Continued questions about man's death in Schenectady group home, Nixon makes Capital Region campaign stops, Central Warehouse owner says he's working on the project

Investigation of man's death in Schenectady group home
Lauren Stanforth looks in the investigation of the death of a man with developmental disabilities in a Schenectady group home in July 2017 -- there are still few details about how he died and the situation surrounding the death -- and the state's overall process for reviewing these sorts of deaths. [TU]

Gubernatorial election
+ Cynthia Nixon made campaign appearances in Schenectady and Saratoga Springs Sunday, and she said the lack of upstate topics at the recent debate was a result of the moderators' questions. [Daily Gazette] [TU]
+ Where Nixon and Andrew Cuomo stand on potentially pursuing single-payer healthcare in New York State. [TU]

Crystal Run and the Cuomo admin
Chris Bragg continues to pull at threads related to the Crystal Run Healthcare -- a major campaign donor to Andrew Cuomo -- and state grants the Hudson Valley company has gotten, including $6 million in reimbursements for items such as office furniture. [TU]

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Gun violence in Albany
+ Albany police said Saturday they were investigating a shooting on North Swan Street Friday night in which two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. [APD]
+ Albany police say they've arrested a second man -- who's from Vermont -- in connection with the shooting death of Equan Fallen on Livingston Ave in June. [APD]

Albany officers injured
Albany police say two officers were injured while trying to subdue a man Friday morning at the Executive House Apartments on South Swan. APD says the man slashed the officers with a cuticle pusher, and officers tried to subdue the man with a taser. APD says the man was also accused of hitting an officer in February and he was sent for a mental health evaluation. [APD] [TU]

State Attorney General election
+ David Lombardo on the modern state Attorney General's office: "What once was largely a defensive office tasked with serving as the state's lawyer, is now known for an aggressive portfolio crafted by the personality and politics of the state's top legal officer." [TU]
+ Leecia Eve, one of the Democrats competing for the job, talked with the Times Union editorial board and won its endorsement. [TU]

Marijuana legalization
Sara Foss on the Cuomo admin's marijuana policy listening tour around the state: "In a state where important matters are routinely decided behind closed doors, by three men in a room, the listening tour concept feels like a breath of fresh air." [Daily Gazette]

Same-sex marriage
+ Amy Biancolli gets many viewpoints on the tension within the Episcopal diocese of Albany over same-sex marriage, which the bishop calls "a major schism." [TU]
+ Chris Churchill on the apparent reluctance of a town clerk in Montgomery County to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples: "No government official has the right to make people feel that way, in Root or anywhere else." [TU]

Schenectady code enforcement
A look at how the city of Schenectady has worked get back on top of code enforcement inspections following a critical state comptroller's report. [Daily Gazette]

Albany NAACP
Amanda Fries talks with Gwen Pope, the president of the Albany branch of the NAACP, about the local issues the org is focused on. [TU]

Albany South End pharmacy and retail
Chris Churchill on Walgreens' plan to close the Rite Aid in Albany's and some of the factors that might have contributed to the decision. [TU]

Central Warehouse
The owner of the Central Warehouse in Albany says he's still working on doing something with the massive empty building, and city officials say they're looking at all the issues connected to the building potentially being wrapped in advertising. [Biz Review]

Green Island mixed-use development
A chronicle of the extensive pollution found -- and cleanup plans -- at the site of the big mixed-use development in the works across from downtown Troy in Green Island. [TU]

The Track
+ The paid admission for the season that just ended at the Saratoga Race Course was 1,124,149. [Daily Gazette]
+ The push for funding for a backstretch health clinic. [TU]
+ Sam The Bugler is retiring. [TU]

George the Turkey
The resident turkey of Clifton Park's Country Knolls neighborhood -- George -- has returned following an incident with a dog. [Daily Gazette]

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