Dairy Queen pending

Following the news of Sonic in Latham, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill wants to make its mark in the Capital District. But first, the landowners must get the site plan approved by the planning commission.

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Mangia to close

A local favorite for 25 years says goodbye

After nearly 25 years in business, Café Mangia in Slingerlands is closing its doors at the end of the month. Mangia’s last day of business is expected to be Saturday, Jan. 31.

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Motel case reaching a potential end

Town of Colonie hopeful to reach a deal with motel owner soon

The yearlong Skylane and Blu-Bell motels’ case is coming to an end. Representatives for the owner, Alex Patel, met with town officials to discuss the fate of the motels.

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Shaker Pointe receives national recognition

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a project five years in the making, has been nationally recognized for its dedication to Shaker architecture and remaining environmentally friendly in all steps of the project.

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‘Miracle’ needed to preserve barn

Relocation of former LeVie barn seems unlikely before nearing deadline

Only photographs and other documentation are likely to remain as evidence of the historic Hilton barn after this summer. Relocation costs are proving too great for the massive post and beam structure.

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'Toxic-Free Toys Act' signed into law

Local lawmakers defied calls from toy industry representatives to let state or federal officials draft changes to what levels of chemicals are allowed in children’s products.

Revisisions made to local motel bills

Town of Colonie considers public comments in process

Following public comments at a recent town board public hearing, the proposed local laws regarding motel regulations have been revised with residents’ concerns in mind.

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Year in Review: Looking back

There was plenty to speak about in 2014

A look back at the year that was in the towns of Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland.

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Year in Review: Saying goodbye

The coming of the new year is not without sadness

A look back at the year's events in the Town of Colonie.

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From newsprint to law and order

Former Spotlight office renovated, becomes hub of attorneys’ offices

The Spotlight’s former office got a lot more than a new coat of paint before several attorneys moved into it.

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A boost for 2015

Bethlehem receives $200,000 economic development grant from state

The Town of Bethlehem won a $200,000 microenterprize grant from the state earlier this month as economic development officials continue to seek-out new avenues to promote growth.

Wolf Road development moves forward

First Columbia hotel and office space proposal still viable

The Colonie Town Planning Board moved to accept the concept of First Columbia’s office and hotel development after months of planning and revision.

New motel law vote postponed

Town Board extends public hearing, wants to amend laws with public comments

Town officials in Colonie decided to extend the public hearing regarding new local laws for motels and hotels after nearly two hours of public comments from local business owners and residents.

Grannies for peaceful video games

Local peace group protests violence in video games and toys

With holiday shopping underway, local peace advocates are delivering a message against violence in video games and children’s toys.

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Teaching green energy

Teacher’s union gets solar panels from Monolith

The New York State United Teachers union has taken on an energy-saving initiative by partnering with Monolith Solar to install solar panels at all of their regional offices.