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Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

A local construction company is countersuing a subcontractor for $5 million, claiming the subcontractor never alerted it to any emergency situation at the Nicholaus building site on State Street downtown.

Business

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

SCHENECTADY

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

A local construction company is countersuing a subcontractor for $5 million, claiming the subcontractor never alerted it to any emergency situation at the Nicholaus building site on State Street downtown.

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

MALTA

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

A “smart manufacturing” initiative announced this week by President Obama will bring new computer chip research activity to Saratoga County, most likely at the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

Plans to establish a community farm on West Avenue are going forward, two months after a major conservation organization dropped out of the farmland preservation project.

Buying a beer with your book may soon be an option at Barnes & Noble

Buying a beer with your book may soon be an option at Barnes & Noble

With the unveiling of a revamped store design Thursday, Barnes & Noble seems to be betting that the way to its customers' wallets is through their stomachs.

Schenectady retail project gets $60K from Metroplex

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady retail project gets $60K from Metroplex

A developer is moving forward with plans for apartments and retail space on lower Union Street with help from the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.

CAPITOL

May jobless rate in region hits a 9-year low

Unemployment in the Capital Region reached a nine-year low in May, the state Department of Labor reported, and the lowest jobless rate in the state was in nearby Columbia County.

Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

CLIFTON PARK

Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

State legislation that would allow the town to collect a 1.5 percent room occupancy tax from hotels in the commercial area around Northway Exit 9 has been approved by the state Legislature.

N.Y. kills right-to-repair bill that could make it easier to fix your phone

N.Y. kills right-to-repair bill that could make it easier to fix your phone

A bill that could make it easier to fix broken phones, computers and tablets was killed in the New York state legislature on Saturday when the session officially ended.

Latte lawsuit against Starbucks survives first judicial sip

Latte lawsuit against Starbucks survives first judicial sip

A California federal judge's refusal last week to dismiss a lawsuit against coffee giant Starbucks could be the first step toward justice for aggrieved latte drinkers everywhere.

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

David Buicko is moving forward with the original plans for the old Department of Social Services building on Nott Street.

MALTA

Ex-Nissan auto dealership to pay $120K in restitution

A former Nissan auto dealership has agreed to pay more than $100,000 in restitution for defrauding customers between 2010 and 2013, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said Tuesday.

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

Montgomery County’s economic development team has launched a website that highlights job opportunities within the county, in an attempt to boost the county’s economy and burnish its image as a business location.

Zombies popping up in suburbs

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Zombies popping up in suburbs

Among the well-maintained homes and finely manicured lawns, there are hundreds of vacant homes in the area that stand out for the wrong reasons — boarded-up windows and waist-high grass in the yard.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga County supervisors OK bonds for rehab of senior housing

The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved issuing $13 million in tax-free bonds for the purchase and rehabilitation of a senior citizen housing complex in Saratoga Springs.

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA poised to oversee region's taxi cabs

The Capital District Transportation Authority could oversee taxi cab services in four Capital Region counties under legislation that passed the state Senate and Assembly last week.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady: Amtrak keeping bridge work on hold

Amtrak is holding up repair work on the closed Oak Street Bridge, the city says.

Gun sales soar in Capital Region, nationally after massacre

CAPITAL REGION

Gun sales soar in Capital Region, nationally after massacre

Sales in Capital Region gun stores and across the country have soared since last week’s mass shooting in Orlando.

Flying cars just took a big step closer to being legal

Flying cars just took a big step closer to being legal

It looks like a goofy mosquito, its fat cockpit shoving through the wind while aloft, its wings folded up like a dragonfly while grounded. And it marks the biggest step toward a real, commercial flying car.

Glenville's new zip lines face more challenges

GLENVILLE

Glenville's new zip lines face more challenges

In light of the controversy surrounding the new attraction in the hills of West Glenville, The Daily Gazette went to Mountain Ridge Adventure on Sunday to see what it’s like to traverse the obstacle courses and slide along the zip lines.

Proposed visitors center first step toward Upper Hudson economic boost

SCHUYLERVILLE

Proposed visitors center first step toward Upper Hudson economic boost

Places like Schuylerville that line the banks of the upper Hudson River have declined in industry and population over the past half-century, while central Saratoga County has boomed.

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