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Family the driving force behind new Latham eatery

Owner of El Charro Mexican Grill says the restaurant business is in her blood

A new restaurant in Latham already has a proven track record in Virginia and Maryland with an owner that grew up in the business.

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Second round for soccer complex

Change in special use options means approval more likely

Afrim Nezaj will once again go before the Colonie zoning board to get approval for a proposed soccer complex on Watervliet Shaker Road, a site adjacent to the Memory Gardens cemetery, and a change in the process makes it more likely he will succeed this time.

Shrine Center seeking to install solar panels

Public hearing set for later this month

The Cypress Shrine Center is trying to go green by installing solar panels to offset their energy costs.

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From addict to advocate for the disenfranchised

Matt Canuteson honored for his work helping those struggling with mental health and addiction issues

Matt Canuteson can truly relate to the people he works with. It’s one of the key things that makes him so good at his job.

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Nearly two dozen homes eyed in New Scotland

Planning Board hears residential proposal for 62-acre sub-division

Developers are looking to create a 22-lot residential subdivision on a 62-acre parcel off Route 85.

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Bouncing around town

Camp allows kids to play Bubble Balls

A summer camp that operates at different locations in the Capital District offers kids fun ways to keep active and enjoy their summer by bringing a unique item to the area.

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60 years sweet

Schuyler Bakery celebrates anniversary next month

A line of customers stretched from the register past a glass case filled with pastries to the door, and a bread-cutting machine hummed as it sliced loaves of freshly baked bread.

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Treasure Cove makes a move

First United Methodist’s thrift shop moves into neighboring building

For more than two decades, the Treasure Cove Thrift Shop was housed in the lounge of Delmar’s First United Methodist Church. The shop finally moved to a bigger location in July, after nearly a year of planning.

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Helping out, one muffin at a time

‘Muffin Man’ expands fundraising efforts to breakfast in bed service

A basket of muffins might not change the world, but one man is proving it’s a good place to start.

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Lux on a truck

Woman tailors new business to fit the fashion needs of office workers with hectic schedules

In a former life, Heather Dwyer was a senior executive at an investment firm in an office park. After 14 years, she decided to take a break.

Flower power in Menands

Villagewide competition encourages colorful blooms

In an effort to bring life and color to the main drag of Menands, the village created a competition in the hopes that neighbors will inspire each other to take pride in their property.

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Greulich’s Market abruptly closes

Family-owned business in Guilderland shuts its doors after nearly 65 years; owes $15k in property taxes

An iconic neighborhood market abruptly closed its doors in Guilderland more than a week ago, with more than $15,000 of outstanding taxes on the property.

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Christmas comes early in Bethlehem

Jim’s Tastee Freez gives customers a taste of the holidays in summer

The holidays came early last week for visitors of Jim’s Tastee Freez in Bethlehem.

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Summer is no vacation for some

Food bank in need of volunteers as numbers dip during the warmer months

In summer, while many people are enjoying summer vacations and time off from work, there remains a desperate need for volunteers to help those less fortunate.

Thai restaurant opens in Latham

BKK Bistro offers twist on traditional cuisine

After a decade of success in Vermont, the BKK Bistro Thai Food + Martinis held its grand opening at 728 Loudon Road in Latham on Wednesday, July 16.