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Cuomo vetoes Clifton Park hotel bed tax bill

CLIFTON PARK

Cuomo vetoes Clifton Park hotel bed tax bill

A bill that would allow the town of Clifton Park to levy a hotel bed tax, money it would use to support the town’s booming hotel industry, was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this week.

Hometown Health opens two Schenectady school-based clinics

SCHENECTADY

Hometown Health opens two Schenectady school-based clinics

A pair of new school-based health clinics run by Hometown Health – one at the high school and the second at Mont Pleasant Middle School – had their ribbon-cutting on Wednesday.

Gloversville construction firm owners indicted

FONDA

Gloversville construction firm owners indicted

The husband and wife owners of a Gloversville construction firm were indicted Wednesday for fraud in connection with a 2013 building rehabilitation project in Amsterdam, according to the NYS Inspector General's office.

Cuomo vetoes bill offering credits to farmers who donate food

CAPITOL

Cuomo vetoes bill offering credits to farmers who donate food

At a time when demand on food pantries remains heavy, advocates are decrying Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to veto a bill that would have established a new tax credit for farmers who donate food.

Members meeting at Niskayuna Co-op brings up new ideas

NISKAYUNA

Members meeting at Niskayuna Co-op brings up new ideas

In the midst of falling sales and tougher competition, member turn-out tripled at the Niskayuna Co-op bi-annual members meeting on Tuesday evening.

Pair face drug charges following Albany traffic stop

ALBANY

Pair face drug charges following Albany traffic stop

A local couple was arrested following a traffic stop in Albany on Sunday night.

Schenectady officials honor Golubs for miSci contributions

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady officials honor Golubs for miSci contributions

A celebratory atmosphere floated over miSci in Schenectady Wednesday morning as local officials and museum leaders gathered to celebrate Neil and Jane Golub.

Mastroianni Brothers name, recipes purchased by Utica company

ALBANY

Mastroianni Brothers name, recipes purchased by Utica company

The legendary Mastroianni Brothers Bakery's name will live on, despite the company's shutdown in July and bankruptcy in September.

Ballston Spa man critically injured in four-vehicle crash

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ballston Spa man critically injured in four-vehicle crash

A Ballston Spa man is in critical condition following a four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of State Route 50 and West Avenue.

Alplaus Avenue bridge reopens after lengthy reconstruction

ALPLAUS

Alplaus Avenue bridge reopens after lengthy reconstruction

The Alplaus Avenue bridge opened on Wednesday after five months of reconstruction, which divided the Alplaus hamlet and causes traffic delays.

Wal-Mart drops plans to build Ballston store

BALLSTON

Wal-Mart drops plans to build Ballston store

Wal-Mart is dropping plans to build a controversial store in the northern part of Ballston, the company said Wednesday.

Capital Rep’s ‘Camelot’ is truly enchanted

Capital Rep’s ‘Camelot’ is truly enchanted

In "Camelot," director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill has taken a page from director John Doyle’s playbook, calling for actors to be the show’s musicians, or the musicians to be the show’s actors, so seamless are the transitions.

GE cuts 27 jobs at Malta fuel cell operation

MALTA

GE cuts 27 jobs at Malta fuel cell operation

General Electric announced Wednesday it will lay off about two-thirds of its workers at a PILOT fuel cell manufacturing facility in Luther Forest.

Bharara agrees to continue as U.S. attorney after Obama's term

Bharara agrees to continue as U.S. attorney after Obama's term

Preet Bharara will stay on as the U.S. attorney in Manhattan next year, the prosecutor said Wednesday after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

Charlotte officer ‘acted lawfully’ in fatal shooting of Keith Scott

RALEIGH, N.C.

Charlotte officer ‘acted lawfully’ in fatal shooting of Keith Scott

A prosecutor said Wednesday that Officer Brentley Vinson will not face charges in the Sept. 20 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, whose death set off days of unrest.

Trump tweets he will leave business "in total"

Trump tweets he will leave business "in total"

President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would soon leave his “great business in total” to focus on the presidency, a response to growing worries over the businessman-in-chief’s conflicts of interest around the globe.

Deputies: Man faces charges after fake 911 call

Cohoes man accused of falsely reporting an explosion at Momentive plant

The 'Gilmore Girls' revival backlash proves why TV reboots are rarely a good idea

The 'Gilmore Girls' revival backlash proves why TV reboots are rarely a good idea

While every great TV series has its flaws, a major problem with TV reboots is that they often focus a glaring spotlight on all of the show's initial problems, which ultimately make for a subpar viewing experience - and threaten to tarnish the original series.

Report: Albertsons in talks to buy Price Chopper

SCHENECTADY

Report: Albertsons in talks to buy Price Chopper

The Golub family on Wednesday downplayed rumors that Price Chopper could soon be sold to Albertsons.

Teens charged with bomb threats in Guilderland

GUILDERLAND

Teens charged with bomb threats in Guilderland

Two teen boys were charged with making two email threats toward Guilderland High School on Nov. 21 and Nov. 29, police said.

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