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O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

The O.D. Heck Development Center in Niskayuna hasn’t been home to a resident since spring of 2015, yet cars line the parking lot and employees are frequently heading in and out.

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Surprise! Snapchat has a new name and now sells glasses

Surprise! Snapchat has a new name and now sells glasses

"You can search Snapchat or Spectacles for the fun stuff and leave Snap Inc. for the Wall Street crowd :)," chief executive Evan Spiegel said in a blog post.

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

NISKAYUNA

O.D. Heck Center's future still undecided

The O.D. Heck Development Center in Niskayuna hasn’t been home to a resident since spring of 2015, yet cars line the parking lot and employees are frequently heading in and out.

Pressures mount on Wells Fargo following fake-accounts scandal

WASHINGTON

Pressures mount on Wells Fargo following fake-accounts scandal

The bank is being investigated by the Justice Department for possible criminal charges.

U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales

U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales

Coming off its best Christmas in years, the U.S. toy industry is wagering that the Pokemon Go craze will command a lot of space on kids' wish lists.

Yahoo hit in world's biggest data breach

Yahoo hit in world's biggest data breach

Yahoo on Thursday reported the largest data breach in history - affecting at least 500 million user accounts. Here's what you need to know and what to do.

Park Commission looks to standardize boat training

LAKE GEORGE

Park Commission looks to standardize boat training

The Lake George Park Commission is developing a short video and a manual that will bring consistency to the training done for boat renters at the 20 private marinas spread around the lake.

St. Johnsville agricultural high school open for business

ST. JOHNSVILLE

St. Johnsville agricultural high school open for business

Fifty-one students, all freshmen, gathered in front of David H. Robinson Elementary in St. Johnsville, where a new agricultural high school is based, and cut a ribbon signifying that the school is open for business.

Giant Pumpkinfest in Saratoga Springs Saturday

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Giant Pumpkinfest in Saratoga Springs Saturday

A statewide contest featuring pumpkins that weigh as much as a race horse will be coming to Saratoga Springs Saturday.

CVS land swap wins Burnt Hills vote

BURNT HILLS

CVS land swap wins Burnt Hills vote

Voters in the Burnt Hills Fire District have approved a land swap that will allow plans for a new CVS pharmacy on Lakehill Road to go forward.

Schoharie County abandons Seebold site for new facility

SCHOHARIE

Schoharie County abandons Seebold site for new facility

Schoharie County treasurer and flood recovery coordinator Bill Cherry recommended to the county board of supervisors that they abandon a plan to build a new jail and public safety facility on the Seebold farm site.

Say goodbye to the Pink Palace, Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Say goodbye to the Pink Palace, Saratoga Springs

A piece of Saratoga Springs history — even if it is a much-derided piece of that illustrious history — is being torn down on Union Avenue.

New upstate area code announced: 838

ALBANY

New upstate area code announced: 838

The New York State Public Service Commission announced Tuesday that a new area code number has been assigned for eastern upstate New York: 838.

DEC: new environmental review for Albany's Global Companies

ALBANY

DEC: new environmental review for Albany's Global Companies

Community leaders called it a victory after the Department of Environmental Conservation ruled that Global Companies will undergo an entirely new application process for its Albany crude oil terminal.

Code Blue shelter in Saratoga Springs to move to Henry Street church

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Code Blue shelter in Saratoga Springs to move to Henry Street church

Soul Saving Station Church on Henry Street in Saratoga Springs will host the Code Blue seasonal homeless shelter this winter, supporters of the program have been told.

Burnt Hills easement vote to take place Tuesday

BURNT HILLS

Burnt Hills easement vote to take place Tuesday

Residents of the Burnt Hills fire district will have their say Tuesday over a proposal to sell an easement across fire district property to CVS Pharmacy.

Operation at Ease saves vets with PTSD using rescue dogs

NISKAYUNA

Operation at Ease saves vets with PTSD using rescue dogs

The premise of Operation at Ease is simple: fulfilling the needs of veterans struggling with PTSD and finding a loving home for dogs who have recently been rescued. But for the veterans and dogs, it’s much more than that.

Federal ratings of Capital Region caregivers run gamut

CAPITAL REGION

Federal ratings of Capital Region caregivers run gamut

Half of the Medicare and Medicaid participating nursing homes in the Capital Region received one- or two-star ratings, on a five-star scale, under a recently revised federal ratings systems.

Wells Fargo's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Wells Fargo's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Last week, Wells Fargo was fined $185 million in penalties after employees, in effect, put money before customers.

Number of US railroad workers testing positive for drug use skyrockets

Number of US railroad workers testing positive for drug use skyrockets

Testing in 2016 has shown that nearly 8 percent of workers involved in rail accidents were positive for drug use, including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, OxyContin and morphine.

Casino school: riffling, games, and lots of math

SCHENECTADY

Casino school: riffling, games, and lots of math

Rivers Casino – owned by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming – is in the market for hundreds of new dealers, inviting Capital Region residents interested in getting a foothold in the gaming industry to interview for a spot in its dealer school beginning next month.

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