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5 things you should know this Monday, July 8
5 things you should know this Monday, July 8

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — Happy Monday! We hope everyone had a great and safe weekend celebrating the Fourth of July! According to meteorologist Matt Mackie, today will be hot and humid. Temperatures are expected to reach just above 80 degrees.

On Sunday, one person died at Barberville Falls in Poestenkill, and another was rescued. The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office says the person who died was a man who was not from the area. Also, the Saratoga County Department of Public Works will replace the West Milton Road Bridge starting Monday. The bridge will be closed until about mid-November. These stories and more are covered in the five things you should know this Monday morning.


1. One dead, one rescued at Barberville Falls

On Sunday, one person died and another was rescued at Barberville Falls in Poestenkill. The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office says the deceased was a man who was not from the area.

2. Replacement of West Milton Road Bridge begins on Monday

The Saratoga County Public Works Department will begin replacing the West Milton Road Bridge on Monday. The bridge will be closed until approximately mid-November.

3. Shaker graduate Jeff Hoffman named to National League All-Star team

Shaker High School graduate Jeff Hoffman is in the midst of his breakout season with the Philadelphia Phillies, and his efforts during the first half of the MLB season have paid off.

4. Retired colonel honored in Albany bar after revealing lifelong secret in his obituary

A fundraiser was held on Sunday to honor veteran Col. Edward Thomas Ryan. Last month, the U.S. Army veteran died at the age of 85. In his obituary, the retired colonel revealed a secret he had kept hidden for decades: that he was gay.

5. Albany police investigate robbery on Grant Avenue

Albany police are investigating an assault that occurred Sunday morning in the area of ​​Grant Avenue and Hunter Avenue. Officers said they were called to the area around 2:40 a.m. after the assault was reported.

By Everly