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Shopkins: The tiny faces of a holiday toy craze

Shopkins: The tiny faces of a holiday toy craze

After just over two years on store shelves, Shopkins has become a huge business: Market research firm NPD Group reports that a 12-pack of assorted Shopkins was the single best-selling toy in 2015, edging out items from popular properties such as Star Wars and Barbie.

Flurry of new hotels a welcome addition

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Flurry of new hotels a welcome addition

Visitors to Schenectady area will no longer have to stay outside the Electric City or fight for one of few rooms downtown.

IRS is seeking tax evaders who use Bitcoin

SAN FRANCISCO

IRS is seeking tax evaders who use Bitcoin

The IRS has asked Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the United States, for the records of customers who bought virtual currency from 2013-15.

Saratoga County allocates money for land conservation

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County allocates money for land conservation

The county has allocated $100,000 of its $250,000 Farmland and Open Space Preservation fund to three area preservation projects.

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park set to name new superintendent of highways

Dahn Bull will take over the position from Rick Kukuk, who has held the post for 12 years.

Schenectady OKs apartments at Annie Schaffer center

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady OKs apartments at Annie Schaffer center

A long-vacant senior center is set to be converted into apartments in downtown Schenectady next year, pending approval of a state grant.

Schenectady diner to open bakery production site

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady diner to open bakery production site

The Blue Ribbon Diner is set to expand its bakery business just in time for the holidays, with an eye on a new retail spot opening next year.

Table service, touch-screen ordering coming to all US McDonald’s

NEW YORK

Table service, touch-screen ordering coming to all US McDonald’s

Staring with big cities and then rolling out to each of its restaurants, the chain is making a move to compete with upscale burger places.

Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Friday

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Friday

The Gloversville Holiday Parade on Friday is anticipated to be even bigger than last year’s installment, which attracted thousands of people to the city’s downtown neighborhood and was the biggest parade on record, according to organizer Ryan Lorey. Participation this year, he said, is up about 10 percent over last year.

Rivers Casino sets Feb. 8 opening date

Rivers Casino sets Feb. 8 opening date

Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady will officially open Feb. 8, officials announced Wednesday.

Study: Gondola to Albany would be feasible

ALBANY

Study: Gondola to Albany would be feasible

An aerial gondola running high over the Hudson River between downtown Albany and the Rensselaer train station is technically feasible, according to the engineering firm that proposed the idea.

Uber still wants to be in upstate New York

Uber still wants to be in upstate New York

Ridesharing app Uber has relaunched a social media campaign "urging New Yorkers to make their voices heard and tell New York leaders they want Uber in their communities," the company said in a press release.

Schenectady County restaurants cited by Health Department

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County restaurants cited by Health Department

The New York State Heath Department has reported that a number of Schenectady County restaurants had critical violations - some more than one - upon inspection over the past month.

Capital Region's alt weekly publication debuts

SCHENECTADY

Capital Region's alt weekly publication debuts

The Alt, the Capital Region’s new alternative weekly publication, hits newsstands for the first time on Tuesday.

Hermie's Music Store moving to Arcade at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Hermie's Music Store moving to Arcade at Proctors

A downtown Schenectady institution for nearly 70 years, Hermie’s Music Store is moving for the second time in five years.

GlobalFoundries, miSci partner to provide STEM education

SCHENECTADY

GlobalFoundries, miSci partner to provide STEM education

GlobalFoundries has partnered with miSci to provide STEM education to underserved communities in the Capital Region.

Tree service faces $140K in fines related to chipper death

ALBANY

Tree service faces $140K in fines related to chipper death

A federal agency is proposing more than $140,000 in fines against a local tree trimming company related to the death of a Schenectady man on his first day on the job, officials said.

Novartis U.S. generic-drugs maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Novartis U.S. generic-drugs maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals

No final decision has been made and talks could still fall apart or closely held Amneal could attract other suitors.

Niskayuna Co-op working to position itself for future

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna Co-op working to position itself for future

Every town has what it considers a gem, something to be proud of and something unique to show off. For some residents, the town’s jewel is the Niskayuna Co-op.

Capital Region retailers decorate storefronts for holidays

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region retailers decorate storefronts for holidays

The art of decorating storefronts for the holidays is far from dead, but it’s not as common as it once was.

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