Fatal stabbing in Albany, Guardian Angels headed to Schenectady, Milton loses Boyhaven, Stiller's Dannemora series at Cannes

Another Albany homicide
A fatal stabbing near Lark Street late Wednesday is Albany's fourth homicide of the month. The incident, which reportedly began as a domestic dispute, was the city's 9th homicide of 2018. [TU][Spectrum]

NXIVM Bronfman
Court records show Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman allegedly kept a list of cult leader Keith Raniere's perceived enemies, which included journalists. Bronfman was released to house arrest on $100 million bond[TU]

Guardian Angels
Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels say they're planning to visit Schenectady's Hamilton Hill neighborhood this summer, after getting multiple requests from residents. [Gazette]

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Albany Police Chief
Chris Churchill on why Albany's outgoing Acting Police Chief Bob Sears, an Albany native who has worked to protect the city for twenty years -- should have been made the city's Police Chief. [TU]

Special session
Andrew Cuomo is calling on the Senate to come back to Albany and address speed camera and abortion bills, but Majority Leader John Flannigan is not guaranteeing that will happen. [TU]

The town of Milton lost its opportunity to buy Camp Boyhaven after the Twin Rivers Boy Scout Council rescinded on a sale offer, saying they couldn't hold off on the sale any longer. [TU][WNYT]

Log Bay
For the second year in a row officials will close Log Bay and Shelving Rock Bay to the public on Monday, to try to keep the Log Bay Day party from happening. The party was banned after an eight-year-old girl died when a drunk boat operator caused a crash on the lake while leaving the party. [Gazette]

Questions in Schenectady drowning
The family of Schenectady drowning victim Ronald Johnson still has unanswered questions surrounding his death. [TU]

New York Health Act
The Gubernatorial candidates on a state single payer health insurance plan:
Molinaro: "New York taxpayers can't afford a $90 billion annual tax increase."
Cynthia Nixon: Backing it
Andrew Cuomo: a "very good idea"

Sweeney lawsuit
A Clifton Park investigative services company is suing John Sweeney for failure to pay $3,419. [TU]

Union protest
Union workers rallied outside a Social Security office in Troy on Wednesday to support a union official who painted words on the building's windows to protest Trump administration policies unions contend are efforts to curtail representation for federal employees. [TU]

Alleged petition fraud in Troy
Democratic and Republican private investigators in Rensselaer County are raising questions about allegedly fraudulent signatures on the Working Families Party Petitions for Democratic candidate for District Attorney,Mary Pat Donnelly and Troy Democratic Chairwoman Carole Claren-Weaver, a candidate for the county legislature.[TU]

Bishop calls for meeting on same sex marriage
The Reverend William Love, Albany's Episcopal Bishop, and an opponent of same sex marriage, is calling on clergy in the diocese to have a special meeting on the issue. [TU]

CDTA ridership is down about 5% from last year.[TU]

Puerto Rico
Andrew Cuomo is promising $2 million to help families in Puerto Rico. [TU]

Exit 4
Due to a clerical error, a bid for the proposed Exit 4 of the Northway was released early. [TU]

Escape from Dannemora
Ben Stiller's Escape from Dannemora mini series, based Richard Matt and David Sweat's escape attempt in the summer of 2015, will premiere in Cannes.[Variety]

Stuff to do today

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


Bolshoi Ballet
Thursday: Proctors is showing a filmed version of the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Coppélia in the GE Theater. Thursday 2 pm and 7 pm -- $15

Summer Writers Institute

This is the last week of the NYS Summer Writers Institute's open-to-the-public readings by authors at Skidmore. This week's schedule:

+ Thursday: Novelist-Memoirist Jamaica Kincaid (See Now Then, Autobiography Of My Mother, Lucy) and Poet Henri Cole (Nothing To Declare, Touch)
+ Friday: Novelist-memoirist Howard Norman (Next Life Might Be Kinder, The Bird Artist, The Museum Guard) and Novelist-Poet Victoria Redel (Loverboy, The Border Of Truth)

The events are in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore. Monday-Friday 8 pm -- free


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

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

Arts and sciences

Lincoln in Albany
Thursday: Mr. Albany Archives -- Matt Malette -- leads a Historic Albany Foundation walking tour tracing Abraham Lincoln's visit to Albany in 1861. "Learn about the buildings and the people Lincoln encountered during his visit, and how this one day in Albany history is tied to events that led to his assassination." Thursday 5:30 pm -- $10

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season continues...

Alive at Five
Thursday: The Alive at Five series at Jennings Landing in Albany has Yonder Mountain String Band, with Blind Crow. Thursday 5 pm -- free admission RAIN LOCATION


Thursday: Janet Jackson at SPAC
Miss Jackson, if you're... well, you know. 8 pm -- $30 and up

Thursday: The Blind Spots at Parish Public House
Indie pop rock. 9 pm -- $10

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