Cuomo asserts right to know about migrant children being kept in New York, ICE active again in Saratoga, Albany tax dispute settled, Kevin Huerter picked in first round of NBA draft

Family separations and New York
+ Andrew Cuomo asserted Thursday that as governor he has a "legal responsibility for the health and welfare of children within our borders, whether they are citizens or non-citizens" and has the authority to require the federal government to disclose information about migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the border and are now being held in New York. [TU]
+ There are said to be approximately 700 such children in the state, and on Thursday the governor, accompanied by a New York Times reporter, toured an undisclosed facility that's caring for some of the children. [NYT]

ICE in Saratoga Springs
With the return of the summer tourism season in Saratoga Springs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have again become active around the city -- a Skidmore professor say the agency is racial profiling people. [TU]

Kaloyeros trial
A former VP for LPCiminelli -- who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and is cooperating with the prosecution -- testified Thursday that the contractor had influence on the request-for-proposals process with a development arm of SUNY Poly so that company would be chosen for a contract. The exec also said Alain Kaloyeros had gone from being viewed skeptically by the Cuomo admin's inner circle to a "rock star" in part with the help of Todd Howe. [TU] [Biz Review]

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Albany civil rights lawsuit
A civil rights lawsuit filed by a South Pearl Street property owner alleging false arrest and malicious prosecution by Albany police during incident involving two-year-old girl a rental property in 2012 has gone to trial in federal court in Utica -- the woman says she had been trying ensure the girl's safety, the city's attorney says the situation wasn't an emergency allowing the woman to enter the tenant's apartment. [TU]

Albany tax dispute
The owner of the Hilton Garden Inn across from AMC has gotten an extension of its PILOT with the Albany IDA as part of the settlement of a tax dispute that began when the city's former assessor increased the property tax assessment from $12 million to $22 million. [Biz Review]

Albany civil service exam fee
The Common Council passed a measure that waives the civil service exam fee for veterans. [TU]

110th Assembly District
Mini profiles of the two Republicans hoping to challenge Democrat Phil Steck for the 110th Assembly District. [TU]

Moreau Lake State Park beach
Visitors to the beach at Moreau Lake State Park Thursday said they weren't given info about the possible presence of a parasite in the water that could be causing swimmers to have allergic reactions. [WNYT]

Stockade bike path
At a meeting this week about a potential bike path along the river in the Stockade, a group of residents said they don't want the path going through Riverside Park. [Daily Gazette]

Daily Gazette
The Daily Gazette will be leasing part of its building to a local data/tech company, part of an ongoing plan to take on tenants in extra space. [Daily Gazette]

Kevin Huerter
Shen alum Kevin Heurter was drafted #19 in the first round of the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks Thursday night. He and a bunch of family and friends watched the draft at the Edison Club in Rexford. (Heurter spent two seasons at Maryland and is an excellent shooter.) [TU] [Daily Gazette]

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