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Shmaltz Brewing sued for 'MANNAge a Trois' moniker

The Clifton Park brewery is being sued by Sutter Home Winery Inc. over a similarity to their Menage a Trois branded wines.

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Vireo cheers Department of Health medical marijuana decision

JOHNSTOWN

Vireo cheers Department of Health medical marijuana decision

An official at the medical marijuana company Vireo Health applauded the Department of Health’s recent decision to add chronic pain as a qualifying condition for the New York’s medical marijuana program.

Ford open to making deals with Trump on keeping jobs, CEO says

Ford open to making deals with Trump on keeping jobs, CEO says

Ford is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if the president-elect puts the right policies in place, the automaker's chief executive officer said.

A few billionaires are turning medical philanthropy on its head

A few billionaires are turning medical philanthropy on its head

U.S. scientists are trained to compete with each other, but Sean Parker is hoping a collaboration will change the focus of the medical field from grants and awards to creating drugs more quickly.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

SKS in talks to move headquarters to Saratoga Springs

The company's plan would double the size of the facility over 10 years, as well as position it to hire 16 more workers over two years.

Yale sets policy that could allow renaming of Calhoun College

Yale sets policy that could allow renaming of Calhoun College

On Friday, the university announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, along with an official reconsideration of the controversial decision last spring to keep the Calhoun name. A new — and final — verdict is expected early next year.

Demand on Capital Region food pantries still high

LATHAM

Demand on Capital Region food pantries still high

Even with the economy on the upswing, local food pantries are more in-demand than ever. "Every week, we are completely empty when we close our doors," said Kim Sheppard, executive director of Bethesda House in Schenectady.

Shmaltz Brewing sued for 'MANNAge a Trois' moniker

CLIFTON PARK

Shmaltz Brewing sued for 'MANNAge a Trois' moniker

The Clifton Park brewery is being sued by Sutter Home Winery Inc. over a similarity to their Menage a Trois branded wines.

US economy adds 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

WASHINGTON

US economy adds 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

"It is hard to imagine a more stark contrast between the economy that we are passing off to our successor and the economy we inherited," said Christopher Lu, the deputy secretary of the Labor Department.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fundraiser to benefit Hamlet & Ghost staff

A cocktail bar temporarily closed by a Thanksgiving morning fire will raise funds for its employees from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at The Merry Monk, at 84 Henry St.

Small Business Saturday finds success in the Capital Region

Small Business Saturday finds success in the Capital Region

Local businesses are reporting a strong kickoff to the holiday shopping season.

Momentive picket line gets added fire power

WATERFORD

Momentive picket line gets added fire power

Fire fighters joined the picket line and said allowing temporary workers to handle chemicals at the plant was a danger to the community.

Cuomo vetoes Clifton Park hotel bed tax bill

CLIFTON PARK

Cuomo vetoes Clifton Park hotel bed tax bill

A bill that would allow the town of Clifton Park to levy a hotel bed tax, money it would use to support the town’s booming hotel industry, was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this week.

Gloversville construction firm owners indicted

FONDA

Gloversville construction firm owners indicted

The husband and wife owners of a Gloversville construction firm were indicted Wednesday for fraud in connection with a 2013 building rehabilitation project in Amsterdam, according to the NYS Inspector General's office.

Cuomo vetoes bill offering credits to farmers who donate food

CAPITOL

Cuomo vetoes bill offering credits to farmers who donate food

At a time when demand on food pantries remains heavy, advocates are decrying Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to veto a bill that would have established a new tax credit for farmers who donate food.

Members meeting at Niskayuna Co-op brings up new ideas

NISKAYUNA

Members meeting at Niskayuna Co-op brings up new ideas

In the midst of falling sales and tougher competition, member turn-out tripled at the Niskayuna Co-op bi-annual members meeting on Tuesday evening.

Schenectady officials honor Golubs for miSci contributions

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady officials honor Golubs for miSci contributions

A celebratory atmosphere floated over miSci in Schenectady Wednesday morning as local officials and museum leaders gathered to celebrate Neil and Jane Golub.

Mastroianni Brothers name, recipes purchased by Utica company

ALBANY

Mastroianni Brothers name, recipes purchased by Utica company

The legendary Mastroianni Brothers Bakery's name will live on, despite the company's shutdown in July and bankruptcy in September.

Wal-Mart drops plans to build Ballston store

BALLSTON

Wal-Mart drops plans to build Ballston store

Wal-Mart is dropping plans to build a controversial store in the northern part of Ballston, the company said Wednesday.

GE cuts 27 jobs at Malta fuel cell operation

MALTA

GE cuts 27 jobs at Malta fuel cell operation

General Electric announced Wednesday it will lay off about two-thirds of its workers at a PILOT fuel cell manufacturing facility in Luther Forest.

Report: Albertsons in talks to buy Price Chopper

SCHENECTADY

Report: Albertsons in talks to buy Price Chopper

The Golub family on Wednesday downplayed rumors that Price Chopper could soon be sold to Albertsons.

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