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Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

CLIFTON PARK

Hotel room tax for Clifton Park gets Legislature’s OK

State legislation that would allow the town to collect a 1.5 percent room occupancy tax from hotels in the commercial area around Northway Exit 9 has been approved by the state Legislature.

N.Y. kills right-to-repair bill that could make it easier to fix your phone

N.Y. kills right-to-repair bill that could make it easier to fix your phone

A bill that could make it easier to fix broken phones, computers and tablets was killed in the New York state legislature on Saturday when the session officially ended.

Latte lawsuit against Starbucks survives first judicial sip

Latte lawsuit against Starbucks survives first judicial sip

A California federal judge's refusal last week to dismiss a lawsuit against coffee giant Starbucks could be the first step toward justice for aggrieved latte drinkers everywhere.

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's former DSS building to become apartments

David Buicko is moving forward with the original plans for the old Department of Social Services building on Nott Street.

MALTA

Ex-Nissan auto dealership to pay $120K in restitution

A former Nissan auto dealership has agreed to pay more than $100,000 in restitution for defrauding customers between 2010 and 2013, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said Tuesday.

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

Montgomery County’s economic development team has launched a website that highlights job opportunities within the county, in an attempt to boost the county’s economy and burnish its image as a business location.

Zombies popping up in suburbs

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Zombies popping up in suburbs

Among the well-maintained homes and finely manicured lawns, there are hundreds of vacant homes in the area that stand out for the wrong reasons — boarded-up windows and waist-high grass in the yard.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga County supervisors OK bonds for rehab of senior housing

The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved issuing $13 million in tax-free bonds for the purchase and rehabilitation of a senior citizen housing complex in Saratoga Springs.

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA poised to oversee region's taxi cabs

The Capital District Transportation Authority could oversee taxi cab services in four Capital Region counties under legislation that passed the state Senate and Assembly last week.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady: Amtrak keeping bridge work on hold

Amtrak is holding up repair work on the closed Oak Street Bridge, the city says.

Gun sales soar in Capital Region, nationally after massacre

CAPITAL REGION

Gun sales soar in Capital Region, nationally after massacre

Sales in Capital Region gun stores and across the country have soared since last week’s mass shooting in Orlando.

Flying cars just took a big step closer to being legal

Flying cars just took a big step closer to being legal

It looks like a goofy mosquito, its fat cockpit shoving through the wind while aloft, its wings folded up like a dragonfly while grounded. And it marks the biggest step toward a real, commercial flying car.

Glenville's new zip lines face more challenges

GLENVILLE

Glenville's new zip lines face more challenges

In light of the controversy surrounding the new attraction in the hills of West Glenville, The Daily Gazette went to Mountain Ridge Adventure on Sunday to see what it’s like to traverse the obstacle courses and slide along the zip lines.

Proposed visitors center first step toward Upper Hudson economic boost

SCHUYLERVILLE

Proposed visitors center first step toward Upper Hudson economic boost

Places like Schuylerville that line the banks of the upper Hudson River have declined in industry and population over the past half-century, while central Saratoga County has boomed.

Fresh off the farm: Dairy has new bottling plant, home delivery

Fresh off the farm: Dairy has new bottling plant, home delivery

The path to the future looks a lot like the past at one of the region’s biggest dairy farms.

Saratoga Springs restaurant duo facing civil suit

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs restaurant duo facing civil suit

Legal troubles continue for the couple who ran the celebrated Maestro’s at the Van Dam restaurant on Broadway, even with the conclusion of the criminal case against them.

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

A Jamaican restaurant with locations in Albany and Troy is expanding with a fourth spot in downtown Schenectady.

Niskayuna 'breastaurant' Tilted Kilt has plenty of fans and detractors

Niskayuna 'breastaurant' Tilted Kilt has plenty of fans and detractors

The kilts aren’t the only thing that’s tilted about the new “breastaurant” that opened in Mansion Square on Balltown Road in April, according to some critics of the establishment.

'Pick your own' berry season underway in Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

'Pick your own' berry season underway in Capital Region

Strawberries across the Capital Region are being plucked from fields and turned into homemade jams and put on shortcakes now that the “pick your own” berry season has begun.

Microsoft becomes first big tech company to get into legal weed industry

The partnership marks the first major tech company to attach its name to the burgeoning industry of legal marijuana.

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