Murder charge in fatal Saratoga Springs stabbing, Kaloyeros rejects plea deal, recycling costs increase, affordable housing projects proposed, about that dead coyote...

Saratoga Springs stabbing
Saratoga Springs police say the 46-year-old man stabbed Sunday has died, and the 62-year-old man in custody is facing charges that include second-degree murder. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Kaloyeros trial
The feds offered Alain Kaloyeros a plea deal over the weekend -- and he declined. Prosecutors also got a chance to re-open their case to establish the the court in Manhattan was the proper venue for the trial by calling witnesses from Verizon and the parent company of AOL to testify about email routing. [TU] [Biz Review]

Amazon warehouse
The massive warehouse project in Schodack that would serve as an Amazon facility took a step forward in the town planning process Monday night -- over the objections of of some residents and a labor advocate. [WNYT]

Blue bin blues
Because of changes in policy by China, the economics of recycling materials have shifted -- and, in the city of Albany's case, that means a possible financial impact of $400k per year. [TU]

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State trooper killed in Southern Tier
A State Police trooper responding to a call outside Elmira near the Pennsylvania border about a suicidal man who had barricaded himself in his home was fatally shot and the man was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot inside the home. [Elmira Star Gazette]

Body in Mohawk River
Schenectady police have identified the body of the man found in the Mohawk River and say his death does not appear suspicious. [Daily Gazette]

Troy quadruple homicide hearing
Among the issues during a hearing about whether statements made by one of the accused in the Troy quadruple homicide case should be suppressed: Whether "I don't talk" means "I don't snitch" or "I'm asserting my constitutional rights to not talk." [TU]

Immigrants detained at Albany County jail
Sarah Rogerson, the head of Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law on the plan to offers services to immigrants being held at the Albany County jail after being detained by the feds: "We really, really need attorneys. Attorneys are the most important piece of this puzzle right now, and I cannot stress enough: You do not need immigration experience to volunteer." [Spectrum]

Troy nuisance law
The NYCLU argues that Troy's nuisance law is unconstitutional and could be discouraging victims of domestic violence and other crimes from reporting problems. [The Alt]

Albany school board
The Albany school board has selected Anne Savage as its new president. [TU]

Affordable housing
+ Home Leasing is proposing 55 new/converted apartments along the Eastern Ave corridor in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]
+ Community Builders has applied to the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program for a proposal to build 39 apartments on Saratoga Street in Cohoes. [TU]

Self-driving cars
A look at the stop-and-start progress for self-driving car legislation in New York. [TU]

Cornelius Clark
Remembering Troy pastor Rev. Cornelius Clark, and longtime mentor and advocate for social justice, who died recently. [TU]

If you picked up a dead coyote...
From Albany County: "The Albany County Department of Health is looking for the person who wrapped an injured/dead coyote and dropped it in front of Shaker Veterinary Hospital at 223 Maxwell Road, Latham last Friday. Please be aware that stray and wild animals can have diseases, such as rabies, and are a risk to people and pets and ACDOH is trying to determine if there was any human physical contact with the animal. If you know the person, or are the person who kindly was looking for assistance for this coyote, please call the Albany County Department of Health at 518-447-4620." [Albany County]

Too hot
Jumpin' Jack's closed its food stand Monday because of the heat in the kitchen -- the first time the owner can remember that happening in half a century. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Tuesday-Sunday: The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues 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

Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: The Park Playhouse's first production of the summer season in Washington Park is Damn Yankees. Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm -- lawn seats free / reserved seats $14 and up

Ballet on screen
Tuesday: Proctors is screening the Bolshoi Ballet's production of "Coppélia." 2 pm and 6:30 pm -- $15

Music: Tedeschi Trucks Band at SPAC
With: The Drive-by Truckers and the Marcus King Band. 7 pm -- $19.50 and up


Paying to recycle... What's wrong with this picture? Since the early 90's, the US was supposed to be implementing laws and economic incentives to reduce, reuse and recycle. Now in 2018 we find tariffs being placed on solar cells and a market shot because China won't buy America's recycled material. What was America doing over the past 20 years? Not a heck of a lot. Now we're returning to the old standards of landfill and incineration to get rid of our valuable garbage. This country talks a good game but never delivers on its word.

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