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Ex-Mazzone employee files suit over withheld tips

A former employee of Prime at Saratoga National is suing Mazzone Management, saying the catering and restaurant giant illegally withheld tips and failed to pay overtime wages.

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NISKAYUNA

Another Aqueduct Road development proposed in Niskayuna

Plans for a development along the Mohawk River and Aqueduct Road were recently submitted to the town of Niskayuna by developer Richard DiSarro.

Ex-Mazzone employee files suit over withheld tips

ALBANY

Ex-Mazzone employee files suit over withheld tips

A former employee of Prime at Saratoga National is suing Mazzone Management, saying the catering and restaurant giant illegally withheld tips and failed to pay overtime wages.

ViaPort’s Sears store set to close

ROTTERDAM

ViaPort’s Sears store set to close

The Sears store and the connected Sears Auto Center at ViaPort Rotterdam will close this summer, the latest in a series of sweeping changes at the former Rotterdam Square mall.

Gillibrand seeks 'Promise Zone' designation for Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Gillibrand seeks 'Promise Zone' designation for Schenectady

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is pushing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to designate the city of Schenectady as a federal “Promise Zone” to receive assistance for community development.

Clifton Park, CDTA weigh possibility of local bus routes

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park, CDTA weigh possibility of local bus routes

Town officials have had preliminary discussions with the Capital District Transportation Authority about starting local bus service in southern Saratoga County

Woman sues Starbucks for $5M over amount of ice in cold drinks

Woman sues Starbucks for $5M over amount of ice in cold drinks

An Illinois woman filed a suit against Starbucks, claiming that the coffee chain is "underfilling" its cold beverages, duping customers and serving drinks that contain less coffee than advertised.

Lawsuit challenges TSA's use of full-body scanners in airports

Lawsuit challenges TSA's use of full-body scanners in airports

Two groups that say fear of airport security body scanners forces some would-be fliers to risk driving instead have challenged their use by the Transportation Security Administration.

SeaWorld CEO declares end to kissing, dancing for killer whales

SeaWorld CEO declares end to kissing, dancing for killer whales

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s killer whales will no longer pose, dance or kiss each other in performance, Chief Executive Officer Joel Manby said in an interview, providing new details about how the theme-park operator is adapting to new animal-friendly policies.

SCHENECTADY

Transfinder partners with Dubai company

The two companies plan to work together as transportation providers are looking for safer and more effective ways to operator within new regulations, Transfinder said in a news release on Monday.

International Paper to acquire Pulp Assets for $2.2 billion

Annual cost savings from the all-cash deal will be about $175 million by the end of 2018, Memphis, Tennessee-based International Paper said Monday in a statement. The company expects to realize a $300 million tax benefit from the transaction.

SCHENECTADY

BizHub created to advise Schenectady entrepreneurs

The BizHub team of advisers will work out of the BizLab, a technology accelerator on State Street, to help start-up companies in the areas of accounting, human resources, legal and recruiting services.

Hulu is said to plan full cable and broadcast channel streaming

Hulu is planning to introduce the service early next year. While pricing details are still being determined, the new service is expected to cost about $40 a month.

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

While the level of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, detected in the oatmeal falls well below the limit set by federal regulators for human consumption, the lawsuit accuses Quaker of false advertising because it markets the oatmeal as “100% natural.”

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

SCHENECTADY

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

The Schenectady Greenmarket is back outdoors — and vendors and customers are thrilled, even if the weather wasn’t helping Sunday.

Cruise ship heads to Cuba; first from US in 50 years

Cruise ship heads to Cuba; first from US in 50 years

The cruise ship Fathom Adonia left port in Miami Sunday to begin the first cruise service between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century.

World's biggest windmills now make jumbo jets look tiny

World's biggest windmills now make jumbo jets look tiny

Often derided as a blot on rural landscapes, wind turbines got bigger and stronger than ever anyway. The next generation are even larger and designed to withstand an Arctic battering.

Trump or Clinton? Buffett sees U.S. business as fine with either

"If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president, and one of them is very likely to be, I think Berkshire will continue to do fine," Buffett, 85, said at the company's annual shareholders meeting Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.

In Glens Falls, finding revenue in bottled water

Tetra Pak, a food packaging and processing company, creates the Just Water packaging and ships the containers flat to Glens Falls, where they are shaped and filled.

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

Caffe Lena this weekend hosted Folkathon!, a musical festival featuring dozens of artists that is part of their $1.5 million capital campaign in support of the renovation.

Florists get busy with Mother's Day on the way

CAPITAL REGION

Florists get busy with Mother's Day on the way

Flowers will be front and center this week as kids of all ages get ready for Mother’s Day, which runs neck-and-neck with Valentine’s Day as the biggest day of the year for giving flowers to loved ones.

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