Delgado & Cobb take Congressional primaries, dozens of immigrants at Albany County jail, anti-semitic graffiti found on Albany rail trail, RPI steps back on Greek life ban

Congressional primaries
+ Former St. Lawrence County legislator Tedra Cobb will take on Elise Stefanik in November for the 21st Congressional District. Cobb ran away with 56% of the vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary. [Gazette]
+ Antonio Delgado emerged victorious in the 19the Congressional District Democratic primary and will take on Republican incumbent John Faso in November. Delgado received 22 percent of the votes to put him at the top of a seven candidate field. [TU][Spectrum]

Anti-Semitic graffiti
Bethlehem police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found under a bridge on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail on Tuesday. [TU]

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New York files suit to reunite families
New York and 16 other states filed a suit on Tuesday to force the Trump administration to reunite thousands of immigrant children and parents separated at the border. [Daily News]

Albany County jail to house immigrants
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the county's 1,400 bed jail, which has been half empty since last year, will be used to hold immigrants arrested for "low level" offenses, as part of a crackdown by U.S. immigration officials. [TU]

Tuesday in the bid-rigging trial of Alain Kaloyeros:
+ Kaloyeros' difficult nature earned him the nickname AK-47 with executives from one Buffalo development firm. ]TU]
+ The defense for Kaloyeros tried to show that their client had edgy relationships with Buffalo firm LPCiminelli and that there was no colluding to rig bids, citing emails from former lobbyist Todd Howe to the developers that did not include Kaloyeros.[TU]
+ Kaloyeros defense may call Todd Howe as a witness in the trial. [TU

Gomes sentenced for starting Cohoes fire
John Gomes, who was forging a sword when he accidentally started the Cohoes fire that destroyed dozens of homes, was sentenced to a year in jail, but may not have to pay the more than $600,000 in restitution unless his finances improve. [TU]

Death, hit-and-run, crash
Colonie police says the cause of death in the case of them an found dead at a Central Ave motel is undetermined pending toxicology tests -- the death, in which police say they don't suspect foul play, was part of a sequence of events that included a hit-and-run with a pedestrian and a chase. [Spectrum]

Sears won't apply for Albany chief
Acting Albany Police Chief Robert Sears won't apply for the permanent job as chief and will retire from the department this summer. But he will stay on to help advise the mayor during the transition to a new chief. [TU] [WNYT]

Double parking and Facebook
An Albany Common Council member's attempt to shame some double parking by an EMS crew on Facebook backfired. [TU]

Saratoga County deputies suspended after bar fight
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo says four deputies have been suspended without pay following a bar fight on Caroline Street in Saratoga. [Gazette][WNYT]

GE Global Research
General Electric's chief technology officer expects that Niskayuna-based GE Global Research will survive and thrive follow the company's reorganization efforts. [TU]

RPI backs down on Greek life ban
Following backlash from students and alumni, RPI has rolled back a week-old ban on fraternity and sorority recruitment. [TU]

Saving kids in Arbor Hill
"We have been traumatized. We have been ignored. But we need to start by talking to each other and then we can be heard. The biggest problem is there is not enough concern or respect for people living here" -- Arbor Hill activist Sam Coleman who is calling for cooperation between police and community members to help save kids in the neighborhood from drugs and violence. [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Williamstown Theatre Festival opens its new season this week with productions of The Closet (starring Matthew Broderick) and The Sound Inside (starring Mary-Louise Parker). Tuesday-Sunday various times - various prices

CapitalWalls Mural Tour
Wednesday: There's a walking tour of downtown Albany's murals organized by LocalXDesign, Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn, and ParkAlbany. "After a brief description of the #CapitalWalls program led by curator Tony Iadicicco, we will embark on a walking tour with the mural artists who will share their artwork, process, and perspective. The tour will end at the English Pub's outdoor patio, where we'll continue discussions inspired by the murals." Wednesday 5:45 pm -- free (registration required)

Cohoes Mastodon and Center Square
Wednesday: Mr. Albany Archives -- Matt Malette -- will be at the Albany Public Library June 27 to talk about the history of the Cohoes Mastodon and the Center Square neighborhood. Wednesday 6:30 pm -- free

Rockin' on the River
Wednesday: The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park has Blues For Breakfast. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Lunchtime at the Plaza
Wednesday: The Lunchtime at the Plaza series of lunchtime shows (thus the name) at the ESP has Rusticators. Wednesday at noon -- free

Freedom Park
Wednesday: The concert series in Scotia's Freedom Park has Moriah Formica. Wednesday 7 pm -- free

Music: Keith Urban at SPAC
Country star. With: Kelsea Ballerini. 7:30 pm -- $24.75 and up

Music: JAZZ IS PHSH at The Egg
"JAZZ IS PHSH is a collective of musicians from the jazz and jam scenes that have come together to reimagine the music of Phish..." 7:30 pm -- $22

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