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Laser tag with a zombie bite

Your post-apocalyptic nightmares have come true at the Albany Apocalypse Laser Tag Center and Zombie Evasion Course.

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Blu-Bell Motel demolished for violations

One of two motels deemed uninhabitable following multiple code violations and an asbestos study was demolished last week under the town’s orders.

River Road location no longer an option for solar garden

Monolith Solar has withdrawn its use variance application with the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a new solar field on River Road, following variance recommendations from Albany County.

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Colonie’s eateries to take spotlight

After this year saw the town boom with new restaurants, next week’s Colonie Restaurant Week will see participation from a record number of new eateries, as well as some established upscale favorites.

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Meadowdale Estates -- a large multi-family residential project -- is approved

Meadowdale Estates Residential Community, a large multi-family residential project first proposed nearly half a decade ago, was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at last week’s meeting.

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Reel Seafood Co. offers Sunday brunches with live music and themed menus

As Wolf Road continues to see a constant cycle of businesses coming and going, the road’s oldest independently-owned restaurant continues to keep up with the times.

Craft breweries focus of new downtown Albany tourist attraction

The Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a collaboration between Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling, C.H. Evans Brewing, and Druthers, will launch at its inaugural event, Drink Albany, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

Large traffic concern for the Albany Shaker Road area alleviated

One major concern for traffic influx on Albany Shaker Road has been alleviated, as developers withdrew the application for a special use permit and related approvals in relation to the Old Maxwell Road Shopping Center.

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Music to My Hair Salon opens its doors

While Music to My Hair Salon was still under construction, cosmetologist and salon owner Asad Alkurabi had a strong idea for the future of the blank white walls and empty stage.

Junior Achievement works to teach students about job possibilities

In keeping up with today’s ever-growing technology-based society, in-classroom programs through Junior Achievement continue to spark the interests of even the youngest students.

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Local bridge gaming company seeks larger space

In over forty years of bridge playing, Shelly Studio of Bridge and Games has outgrown its small building on New Karner Road and is looking to expand in order to host more tournaments.

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A grassroots effort has been launched to keep Crossgates Mall closed on Thanksgiving Day

Since opening to the Capital District 30 years ago, Crossgates Mall has established itself as a major hub for area retail business. With approximately 20 million customers walking through its doors each year, it is among the most visited malls in the country.

Midway Fire Department seeks new station

Neighbors in favor of Nutwood Avenue dead end for Fuccillo dealership

Representatives for the Midway Fire Department presented a sketch of its proposed firehouse renovation, replacing its current original station of more than 50 years.

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Board decides against zoning change for 80-unit Foegtli Farms

One major concern for traffic generation on Albany Shaker Road was alleviated after the Planning Board voted unanimously against the 80-unit development across from Shaker Elementary School.

Milestone announces closure; restaurant owners blame recent decision on town officials

Town officials are being put to blame after the closing of Milestone Restaurant in Glenmont.