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Police: Cards compromised at buffet

Police link identity thefts to employee of Glenmont restaurant

Two days after four employees of Golden Town Buffet Hibachi & Sushi in Glenmont were arrested on charges of identity theft and deportation warrants, the restaurant’s owners were issued a citation for having too many occupants living upstairs.

State feeling good about real estate

Siena study finds attitudes about market are definitely positive

A study released by the Siena Research Institute at Siena College last week found that for the first time in almost four years, the state’s residents feel the real estate market is on the upswing.

Another hotel eyes Wolf Road

Planners say the need is there, based on occupancy rates

Developer Howard Carr presented his project as a sketch plan review before the Colonie Planning Board Tuesday, July 16, for a five-story hotel, two national chain restaurants and a national retailer on one location at the current site of the Lazare Lincoln dealership at 144 Wolf Road.

Clarkson urges IDA webcast

Supervisor says move would promote disclosure and productivity

Bethlehem Supervisor John Clarkson and other members of the town board are once again encouraging Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency members to webcast their meetings for reasons of transparency and efficiency.

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UPDATED: Identity thefts stem from Chinese buffet

Credit and debit card information compromised at Glenmont restaurant

The Bethlehem Police Department have arrested four employees of Golden Town Buffet Chinese restaurant in Glenmont after obtaining a search warrant for an investigation involving identify theft.

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Hamilton Square renovations move ahead

VENT Fitness opens, M&T breaks ground, Starbucks brewing at Guilderland plaza

Hamilton Square, formerly named 20 Mall, is looking to redefine not only the plaza’s name, but also what residents have come to expect of its offerings.

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Vista deal in jeopardy

Discord among developer, town and tenant; developer blames IDA

The developer for the Slingerlands Vista Technology Campus is now unsure if the organ regeneration research company Breonics will be the first technology tenant for the park, and he’s placing the blame squarely with the town agency managing tax breaks there.

Lafarge granted more time to build new kiln

Amended settlement holds strengthened pollution standards for Ravena cement plant

Lafarge was granted additional time to complete construction of its new kiln, but the extension came alongside strengthened emissions standards to further reduce pollution at its local cement plant.

State feeling good about real estate

Siena study finds attitudes about market are definitely positive

A study released by the Siena Research Institute at Siena College last week found that for the first time in almost four years, the state’s residents feel the real estate market is on the upswing.

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Locals keep it local

Viola’s Café, started by hometown duo, focuses on fresh

Viola’s Café, located inside the Monte Mario Motel at 947 Loudon Road, officially opened its doors Monday, July 15, and aims to supply the area with homemade, locally-grown breakfast and lunch.

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Guilderland restaurants celebrate $20.13

Restaurant Week to feature 12 eateries, taste of cooking classes

Restaurant Week, coordinated by the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, will run from Sunday, July 21, to Saturday, July 27, and feature 12 restaurants offering a variety of dining options.

Guilderland lends support in home rule battle

Coming court battle could decide whether localities can keep out fracking

The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday, July 2, approved joining an amici curiae, or friends of the court, brief supporting the towns of Dryden and Middlefield in enacting local laws banning natural gas drilling within the towns.

Residents want motels cleaned up

Talk of new law brings complaints of sex offenders and loud parties

As the Town of Colonie considers a new law to regulate expansion and construction of hotels and motels along Central Avenue, residents seem more concerned with the ones that are currently standing.

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Recipe for success

Delmar native looks to expand his booming granola business

Gatherer's Gourmet Granola now has a new facility in Schenectady and is launching three gluten-free flavors through the help of an online fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.

New Scotland zoning change official

Town Board will pursue further zoning refinements

The Town Board on Wednesday, June 12, unanimously approved a widespread zoning change intended to better reflect the character of the community and what the land is suited to contain.