■ Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff today in honor of the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shootings. The flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday.
■ POTSDAM The West Dam Hydro Plant finally will begin testing on Sept. 27 and will start producing power full time soon after, village leaders said. Construction of the plant began in 2008. It is expected to be a revenue source; the village will sell the power to National Grid or private buyers.