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Developer sues Berkshire Bank over Malta project
MALTA

Developer sues Berkshire Bank over Malta project

Monday, May 4, 2015

The former owner of the Park Place at Malta mixed-use development is suing Berkshire Bank and one of its employees, charging the bank’s actions forced the sale of the project in 2013 at less than its value.
 
Saratoga Springs bans booze sales at  farmers market
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs bans booze sales at farmers market

Monday, May 4, 2015

When representatives from Argyle Brewing Company showed up to sell their wares on opening day of the outdoor Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Saturday, they were turned away.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Ambit Energy under investigation for high bills

Monday, May 4, 2015
Christy Reome opened her mail one day in December and was floored. Her energy bill was $630.
 
New Family Dollar to be built in Schenectady on State Street
SCHENECTADY

New Family Dollar to be built in Schenectady on State Street

Monday, May 4, 2015
A Family Dollar will be built on State Street next to the future site of a new Schenectady County library branch and where a flea market once stood.
 
Demand for apartments remains high
CAPITAL REGION

Demand for apartments remains high

Monday, May 4, 2015

An improving economy and rising rents aren’t convincing Capital Region residents to buy homes. In fact, demand for new apartments is expected to outpace an already lively new-construction market in the coming years, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 
Low milk prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers

Low milk prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers

Sunday, May 3, 2015
In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose milk is trucked every day to its plant in Queens.

At least, it used to be.
 
Vape shops popping up throughout Capital Region
CAPITAL REGION

Vape shops popping up throughout Capital Region

Saturday, May 2, 2015
As more vape shops open in the Capital Region, activists and entrepreneurs alike are urging oversight at the state level.
 
Open house set at ‘green’ netZero Village
ROTTERDAM

Open house set at ‘green’ netZero Village

Friday, May 1, 2015
Construction on netZero Village, located at the corner of of Burdeck Street and Duanesburg Road, started in August. Just two apartments are finished, but the first building’s other 10 are “not too far behind,” and units will be ready for tenants June 15.
 
Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system

Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system

Friday, May 1, 2015
Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.
 
COBLESKILL

Cobleskill body shop fined for alleged DEC violations

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A Cobleskill auto body shop is facing more than $10,000 in fines from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for multiple alleged violations relating to the bulk storage of petroleum.
 
Memberships of Schenectady, Albany-Colonie chambers OK merger
SCOTIA

Memberships of Schenectady, Albany-Colonie chambers OK merger

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
With a favorable vote by their collective memberships Wednesday, the Schenectady and Albany-Colonie chambers got the final go-ahead to join under one corporate structure and form a new regional chamber.
 
Hochul defends judging teachers by test scores
SCHENECTADY

Hochul defends judging teachers by test scores

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says the state is looking to reduce testing on students and alleviate stress while relying on performance for teacher evaluations.
 
McDonald’s rolls out premium burger at Latham Farms
LATHAM

McDonald’s rolls out premium burger at Latham Farms

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The iconic fast-food chain has been struggling amid falling market share and sales, particularly among millenials. Industry analysts said the chain is confronted with trying to come up with new products that fit the brand and will draw new customers while not alienating loyal clientele or cluttering the menu.
 
State: Only 1 of 10 IDA projects examined met goals

State: Only 1 of 10 IDA projects examined met goals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Just one of 10 projects that received benefits from the Schenectady County Industrial Development Agency in 2013 met job-creation goals, state auditors reported Tuesday.
 
Saratoga Springs continues to revise busker legislation
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs continues to revise busker legislation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
City officials believe they’re getting closer to drafting a law that will bring structure to the street musician scene in downtown Saratoga Springs without overly burdening performers.
 
 

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