While You Were Out…: June 6, 2019

Well, we made it through Day 2 of CivMix! So far, the response has been strong and positive. Thank you for your support – and your clicks! We appreciate it.

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In the meantime, here are a few stories that caught our eye over the course of the day…

A training exercise turned deadly at the West Point Military Academy in the Hudson Valley, with one cadet killed and 20 others and two soldiers injured. Details are still spotty, and the incident is under investigation.

Exactly eight months after the deadly limousine crash in Schoharie, the state Senate unanimously passed a package of bills meant to make limousines safer.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a veteran of the Clinton administration, continues to be wary of Democrats opening up impeachment inquiries against President Donald Trump. He’s in favor of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s current go-slow approach.

Albany High School’s Marching Falcons performed in the Normandy National Guard memorial today in France, as well as the D-Day Memorial Parade along Omaha Beach. Earlier in the week, they also performed two concerts in Paris.

Remember that piece I linked to yesterday about Madonna being 60? I was shocked about the heavy focus on her age. Apparently, she was, too. And she’s really not happy with the New York Times Magazine.

Good news for those of you who are fed up with robocalls – and really, who isn’t?

Denise Gonick, whose career with MVP Health Care spans nearly a quarter century, is leaving the CEO’s post at the end of the summer, the Schenectady-based health plan announced.

The best way to improve relations between Albany Police and residents was the focus of the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting held last night.

Details about the 1998 disappearance of Suzanne Lyall are being heard by thousands thanks to a podcast called Upstate Unsolved.

Amanda Anisimova, a 17-year-old American tennis phenom, stunned defending champ Simona Halep at the French Open quarterfinals today.

Hooray for local talent!

Speaking of talent, Brian Wilson has cancelled his “Pet Sounds Tour,” which was scheduled to be at Tanglewood on June 16, due to ongoing mental and physical issues.

Also, a summer tradition is underway as the City of Albany kicks off its Alive at Five concerts with a show tonight by Donna Missal.

Here’s some disappointing news for fans of Entertainment Weekly.

I guess bees don’t have the swarming market cornered.

Photo credit: Fred Coffey.




  1. Jeb

    Please clap.

  2. Dave

    Found out about your site reading Chuck Miller’s blog.


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