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CSEA rejects Maplewood Manor nursing home contract
BALLSTON SPA

CSEA rejects Maplewood Manor nursing home contract

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

The public employee union representing workers at the Saratoga County-owned Maplewood Manor nursing home has rejected a proposed contract with the facility’s prospective private buyer.
 
SCHENECTADY

Gazette to print Columbia-Greene newspapers

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady will take over all printing operations for Columbia-Greene Media, the publisher of two five-day-a-week newspapers and six weekly newspapers across Columbia and Greene counties.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga's Agrochem seeks to expand

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
When John and Rob DeMarco started Agrochem a decade ago, the business aiming to make better sanitizing products for dairy operations occupied a small trailer parked outside of a warehouse at the W.J. Grande Industrial Park.
 
Halfmoon, Colonie lead area in home construction
CAPITAL REGION

Halfmoon, Colonie lead area in home construction

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Sluggish. Fizzling. Subdued. Pick an unenthusiastic adjective, and real estate agents have likely used it to describe the U.S. housing market in the last year.
 
NEW YORK

NY Gov. Cuomo calls for small business tax cut

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called for a 4 percent small business tax cut and a student loan forgiveness program, the latest in a flurry of proposals as he unveils his 2015 agenda.
 
NEW YORK

NY servers seek raise as restaurant owners defend tip system

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
In more than a decade slinging drinks, bartender Autumn Alston has depended on tips to earn a living, leading to an often-inconsistent income from some customers who tip a lot, some who stiff and a few who make cringe-inducing suggestions.
 
Halfmoon Works finds new home in downtown Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Halfmoon Works finds new home in downtown Schenectady

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
A company with a cause is coming to Schenectady’s lower State Street neighborhood, taking the space of a handbag business that recently shuttered.
 
Historic Schenectady building eyed by owner of boutiques
SCHENECTADY

Historic Schenectady building eyed by owner of boutiques

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
The woman behind successful Piper Boutique stores in Saratoga Springs, Philadelphia and Chicago is planning to open a showroom in downtown Schenectady.
 
End is near for Curry Road plaza
ROTTERDAM

End is near for Curry Road plaza

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Forum Industries of Clifton Park purchased the 12-acre site of the former Curry Road Shopping Plaza from the town for $375,000 Monday, clearing the way for the demolition of 85,000 square feet of empty retail space.
 
Rotterdam Square to lose another tenant
ROTTERDAM & NISKAYUNA

Rotterdam Square to lose another tenant

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Gap is closing its outlet store in Rotterdam Square mall next month and relocating to the Mohawk Commons shopping plaza in Niskayuna.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Price Chopper adds pharmacy partner

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Price Chopper Supermarkets is partnering with Aureus Health Services to expand its pharmacy services for patients who need specialty medications.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region foreclosure activity mixed in 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Foreclosure activity was down across the country last year, up in New York and a little of both in the Capital Region.
 
Need help filing out your tax return? Don't call the IRS
WASHINGTON

Need help filing out your tax return? Don't call the IRS

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.
 
AMSTERDAM

Tax breaks OK’d for Amsterdam senior community plan

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
The Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency last week gave preliminary approval to tax breaks for a proposed $30 million senior community in Amsterdam.
 
BALLSTON

Ballston Wal-Mart foes pitch added study to village

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Opponents of a proposed Wal-Mart store in the town of Ballston on Monday urged the Ballston Spa Village Board to ask the town for a full environmental impact study on the plan.
 
 

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