APD says teen shot by police was wielding knife, Cuomo/Nixon to debate tonight, Spa City walk/vigil highlight contribution of immigrants

Albany police involved shooting
Albany police say Ellazar Williams, the teen who was paralyzed last week after being shot by officers, ran at them with a knife before the shooting and refused to drop the weapon. The officer who shot Williams was named in brutality claims in 2004 and 2005. Albany police apparently have video of the incident. [TU][WNYT]

Cuomo / Nixon
Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo are set to debate tonight. The debate will air on CBS.[TU]

Stephanie Miner
After three people with ties to the Democratic Party challenged her petitions to run on the Serve America Movement party, independent gubernatorial candidate and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is blaming Andrew Cuomo . [TU]

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NY Attorney General debate
The four candidates for NY Attorney General sparred on Tuesday over issues like dealing with corruption and money in public campaigns.[Spectrum]

Walk for immigrants
A walk and vigil in Saratoga, highlighting the importance of immigrants in our communities. [Gazette]

Saratoga charter
The Saratoga Charter Review Commission voted on Tuesday to approve a second draft of the city's charter, which will go to the voters in November, and will include the addition of two at-large members to the City Council. [Gazette]

Marijuana legalization
Public hearings have been set by the NYS Assembly for this fall on legalizing marijuana use. [TU]

Clifton Park burglaries
State Police are investigating a series of burglaries that took place in the Lapp Road area of Clifton Park over the summer.

Trash fuel plant a go in Rensselaer
The Rensselaer planning board approved plans for a $35 million trash to energy plant.[TU]

Schenectady fire
Three firefighters were treated at the hospital for heat related injuries following an Albany Avenue blaze in schenectady overnight. [WNYT][Spectrum][TU]

Albany fire
Two people are homeless following a fire on Clinton Avenue in Albany on Tuesday afternoon. [TU]

Troy police car
A Troy police car was involved in a crash on Tuesday when the driver of another vehicle allegedly drove the wrong way on a one-way street. [Record]

Highest paid police/firefighers
A new report shows Schenectady paid the highest average salaries in the Capital Region last year to police and firefighters. [Gazette]

Niskayuna cell tower
Niskayuna's Town Board unanimously approved the lease of land for a 120-foot cell phone tower. [TU]

Henry Johnson Outdoor Mall
An Albany business owner is proposing an outdoor mall for a stretch of Henry Johnson Blvd. [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Track

It's the last week of the season at the Saratoga Race Cours, which wraps up on Labor Day. (And, of course, there is no racing on Tuesday.) The big race this week is the Woodward Stakes on Saturday.

County fairs

County fair season wraps up this week with three fairs around the region:
+ Wednesday-Labor Day: The Schaghticoke Fair at the fairgrounds in Schaghticoke. It's the county fair for Rensselaer County. This is the 198th year for Schaghticoke Fair -- it's said to be the 3rd oldest fair of its type in New York State.
+ Wednesday-Labor Day: The Columbia County Fair at the fairgrounds in Chatham.
+ Wednesday-Labor Day: The Fonda Fair at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. It's the county fair for Fulton and Montgomery counties.


Capitol Park After Dark
Wednesday: The Capitol Park After Dark series is in West Capitol Park in Albany is showing the classic West Side Story. Wednesday 8 pm -- free

Swimming

Here's a big list of public pools and spray pads around the Capital Region. Some have already closed, and many more will be closing after this week.

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season nears an end...

Lunchtime at the Plaza
Wednesday: The Lunchtime at the Plaza series of lunchtime shows (thus the name) at the ESP has Soul Session Duo. Wednesday at noon -- free

Freedom Park
+ Wednesday: The concert series in Scotia's Freedom Park has Grand Central Station. Wednesday 7 pm -- free

Wednesday: Royal Wood at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. 7 pm -- $18

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