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CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

The Capital District Transportation Authority carried 17.1 million riders in the last fiscal year, setting another ridership record, authority officials said this week.

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CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

The Capital District Transportation Authority carried 17.1 million riders in the last fiscal year, setting another ridership record, authority officials said this week.

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

The state’s rural broadband initiative should lead to more and better Internet service in the Adirondacks by the end of 2018, Adirondack local government leaders were told Thursday.

Carmax site prep underway in Colonie

COLONIE

Carmax site prep underway in Colonie

Construction has begun for the Capital Region’s first location of CarMax, a superstore chain that is the nation’s largest used-car dealer and third-largest wholesaler.

Wage gap widening for young workers, study finds

Wage gap widening for young workers, study finds

Pay disparities between men and women start earlier in their careers than widely assumed and have significantly widened for young workers in the past year, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Hollywood’s smallest publicly traded entertainment company, DreamWorks Animation, threw in the towel Thursday after a turbulent 12 years, agreeing to sell itself to Comcast’s sprawling NBCUniversal in a deal valued at a hefty $3.8 billion.

Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

HALFMOON

Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

Capital Region residents have a chance to cut down on their electric bills without slapping solar panels on their roofs by buying into the state’s first shared renewable solar project based in Halfmoon.

Cornells getting ‘fresh start’ while embracing its past

SCHENECTADY

Cornells getting ‘fresh start’ while embracing its past

A landmark Schenectady restaurant is preparing to reopen after a whirlwind renovation and rebranding.

Ground broken on Glenville's first hotel

GLENVILLE

Ground broken on Glenville's first hotel

Construction has already begun on the 105-room Homewood Suites hotel by Hilton on Freemans Bridge Road by the Waters Edge Lighthouse.

 Saratoga Casino and Raceway drops 'raceway' for 'hotel'

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Casino and Raceway drops 'raceway' for 'hotel'

Saratoga Casino and Raceway has changed its name to Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

CLIFTON PARK

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

Six months after launching a partnership with the Italian government, the Golub Corp. displayed the results today at its Market 32 supermarket in Clifton Park: Close to a thousand different imported Italian items on the shelves and a variety of freshly cooked delicacies in the test kitchen.

City blames Union College for stalled DSS project

SCHENECTADY

City blames Union College for stalled DSS project

What’s the plan for the old Department of Social Services building on Nott Street?

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

The 4-year-old Spa City Farmers Market will be launching a new venture this spring, a once-a-month Saturday market that will feature craft vendors as well as the products of farmers.

Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

The task of finding 1,500 workers to run the Saratoga Race Course this summer has begun, with the staffing agency retained to do much of the hiring taking applications well in advance of the annual job fair.

Saratoga Springs land trust drops out of Pitney project

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs land trust drops out of Pitney project

A plan to convert Saratoga Springs’ Pitney Farm into a community farm remains in place even after nonprofit land trust Saratoga PLAN on Monday announced it was withdrawing from the project.

How 50,000 cans and bottles a day get smashed

GLENVILLE

How 50,000 cans and bottles a day get smashed

You’d think smashing, puncturing and flattening 50,000 cans and bottles a day would be a noisy proposition.

Automated systems watch skies as airports can't find enough controllers

Automated systems watch skies as airports can't find enough controllers

The world's airlines have ambitious plans to double the fleet of commercial jets during the next two decades as the number of air travelers approaches 7 billion. The trouble: There won't be enough controllers to help those 44,000 planes take off and land safely.

Toy jewelry kits found to have high lead levels

The New York state attorney general said Friday that his office had opened an investigation into how toys with dangerously high levels of lead ended up for sale at retailers including Target, Kmart and Toys “R” Us.

Pair can avoid jail by paying $175K in restitution

BALLSTON SPA

Pair can avoid jail by paying $175K in restitution

The former longtime chef and part-owner of a popular Saratoga Springs restaurant pleaded guilty today to stealing money from the venture.

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom

SCHENECTADY

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom

There aren’t many places where it’s appropriate to drink beer at 9:30 a.m., but for a class of Schenectady County Community College students on Friday morning, they were in one of those places.

New York state denies permit for Constitution gas pipeline

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

New York state denies permit for Constitution gas pipeline

The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday denied a permit sought for the proposed Constitution interstate gas transmission project.

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