Protestors seek justice for Williams, Capital Region unemployment drops, Albany sewer concerns, reaching the century mark

Ellazar Williams protest
Two dozen people gathered and protested at the Albany Public Library on Tuesday night demanding justice for 19-year-old Ellazar Williams, who was paralyzed when he was shot in the back by a police officer five weeks ago. Protestors criticized department findings in the case and are calling for the officer to be charged with attempted murder. [WNYT][Spectrum][TU]

Cuomo/Crystal Run
Three weeks after Andrew Cuomo told the Times Union editorial board that Crystal Run Healthcare never warned his campaigned about potential problems with $400,000 in donations, the Cuomo campaign says the governor was incorrect. [TU]

Unemployment
Unemployment dropped slightly in the Capital Region last month, to 3.7 percent from 3.9 percent in August and from 4.5 percent in August of 2017.[Gazette]

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Schenectady reaches settlement in police brutality case
Schenectady has reached a settlement with a woman who says two police officers slammed her head into a station-house bench. [TU]

Sheldon Silver
Sheldon Silver's date to report to federal prison has been pushed back again, and a judge is deciding whether the former Assembly Speaker will be given bail while his appeal is prepared. [TU]

Mother/son plead guilty to embezzling $1 million
A mother and son have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with what prosecutors say was a scheme in which $1 million was embezzled from the New York State Weatherization Directors Association Guilderland. [News 10]

Raise the Age issues
With the October 1 deadline for "Raise the Age" in New York -- which is divert 16- and 17-year-olds into the family court systems -- many court officers say their courthouses are understaffed and do not have the resources to deal with the changes. [TU]

Millionaire's tax
Andrew Cuomo says the fate of the Millionaire's Tax in New York State, set to expire at the end of 2019, is not likely to be decided this year. [TU]

Albany, Watervliet show financial improvements
A report by the state Comptroller's office shows modest improvements in the financial outlook for Albany and Watervliet, and some problems for Colonie. [TU]

Albany sewer concerns
Residents in Albany's Melrose neighborhood are concerned that further development in the area could exacerbate flooding and sewage overflows. [TU]

Niskayuna dog barking
Nearly two dozen residents spoke out at a packed public hearing on Tuesday to make that town's dog-barking law stricter -- a move an animal hospital believes is targeting its business. [Spectrum]

Chef David Martin
David Martin, a longtime chef and many popular Capital Region restaurants, has died.
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100 years
Longtime educator Marjorie Flynn on reaching the century mark: "It's kind of hard to get to be 100, but it's fun."[WNYT]

Stuff going on today

Capitol Hauntings
Today-Saturday: The popular Capitol Hauntings tours have started up for the season at the state Capitol. "The tour lasts about an hour, but the chilling, ghostly tales might haunt you forever." Monday-Friday 1 pm and 5:30 pm / Saturday 1 pm -- free (but you must make a reservation and they fill up)

New Scotland Ave Restaurant Week
Today-Sunday: The first New Scotland Ave Restaurant Week will include a variety of discounts and specials at restaurants along the commercial strip in Albany's Helderberg neighborhood. Nine establishments are participating.

The Royale
Today-Sunday: The Rep continues its production of The Royale. (It was in previews this past weekend.) Show blurbage:

Jay "The Sport" Jackson needs one more win to become heavyweight champion of the world, but in the Jim Crow reality of 1905 America, his greatest opponent may not be in the ring. Inspired by the true story of trailblazing boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale bristles with the thrilling rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic punctuation of playwright Marco Ramirez (Netflix's Daredevil, Orange is the New Black). This powerhouse of a play brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a man's place in history and packs a punch that will leave you breathless.

Tuesday's opening-night show includes a post-show reception. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Schenectady Suds
Wednesday: The Schenectady County Historical Society's "Schenectady Suds" tour is back. "Join us for a night of fun history, good company and great beer! We'll stroll through the Historic Stockade District, traveling from the colonial past to the craft-brew present. Includes a a complimentary pint and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Mad Jack Brewery led by the brewers themselves." Wednesday 6 pm -- $15

National Theatre: Julie
Wednesday: Proctors will be showing the filmed version of the National Theatre production of Julie starring Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa. "Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean - which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival." Monday 2 pm, Wednesday 7 pm -- $15

Joan Jett: Bad Reputation
Wednesday: The It Came From Schenectady at Proctors is has an advance screening of the Joan Jett documentary Bad Reputation in the The Addy. Wednesday 7 pm -- $9 / $6 students and seniors

Music: Delgrés at Sanctuary for Independent Media
"Delgrés is a deep roots trio that blends French Caribbean and New Orleans' musical styles for an all-new sound." Wednesday 7 pm -- $20

Music: Hamell on Trial at The Low
Last night of September residency. 7 pm

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