New York's abortion laws and the Supreme Court, Albany selling its Coeymans land, crash at police station, building collapse near old South End Tavern

Abortion rights in New York State
A look at where New York's laws stand on abortion rights and how that could be significant if there's a shift in direction by the Supreme Court of the United States. [TU]

Albany selling Coeymans land
The city of Albany is moving toward selling the 363 acres of land it owns in Coeymans -- once planned to be used for a new landfill -- to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. [TU]

Gubernatorial election
Gun control laws: Andrew Cuomo says he'll push to expand the SAFE Act while Marc Molinaro says he wants there to be "a respect for the constitutional rights of all New Yorkers." [Spectrum]

Attorney general election
A short profile of Keith Wofford, the Republican running for state attorney general. [News10]

Women running for state offices
There's a record number of women running for state legislature seats this year. [Politico]

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Albany shooting
Albany police say they're investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old man in the area of North 1st Street in North Albany Saturday morning. [APD]

APD: Drunk driver crashed at police station
Albany police say a man alleged to be driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol crashed into a fence at APD's South Station on Morton Ave on Saturday. [APD]

Firefighter diversity
City of Schenectady officials are thinking about how they might change the recruitment and application process for the fire department in order to add diversity to ranks of firefighters. [TU]

North Greenbush conflict of interest?
The North Greenbush town building coordinator is also planning to build a large subdivision in the town via his private construction company -- the town board has asked the town ethics board to consider an advisory opinion on the situation. [TU]

Building collapse next to South End Tavern
The a building adjacent to the old South End Tavern building in Troy collapsed Saturday casting doubt on the future of the string of buildings there. [News10] [TU]

Tax breaks for Troy mixed-use project
The Troy IDA awarded a package of tax breaks to the $18 million mixed-use project the Rosenblum Companies is planning to build at Fourth and Congress in downtown Troy. [TU]

Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge
Sara Foss says she's excited about the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge grant program in Schenectady.

UAlbany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
UAlbany's College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is just three years old but already has more than 2,000 students enrolled in programs associated with the college (including online students). [TU]

Rivers Casino prize lawsuit
An Albany County woman is suing the Rivers Casino in Schenectady alleging the casino didn't award her a $25,000 prize (or a new car) as it should have in a contest. [Daily Gazette]

Jack's Diner
A profile of the co-owner of Jack's Diner on Central Ave in Albany. [TU]

Talking with the Watervliet man who's on the new season of Survivor. [TU]

Nipper statue auction
The decorated Nipper statues that had stood around downtown Albany over the past year collectively went for more than $60k at auction on Friday. [TU]

Harris Sanders
Chris Churchill remembers longtime local architect Harris Sanders. (It was his idea to put Nipper on top of the building.) [TU]

Stuff going on this week

Check out a rundown of things going on this week in our "Week ahead" list of stuff do.


Anyone else smelling that corruption odor emanating from North Greenbush? There always was a scent, but it's been very strong lately. Better get things under control soon so the $5 million dollars received to redo the route 4 corridor doesn't get taken away by the Feds.

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