Alleged night club shooter was parolee, overnight trailer explosion in Colonie under investigation, Schenectady police brutality settlement upwards of $300k, campaigning against Aaron Burr

Man charged with shooting was parolee
The man charged in a fatal shooting outside an Albany nightclub over the weekend was on parole after serving two years in prison on a weapons charge. [TU]

Schenectady police brutality settlement
The police brutality settlement between the city of Schenectady and a woman who alleges two officers slammed her head onto a bench in the police station in 2016 is reportedly somewhere between $300,000 and $400,000. [TU]

Trailer explosion
An explosion and fire destroyed a Colonie trailer home and damaged two others late Tuesday. There were no injuries and the cause remains under investigation. [WNYT][Spectrum]


Schenectady County deputy fired for abuse
A Schenectady County Sheriff's deputy was fired after he was arrested for a second time on domestic violence charges. [TU][Spectrum]

Drinking water report delayed
New York's Drinking Water Quality Council says it needs more time to review new science before recommending limits on contaminants in New York's water sources. [TU]

Proposed bio-pharmaceutical factory
Rotterdam could eventually be home to a $66 million bio-pharmaceutical factory. [Gazette]

Help for fire victims
A group of not-for-profit and government agencies have teamed up to help the estimated 80 people displaced by the big fires on Quail Street and Sheridan Avenue in Albany over the weekend. [TU]

Spa City budget
Saratoga Springs residents would see a slight property tax increase in 2019 in the city's proposed budget -- and due to the lightning strike and fire at City Hall, plans for new employees and new vehicles have been put on hold. [TU]

Senate aide domestic violence trial
The domestic violence trial of former state Senate aide Robert Nickel began on Tuesday in Albany County Court. [TU]

Schenectady County and income disparity
A look at Census data that reveals the vast income disparity between neighborhoods in Schenectady County. [Gazette]

If you're heading to the Adirondacks, beware of moose. [TU]

Passersby found 17 cats and kittens in a sealed inside a plastic bin on a Schenectady roadside on Monday. [TU]

The Voice
A Queensbury native is impressing judges on The Voice. [WNYT]

The discovery of the lost political broadside attacking Aaron Burr. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Creative economy mixer
Wednesday: The Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy has a mixer at the new Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts venue in Catskill. "Our event will include productive networking, exciting entertainment, a facility tour, food, beverage and a group discussion." Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free (registration requested)

Through the use of photos, film, and live music, this multimedia presentation will focus on the life and music of James Reese Europe (1880-1919), an extraordinary individual who was not only instrumental in the success of the Harlem Hellfighters, an African-American military regiment from New York that was dispatched to fight for France in World War I, but had a major influence in the development of jazz, swing, and contemporary dance music.


Godzilla on Tap
Wednesday: The It Came from Schenectady series at Proctors is showing a surprise Godzilla film. It's in collaboration with Science on Tap and the the miSci Science Festival. Wednesday 7 pm -- $9 / $6 students and seniors

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