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Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

The Capital Region YMCA infused new life into the 100-year-old Mica Insulator Co. building last year, and in 2016 the celebration continues. Now called 845 Commons the structure built in 1915 was selected Friday as a recipient of a Historic Preservation Award by The Preservation League of New York State.

School teams show design skills at GE’s KidWind event

SCHENECTADY

School teams show design skills at GE’s KidWind event

More than 100 students from 18 different upstate New York schools participated Saturday in the wind turbine design competition, held at the GE campus in Schenectady for the second year in a row.

Aumiller's Pharmacy: New owners, same independent service

SCHENECTADY

Aumiller's Pharmacy: New owners, same independent service

The last family-owned pharmacy in Schenectady has changed hands, but the three employees who bought it have no plans to change anything at the local landmark. Aumiller’s Pharmacy at 1340 State St. began more than a century ago as Dyer’s Pharmacy.

Galesi, STS Steel settle differences

SCHENECTADY

Galesi, STS Steel settle differences

The Galesi Group has reached a settlement agreement with STS Steel in state Supreme Court over land on the Mohawk Harbor site.

It’s in the bag: Farm produce to consumers

CAPITAL REGION

It’s in the bag: Farm produce to consumers

Field Goods' customers — from as far north as Queensbury south to Westchester County — include both families and businesses that subscribe to the company and have weekly pickups at locations in their neighborhoods.

Taking poetic license with AI personalities

SAN FRANCISCO

Taking poetic license with AI personalities

Robyn Ewing is applying her creative talents toward building the personality of a different type of character - a virtual assistant, animated by artificial intelligence, that interacts with sick patients.

SCHENECTADY

Beauty Creation Salon to open Saturday

The Beauty Creation Salon at 345 Michigan Ave. will open its doors at 11 a.m. Saturday.

COLONIE

CommutAir moving flight attendant training to Albany

The regional airline CommutAir, which last year opened a new maintenance facility at Albany International Airport, will also start training flight attendants at the airport, the company announced Thursday.

GE making major investment in solar power

SCHENECTADY & ROTTERDAM

GE making major investment in solar power

GE announced Thursday that its startup energy systems provider — Current powered by GE — will be managing installation of solar power generation equipment at 18 GE facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Activity at Glenville hotel site just prep work, builder says

GLENVILLE

Activity at Glenville hotel site just prep work, builder says

The steel framing that’s appeared at the site of the slated 104-room riverside Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel planned off Freemans Bridge Road is not construction on the coming building, but site work to prepare for it, the developer says.

Maritime Center in Alplaus the 'perfect spot' for rowers

ALPLAUS

Maritime Center in Alplaus the 'perfect spot' for rowers

Within the next few months, the Capital Region Maritime Center is expected to have new ownership and serve as a community rowing center.

Senate beats back effort to regulate airline seat size

Washington

Senate beats back effort to regulate airline seat size

The battle over the shrinking airline seat was renewed on Capitol Hill Thursday as the Senate struck down an effort to end the leg and knee squeeze.

FBI bought tool to break into iPhone used in terrorist attack

FBI bought tool to break into iPhone used in terrorist attack

The FBI paid for the tool it used to break into a dead terrorist's iPhone and is considering whether to tell Apple how it was done, FBI Director James Comey said.

SCHENECTADY

Furlocity names Hislop CEO

One of Schenectady’s newest companies has a new leader. Reid Hislop has replaced Denise Pallozzi as president and CEO of Furlocity, a pet travel and lifestyle website.

SARATOGA COUNTY

SEDC still selling Saratoga County

The Saratoga Economic Development Corp. let everyone know Wednesday that it plans to remain in business, despite Saratoga County having set up its own economic development organization.

BINGHAMTON

Southern Tier tech effort gets boost from the state

The state on Wednesday announced $20 million in support for Binghamton University as it participates in an Obama administration initiative to support advanced manufacturing in the United States.

Fireball Run to visit Saratoga County in September

CLIFTON PARK

Fireball Run to visit Saratoga County in September

Local officials gathered Wednesday at the Hilton on the state’s Missing Persons Day to announce a partnership with Fireball Run Adventure Travel Series, a global television adventure series which doubles as a missing children awareness campaign.

San Francisco just became the first U.S. city to offer parents fully paid leave

San Francisco just became the first U.S. city to offer parents fully paid leave

Following a national push for workplace policies that better support families, San Francisco just became America's first city to require businesses to offer new parents fully paid leave.

Saratoga Springs parking garage wins approval

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs parking garage wins approval

The Saratoga Springs City Center has won out over opponents of its plan to build a five-story parking garage on city land across Maple Avenue from the convention venue.

Health insurers post gains in net income for ’15

CAPITAL REGION

Health insurers post gains in net income for ’15

Three major health insurers serving the Capital Region enjoyed turnaround years in 2015, reporting net income following losses in 2014.

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