5 things to know this Thursday, May 16

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — One more day, everyone. Happy Thursday! Meteorologists Matt Mackie and Kevin Appleby say it’ll be a cloudy day with temperatures in the low 70s with some showers.

The fire department was seen going in and out of the Super 8 Motel in Rotterdam Wednesday. The department placed a notice on the door that stated people needed to leave. Also, HVCC President Roger Ramsammy has been placed on paid leave following an employee complaint. These stories, and more, are covered in your five things to know this Thursday morning.

1. Large presence seen outside Rotterdam Super 8 Motel

The fire department was seen going in and out of the Super 8 Motel in Rotterdam Wednesday. The department placed a notice on the door that stated people needed to leave.

2. HVCC President on paid leave following staffer complaint

The Chairman of Hudson Valley Community College’s board of trustees says the college’s Human Resources department received an employee complaint against college president Roger Ramsammy. NEWS10 is working to confirm the nature of that complaint. College Board of Trustee members met on Wednesday in which they voted to place Ramsammy on paid administrative leave and appoint Louis Coplin II as Interim President.

3. RT 22 in White Creek reopens after fatal crash

Route 22 in White Creek has reopened after a fatal crash Wednesday morning. The road was closed between State Route 67 Eagle Bridge and State Route 67/22 North Hoosick for about six hours.

4. New York State Police Academy graduates 228 new Troopers

In his first graduation as Superintendent of the New York State Police, Superintendent Steven James saw 228 people become the newest crop of New York State Troopers at the Empire State Plaza on Wednesday, May 15. Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado was also on hand to welcome the new troopers.

5. Deafblind student ready to graduate from SCCC and open his own restaurant

A local college student who is graduating this week from SUNY Schenectady Community College is breaking barriers in the kitchen. Chris Gonzales thrives in pretty much any setting, but he shines when it comes to fine dining.

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