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Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Agency gets jump on hiring for Saratoga Race Course

The task of finding 1,500 workers to run the Saratoga Race Course this summer has begun, with the staffing agency retained to do much of the hiring taking applications well in advance of the annual job fair.

Saratoga Springs land trust drops out of Pitney project

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs land trust drops out of Pitney project

A plan to convert Saratoga Springs’ Pitney Farm into a community farm remains in place even after nonprofit land trust Saratoga PLAN on Monday announced it was withdrawing from the project.

How 50,000 cans and bottles a day get smashed

GLENVILLE

How 50,000 cans and bottles a day get smashed

You’d think smashing, puncturing and flattening 50,000 cans and bottles a day would be a noisy proposition.

Automated systems watch skies as airports can't find enough controllers

Automated systems watch skies as airports can't find enough controllers

The world's airlines have ambitious plans to double the fleet of commercial jets during the next two decades as the number of air travelers approaches 7 billion. The trouble: There won't be enough controllers to help those 44,000 planes take off and land safely.

Toy jewelry kits found to have high lead levels

The New York state attorney general said Friday that his office had opened an investigation into how toys with dangerously high levels of lead ended up for sale at retailers including Target, Kmart and Toys “R” Us.

Pair can avoid jail by paying $175K in restitution

BALLSTON SPA

Pair can avoid jail by paying $175K in restitution

The former longtime chef and part-owner of a popular Saratoga Springs restaurant pleaded guilty today to stealing money from the venture.

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom

SCHENECTADY

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom

There aren’t many places where it’s appropriate to drink beer at 9:30 a.m., but for a class of Schenectady County Community College students on Friday morning, they were in one of those places.

New York state denies permit for Constitution gas pipeline

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

New York state denies permit for Constitution gas pipeline

The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday denied a permit sought for the proposed Constitution interstate gas transmission project.

SCHENECTADY

SI Group recognized for sustainable practices

SI Group has received a silver award for Corporate Social Responsibility by EcoVadis, an international organization that provides sustainability ratings for global supply chains.

How to stay employed in a robot world

ATLANTA

How to stay employed in a robot world

Most of us apparently don't believe we're replaceable on the job. At least not by a robot or algorithms and lines of code.

GE lost $98M in Q1 2016

General Electric has reported a $98 million loss to common stock shareholders in the first quarter of 2016.

Union’s president responds to Schenectady mayor

SCHENECTADY

Union’s president responds to Schenectady mayor

In response to a letter from Mayor Gary McCarthy seeking payments from Union College, President Stephen Ainlay said the college makes “massive” economic, cultural and philanthropic contributions to the city.

Dairy Circus' clown logo survives fire

SCOTIA

Dairy Circus' clown logo survives fire

This week’s fast-moving at Scotia’s Dairy Circus destroyed pretty much everything, owner Robb Clemons said today. A look around the inside confirmed that. What it didn’t destroy: Dairy Circus’ iconic logo, the joyous clown that for decades welcomed customers to the ice cream shop.

NED suspends pipeline plan

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

NED suspends pipeline plan

One gas pipeline plan has fallen by the wayside, perhaps forever, and the fate of the other should be known by Wednesday, or even sooner. Kinder Morgan this week announced that it has suspended development of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.

Uber aims to put more deaf drivers on the roads

Uber aims to put more deaf drivers on the roads

Uber is teaming with a leading nonprofit group for the deaf to attract more hearing-impaired drivers, the company announced Tuesday. Already, the company says, hundreds of drivers who are hard of hearing are picking up fares for Uber in the Washington region.

Volkswagen reaches U.S. deal over emissions scandal

Volkswagen reaches U.S. deal over emissions scandal

Volkswagen agreed Thursday to fix or buy back nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the United States that are equipped with illegal emissions software.

Job fair held in Latham

LATHAM

Job fair held in Latham

Capital Region employers looking to hire everyone from bank tellers to computer programmers and soldiers to car salespeople set up tables and greeted potential employees at a Daily Gazette job fair Wednesday in Latham.

Northshire owner joins national bookstore trade group's board

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Northshire owner joins national bookstore trade group's board

Northshire Bookstores owner Chris Morrow has been elected to the board of directors of the national trade group for independent bookstore owners, and said he hopes to use the post to help address the challenges bookstores face in an age of digital media.

Two restaurants opening in former Bombers

TROY

Two restaurants opening in former Bombers

Matt Baumgartner already had two Mexican restaurants and two German beer gardens across the Capital Region. Now he’s got German and Mexican under the same roof in Troy.

Area jobless rate inches downward

Capital Region unemployment is continuing its gradual decline, reaching 4.3 percent in March, down from 4.5 percent a month earlier and 4.8 percent in March 2015, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.

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