It's Congressional primary day, charting effects of climate change, Kaloyeros trial, sentence in Remsen street fire, new roof for Egg

Congressional primaries
+ Today is primary day for New York's Congressional elections. Polls here are open from noon to 9 pm. Don't know where to vote? Check with the website for your county board of elections or the state board of elections.
+ In the Capital Region, the focus is on the Democratic primaries to pick challengers for Republicans John Faso (NY-19) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21). [Daily Gazette]
+ Congressional primaries in New York State tend to have very low levels of turnout -- so showing up to vote can have even more of an impact. [Politico NY]

Hoosick Falls
The Hoosick Falls village board approved a deal in which Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic and Honeywell International will pay almost $200k for lost sewer and water revenues because of the situation surrounding the PFOA contamination. It's the second settlement the village has struck with the companies and doesn't preclude additional claims. [Spectrum] [TU]

Immigration
+ A look at the efforts of family and friends to free a two-year-old Hungarian boy from the custody of a shelter in the Bronx after his parents were taken into custody by border patrol agents near the Canadian border in Franklin County last month. [TU]
+ Andrew Cuomo said New York State will provide services to children being kept in foster care in orgs in the state after being separated from their families at the border. [Politico NY]

Climate change
Highlighting some of the ways the climate has been changing in New York State over the past century. [TU]

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Death, hit-and-run, crash
Colonie police say the investigation into the death of a man at a Central Ave motel was one of the first points in a string of events that included a woman hitting a pedestrian with an SUV in Schenectady, a 15-mile chase, and a crash in Ballston. Colonie police say the man's death didn't appear suspicious. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Remsen Street fire sentence
The man who pleaded guilty to starting the Remsen Street fire in Cohoes has been sentenced to one year in jail. [Spectrum]

Albany arson case
The Albany County DA's office says the man accused of setting a fire on the porches of a home on Providence Street in Albany -- including pouring gasoline on a caged rabbit -- was found guilty on a felony arson count and misdemeanor animal abuse. [Albany County DA]

Kaloyeros trial
+ Kevin Schuler -- a former VP for the contractor LPCiminelli, and the star prosecution witness -- on the bidding process for a Buffalo Billion project during testimony Monday: "We were in the driver's seat." [NYT]
+ On cross examination from the attorney for Alain Kaloyeros, Schuler said he never heard Kaloyeros say LPCiminelli's was certain. [TU]
+ The trial also included email from Kaloyeros to an exec at another large contractor criticizing the company for its coordination with subcontractors because it made the whole process looked "precooked" -- even though Schuler testified the process was already tilted in favor of LPCiminelli. [Biz Review]

Child Victims Act
Chris Churchill on whether it's time for supporters of the Child Victims Act to compromise on one its provisions to get the core part of the bill through the state legislature. [TU]

Schenectady fireworks fine
The Schenectady City Council approved a new fine of up to $250 for each illegal firework set off. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady mayor
Paul Nelson: "Several powerful Schenectady Democrats say they are confident and fully expect that their good friend and incumbent mayor Gary McCarthy will seek a third term next year" -- McCarthy said he'll make a decision next year. [TU]

Troy tax breaks
Bonacio Construction is questioning the tax breaks an entity backed by Judge Development Corp. is inline for at the McCarthy Building on Monument Square in downtown Troy. (Both companies have been prominent developers in the city in recent years and were on either side of the last 1 Monument Square proposal.) [The Alt]

GE
GE says it will be focusing on GE Power, GE Aviation, and GE Renewable Energy as its core businesses as it divests from other industries. (GE Power has thousands of employees in Schenectady.) [Daily Gazette]

Politics and food
Talking about the Sarah Huckabee Sanders / Red Hen situation at a diner in Rotterdam. [Daily Gazette]

The Egg
The Egg is getting a new roof. [TU]

Stuff going on today

David Blaine
Tuesday: Magician David Blaine will be at the Palace for a stage show. Tuesday 8 pm -- $49 and up

Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words
Tuesday: The Immigrant Stories series is back at Caffe Lena. "Together, the [Saratoga Immigration Coalition] seeks to welcome immigrants, raise awareness, show support and appreciation for the contributions of immigrants vital, but often unseen role in our community. ... Evenings will consist of 3 to 5 speakers followed by time for Q & A." Tuesday 6:30 pm -- free

Getting Centi-mental about the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
Tuesday: The Science on Tap series is at the Albany Pump Station for a talk about the 1918 flu pandemic. "Please join us for a fascinating Science on Tap with Dr. Eric Yager as he discusses the 1918 Spanish flu, the impact of virus biology, and if could history repeat itself." Tuesday 7 pm -- free admission

Yerma
Tuesday: The Spectrum is showing the National Theatre Live production of Yerma at the Young Vic. The production, starring Billie Piper, got strong reviews. Tuesday 7 pm -- $15

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