Cuomo and Molinaro debating today, NY-19 debate, search for info in Route 7 pedestrian death, eat your vegetables first

Gubernatorial election
+ At long last: Andrew Cuomo and Marc Molinaro are scheduled to appear in a debate Tuesday in New York City that will be recorded and played around the state this evening. Here in the Capital Region it will air at 7 pm on CW15 (WCWN) on TV and on WGY on the radio. [TU] [CBS6]
+ Debate pre-game analysis. [NYT]
+ The debate will be one-on-one between Cuomo and Molinaro and not include the other candidates. [News10]

NY-19 election
The four candidates for NY-19 Congressional District -- Republican incumbent John Faso, Democrat Antonio Delgado, Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield, and independent Diane Neal -- debated at WAMC Monday. Among the topics: personal histories and immigration. [WNYT] [WAMC]

Pedestrian death on Route 7
The daughter of the 86-year-old woman who State Police say died after it appears she was struck by one or more vehicles on Route 7 in Brunswick Friday night, to the Times Union: "If people can stop for an animal they hit, they can stop for a human being." [TU]


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Schoharie limo crash
+ An update on the examination of the limo itself, and the upcoming look the attorney and experts for Nauman Hussain will have at the evidence. [Daily Gazette]
+ Hussain's attorney says the case has gone to a grand jury and his client won't be appearing in local court. [TU]
+ A look at the recommendations from a grand jury following a fatal limo crash on Long Island in 2015 and why they weren't pursued. [TU]

Guilty verdict in Moreau shooting
The man accused of shooting a neighbor last October, leaving the man paralyzed, was convicted on charges that include first-degree assault and faces up to 25 years in prison. His defense had included an argument that the shooter could have been his twin brother. [Post-Star] [WNYT]

Review of man's 2017 death in Schenectady police custody
Sara Foss concludes that she might have done the same thing as the police officer driving the cruiser that was carrying Andrew Kearse the night he died. [Daily Gazette]

49th state Senate District
A profile of the matchup between incumbent Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Michelle Ostrelich for the 49th state Senate District. [TU]

Municipal budgets
+ The Schenectady County legislature approved a budget that reduces property taxes by one percent, a cut said to be enabled by casino revenue. [TU]
+ Colonie supervisor Paula Mahan says higher-than-forecasted sales tax revenue allows the tax increase in the proposed town budget to be 5.8 percent instead of 7.5 percent. [TU]

Downtown Albany sewer project
Construction an Albany sewer project intended to help with the combined sewer overflow problem starts next week and will prompt traffic re-routes near the 625 Broadway Garage and Quackenbush Garage. [TU]

Albany middle schools
The Albany school district has public meetings this week to talk about how to handle expanding middle school capacity. [Spectrum]

Guilderland school project rejection
Guilderland school district officials say they're looking at results of an exit survey to determine how to reshape a $42 million capital project recently rejected by voters. [Daily Gazette]

A program is working to connect retiring farmers with people who want to be farmers in an effort to preserve farmland. [TU]

Locally-based PrimaLoft says it's figured out a way to make the microfibers in its insulation -- used in coats and jacks, for example -- biodegrade more quickly. [TU]

"I'll never forget her telling me, 'eat the vegetables first.'"
Remembering longtime Gazette reporter, reviewer, columnist and editor Peg Churchill Wright, who died last week at age 82. [Daily Gazette]

It turns out there are many people interested in winning $1.6 billion. [TU] [News10]

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." The tours have been extended through November 2. Monday-Friday 1 pm and 5:30 pm / Saturday 1 pm -- free (but you must make a reservation and they fill up)

Historic Haunted Pub Crawl
Tuesday and Thursday: Historic Albany Foundation, Ten Broeck Mansion, and The Original Albany Ghost Tour have joined up for a series of historic haunted pub crawls. It starts with a ghost tour of the Ten Broeck Mansion and then heads to a trio of downtown pubs with stories along the way. Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 7 pm -- $25

Film Columbia
Today-Sunday: The Film Columbia festival continues in Chatham. As in years past the schedule includes a bunch of films that are already getting attention because of screenings at other festivals and/or they're eagerly awaited because of stars or directors involved. Monday-Sunday various times and prices

Tuesday: Proctors is showing the National Theatre production of Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Tuesday 2 pm and 7 pm -- $15

A Bronx Tale
Tuesday-Sunday: A production of A Bronx Tale is at Proctors. The musical is based on the one-man show by Chazz Palminteri. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $25 and up

The Grand Erie Canal in the 1820s
Tuesday: The Brainfood for the Curious series of short lunchtime talks at the State Museum is focused on the Erie Canal of the 1820s this week. Tuesday 12:10-12:30 pm, Huxley Theater -- free

An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
Tuesday: Writer/NYC subway conductor Sujatha Gidla will be at the State Museum to talk about her memoir Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India. It's part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. (There's also a craft talk on the UAlbany uptown campus at 4:15 pm.) Tuesday 7:30 pm, Huxley Theater -- free

Artificial Intelligence: From Analog to Digital and Back
Tuesday: Tech historian George Dyson will be at Union for a talk titled "Artificial Intelligence: From Analog to Digital and Back." Tuesday 5 pm, Nott Memorial -- free

Music: The Wailers at Cohoes Music Hall
Reggae icons. With: Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets. 8 pm -- $28 and up

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