Cuomo leads in Q-poll, NTSB still hasn't examined limo from deadly Schoharie crash, Schenectady and GE

Q-poll shows Cuomo with strong lead
The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Andrew Cuomo with a 23-percentage point lead over Republican challenger Marc Molinaro. [Spectrum]

Molinaro suing JCOPE
Gubernatorial candidate Mark Molinaro and chairman Ed Cox are suing JCOPE in an effort to force the ethics board's commissioners to vote on launching a probe into whether convicted former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco used state government resources while managing Cuomo's 2014 gubernatorial campaign -- and whether the governor was aware of any potentially illegal activities. [TU]

Schoharie limo crash
+After nearly two weeks,investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say they have still not been able to get access to examine the limo involved in the crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie. The car remains in the custody of the New York State Police, who say it may be a few more weeks before the NTSB has access. [TU][Spectrum]

+State and federal lawmakers are calling for new safety regulations for the controversial stretch of road where the limo crashed. [Spectrum]

+A family copes with the loss of four sisters.[NYT]


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Reason for teacher suspension in question
Shenendehowa high school students are speaking out against a teacher who filed a notice of claim this week reserving her right to sue the school district for $2 million because of her sexuality. The teacher claims she was suspended for mentioning her wife to students, but students say the suspension was a result of the teacher berating an honors student for an article in a school newspaper, calling the article "an example of anti-intellectualism, complete narcissism, and basically idiocy."[Gazette][TU]

Scout master faces abuse charges
A Delanson scout master and member of the Air National Guard is facing charges for allegedly possessing child pornography. [TU]

Berne man charged with raping teen
Police have charged a 31-year-old Berne man with the rape of a 13-year-old girl. [TU]

NYS D.A.s sue state
The NYS District Attorneys Association is suing the state to block the creation of a commission that would investigate the conduct of D.A.s and their assistants. [TU]

Pre-school teacher missing
Police are looking for a 45-year-old Niskayuna pre-school teacher who was last seen leaving work a week ago. [WNYT]

Trump and New York Democrats
Anti-Trump sentiment in New York could put some New York Democrats into powerful post-midterm positions. [NYT]

Victory for tailer owners
The Attorney General's office has announced that residents of about 100 trailer parks in New York State will have down payments and other fees from illegal "rent-to-own" plans refunded. [TU]

Rensselaer County addiction hotline
In an effort to battle the opioid crisis, Rensselaer County has announced an addiction and recovery hotline.[WNYT]

Orchard forced to sell
How a state delay on the approval of conservation easements has forced the sale of a Saratoga County orchard. [TU]

GE and Schenectady
A look at how GE helped form Schenectady, and how the city will survive as the company continues to struggle. [TU]

Stuff to do
Here's our big list of stuff to do this weekend.

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