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After tense meeting, future of Northway Church uncertain

An overflow crowd gathered in the Clifton Park Town Hall Tuesday evening for a tense meeting on the future of The Northway Church in the southern Saratoga County town.

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First it was Samsung phones. Now it's exploding Samsung washing machines.

First it was Samsung phones. Now it's exploding Samsung washing machines.

Some washing machines, the suit alleges, vibrate violently under heavy loads causing the tub to "become unfastened, resulting in a dramatic centrifugal explosion that destroys the machine and nearby property."

Wink rolls out second generation of smart-home device

Wink rolls out second generation of smart-home device

Wink is rolling out the second generation of its smart-home device, which lets users control a wide range of wireless-enabled devices throughout their home with their smartphones.

Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

SCHENECTADY

Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

The Grog Shoppe - the longtime Erie Boulevard restaurant and tavern - will close Friday night after about 40 years in business.

After tense meeting, future of Northway Church uncertain

CLIFTON PARK

After tense meeting, future of Northway Church uncertain

An overflow crowd gathered in the Clifton Park Town Hall Tuesday evening for a tense meeting on the future of The Northway Church in the southern Saratoga County town.

Consumers gobble cheap food as grocers squirm

Consumers gobble cheap food as grocers squirm

In a startling development, almost unheard of outside a recession, food prices have fallen for nine straight months in the U.S.

Rivers Casino & Resort to host hiring event

SCHENECTADY

Rivers Casino & Resort to host hiring event

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will host a hiring fair on Oct. 8 for prospective employees.

GE gets funding for grid improvement effort

NISKAYUNA

GE gets funding for grid improvement effort

General Electric in Niskayuna is one beneficiary of a $1.5 million initiative by the Department of Energy to produce large power transformers that are critical to the nation’s power grid.

Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser raises $17k

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser raises $17k

The Schenectady Loves Italy fundraiser on Sept. 1 raised over $17,000 to be donated to the Italian Red Cross for earthquake disaster relief.

Niskayuna considers new zoning district; affects O.D. Heck

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna considers new zoning district; affects O.D. Heck

If a new zoning district is created, Niskayuna plans to look into rezoning a portion of Consaul and Balltown roads that includes the O.D. Heck Development Center, even as the facility’s future remains uncertain.

Schenectady County to expand access to healthy food at pantries

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County to expand access to healthy food at pantries

Schenectady County and several health organizations announced Tuesday an effort to expand access to healthy foods at five local pantries.

ALBANY

Albany police investigating State Street bank robbery

Albany police are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred on State Street.

Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

An event slated for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday on Craig Street is designed to be fun and to promote bicycle safety and bikes as a safe transportation option, according to organizers.

Stewart's, Dunkin' Donuts offer coffee deals Thursday

Stewart's, Dunkin' Donuts offer coffee deals Thursday

Stewart's Shops will be offering a free coffee in honor of National Coffee Day from noon to close on Thursday, and Dunkin' Donuts will be offering a discount cup.

Surprise! Snapchat has a new name and now sells glasses

Surprise! Snapchat has a new name and now sells glasses

"You can search Snapchat or Spectacles for the fun stuff and leave Snap Inc. for the Wall Street crowd :)," chief executive Evan Spiegel said in a blog post.

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

NISKAYUNA

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

The O.D. Heck Development Center in Niskayuna hasn’t been home to a resident since spring of 2015, yet cars line the parking lot and employees are frequently heading in and out.

Pressures mount on Wells Fargo following fake-accounts scandal

WASHINGTON

Pressures mount on Wells Fargo following fake-accounts scandal

The bank is being investigated by the Justice Department for possible criminal charges.

U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales

U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales

Coming off its best Christmas in years, the U.S. toy industry is wagering that the Pokemon Go craze will command a lot of space on kids' wish lists.

Yahoo hit in world's biggest data breach

Yahoo hit in world's biggest data breach

Yahoo on Thursday reported the largest data breach in history - affecting at least 500 million user accounts. Here's what you need to know and what to do.

Park Commission looks to standardize boat training

LAKE GEORGE

Park Commission looks to standardize boat training

The Lake George Park Commission is developing a short video and a manual that will bring consistency to the training done for boat renters at the 20 private marinas spread around the lake.

St. Johnsville agricultural high school open for business

ST. JOHNSVILLE

St. Johnsville agricultural high school open for business

Fifty-one students, all freshmen, gathered in front of David H. Robinson Elementary in St. Johnsville, where a new agricultural high school is based, and cut a ribbon signifying that the school is open for business.

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