Albany mom charged after toddler ingests heroin, four men stabbed in Lark Street altercation, Maloney/Teachout kick off AG campaigns

Albany mom arrested after baby ingests heroin
An Albany mother is facing charges after her 1-year-old child ingested heroin while she was passed out on the drug and unable to care for the child. [TU][Spectrum]

Albany stabbings
Albany police say two people are under arrest after four men were stabbed in an altercation at the intersection of Madison and Lark streets overnight. [TU][Spectrum]

Days of our legislature
The Senate got back to work on Wednesday, but without Kathy Hochul presiding. The Lt. Governor was on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday in a failed effort to push through legislation in the politically tied Senate. A controversial women's health bill did not advance on Wednesday, and amendments that would codify Roe v. Wade into state law and guarantee that contraceptives are covered by insurance plans were voted down, but Democrats say they now have a record of Senate Republican votes on women's health issues. [TU][Politico]

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Bring Your Own Bag Act
Riverkeeper is pushing for a Bring Your Own Bag Act that would place a 10-cent fee on alternative bags to encourage people to turn to reusable bags. [Spectrum]

Revenge porn
An effort to criminalize revenge porn is also still pending in the state legislature. [Spectrum]

Child Victims Act
A group of child sex abuse survivors is urging legislators to pass what they call the "real" Child Victims Act, not a GOP version.[DN]

Howe featured in Kaloyeros defense
While Federal prosecutors may night call ex-lobbyist Todd Howe to the stand in the upcoming bid-rigging trial of Alain Kaloyeros, Howe is expected be a a central figure in the trial. [TU]

Abelove
Joel Abelove has waived his right to a jury and will have a judge deliberate the perjury case stemming from his handling of a 2016 police involved shooting in Troy.[TU]

Suspect in two Troy fires
Police in Troy say they have arrested a suspect in connection with two fires in Lansingburgh.[Record][TU]

AG Race
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay member of Congress, has kicked off a campaign for NY Attorney General. Zephyr Teachout also kicked off her campaign for the seat of Wednesday. [NYT]


Lake George Watershed official arraigned for alleged theft
A former manager of the Lake George Watershed Coalition was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly stealing more that $500,000 from projects associated with his position and using the money to "gamble and indulge in other luxuries." [TU][Saratogian]

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Chris Churchill on X's on buildings and the other side of Lark Street. [TU]

Niskayuna considers moving high school start time
Niskayuna High School, which currently begins classes as early as 7:40 am, is considering moving to a later start time. [Gazette]

Federal requirements and local low-income housing costs
New HUD requirements may raise subsidized housing costs for low income families in the Capital Region. [TU]

Company charged fee for pollution at Port of Albany
A Houston-based Albany that owns a terminal at the Port of Albany has been fined $15,700 for two air pollution violations at the port. [TU]

Multi family housing permits
Requests for multi-family housing permits are on the rise.[Gazette]

Knolls buildings demolished
A pair of buildings at Knolls Atomic Power Lab that were used in Cold War nuclear weapons research have been demolished.[Gazette]

Siena Poll gets an A
Nate Silver's 538.com has given an "A" to the Siena College Poll. [TU]

Shelter for teens
Saint Anne's Institute is opening an eight-bed shelter for homeless teens. [WNYT]

Saratoga Springs bike lanes
Discussion at a City Council meeting in Saratoga Springs this week, centered on the pros and cons of bike lanes on Lake Avenue. [Saratogian]

Coeymans barge
Divers using underwater cutting equipment worked on Wednesday to remove a barge from the bottom of the Hudson at the Port of Coeymans. [TU]

Stuff going on today

National Ballet of Cuba

Thursday-Friday: The National Ballet of Cuba will be at SPAC for three performances of Giselle. "Based on a fairy tale about a peasant girl who falls in love with a dashing prince disguised as a commoner, Giselle follows its heroine through a haunting story of betrayal, heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption." Wednesday-Friday various times -- $30 and up

An Evening with the Authors

Thursday: The recipients of this year's Albany Public Library Foundation Literary Legends honor -- Alice Green and Frankie Bailey -- will be at the APL Washington Ave Branch for an evening-with-the-authors reception and talk. There will be wine and tea and coffee and dessert, and then the two authors/scholars will talk about their work, both collaborative and individual. Thursday 6 pm -- $25

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert series starts to swing this week...

Alive at Five
Thursday: The Alive at Five series at Jennings Landing in Albany's Corning Riverfront Park opens its season with Great White and Joe Mansman and the Midnight. (The rain location is the Corning Preserve Boat Launch at Colonie and Water streets.) Thursday 5 pm -- free admission


Music

Thursday: Phil Vassar at The Egg
Country singer/songwriter. 7:30 pm -- $28 and up

Thursday: A Million Yellow Flowers at Pauly's
Indie rock. With: Fine Grain, Sean Jones. 8:30 pm -- $7

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