Daily Primer 7/12/17

Daily Primer 7/12/17

Katie Cusack, @katiecusackk

Adirondack icons battle over land parcel Times Union

The village of Lake Placid battles the local museum in court over the museum-owned empty lot downtown where the village looks to build a parking garage.

Scheduling gaffe blamed for unreported Troy sewage releaseTroy Record

Mayor Patrick Madden defends the city’s misstep in reporting the spill and the Public Utilities Committee meets to correct further issues.

Dying “Mother Ganga”: India’s holy river succumbs to pollutionReuters

The river that has provided local worshippers and pilgrims with a source of spiritual purification and clean drinking water is now thick with chemical and industrial waste.

Five days of unrest that shaped, and haunted, NewarkThe New York Times

A photo essay with personal accounts from the violence following a rumor that a black cab driver was murdered under police custody in Newark 50 years ago. Twenty-six people were killed and more than 700 were injured.

Luke Stoddard Nathan, @lukestdnathan

Historic building sold for $2.5 million in downtown TroyAlbany Business Review

The buyer is Minnow Associates, a construction company from Brooklyn.

Here’s how much it will cost to use one of the upcoming bike share bikesAll Over Albany

It will cost $5 per hour plus, in essence, a $1 docking fee.

Cuomo makes new-look train station out to be a symbol for SchenectadyTimes Union

The local Amtrak station is getting a makeover.

Campaign Opposition Research Is Standard. But Not “Oppo” From Hostile NationsThe New York Times

A primer on opposition research.

Jaya Sundaresh @jayaist

Developer eyes Clinton Ave. for affordable housing in AlbanyTimes Union

ICYMI. Is this the solution to the “red x” problem that Albany’s Arbor Hill has been looking for? Should be read in conjunction with this.

Hundreds of activists crashed Senate GOP offices, yelling about Medicaid and getting arrestedVox

The resistance to the Senate health bill is strong.

American Anarchist Killed in Battle to Liberate Raqqa from ISISIt’s Going Down

This report from an anarchist news source is tragic. An American — from our area — has died, fighting ISIS. He joined up with the IRPGF (International Revolutionary People’s Guerilla Forces), an anarchist militia fighting to liberate Syria from Isis and for a free Kurdistan, five months ago.

An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Off a Major Antarctic Ice ShelfNew York Times

?Everything is fiiiiine!?

Viral Black Death: To Watch or Not To WatchVice News

An op-ed from Noel Ransome, about the risks we incur when viral black death becomes banal.


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