Sentencing in Schenectady Facebook Live standoff, local newspapers suffering large circulation declines, Esperanto eyeing doughboy bakery, 70 years together

Sentencing in Schenectady police shooting shown on Facebook
The man shot by Schenectady police during a standoff that was streamed on Facebook Live last summer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a felony weapons charges and multiple misdemeanors. [Daily Gazette]

Parole denied for driver in fatal Northway crash
The driver convicted of causing the 2012 Northway crash that killed Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers was denied parole Monday. [Daily Gazette]

Justice Center
The state's Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is now five years old, and critics say it's falling short of its purpose. [TU]

Albany County paid sick leave proposal
Advocates are continuing to push the case for Albany County to adopt legislation that would require employers to provide paid sick leave. The bill was recently amended to allow businesses with five or fewer employees to offer unpaid sick days. [TU] [Spectrum]

Local newspapers
Many of the biggest newspapers in the Capital Region have had large declines in the paid circulation for their paper versions over the last decade. [Biz Review]

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Heavy rain
A look at the episodes of heavy rain the area has been getting, and how that prompts flash flooding and combined sewer overflows. [Daily Gazette]

Cuomo in Puerto Rico
+ Andrew Cuomo is back in Puerto Rico to check out recovery efforts there. [Spectrum]
+ From the Buffalo News this week: "Cuomo has also found himself doing public events for as many days in the Caribbean as in Western New York the past 10 months." [Buffalo News]

NY-19
Chris Churchill is unmoved by Republicans efforts to highlight the rap music made by Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado. [TU]

Rensselaer County DA election
The largest contributions to the campaign coffers of both Republican incumbent Joel Abelove and Democratic challenger Mary Pat Donnelly have been loans from the candidates. [TU]

Caucus complaint
A spat among Democrats in Guilderland over a town justice seat has prompted a civil rights lawsuit over the town party's use of caucuses to select candidates. [TU]

Sex offenders and voting at schools
A look at the rules for paroled sex offenders voting in elections at school sites under a conditional pardon from the governor. [TU]

Opioids
A woman who overdosed in the parking lot of Colonie Center while an undergrad at UAlbany got clean and then helped organize an effort to train hundreds of UAlbany students how to administer Narcan. [CBS6]

Sniffing for sewage
Specially trained dogs were brought in to sniff out the source of sewage that's contaminated the water at Million Dollar Beach in Lake George in recent years. [TU]

Summer in the classroom
Sara Foss on a school program in Schenectady aimed at helping students avoid the "summer slide": "If you spend most of your day in school, you lose out on a whole other way of learning about the world." [Daily Gazette]

Same-sex marriage and the Episcopal Diocese of Albany
A look at at the Episcopal Church's efforts to accommodate same-sex couples who want to get married in a church regardless of the local diocese's policy and the Albany bishop who is troubled the policy. [TU]

Boyhaven
The CEO of Prime Group Holdings says he's interested in buying the Boyhaven property in Milton -- town officials say they're hopeful they can acquire the property. [TU]

Swim lesson drama
The Clifton Park town pool scene has been roiled after allegations of unsanctioned individual swimming lessons (the town says it's a concern because of liability). [Daily Gazette]

Lake Local
The plan for an inn, bed and breakfast, restaurant, and other development at the Lake Local site on Saratoga Lake. [Daily Gazette]

Doughboys
The surprise popularity of doughboys sold at Stewart's has prompted the owners of Esperanto to pursue opening a commercial bakery in Mechanicville. [Biz Review]

70 years together
A North Greenbush couple recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary -- they met on a blind date. [Troy Record]

Stuff going on today

ValleyCats
Tuesday: The ValleyCats open a six-game home stand at The Joe with a series against Auburn. Tuesday is Jose Altuve bobblehead night. Tuesday 7 pm -- $6.50 and up

Saratoga County Fair
Tuesday-Sunday: County fair season starts off in the region with the Saratoga County Fair at the fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- admission $12 / season ticket $30 / kids 52 inches and smaller free / unlimited ride wristband $20

Summer in the City: Coco
Tuesday: The Palace's Summer in the City series of free kid-friendly screenings will be screening the most recent The Lego Batman Movie. Tuesday activities at noon / movie at 1 pm -- free

Summer Writers Institute
This is the last week of the NYS Summer Writers Institute's open-to-the-public readings by authors at Skidmore. Tuesday: Novelist Ann Beattie (Walks With Men, The New Yorker Stories) and Novelist Jonathan Dee (The Locals, The Privileges, A Thousand Pardons). The events are in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore. Monday-Friday 8 pm -- free

Science on Tap
Tuesday: The Saratoga chapter of the Science on Tap series will be at Artisanal Brew Works for a talk by Kyle Nichols of Skidmore's Department of Geosciences about the "Origin and Evolution of The Grand Canyon." Tuesday 6 pm -- free, but registration required because of space limitations

Ring of Fire
Tuesday-Sunday: Capital Repertory Theatre continues its production of the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire. (It was in previews this past weekend.) Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $25 and up

WTF
Tuesday-Sunday: The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues this week with the musical Lempicka, starring Carmen Cusack and Eden Espinosa. And on Wednesday a production starts of Seared, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- various prices

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

Music: A$AP Ferg at Upstate Concert Hall
Hip hop. With: IDK direct, Buddy 1/3. 8 pm -- $30 ahead / $33 day of

Music: JD McPherson at Helsinki Hudson
Rockabilly/blues. With: Sam Lewis. 8 pm -- $25

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