Legislative session nears close, police investigate Pine Hills robberies, deliberations begin in child murder trial, police dog bites car wash employee

Federal complaint filed against New York State over handling of official alleged to be a serial sexual harasser
An attorney who says she was sexually harassed by an official who's now the #2 at the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against New York State and the Justice Center, claiming the official was never held accountable for treating women as sexual objects. [TU]

Legislative session to-do list
The state legislative session comes to an end in a few days. Issues that could still be addressed in this session include medical marijuana, sports gambling and the Child Victims Act.[Spectrum][TU]

Paid sick time
Albany County Legislators heard from members of the public on Tuesday on a measure that would require employers in the county to offer paid sick time. [Spectrum]


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Religious exemption for vaccines
A bill making its way through the legislature could make it easier for parents to get a religious exemption to vaccination requirements for their children. [Politico]

Medical marijuna / opioids
The Senate Health Committee is slated to take up a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana in place of some opioids. [TU]

Marchione replacement
Aaron Gladd, a Brunswick Democrat, will run for the 43rd District Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Kathy Marchione.[TU]

Republicans are backing Chris Davis of Cohoes in the race for the 44th district seat against Senator Neil Breslin. [TU]

Jury deliberates in murder of child
Jury deliberations begin toady in the trail of 22 year old David Bridges, charged with the murder of his girlfriend's infant son. [TU]

Pine Hills burglaries
Albany police are looking into burglaries in the Pine Hills neighborhood that appear to be connected. [TU]

Stewarts robbed
Police in Saratoga Springs are searching for a suspect who robbed a Broadway Stewart's shop at knifepoint early Tuesday. [Saratogian]

Board of elections denies request for charter vote info
For a second time, the Saratoga County Board of Elections has rejected a request for copies of the electronic ballots in last year's charter referendum that failed by ten votes. [TU]

Prosecutors are seeking a delay in Alain Kaloyeros' corruption trial, scheduled for next month. [TU]

Poor People's Campaign
For the third straight week, protestors from the Poor People's Campaign were in Albany on Tuesday. [Spectrum]

Central Avenue apartment project
A mixed use apartment project is coming to Central Avenue and will include a Whitney Young Health primary care center and Equinox offices, along with apartments and retail space. [TU]

Drug court
A look at how Rensselaer County Drug Treatment court is trying to rehabilitate addicts in the wake of the opioid crisis. [TU]

College parity
Efforts are underway to try to make it easier for community college students to transfer to four year schools in the SUNY system. [TU]

Police dog
A car wash employee was bitten by an Albany police dog on Tuesday, after another employee opened the door of the patrol car where the dog was sitting. [Gazette]

The Bee
A Niskayuna student secured her spot in the next round of the national spelling bee on Tuesday, by spelling "greave," which is a piece of armor. [TU]

Clifton Park community garden
A Clifton Park resident has proposed a community garden for the town. [Gazette]

Sheep rescue
A pair of local Schaghticoke men on vacation in Scotland have gained some fame by rescuing a sheep from a bog. [WNYT]

Stuff going on today

On Your Feet!

Wednesday-Sunday: A touring production of the musical On Your Feet! is at Proctors. It's about Emilio and Gloria Estefan. "From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet." Wednesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

The documentary RBG -- about Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- is playing at The Spectrum. It's gotten good reviews.

Craft + Draft
Wednesday: Collar City Candle's Craft + Draft series is at Nine Pin Cider in Albany. "Choose from over 25 scents and we'll help you design & create a one of a kind candle to take home. The process is fairly quick so feel free to come at any time after 5..." Wednesday 5-8 pm -- $15

Peter F. Baltimore

Wednesday: The Rensselaer County Historical Society is celebrating its acquisition of a 19th century of watercolor portrait of Troy resident Peter F. Baltimore. "Baltimore was a prominent member of an important free black family who came to Troy in the late 18th-early 19th century. Baltimore's family worked as key members of the community, particularly in the area of abolition. Peter himself worked as a barber and his barbershop was a documented part of the local Underground Railroad system." Wednesday 7 pm -- RSVP

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