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IDA approves tax breaks for Ballston business to expand

The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency on Thursday approved $341,000 in tax breaks as an incentive for a power turbine supplier to expand in the town of Ballston.

Business

IDA approves tax breaks for Ballston business to expand

BALLSTON

IDA approves tax breaks for Ballston business to expand

The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency on Thursday approved $341,000 in tax breaks as an incentive for a power turbine supplier to expand in the town of Ballston.

Alplaus residents express displeasure with apartments proposal

ALPLAUS

Alplaus residents express displeasure with apartments proposal

Alplaus residents voiced their displeasure on Thursday evening during their first look at a proposed apartment development that would go along Maritime Drive.

SCOTIA

Mixed-use facility proposed in Scotia

A new development along Route 147 is in the early stages of planning and will be discussed further at the next village Planning Board meeting.

Feds: Honda, Acura air bags need urgent fix

Feds: Honda, Acura air bags need urgent fix

The federal government Thursday ratcheted up its efforts to recall cars equipped with certain air bag inflators manufactured by Takata, saying they pose a grave threat to their drivers in the event of an accident.

COLONIE

Longtime morticians join on new Colonie venture

Two veteran funeral directors are setting up a new funeral home on Route 5.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school district not ready for pricey video system

Niskayuna school officials aren’t ready to jump into an investment in high-end Cisco video “collaboration systems” — but they agree the technology is pretty cool.

CDTA goes to work on taxi regulations

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA goes to work on taxi regulations

While waiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill giving the Capital District Transportation Authority management authority over the region’s taxi service, CDTA staff has begun working on the necessary regulations.

U-Va. fraternity's defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone dismissed

U-Va. fraternity's defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone dismissed

A federal judge in New York has dismissed a defamation lawsuit that three former members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia filed against Rolling Stone magazine, in which they alleged that a magazine article about a gang rape at the school implied they were involved in it.

Plagiarized lessons and deceptive tactics: A look inside Trump Institute

Plagiarized lessons and deceptive tactics: A look inside Trump Institute

In 2005, as he was making a transition from developing real estate to capitalizing on his fame through ventures like a reality show and product-licensing deals, Donald Trump hit upon a two-pronged strategy for entering the field of for-profit education.

GE wins regulatory approval to shed too-big-to-fail label

GE wins regulatory approval to shed too-big-to-fail label

General Electric Co. won approval to drop its designation as a too-big-to-fail financial institution, capping a transformation that has included the sale of almost all of its lending business.

BALLSTON

Group sues town of Ballston, asphalt maker over plant OK

The Ballston town Planning Board and other parties have been sued over its May approval of plans for a controversial asphalt plant in the Curtis Lumber Industrial Park.

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

The Saratoga Springs Arms Fair gun show in August may be the last at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Rivers Casino hiring for more Schenectady jobs

Rivers Casino hiring for more Schenectady jobs

The future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is now accepting resumes for a dozen positions.

Capital Region fireworks sales spark seasonal debate

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region fireworks sales spark seasonal debate

Some things have changed about seasonal fireworks sales in New York state.

Hotel to open at Saratoga racino on Thursday

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Hotel to open at Saratoga racino on Thursday

The Victorian-modern hotel that has given the Saratoga Casino Hotel its new name is about to open after more than a year of construction.

Volkswagen to pay $14.7B to settle diesel scandal claims in U.S.

Volkswagen to pay $14.7B to settle diesel scandal claims in U.S.

Volkswagen has agreed to pay nearly $15 billion to settle claims stemming from its diesel emissions cheating scandal in what would be one of the largest consumer class-action settlements ever in the United States.

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

SCHENECTADY

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

A local construction company is countersuing a subcontractor for $5 million, claiming the subcontractor never alerted it to any emergency situation at the Nicholaus building site on State Street downtown.

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

MALTA

Chip research plant could land next to GloFo

A “smart manufacturing” initiative announced this week by President Obama will bring new computer chip research activity to Saratoga County, most likely at the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Community farm vision to go forward in Saratoga

Plans to establish a community farm on West Avenue are going forward, two months after a major conservation organization dropped out of the farmland preservation project.

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