Cynthia Nixon in Albany, police say robbery report that prompted manhunt was made up, $40 million for key Troy water pipe

Cynthia Nixon in Albany
+ At a campaign event in Arbor Hill Thursday, Cynthia Nixon talked about school funding and ending suspensions for grades K-3. [WNYT]
+ Nixon said she thinks Andrew Cuomo would rather run against Donald Trump: "I think frankly he's not interested in being governor of New York state anymore. He's sort of passed over this race." [Spectrum]
+ And when asked if Marc Molinaro would be a better governor than Cuomo: "I don't think Governor Cuomo has been a good governor because I think he has largely been someone who talks like a Democrat but governs like a Republican. I think having someone who talks like a Republican and governs like a Republican would be a step down." [Buffalo News]
+ In a meeting with the Times Union editorial board, Nixon compared Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump as "a couple of alpha males who have turned a blind eye to sexual harassment and worse in their own administrations." [TU]
+ A wider-angle look at the Nixon campaign's efforts to attract people who don't typically vote. [NYT]

ICE detainees at Albany County jail
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple on the number of ICE detainees at the Albany County jail falling in recent weeks: "I would certainly hope that it's not because we're helping them. We're doing what we do for everybody. We're treating them with dignity." [TU]

Albany police detective retiring after complaints
"Two sources familiar with the matter" tell the Times Union an Albany police detective recently retired after at least one woman filed a complaint against him. [TU]

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Violence in Albany
The principal of Green Tech High School has called for a "ceasefire" in violence in Albany for three days, and the school will be hosting an event this weekend with music and games. [News10] [Spectrum]
+ The Albany NAACP is hosting a forum about gun violence at the Albany Public Library Washington Ave Branch on Saturday. [TU]

+ Albany police say they arrested they arrested three people and found fentanyl, heroin, crack, and guns during a search of a property in West Hill this week -- and a fourth person was later arrested a few blocks away. [APD]
+ Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says a Cohoes attorney was arrested for allegedly selling heroin to one of her clients. [TU]
+ There a push to get hospital emergency departments to offer addiction treatment on demand. [TU]

Police: Robbery report was made up
East Greenbush police say it appears the robbery report from the owner of flooring store this week -- which prompted a manhunt involving a helicopter -- was false, and the business owner was arrested Thursday. [WNYT]

New York farmers and the Trump admin
+ US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Kinderhook Thursday where he heard from farmers about a need for immigrant workers and complaints about tariffs. [Spectrum] [TU]
+ In western New York, farmers say they're being squeezed by the effects of an early summer drought and the Trump admin's trade war. [NYT]

New York taxes and the federal government
The IRS is proposing regulations that would blunt some of the plans New York and other states have been working to get around the cap on state and local tax deductions. [Democrat & Chronicle]

State Attorney General election
Zephyr Teachout talked with the Times Union editorial board Thursday. [TU]

49th state Senate District election
A look at Democrat Michelle Ostrelich's challenge to Republican incumbent James Tedisco for the 49th state Senate seat. [Daily Gazette]

John Sweeney
The Rensselaer County IDA has hired John Sweeney as its attorney. [TU]

$40 million for Troy water pipeline
The city of Troy is looking at potentially issuing $40 million in bonds to pay for a new pipeline from its Tomhannock Reservoir. [TU]

Schenectady demolitions
The Capital Region Land Bank is moving to spend $622k to demolish 10 structures in the city of Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

Tank fight
The ALCO Historical and Technical Society is being sued over a model tank and how it's being displayed. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff to this weekend

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


"Violence in Albany" and "Opioids". The word GANGS is conspicuous in it's absence here.

Other words conspicuously absent: EGGPLANTS, UNICORNS, ASTEROIDS, ROLLERBLADES, BEANIE BABIES, 15TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPTS. I wonder why they aren't being reported in relation to this story.

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