Kaloyeros found guilty, Albany police officers union says it's not apologizing for statement, Albany neighborhoods continue to deal with storm flooding, scenes from the Build-A-Bear line

Kaloyeros guilty
+ A federal jury found Alain Kaloyeros and three development company executives guilty of wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy related to the bidding process for projects connected to SUNY Poly in Syracuse and Buffalo. His attorney said after the verdict in Manhattan that "there's no way that Alain Kaloyeros is guilty" and that they're planning an appeal. [TU] [NYT] [Biz Review]
+ The verdict prompted another round of calls for corruption reform in state government. [Politico NY]
+ Assemblyman John McDonald says there should be a review of the contracts and the state comptroller's office should be involved. [WNYT]

Amazon warehouse
+ Schodack residents turned out to express their concerns at a Rensselaer County IDA hearing Thursday about possible tax breaks for the proposed warehouse project that would be occupied by Amazon. [TU]
+ A consultancy analysis concluded that the warehouse project would generate $31 million in revenue over 20 years for the town, school district, and other taxing districts. [Biz Review]

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Albany police officers union
The Albany Police Officers Union posted a statement on its Facebook page Thursday that says it stands by the "facts and feelings" in the message posted by its vice president earlier this week (the one that was unpublished after criticism for its comments about an anti-gun violence initiative), blames the mayor for the "deterioration" of the department, and said the way the acting chief called out the VP for the statement was "egregious" and a violation of labor law. It says the timing of the post was "not optimal," "but there will be no apology for what was said." [APOU] [TU] [Spectrum]

Arrest in Albany shooting
Albany police say they've arrested an 18-year-old man for the shooting July 4 near Central and Lark in which a woman was hit in the leg. [APD]

Immigrants detained at Albany County Jail
The org that's been working to assist ICE detainees at the Albany County Jail says there's been an outpouring of people wanting to help. [TU]

New Albany fire chief
Kathy Sheehan has appointed current deputy fire chief Joseph Gregory to be the new fire chief. (The appointment goes to the Common Council for confirmation or rejection.) [TU]

1986 Troy fatal fire retrial
The defendant in the retrial of a 1986 fatal Troy fire case to the key prosecution witness in court: "Stop (expletive) lying." [TU]

Schenectady Union Street shooting investigation
Schenectady police say they're continuing to investigate this week's shootings involving a family at a home on Union Street and no criminal charges have been filed yet. [Daily Gazette]

Cohoes councilman calls 911 on mayor
Cohoes councilman Randy Koniowka called 911 this week alleging that mayor Shawn Morse threatened to choke him during an argument at city hall -- Morse says it didn't happen that way. [TU]

Schenectady casino
The Rivers Casino in Schenectady is facing fines for allegedly allowing underage gambling. [TU]

Lieutenant governor election
Looking at current lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul and Democratic challenger Jumaane Williams are talking about previous conservative stances on a handful of issues. [TU]

Ellis Medicine
Ellis Medicine announced that is no longer considering a merger with another health care group and will remain independent. [Daily Gazette]

Overtime lawsuit for Price Chopper parent
The parent company of Price Chopper/Market32 is facing another lawsuit alleging it didn't properly pay overtime -- the company says it "would fight any such allegations vigorously." [Biz Review]

Albany neighborhood flooding
Flooding and sewer problems continue to plague sections of Albany neighborhoods during heavy rains -- one person's house was flooded foot-deep sewage during last week's 4-inch downpour. [TU]

Scenes from the Build-a-Bear pay-your-age line at Crossgates. [TU]

Stuff to do this week

Check out the big list of things to do around the Capital Region this weekend.


re: Amazon: is 20 years the typical timespan for these kinds of projections? 20 years ago Amazon was just a bookseller.

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