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Albany Airport gets $3M for boarding bridges

COLONIE

Albany Airport gets $3M for boarding bridges

The Albany International Airport has received $3 million in federal funding to replace three aging passenger boarding bridges at its main terminal.

Halfmoon, GE settle PCB suit for $5.6 million

HALFMOON

Halfmoon, GE settle PCB suit for $5.6 million

The town of Halfmoon and General Electric have settled a long-running lawsuit over water costs the town is incurring because of GE’s PCB contamination of the Hudson River.

SCHENECTADY

Company fined in criminal case files suit in Schenectady

A local company that paid $77,000 in restitution to a local construction firm in a criminal case is now suing that construction company alleging nearly $55,000 in unpaid bills.

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

SCHENECTADY

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

Where you buy your food can contribute to risk for obesity as much as what food you buy, a new study indicates.

Dog trainer moving academy to Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Dog trainer moving academy to Clifton Park

A dog named Lola helped Thomas Davis discover his calling — training and rehabilitating dogs — and the South Glens Falls resident is now bringing those skills to Clifton Park.

Stepping out of Steve Jobs's shadow, Tim Cook champions the promise of Apple

Stepping out of Steve Jobs's shadow, Tim Cook champions the promise of Apple

Cook sat down with The Washington Post to discuss his first five years in one of corporate America's most glaring spotlights.

Mariaville school sold to contractor

MARIAVILLE

Mariaville school sold to contractor

An Amsterdam-based contractor purchased Schalmont’s old Mariaville Elementary School for $175,000 and plans to convert the vacant school building into apartments targeted to retirees and seniors.

NYRA looks to create better bettors

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA looks to create better bettors

Placing a bet on horse racing is like making a pick on a March Madness game. Some people choose based on a color or name they like, while others make a selection based on statistics and knowledge of the sport.

Workers taking more 'me time' in the summertime

Workers taking more 'me time' in the summertime

Nationally, about 18 percent of employers offer some type of summer hours - whether an early close to the week or more flexible work arrangements - up from 15 percent five years ago, according to Edward Yost, a benefits expert at the Society of Human Resource Management in Alexandria.

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

MALTA

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

The power! The passion! The pride! Race car fans at Albany-Saratoga Speedway know all three.

‘Great South Woods’ plan aimed at tourism hike

ADIRONDACKS

‘Great South Woods’ plan aimed at tourism hike

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has accepted the recommendations of a report on promoting a wide swath of the southern Adirondacks as the “Great South Woods.”

A new, easier way to make strong passwords

A new, easier way to make strong passwords

A new standard is emerging for passwords, backed by a growing number of businesses and government agencies - to the relief of computer users everywhere.

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

A new rest area opened Thursday on the New York State Thruway to provide travelers a chance to take a break from driving, eat food produced in the Mohawk Valley, and sit in the grass while they watch the day-to-day operations of a lock on the Erie Canal.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Affordable housing mandate proposed for new Saratoga Springs developments

Advocates want the city to make an affordable housing component mandatory in all major new developments, with 20 percent of units set aside for low- or middle-income residents.

One more step before hotel can replace Scotia Motel

SCOTIA

One more step before hotel can replace Scotia Motel

Owners of the Scotia Motel have one more hurdle to clear before moving forward with plans to turn the property into a Comfort Inn & Suites.

GE camp gets girls excited about engineering careers

SCHENECTADY

GE camp gets girls excited about engineering careers

The girls stared at the material laid out on the table in front of them: empty cardboard boxes, construction paper, wooden spokes, a plastic wheel hub, tape and scissors. Then they started to engineer.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Saratoga County taking comment on rules affecting jewelers

Saratoga County supervisors will seek public comment on a proposed local law that would regulate pawnshops, jewelers and precious metals dealers that might sometimes buy stolen items.

Macy's to close 100 stores

Macy's to close 100 stores

Macy's regularly prunes its store portfolio, often moving to close several dozen underperforming stores right after the annual holiday rush.

Two historic renovations approved in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Two historic renovations approved in Schenectady

Two historic buildings on lower State Street and lower Union Street will be rehabilitated with apartments with funding from the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.

Supermodels, CEOs, athletes do business in Rio's other games

RIO DE JANEIRO

Supermodels, CEOs, athletes do business in Rio's other games

If you think the athletes in Rio are battling it out, you ought to see what corporations are up to.

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