Countdown to primaries, advocates say report in Albany police involved shooting is flawed, Regeneron to add 1,500 jobs, telemedicine could help homeless patients in Schenectady

Primaries
+Thursday is primary day. Here's a rundown of local races. [Gazette]

+Chris Churchill takes Andrew Cuomo to task for opening the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge at the beginning of primary week. [TU]

+Campaigning around 9/11.

+Senator Jeff Klein's struggle to appeal to Democrats after leading the IDC. [NYT]

Questions in police involved shooting
Civil rights leader Alice Green and advocates for the Center for Law and Justice says the APD explanation of a police involved shooting of a 19-year-old suspect still leaves questions about how the teen was shot in the back. [Spectrum][TU]

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Regeneron to add jobs
Regeneron pharmaceutical company will get $140 million in incentive money from New York State to expand it's Rensselaer County operations adding 1,500 new jobs at it's East Greenbush location.

Online ticket businesses sue NY AG
A pair of online ticket marketing services are suing NY Attorney General Barbara Underwood to keep the AG's office from pursuing a civil case seeking millions in penalties for the companies. [TU]

Fracking opposition
The Sheridan Hollow Alliance delivered 3,500 signatures on a petition to keep a fracked gas power plant from locating in the old trash-to-steam plant on Sheridan Avenue in Albany. [Spectrum]

Saratoga schools may arm former police officers
A handful of former police officers who now work at in the Saratoga Springs City School District may soon be armed. [Gazette]

Saratoga creates civilian police review board
Saratoga Springs has instituted a citizen review board to enhance communications between resigns and police , following the controversy surrounding a police pursuit that led to the injury and subsequent death of Daryl Mount. [Gazette]

Electric City retail
Bringing retail to Downtown Schenectady is the next step in the city's revitalization plan. [Gazette][TU]

More time for Charter
Charter Communications has been more time by the Public Service Commission to negotiate staying in New York following its 2016 acquisition of Time Warner Cable. [TU]

9/11 memorials
How communities around the Capital Region marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. [TU]

Climate change money
Albany County is getting $200,000 in state funding to help combat man made climate change. [TU]

Telemedicine for homeless patients
A Troy telemedicine company is using a $61,000 grant to help provide on-call medical assistance to the Schenectady ARC and homeless patients. [TU]

Florence sends animals to Menands
Shelters in the line of Hurricane Florence have been sending animals to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.[TU]

Lanternfly
An invasive Asian insect hitched a ride from Pennsylvania to Crossgates -- raised some concerns for state environmental officials this week. [TU]

Playground designed by kids
A new state-of-the-art playground being built at Schenectady's Steinmetz Homes was designed by children.[Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week

Today-Sunday: It's Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week. Restaurants around downtown Troy will be offering specials and there will be beer-focused events at many places.

Arts and sciences

Listening Creates an Opening
Wednesday-Saturday: The Mary Armentrout Dance Theater will be at EMPAC for a work called Listening Creates an Opening. It "focuses on how various types of technology impact our physical experience of moving through the world. By inviting the audience to move with the performers through a variety of environments, the performance explores what types of histories and contexts reveal themselves from a consciously embodied perspective." Wednesday-Saturday 5:30 pm -- $18 / $13 students and seniors

Growing Up Black in the Adirondacks
Wednesday: Alice Green -- one of this year's Albany Public Library Literary Legends -- will beat the Washington Ave Branch "as she recalls childhood memories of life in the Adirondacks and her father's work in the local mining industry. She'll also talk about the historical presence of African Americans in the region." Wednesday 6 pm -- free

Corning Riverfront Bike Tour
Wednesday: The LocalXDesign series has a bike tour of Corning Riverfront Park. "This month we are taking you on a 3 mile bike adventure along the Hudson River. Join us for a public tour of the Corning Riverfront and learn how the experience of the park has changed overtime." (You can also sign up ahead of time to note you'd like to ride one of the CDTA bike share bikes.) Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free, registration requested

Music

Wednesday: Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Caffe Lena
"Although the Quartets style is rooted in straight-ahead jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music." 7 pm each night -- $45

Wednesday: Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes at the ESP
"The 4-piece ensemble's performance will feature straight ahead jazz standards, Latin-American songs, and original material." 5:30 pm -- free

Wednesday: Hamell on Trial at The Low Beat
September residency. 7 pm

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