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.
Mayor Patrick Madden defends the city’s misstep in reporting the spill and the Public Utilities Committee meets to correct further issues.
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, Newark — The 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 Troy—Albany Business Review
The buyer is Minnow Associates, a construction company from Brooklyn.
It will cost $5 per hour plus, in essence, a $1 docking fee.
The local Amtrak station is getting a makeover.
A primer on opposition research.
Jaya Sundaresh @jayaist
The resistance to the Senate health bill is strong.
American Anarchist Killed in Battle to Liberate Raqqa from ISIS — It’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.
?Everything is fiiiiine!?
Viral Black Death: To Watch or Not To Watch — Vice News
An op-ed from Noel Ransome, about the risks we incur when viral black death becomes banal.