Cohoes mayor says he's not resigning, record turnout for Democratic primary, dirt bike ride through supermarket

Shawn Morse
+ As more local political leaders called for him to resign Monday over multiple accusations of domestic violence, Cohoes mayor Shawn Morse announced at a press conference that he would not: "I ain't down, I ain't on my knees, I ain't resigning." [@MCCoyCountyExec] [News10] [WNYT]

+ Morse used the press conference to deny the series of accusations: "I've never touched a woman. I've never touched my wife. I never touched my daughters and I never touched my son and I will take that to the grave with me because it's never happened." And he tried to paint his estranged wife as the one to blame, saying she's "very troubled, she's on a downward spiral and I'll leave it at that." [CBS6] [TU]

+ Speaking to News10, Brenda Morse reiterated some of the recent accusations against Shawn Morse, including an incident in the parking lot of a Wolf Road restaurant. [News10]

+ At a special Cohoes Common Council meeting Monday night, multiple residents defended Morse during public comments. Councilman Randy Koniowka has continued his call for Morse to step down. [WNYT x2]

+ Chris Churchill: "There's something within us that wants to believe people who really seem as though they are telling the truth. That's how demagogues gain power." [TU]

Aftermath of Albany police shooting
Paul Grondahl visited with Ellazar Williams, the man shot by an Albany police detective during an incident in which police say Williams had a large knife -- Williams is now paralyzed from the chest down. (He did not speak about the shooting with Grondahl.) [TU]

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Voter turnout
The 1.5 million people who voted in the New York State Democratic primary last week a record-high turnout. [TU]

Kindergarten
A New York State Board of Regents panel is recommending the state require full-day kindergarten and a mandatory school age of 5 instead of 6. [Daily Gazette]

Albany County comptroller
Longtime Albany County comptroller Mike Connors has announced he won't be running for re-election -- Albany city treasurer Darius Shahinfar says he's planning to run and Frank Commisso Jr. (who works for Connors) said he hasn't made a decision. [@mandy_fries] [TU]

Immigrant detainees at Albany County jail
The number of undocumented immigrants being held at the Albany County jail by ICE is on the upswing again, and sheriff Craig Apple says the detainees will continue to get legal and other services. [TU]

Saratoga Springs City Hall
Mayor Meg Kelly says Saratoga Springs City Hall could be closed until next summer because of damage from a lightning strike last month.

Rensselaer construction debris dump
State Police issued a bunch of citations last week for overweight trucks headed to the Dunn construction and demolition debris in Rensselaer -- truck traffic there has been a source frequent complaints from residents. [TU]

Obesity
One in four New Yorkers is obese -- and more than 60 percent are overweight or obese -- according to a recent national report. That happens to be one of the lower rates in the nation, but many of the same socio-economic disparities are also playing out here. [State of Obesity] [TU]

Dirt bike ride through Price Chopper
Schenectady police say they arrested a man for riding a dirt bike through the Eastern Avenue Ave Price Chopper September 1 -- and yep, there's GoPro video of it. [Daily Gazette]

Monument Square apartments
The Sam Judge project to convert the building at 255 River Street on Monument Square in Troy into 19 apartments got a package of tax breaks worth more than $1.6 million from the Rensselaer County IDA. [Biz Review]

Munchies
A Greene County woman says a box she received from a snack subscription service also included pot. [CBS6]

Stuff going on today

Yom Kippur
The Jewish High Holy Days conclude with Yom Kippur, which begins at sunset on Tuesday and ends at nightfall on Wednesday. It is the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar.

Sip & Saw
Tuesday: The "Social Media" drinks-and-crafts series at the Arts Center of the Capital Region has a "Sip & Saw" night. "Sip some cocktails while creating a piece of functional art in our woodworking studio. Using re-purposed barn wood, we'll construct a rustic yet elegant shelf for your home." Tuesday 5:30 pm -- $50

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