Albany police chief gets start date, State Tax Department subpoenas Cohen, gutter falls from Schenectady railroad bridge, remains of Delmar pilot return home from Vietnam

Police chief start date
Albany's new Police Chief will start work on September 5 and will officially be sworn in on Friday, September 7.[TU]

Railroad falls
A section of downtown Union Street in Schenectady was closed for a stretch on Wednesday afternoon after a gutter fell from the railroad bridge over the street. [Gazette]

State investigates Cohen
The NY State Tax and Finance department is conducting an investigation into Michael Cohen. Cohen was subpoenaed on Wednesday by the Tax Department for "documents and potential testimony" on the Trump Foundation.[TU][Politico]

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Cuomo on a Cohen pardon
Andrew Cuomo said this week that he believes Congress should impeach Donald Trump if he pardon's Cohen.[Politico]

Healing Albany
Community leaders in Albany are pooling their resources in an effort to help the city heal following a summer of violence.[TU]

John Sweeney is being sued by a private investigator for failing to pay for services after hiring the company to tail a woman in connection with a child custody case. [TU]

Guns follow Albany altercation
After they were asked to leave a convenience store on Central Avenue, a group of men returned with guns, causing an incident that resulted in one of them being shot by a detective. [TU]

A Colonie man faces is charged with stalking for allegedly putting a GPS tracking device on a woman's car.[TU]

Motorcycle victim identified
Colonie police have identified the victim of a motorcycle crash as 22-year-old Justin T. Christensen.[TU]

21st District Democrat loses second ballot line
The NY State Board of Elections invalidated 21st Congressional District Democrat Tedra Cobb's "CD21 Unites" ballot line.[Gazette]

Pilot's remains to be returned
The remains of a Delmar pilot shot down over Vietnam in 1967 have been recovered and are being returned to his family. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Saratoga Race Course

The season at the Saratoga Race Course. There's horse racing every day except for Tuesday. The highlight this week is the 149th running of the Travers on Saturday. It's the biggest race of the season.

Washington County Fair

Thursday-Sunday: The Washington County Fair is at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It touts itself as the "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair." Admission is $12 / children 13 and under are free. An all-week pass is $36. Free admission for all active military service members with military ID. Admission does not include carnival rides. During the fair, ride tickets are 20 for $20.

Poestenkill Community Forest walk
Thursday: The Rensselaer Land Trust's After Work Walks series has a "Poestenkill Community Forest - Where is the water in the woods?" walk. Thursday 6 pm -- free

Here's a big list of public pools and spray pads around the Capital Region now open for the season.

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season continues...

Upbeat on the Roof
Thursday: The Upbeat on the Roof series at the Tang Museum on the Skidmore campus has Bear Grass. Thursday 7 pm -- free


Thursday: Chris Stapleton at SPAC
Country singer/songwriter/guitarist. With: Marty Stuart, Brent Cobb. 7 pm -- $35 and up


Tonight (Thursday) at MiSci: Brain Matters - a BRAIN Exhibit Special Event tonight from 6-8pm!

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