Cuomo out front in Siena poll, APD investigating homicide, NXIVM's Raniere denied bail, back and forth continues of Albany bill for protest

Siena poll puts Cuomo ahead
The latest Siena poll shows Andrew Cuomo with a 19-point lead over Republican Marc Molinaro and a 35 point lead over Cynthia Nixon. [Siena]

Albany homicide
A 25-year-old Albany man is dead following a shooting in the city's West Hill neighborhood on Tuesday. [TU]

A judge has denied bail to NXIVM founder Keith Raniere. Meanwhile NXIVM has announced it is suspending all operations and planned events in light of recent sex trafficking allegations. [Gazette][TU]


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Neighborhood dispute results in standoff
A Rotterdam man allegedly shot his neighbor with a BB rifle after the neighbor allegedly vandalized the man's property -- and the whole thing resulted in a nearly eight-hour standoff with police. [WNYT][Daily Gazette]

Guilty plea in crash that injured troopers
A Rensselaer County man will spend up to six years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular assault and DWAI in the March I-90 crash that injured two state Troopers. [Spectrum]

Alleged assault by prison guards
An Auburn correctional facility inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder has filed a lawsuit claiming he was pepper sprayed and assaulted in his cell by Schenectady County corrections officers in January. [Gazette]

City of Albany and the Poor People's Campaign
+ Mayor Kathy Sheehan in a letter posted on the city website in response to a Times Union editorial that was critical of the city billing the Poor People's Campaign for police coverage of a protest that blocked Washington Ave: "Yes, I support the objectives of the Poor People's Campaign. We must address poverty, racism, gun violence, voting rights and health care. I imagine most of the residents and commuters impacted by the Campaign's actions feel the same way. Unfortunately, the Campaign's tactics of refusing to obtain permits and allowing us to plan for these actions are hurting the very people they purport to want to help, which has resulted in resentment and frustration in our community." [Sheehan admin]
+ Albany Common Councilman Owusu Anane is asking the city to void the public safety bill .[TU Local Politics]

SUNY Poly has been writing off millions of dollars in real estate and equipment that have lost value in recent years as officials work to stabilize the school's finances. [TU]

What's left for legislators
Among the items still being addressed by legislators as the session pushes to a close next week: The Red Flag bill meant to keep guns out of the hands of people who might be a danger to others or themselves, and sports betting legislation. [Spectrum]

Tanning ban
Legislation headed for Andrew Cuomo's desk would ban indoor tanning for people under the age of 18. [TU]

More than a month after a $20,000 offer from the town of Milton to reserve the ability to purchase Camp Boyhaven, the town is still waiting for a response from the Twin Rivers Boys Scout Council. [Gazette]

Wandering Dago
After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of the Wandering Dago, the food truck has returned to the Empire State Plaza. [Daily Gazette]

Troy farmers' market
As Troy prepares to again discuss the future of 1 Monument Square, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market wants to secure itself a space in the project's future. [TU]

Holocaust memorial
Niskayuna's Town Board has postponed a decision on the special-use permit for a Holocaust Memorial yet again.[TU]

Nearly a month before the Fourth of July, fireworks are already becoming a problem in some Schenectady neighborhoods. [Gazette]

Police believe two rare rabbits were stolen from their hutches at the Vale Urban Farm at Vale Cemetery on Monday.[Gazette]

Stuff going on today

National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Wednesday: Proctors is showing a filmed version of the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Wednesday 2 pm and 7 pm -- $2

Rockin' on the River
Wednesday: The Rockin' on the River show with Skeeter Creek and Sydney Worthley has been postponed because of weather.

Lunchtime at the Plaza
Wednesday: The Lunchtime at the Plaza with Closet Classics, "acoustic classics from the '60s and '70s," has been moved to the South Concourse because of weather. Wednesday at noon -- free

Music: Mt. Joy at The Hollow
Indie folk. 9 pm -- $15


The Rockin' on the River concert was cancelled due to weather:

I"m pretty sure they cancelled Rockin' on the River yesterday due to thunderstorms and extended the season by a week.

Thank you for the heads-up.

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