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Retail center proposed off Wolf Road

Residents voiced concerns over possible retail development in Colonie

The Planning Board’s first introduction of the proposed retail center on Albany Shaker Road included nearly an hour-long discussion about mostly traffic concerns.

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Your local flavor

The 4th Annual Bethlehem Restaurant Week goes underway this week

The town’s Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local eateries for the 4th year to present Bethlehem Restaurant Week.

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Pioneer Bank robbed

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Delaware Avenue Pioneer Bank on Saturday, May 2.

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Irish pub proposed for Delmar

New restaurant planned for Delaware Avenue promises an authentic feel of the Emerald Island from two gentlemen who should know

A traditional Irish public house has been proposed by two friends who grew up in neighboring towns in Ireland.

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A saucy idea

Bethlehem High School students create own company for experience, charity

The aroma coming from the kitchen of Bethlehem Central High School just after the final bell rang was mouth watering. The smells were so good, nearly a dozen staff members poked their heads in to see how the cooking was coming along.

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Crisafulli embarking on new projects

Crisafulli Associates receive concept acceptance, apartments and offices

Crisafulli Associates took the first steps toward breaking ground on new projects in the Town of Colonie, including a new apartment complex and a second office building along Albany Shaker Road.

National retailers eye local property

Large retail site on Albany Shaker Road pending Zoning Board of Appeals approval

As the first Sonic restaurant in the Capital District prepares a grand opening this summer, a Massachusetts developer is looking to get a special use permit approved for a site totaling about 5.7 acres.

Blankets of support

ACS received blanket donation from new Albany company

Members of the American Cancer Society’s HopeClub received a donation of nearly 50 blankets from the new Albany-based company Twill.

A sign of the past restored

Revamped Westgate Plaza sign relit in ceremony

Long-time area residents may have already noticed a change to the Westgate Plaza sign, after its several month absence from its Central Avenue home.

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Alternate substation sites reviewed

Zoning Board delays decision, town-owned land floated for facility

A decision on National Grid’s proposed substation has been delayed as town officials seek additional information from the company and await an independent consultant’s review of the proposal.

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Tobacco display ban touted [video]

Retailers support county bill to shield tobacco products; push back over compromise

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Legislator Mary Lou Connolly, flanked by supermarket and pharmacy store representatives, announced a local law prohibiting the display of tobacco in retail establishments with a pharmacy.

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Protest aftermath

Siena College students face backlash after billboard protest

Hardly a week had passed since Siena College students gathered in Newtonville to protest the Teakwood Builders billboard before news of the protest went national.

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Restaurant Week

16 Restaurants 3-Course Meals $20.15

The city’s landscape is changing, and Albany wants you to see it.

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Final phase underway

Shaker Pointe finishes the last phase of its senior housing development

The final phase of Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, Spirit Tree Apartments, is well underway to being open for residents.

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Turning the tables

Fundraising campaign seeks to help Four Corners Luncheonette owner with medical expenses

After years of helping out local charities and organizations, the owner of a community staple could use help of his own.

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