNYT]

EMS tax
Malta is looking into a possible tax for EMS services. [Gazette]

Court documents show the U.S. Government wants to seize a pair of Halfmoon properties as part of the NXIVM investigation. [WNYT]

Troy police beating
Chris Churchill says he tried to give Troy police the benefit of the doubt, but after watching the video of the police beating of Lamont Lee, but that became more and more difficult.[TU]

EPA Clean water meeting
Press access was limited for a second day at an EPA run summit on clean water in Washington D.C. [TU]

Saratoga gun show
The Saratoga City Center hosts its final gun show this weekend, after the Saratoga City Council voted to outlaw the shows. [TU]

Black bear
Another black bear was spotted in the Capital Region, this one in the Saratoga County town of Moreau. [WNYT]

Attorney General takes aim at Spa City photographer
A former Saratoga based wedding photographer is the target of a lawsuit by Attorney General Barbara Underwood. [Gazette]

Missing woman
Schenectady police are searching for a missing 66-year-old woman who has Alzheimers.[WNYT]

Yates Village
Sara Foss looks at the changes coming to Schenectady's Yates Village, and what they will mean for residents in the affordable housing complex. [Gazette]

Union protest at Schenectady apartment site
SCHENECTADY -- Union members picketed at the construction site of the $20 million Electric City Apartments at State Street and Erie Boulevard on Wednesday, charging that non-union workers are getting less than union wages. [Gazette]

Lady Liberty
The fate of Schenectady's Lady Liberty is still up in the air. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Troy Hidden Garden Tour
Thursday: The popular Troy Hidden Garden Tour returns. "The self-guided walking tour features approx. 30 private backyard gardens in the Historic Sage College, Washington Park and adjoining neighborhoods of downtown Troy. ... Some of the gardens feature charming pathways, fountains and pools. Some are filled with flowers, while others have more plants and vegetables -- all lovingly tended by gardeners of all skill levels." The tour is a fundraiser for the Friends of Prospect Park. Thursday 4-7:30 pm -- $10 online (they're also available day-of at the check-in table at Russel Sage)


Thursday: This Is The Kit at The Linda
Indie folk rock. With: Adam Schatz (of Landlady). 8 pm -- $12

Thursday: Mama's Broke at Caffe Lena
"Crunchy instrumentals and haunting harmonies." 7 pm -- $16

Thursday: Black Masala at Lost & Found
"[P]art of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands." 9:30 pm -- $8

Thursday: Will Wood at Pauly's
Experimental rock. With: American Opera. 8:30 pm -- $10

Thursday: Funk Night at Parish Public House
"Beau Sasser trio ft. Adrian Tramontano, Justin Henricks, and Adam Siegel on the alto saxophone." 9 pm -- $10

Thursday: Dylan 77 at The Low Beat
10th anniversary of the Bob Dylan Birthday Party. 7:30 pm

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