Few new details in Schenectady missing infant case, Trump visits upstate, wanting to believe in bigfoot

Investigation of infant death in Schenectady
+ Schenectady police said Monday they need more time for the autopsy and identification process for the remains found behind a State Street residence, and did not indicate whether they think the remains are that of an infant whose mother had been living at the address. "Individuals familiar with the ongoing joint probe" tell the Times Union that the remains were badly decomposed, making the identification process difficult. [Daily Gazette] [TU]
+ The missing infant's mother's aunt said Monday she has hope the child is still alive, but worries the situation is too coincidental. She also said she thinks child protective services failed the infant by not following up on a claim about the infant's living situation. [Spectrum] [News10]

Albany County styrofoam ban
The Albany County Legislature voted Monday to expand the ban on the use of polystyrene (styrofoam) at food service establishments. (The ban previously had applied to chain restaurants.) [TU]

Donald Trump upstate
+ Donald Trump visited Fort Drum Monday to sign a military appropriations bill and told the crowd there that Elise Stefanik had "called me so many times" to make a stop there. In a tweet, Stefanik said it was an honor to have Trump accept her invitation to visit Fort Drum. [TU] [@EliseStefanik]
+ At a fundraiser for Republican Congress member Claudia Tenney -- who's facing a challenge from Democrat Anthony Brindisi -- in Utica later in the day, Trump criticized Andrew Cuomo and Kirsten Gillibrand. [Politico x2]

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Sentencing in I-90 crash involving state troopers
The man who pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for crashing into two State Police troopers and a tow truck driver on I-90 in East Greenbush this past March was sentenced to 2-6 years in prison. [TU]

Long sentence in Schenectady sexual abuse case
A man convicted of sexually abusing three Schenectady children was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison and was told by the judge "frankly, you should die in prison." [Daily Gazette]

I-90 fatal crash
In court documents State Police say the two drivers arrested for allegedly causing the fatal crash on I-90 in East Greenbush this past Saturday told police they had been drinking before driving, and their BACs were both over the limit. [Daily Gazette]

Caroline Street stabbing
A Schenectady man is facing charges that include assault for what Saratoga Springs police say was a dispute at a bar that led to him slashing a man and woman on Caroline Street Sunday night. [Daily Gazette]

Cuomo/Nixon debate
Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon have agreed to debate August 29. (The primary is September 13.) [NYT]

Albany County prosecutor freelance work
A look at the appeals cases on which an Albany County prosecutor freelanced for a prominent local defense attorney -- all the cases were outside Albany County. [TU]

Shelters of Saratoga
The executive director of the Shelters of Saratoga has resigned and the org's plans for appointing a new leader are not publicly clear. (Shelters of Saratoga operates the Saratoga Springs Code Blue shelter, the permanent home for which has been the subject of an ongoing fight in the city.) [TU]

Ayco HQ in Latham
Work has officially started on the new Ayco headquarters project at the old Starlite site in Latham. [Daily Gazette]

Dairy farms
Talking with dairy farmers at the Dairy Summit in Albany about the now years-long downturn in milk prices that's threatening dairy farms upstate and across the country. [Saratogian]

History projects
A look at some of the history projects created by teens at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in Albany this summer, including a board game called "Woke." [TU]

Harry Staley
Remembering UAlbany professor, poet, and James Joyce scholar Harry Staley. [TU]

Chris Churchill wants to believe in the Whitehall bigfoot. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Altamont Fair
Tuesday-Sunday: County fair season continues with the Altamont Fair. It's the county fair for Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- various admission prices

Summer in the City: Coco
Tuesday: The Palace's Summer in the City series of free kid-friendly screenings will be screening James and the Giant Peach. Tuesday activities at noon / movie at 1 pm -- free

Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: This is the last week for The Park Playhouse's production of the satire How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in Washington Park. Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 pm -- lawn seats free / reserved seats $14 and up

Tuesday-Sunday: The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues with a production of the Carson McCullers play The Member of Wedding (Tavi Gevinson is part of the cast) and Dangerous House, a new play by Jen Silverman (Samira Wiley is part of the cast). Tuesday-Sunday various times -- various prices

Front Parlor
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Ale House in Troy. This month's theme: "Moving on." Tuesday 7:30 pm

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