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Giant Pumpkinfest in Saratoga Springs Saturday

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Giant Pumpkinfest in Saratoga Springs Saturday

A statewide contest featuring pumpkins that weigh as much as a race horse will be coming to Saratoga Springs Saturday.

CVS land swap wins Burnt Hills vote

BURNT HILLS

CVS land swap wins Burnt Hills vote

Voters in the Burnt Hills Fire District have approved a land swap that will allow plans for a new CVS pharmacy on Lakehill Road to go forward.

Schoharie County abandons Seebold site for new facility

SCHOHARIE

Schoharie County abandons Seebold site for new facility

Schoharie County treasurer and flood recovery coordinator Bill Cherry recommended to the county board of supervisors that they abandon a plan to build a new jail and public safety facility on the Seebold farm site.

Say goodbye to the Pink Palace, Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Say goodbye to the Pink Palace, Saratoga Springs

A piece of Saratoga Springs history — even if it is a much-derided piece of that illustrious history — is being torn down on Union Avenue.

New upstate area code announced: 838

ALBANY

New upstate area code announced: 838

The New York State Public Service Commission announced Tuesday that a new area code number has been assigned for eastern upstate New York: 838.

DEC: new environmental review for Albany's Global Companies

ALBANY

DEC: new environmental review for Albany's Global Companies

Community leaders called it a victory after the Department of Environmental Conservation ruled that Global Companies will undergo an entirely new application process for its Albany crude oil terminal.

Code Blue shelter in Saratoga Springs to move to Henry Street church

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Code Blue shelter in Saratoga Springs to move to Henry Street church

Soul Saving Station Church on Henry Street in Saratoga Springs will host the Code Blue seasonal homeless shelter this winter, supporters of the program have been told.

Burnt Hills easement vote to take place Tuesday

BURNT HILLS

Burnt Hills easement vote to take place Tuesday

Residents of the Burnt Hills fire district will have their say Tuesday over a proposal to sell an easement across fire district property to CVS Pharmacy.

Operation at Ease saves vets with PTSD using rescue dogs

NISKAYUNA

Operation at Ease saves vets with PTSD using rescue dogs

The premise of Operation at Ease is simple: fulfilling the needs of veterans struggling with PTSD and finding a loving home for dogs who have recently been rescued. But for the veterans and dogs, it’s much more than that.

Federal ratings of Capital Region caregivers run gamut

CAPITAL REGION

Federal ratings of Capital Region caregivers run gamut

Half of the Medicare and Medicaid participating nursing homes in the Capital Region received one- or two-star ratings, on a five-star scale, under a recently revised federal ratings systems.

Wells Fargo's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Wells Fargo's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Last week, Wells Fargo was fined $185 million in penalties after employees, in effect, put money before customers.

Number of US railroad workers testing positive for drug use skyrockets

Number of US railroad workers testing positive for drug use skyrockets

Testing in 2016 has shown that nearly 8 percent of workers involved in rail accidents were positive for drug use, including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, OxyContin and morphine.

Casino school: riffling, games, and lots of math

SCHENECTADY

Casino school: riffling, games, and lots of math

Rivers Casino – owned by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming – is in the market for hundreds of new dealers, inviting Capital Region residents interested in getting a foothold in the gaming industry to interview for a spot in its dealer school beginning next month.

518 area code soon to have company

518 area code soon to have company

The 518 will soon have company: the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved adding a new area code to the 17-county region now served exclusively by 518.

Bank robber gets 15 years to life for Schenectady theft

SCHENECTADY

Bank robber gets 15 years to life for Schenectady theft

A downtown Schenectady bank robbery last year resulted in a stiff sentence Thursday for the admitted robber and quick-change artist.

Schenectady to move to single-stream recycling

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to move to single-stream recycling

The city of Schenectady will move Monday to single-stream recycling.

Scotia group meets about potential wastewater plant

SCOTIA

Scotia group meets about potential wastewater plant

A community action group has formed in response to the Village of Scotia’s decision to weigh construction of a wastewater treatment plant.

Townhouses at Mohawk Harbor receive approval

SCHENECTADY

Townhouses at Mohawk Harbor receive approval

Plans to build new townhouses at Mohawk Harbor will move forward after the $9 million project received approval this week from the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.

Alplaus apartment project seeks to move forward despite resident opposition

ALPLAUS

Alplaus apartment project seeks to move forward despite resident opposition

Developers of a possible apartment complex in Alplaus hope to submit a formal application next month despite strong opposition from neighborhood residents.

Fab 8 in Malta gearing up for 7-nano chips

MALTA

Fab 8 in Malta gearing up for 7-nano chips

GlobalFoundries officials announced Thursday the smallest computer chip circuits yet are being developed at Fab 8.

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