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Walmart's closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America

Walmart's closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Walmart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W.Va. - the disappearance of the mines had pretty well taken care of that already. But now that Walmart is leaving, too, as one of 154 U.S. stores the company closed in January, the town might be snuffed out for good.
 
Schoharie County updating agricultural plan
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County updating agricultural plan

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
A lot has changed in the farming world since Schoharie County last drafted an agricultural and farmland protection plan in 2000. In the past five years alone, the craft beverage industry has exploded across the state, putting new pressure on farms while also opening new opportunities.
 
Rotterdam BJ’s property headed to auction
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam BJ’s property headed to auction

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
The property where the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Rotterdam is located is going to auction in just over two weeks, but a spokesman said the store doesn’t plan on closing any time soon.
 
BizLab in Schenectady to host seminar for start-ups
SCHENECTADY

BizLab in Schenectady to host seminar for start-ups

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
The New York BizLab is hosting Sandler Training on Monday for a two-hour seminar for start-ups.
 
CAPITAL REGION

3 people appointed to Workforce Development Board

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Three people have been appointed to the Capital Region Workforce Development Board. Activities of the board will include gathering and circulating information about the area’s labor market and businesses’ employment needs.
 
Residential development project in Niskayuna to add extra land
NISKAYUNA

Residential development project in Niskayuna to add extra land

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Peter Luizzi, the contractor of the planned $30 million upscale residential development for the Williams Auto Scrap Yard site in Niskayuna, said the project is right on schedule.
 
Daily Gazette planning redesigned website
SCHENECTADY

Daily Gazette planning redesigned website

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
The Daily Gazette announced Wednesday that it will be redesigning its website to provide both improved content and an easier, more enjoyable experience for readers.
 
Sage Colleges develop 'Career Closet' to help students
ALBANY

Sage Colleges develop 'Career Closet' to help students

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
The Sage Colleges have announced the formation of its “Career Closet,” which will directly benefit students at both the Sage College of Albany and the Russell Sage College campus in Troy.
 
Rivers Casino to open in early 2017, ahead of schedule
SCHENECTADY

Rivers Casino to open in early 2017, ahead of schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Construction of the Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is ahead of schedule and is expected to open in early 2017, Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin said.
 
Cobleskill mill gets second energy break to fuel expansion
COBLESKILL

Cobleskill mill gets second energy break to fuel expansion

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Mill Services in Cobleskill got a visit Tuesday from New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones as the company finishes a $1 million expansion that could more than double production.
 
3 potential Metroplex board members are interviewed
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

3 potential Metroplex board members are interviewed

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Three people who were recommended to the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority Board were interviewed by the Schenectady County Legislature on Monday.
 
Schumer plugs fuel cell energy tax credits
LATHAM

Schumer plugs fuel cell energy tax credits

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power has added employees and reduced losses in the past couple of years as business has grown, at least in part because of fuel cell energy tax credits.
 
GE to phase out compact fluorescent bulbs as focus shifts

GE to phase out compact fluorescent bulbs as focus shifts

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
General Electric will stop producing compact fluorescent lights this year as the company shifts its focus to more advanced bulbs. Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are growing in popularity as their prices decline.
 
Chipotle probe by CDC concludes without source being found

Chipotle probe by CDC concludes without source being found

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
The CDC has concluded its investigation into two E. coli outbreaks that sickened dozens of Chipotle Mexican Grill customers and thrust the chain into a crisis that wiped out more than $10 billion in market value.
 
Lumber Liquidators to pay $10M for timber source crimes

Lumber Liquidators to pay $10M for timber source crimes

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
LuLumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. must pay $10 million in fines and penalties for telling U.S. officials the timber for its wood flooring came from Germany rather than the actual source — the habitats of endangered Siberian tigers in southeast Asia.
 
 

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