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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.

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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Cooking with cookies

Local restaurants present original recipes using Girl Scout cookies as inspiration

As young Girl Scouts begin to appear outside of stores and in malls, offering boxes of cookies, local restaurants gathered to see who could come up with the best recipe using some of America’s favorite treats.

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Feeding a need

Local woman is gathering up community support for food co-op

A retired microbiologist is taking a macro look at a global problem and applying the solution to a brand new Downtown Schenectady.

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Glenmont Abbey breaks ground

Senior housing development will feature 148 units, active lifestyle amenities

Shovels hit the ground on a new senior apartment complex last week in a bustling hamlet center, around a decade after the project was initially proposed.

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Monolith gets the green light

Planning Board also approves wine bar at the Four Corners

After final site plan approvals from the town’s Planning Board, Monolith Solar could soon begin construction at Vista Technology Park.

Skylane and Blu-Bell to be demolished

Owner of motels agrees to tear down buildings for all fines excused

Skylane and Blu-Bell owner Alex Patel agreed to demolish the two motels after hundreds of violations were found over one year ago.

Hannaford donates to food banks

Grocery chain gives $10,000 in food for hunger-relief campaign

Hannaford Supermarkets donated 731 cases of food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley last week.

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