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There’s no quit in the decade-old gourmet burger trend

The gourmet concept to hamburgers is no longer new, not since French chef Daniel Boulud introduced a $27 burger back in 2001. But, the business model has been followed, tweaked and survived the Great Recession of a few years ago. Now, in 2015, it continues to trend stronger than what one business magazine prognosticated four years ago.

Three companies awarded licenses looking to county for dispensaries

At the end of July, New York officials announced the five companies that would be awarded licenses to sell medical marijuana, three of which plan to open dispensaries in Albany County.

More units for Dutch Village; newest units to be available by Christmas

Albany Management broke ground on the fourth phase of its Dutch Village apartment community Friday, Aug. 7.

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A corner of the fashion world in the most unlikeliest of places

Ursula Garreau-Rickenbacher was a young, 23-year-old Swiss immigrant in the fashion capital of the Western World, knocking on the doors of large fashion houses pitching her talent for design.

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Despite protests from neighboring residents, readings show music at Swifty’s to be within reasonable limits

After a yearlong inquiry into the noise levels at Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub during its live music night, the town has determined the volume is not unreasonably loud.

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Pizza school leads to eatery expansion

Romo’s Pizza taking over former beverage center

Upscale pizzas, a bar for sixteen, and seated service are all on the menu for the expansion of Romo’s Pizza.

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Booming businesses see no slowdown

Town has seen dozens of new businesses

Within only the past month, four grand openings for new businesses have occurred, and more are on the way as the town continues to be a hotspot for business and development.

Traffic study complete for Maxwell Road

Old Maxwell Road Shopping Center project faces opposition

Residents will soon have their voices heard for those concerned about the potential shopping center on Maxwell Road, as a first draft traffic study is completed and town officials plan for a community forum.

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The Book Barn’s last chapter

Latham bookstore closes doors after 24 years in business

After 24 years in Latham, The Book Barn closed its doors for good in a frenzy of sales and goodbyes from longtime customers.

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Farmers market receives notoriety

Delmar Farmers Market named to best-of list

The Daily Meal has again named the Delmar Farmers Market to their yearly list of the 101 Best Farmers Markets in America.

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Continuing a legacy

Initiatives to help Albany teens and youth announced

Huck Finn’s Playland marked its grand opening with a train ride and a vow to help the Albany community and its younger residents.

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Bennett family legacy lives on

Family business marks 100th anniversary

The Bennett name has long been woven into the fabric of both the Albany and Delmar communities through the years.

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Look who’s 50

The Mallozzi Group celebrates a Golden Anniversary

The Mallozzi family has stirred, baked and sprinkled their name onto and into the mix of the Schenectady community.

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Thanks, Chief

Chief of Police Heider retires, Teale sworn in as new chief

Irish pub to receive funds

Town announces winner in second round of microenterprize grants

The town has announced another microenterprize grant winner during its second selection round.