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App finds someone to clear up after your dog

What do you get when you combine a population too busy to look up from its smartphones, a "one-tap economy" and 78 million pet dogs?

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Katie O’Byrne’s celebrates 10 years in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Katie O’Byrne’s celebrates 10 years in Schenectady

At the start of the new millennium, Schenectady was in the midst of a project to revitalize the downtown area.

518 area code faces split

518 area code faces split

Public hearings will be held in the next two weeks for comment on a potential new area code in the Capital Region.

Commission OKs retail building at Mohawk Harbor site

SCHENECTADY

Commission OKs retail building at Mohawk Harbor site

The city Planning Commission approved a retail building at the Mohawk Harbor site and single-family homes along Barrett Street during a meeting Wednesday evening.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Spa County IDA to work with both economic development agencies

The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency will work with both the county’s rival economic development organizations, the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership and Saratoga Economic Development Corp.

Albany Med opening urgent care in Mechanicville

Albany Medical Center on Tuesday announced plans to bring an EmUrgentCare Office to Mechanicville as area hospitals continue to expand into Saratoga County.

Three female entrepreneurs set up shop on Schenectady's Jay Street

SCHENECTADY

Three female entrepreneurs set up shop on Schenectady's Jay Street

Three women are opening businesses for the first time, bringing new life to three vacant storefronts on Schenectady’s eclectic Jay Street Pedestrian Mall.

2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

SARATOGA SPRINGS

2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

Gastropubs, or bar-restaurant combos serving high-end beer and food, started in the Capital Region with Brown & Moran’s in Troy in 1993. This latest and polished example also features a New Urbanism setting, mixing business and living in compact spaces in a luxury apartment complex on the west side of Saratoga Springs.

COLONIE

Albany Airport hopes to land $40 million state grant

Albany International Airport is competing in a state-run grant program in hopes of receiving $40 million to revitalize aging passenger facilities, expand capacity for private aircraft business, and build a four-story parking garage to ease congestion in parking lots.

Building with bank and coffee shop planned for Rivers Casino site

SCHENECTADY

Building with bank and coffee shop planned for Rivers Casino site

The Galesi Group is proposing a retail building by the future casino to house a coffee shop and a bank, both with a drive-thru.

New home provides Automated Dynamics room to grow

NISKAYUNA

New home provides Automated Dynamics room to grow

Automated Dynamics joined ranks with Niskayuna’s engineering business community at the company’s grand opening on Wednesday, bringing new employment opportunities to the town.

Glenville hotel construction on schedule

GLENVILLE

Glenville hotel construction on schedule

Construction on the new Homewood Suites hotel in Glenville is moving along on schedule.

Palace Theatre up for $65M renovation, expansion

ALBANY

Palace Theatre up for $65M renovation, expansion

A new 600-seat theater is coming to downtown Albany. So is a larger stage for the city’s Palace Theatre.

KeyBank deal to bring Capital Region branch closures

ALBANY

KeyBank deal to bring Capital Region branch closures

KeyBank will be closing 18 greater Capital Region bank locations and 12 more later as part of its acquisition of First Niagara, the bank announced Monday.

Scotia hotel project gets conditional OK

SCOTIA

Scotia hotel project gets conditional OK

The owners of the Scotia Motel are nearly ready to move forward with replacing the existing building with a Comfort Inn & Suites.

Gazette, partners plan weekly entertainment paper

SCHENECTADY

Gazette, partners plan weekly entertainment paper

The Daily Gazette is launching an alternative weekly newspaper in partnership with Proctors and Albany-based web company Overit that will focus on arts and entertainment in the Capital Region.

Aquarium slowly taking shape at ViaPort in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM

Aquarium slowly taking shape at ViaPort in Rotterdam

The aquarium at ViaPort in Rotterdam is starting to take shape, and the director of the attraction said the mall is targeting a September opening, though it could be later in the year.

BALLSTON

Ballston to seek grant to boost farms, small businesses

The town of Ballston plans to seek a $200,000 state grant to help support local farms and small businesses.

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

ROTTERDAM

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

Unlike the winter, the hills are alive this summer at Maple Ridge.

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

SCHENECTADY

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

Much of the old-time industrial landscape of Schenectady is changed or gone, but a trade school teaching one of the most vital industrial skills is still going strong, and marking its 80th year in 2016.

Jobs roar back with gain of 287,000 in June, easing worry

Jobs roar back with gain of 287,000 in June, easing worry

Quashing worries that job growth is flagging, the government on Friday reported that employers increased payrolls by 287,000 in June, an arresting surge that could reframe the economic debate just weeks before Republicans and Democrats gather for their conventions.

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