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 “Creekside Classroom” coming to Saratoga Spa State Park

SARATOGA

“Creekside Classroom” coming to Saratoga Spa State Park

The groundbreaking for the building, which will serve as a classroom and visitors center, was held on Friday.

Momentive, union leaders reach tentative agreement

WATERFORD

Momentive, union leaders reach tentative agreement

Workers at Momentive Performance Materials began the strike on Wednesday after months without contract agreements between their employer and union representatives.

Last pre-election jobs report shows growth, growing wages

Last pre-election jobs report shows growth, growing wages

The government, delivering the last major snapshot of the economy before Election Day, reported Friday that employers added 161,000 workers in October, a performance that suggested a healthy outlook for the months ahead

State audit shows Vischer Ferry fire company at risk

CLIFTON PARK

State audit shows Vischer Ferry fire company at risk

A state audit of the Vischer Ferry Volunteer Fire Company has revealed inconsistencies that could have it vulnerable to financial risk.

ViaPort security staff members suspended after racist joke incident

ROTTERDAM

ViaPort security staff members suspended after racist joke incident

Two ViaPort Rotterdam security members have been suspended after they made racist jokes in a private chat with other employees.

Saratoga County dentist arrested on larceny, forgery charges

ALBANY

Saratoga County dentist arrested on larceny, forgery charges

A dentist who lives in Saratoga County has been arrested on charges that accuse him of billing nearly $75,000 to the state for time he actually spent working in private practice.

Workers hanging in there are good news for economy, with limits

Workers hanging in there are good news for economy, with limits

An improved labor market is giving unemployed Americans hope and keeping them in the job hunt, a change from recent years, when weak prospects forced many to drop out.

Momentive workers go on strike in Waterford

WATERFORD

Momentive workers go on strike in Waterford

Tensions ran high as Momentive Performance Materials employees on strike attempted to block the entrances outside the Waterford facility as busloads of new employees inched forward into the crowd Wednesday afternoon.

Chubby's Pizza shut down for code violations

SCHENECTADY

Chubby's Pizza shut down for code violations

Chubby’s Pizza and Deli at 1032 Crane has been shut down for code violations.

ViaPort Rotterdam investigating alleged racist employee comments

ROTTERDAM

ViaPort Rotterdam investigating alleged racist employee comments

ViaPort Rotterdam management has launched an investigation after a mall employee wrote on social media about alleged racist comments from co-workers.

Flood of potential for commercial drone operation

CAPITAL REGION

Flood of potential for commercial drone operation

The end of the near-ban on commercial drone operation has opened a flood of potential uses for the remote-controlled aircraft and sparked wider interest in piloting them for money.

MVP Health Care expands to new counties

SCHENECTADY

MVP Health Care expands to new counties

MVP Health Care has received approval to add Washington County and five others in the state to the list of counties in which the company can offer Medicaid and Child Health Plus.

State Gaming Commission approves table-game regulations

NEW YORK STATE

State Gaming Commission approves table-game regulations

The New York State Gaming Commission approved regulations for table games Tuesday, clearing the way for four new casinos — including the one in Schenectady — to open.

Saratoga IDA grants tax breaks for Malta project

MALTA

Saratoga IDA grants tax breaks for Malta project

The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency has granted more than $200,000 in tax breaks to help a Clifton Park company build warehouse or light manufacturing space near GlobalFoundries.

Progress on site transforms Mohawk Harbor

SCHENECTADY

Progress on site transforms Mohawk Harbor

The Mohawk Harbor project has taken the former Alco site along the Mohawk River and transformed it. The former industrial site is now a hub of construction activity, with regular signs of visible progress to those passing by on Erie Boulevard.

State takes on zombie house fight

CAPITAL REGION

State takes on zombie house fight

Some new tools are being rolled out in the fight against zombie houses, but how they’ll work and how well they work remains to be seen.

With Rivers Casino, Schenectady provides more Walk to Work opportunities

SCHENECTADY

With Rivers Casino, Schenectady provides more Walk to Work opportunities

The initiative is a part of the H.O.M.E.S. program which aims to encourage homeownership in Schenectady and Amsterdam and to create a more appealing environment for future economic development.

U.S. economy grew in Q3, picking up pace

U.S. economy grew in Q3, picking up pace

The U.S. economy moved into a higher gear last quarter, expanding at an annual rate of 2.9 percent and riding continued strength among consumers and a better performance in global trade.

Latham doggie day care grand opening Saturday

LATHAM

Latham doggie day care grand opening Saturday

A new doggie day care center will have its grand opening Saturday.

New president named at Excelsior College

ALBANY

New president named at Excelsior College

The acting president of Excelsior College was named to the post permanently Wednesday.

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