Body found at Thacher State Park, Albany and Poor People's Campaign dispute over police bill, appreciating Central Ave

Body found at Thacher State Park
The Indian Ladder Trail re-opened at Thacher State Park this past weekend -- a hiker came across a body off the path. Officials say the items with the body point to it being a 71-year-old Guilderland man missing since February, and who was the subject of a search earlier this year. [TU] [News10]

Alain Kaloyeros
Surveying the legacy of Alain Kaloyeros and SUNY Poly as his trial is set to start this month. [TU]

Central Ave
Chris Churchill on Central Ave in Albany: "It is uniquely Albany. It is underappreciated." [TU]


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Schenectady shooting
Schenectady police say they're investigating the shooting of a man near State Street and Hulett Street Saturday afternoon. SPD said the injuries were not life-threatening. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Chase and crash on I-890
It looks like law enforcement pursued a vehicle along I-890 Sunday before the chase ended with a one-car crash. [Daily Gazette]

Delmar drug raid
Bethlehem police say they raided a home on Delaware Ave in Delmar and found more than five pounds of pot along with opioids. [TU]

Troy police detective indicted
Troy police detective Aaron Collington was indicted Friday on a grand larceny charge for allegedly stealing money from the Troy Police Benevolent Association while he served as the union's president. [TU]

Russian mob connection in Schoharie County
A woman who was working as a home health aide in Schoharie County pleaded guilty earlier this year to a racketeering charge related to activities with the Russian mob based out of Brooklyn -- prosecutors say she also stole from the person she was caring for in Gilboa. [TU]

Albany police bill Poor People's Campaign
The Albany Police Department has billed the organizers of the local series of Poor People's Campaign rallies for the police detail at a protest in May that blocked Washington Ave -- the city says campaign didn't file for a city permit and the protest disrupted transit. An attorney for the campaign says the bill is an "an effort to chill, intimidate, or bully people from continuing to engage." [Spectrum] [The Alt] [TU]

Gubernatorial election
Opponents and critics of Andrew Cuomo have repeatedly called him a bully -- which, so far, doesn't seem to have affected him politically. [Politico NY]

Elise Stefanik
A profile of Elise Stefanik in her role as a recruiter of women to be Republican Congressional candidates. [TU]

NY-19 election
Democratic challenger profiles: Brian Flynn and Pat Ryan. [TU x2]

Marijuana for pain management
Looking at how marijuana might be used as a treatment for pain instead of opioids. [TU]

School start times
Sara Foss argues the case for later high school start times. [Daily Gazette]

Hamilton Hill mixed-use project
Community Builders -- the non-profit developer backing a large mixed-use project in Hamilton Hill -- has applied for the project to be part of the state DEC's brownfield cleanup program. [Daily Gazette]

Trojan Hotel
O'Brien's Pub at the Trojan Hotel building in Troy has closed, and the owners of the building have said they have plans to renovate the building into a boutique hotel. [The Alt] [TU]

Gatherer's Granola
Gatherer's Granola is moving to Rotterdam and it's grown to employ 14 people in 8.5 full-time equivalent positions and is looking to double that over the next two years. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Music: Vance Joy at The Palace
Folk pop singer/songwriter. With: Mondo Cozmo. 7:30 pm -- $19.50 and up

Music: Dead & Company at SPAC
Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Bob Weir with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti. 7 pm -- $45 and up

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