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History and Pokemon intersect in the Stockade

SCHENECTADY

History and Pokemon intersect in the Stockade

The Stockade is bursting with history and, lately, it’s been bursting with Pokémon.

Beekman 1802 moving HQ into Innovation Center in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Beekman 1802 moving HQ into Innovation Center in Schenectady

Beekman 1802 is opening its headquarters in downtown Schenectady to expand the business.

Carpenters protest hotel contractor in Glenville

GLENVILLE

Carpenters protest hotel contractor in Glenville

About a dozen workers marched in a circle Wednesday afternoon near the Water’s Edge Lighthouse in Glenville to protest the contractor of the nearby hotel project.

Owner of jewelry store lost in Jay Street fire dies

SCHENECTADY

Owner of jewelry store lost in Jay Street fire dies

Benjamin Morales, the owner of Esmeralda Jewelry, which was destroyed in the fatal Jay Street fire last year, has died.

SCHENECTADY

OSHA: Workers sickened by mercury at GE site

Hazardous materials remediation workers removing mercury from a General Electric site suffered mercury exposure earlier this year and the contractor that employed them is to blame, according to a federal investigation.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to get another $1M from Rivers Casino project

The city is getting another $1 million from the Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor before it opens early next year.

Glass Tavern to open in Glenville's Socha Plaza

GLENVILLE

Glass Tavern to open in Glenville's Socha Plaza

The Glass Tavern, a family-style restaurant, will officially open for business in Glenville next week.

State ag chief gets up close look at area horse farms

GALWAY

State ag chief gets up close look at area horse farms

Seth Gregory gave up the New York Racing Association thoroughbred racing circuit three years ago to pursue a dream of breeding his own horses.

MALTA & STILLWATER

Size of GloFo workforce bouncing back

GlobalFoundries, which last year cut more than 100 jobs amid a semiconductor industry downturn, has slowly added to its workforce in the first six months of this year.

At Oracle, navigating the cloud

At Oracle, navigating the cloud

The trade-offs Oracle must now make — accepting lower profit margins because customers are less interested in the older, pricier technology — reflect the hard decisions many older tech companies must make to avoid getting left behind.

Latham apartment/office complex would feature passive solar design

LATHAM

Latham apartment/office complex would feature passive solar design

Sunrise Management and Consulting will present plans for new passive solar energy apartments and a corporate headquarters on Troy-Schenectady Road at the Colonie Planning Board meeting Aug. 8

Mark Cuban calls Trump 'jagoff' as he makes debut for Clinton

Clinton reacted with delight, hugging Cuban on stage

Doctors are improperly billing some on Medicare, U.S. says

Doctors are improperly billing some on Medicare, U.S. says

The people who are being billed improperly are “qualified Medicare beneficiaries” who are also enrolled in Medicaid. They are 65 and older or disabled and have low incomes, generally less than $1,010 a month for an individual or $1,355 for a married couple.

Film crew documents Schenectady's 'smart' steps

SCHENECTADY

Film crew documents Schenectady's 'smart' steps

A TV crew spent three days in Schenectady in partnership with Cisco to document how the city is working to become a “smart city.”

As corn devours prairies, greens reconsider biofuel mandate

More than a decade after conservationists helped persuade Congress to require adding corn-based ethanol and other biofuels to gasoline, some groups regret the resulting agricultural runoff in waterways and conversion of prairies to cropland -- improving the odds that lawmakers might seek changes to the program next year.

Housing boom spurs Canadian lumber surge as U.S. mulls import duty

Housing boom spurs Canadian lumber surge as U.S. mulls import duty

Lumber prices are off to their biggest rally in more than a decade, touching a 19-month high last week as demand increased from builders.

Brooklyn hospital’s sale, backed by de Blasio and Cuomo, draws federal scrutiny

But the outcome now appears to be under federal scrutiny, the latest subject of a sprawling investigation into fundraising and potential pay-to-play politics in New York. Federal subpoenas have been received by the health care workers union, 1199 SEIU, which has supported de Blasio and Cuomo, and by the hospital’s former owner, the State University of New York.

Alexa, what else can you do? Getting more from Amazon Echo

Alexa, what else can you do? Getting more from Amazon Echo

Pyszczymuka, who lives in Schenectady, New York, figured the Echo — Amazon’s $180 internet-connected speaker — could be connected to an app that controls a Wi-Fi-connected power plug. By plugging the air-conditioner into the smart power outlet, he could turn the air-conditioner on or off just by speaking a command to the Echo.

Lobster supplier falls on sword

SCHENECTADY & ROTTERDAM

Lobster supplier falls on sword

A New England supplier has taken the blame for shipping undersized lobsters to Price Chopper distribution centers in New York, a mistake that led state authorities to seize over 800 lobsters on Tuesday from one such center in Schenectady.

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper

ROTTERDAM

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has seized more than $7,000 worth of lobsters from Price Chopper because they were undersized and violated standards created to protect the wild population.

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