A quick note heading into this holiday weekend: There will be sparse blogging over the next three days, and no Morning Memo on Monday (Labor Day). Regularly scheduled blogging will return Tuesday, Sept. 2. For those SoP readers who are also CapTon viewers, there will be no show on Monday night. We will return Tuesday night at 8 p.m. And now, some late afternoon headlines…

Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC News.

Syracuse Post-Standard: “Come out, come out, wherever you are, Gov. Andrew Cuomo” (and debate Zephyr Teachout).

Former Gov. David Paterson told radio listeners he believes the recent spike in heroin overdose deaths is a consequence of over-medicating children.

NYSUT filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit challenging teacher tenure.

While at SUNY New Paltz, Teachout said higher education should be “basically free.”

Cuomo has directed state agencies to suspend road construction that would cause traffic delays over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Roger Stone believes a yet-to-break scandal will prevent Hillary Clinton from running for president in 2016.

Teachout slammed one of Cuomo’s most prized initiatives by calling for a reversal of what she claims was an unconstitutional reorganization of the Long Island Power Authority.

Donald Trump did the ice bucket challenge in a suit and tie, with the help of Miss USA and Miss Universe.

Onondaga County GOP Chairman Tom Dadey – assisted by two youngsters, no beauty queens – also did the ice bucket challenge in a suit.

Sen. Greg Ball did his ice bucket challenge on a Texas beach, in what was possible the “most Greg Ball video ever.”

Phil Reisman is annoyed by the president’s Westchester visit.

Disgraced ex-Senate Majority Leader John Sampson refused to acknowledge he was booted from the Democratic conference after his indictment on embezzlement charges.

“The President stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

Rep. Pete King is furious about the tan suit.

Democratic Syracuse City Councilor Jean Kessner, briefly a state Senate candidate, pressed NY-24 GOP candidate John Katko on the 2000 theft of his loaded gun.

There are big deals to be had at the State Fair on Labor Day.

The “Twinx” probably contains about 1,000 calories, but fairgoers don’t seem to care.

US Sen. Charles Schumer doesn’t always endorse in Democratic primaries, but he has made an exception for Queens Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky.

It was 25 years ago this month when Ralph C. Wilson Jr. caused panic and outrage with the idea he might move the Bills out of Orchard Park at the end of the team’s original lease on Rich Stadium.

Harry Reid’s alma matter, Southern Utah University, is removing his name from a school building after citizens and alumni lobbied the school president and pledged more than $40,000 to the cause.

An unusual post-layoff goodbye.