Report: A dozen toxic toys sold in county, call for local legislation
The Albany County Legislature held a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 25, on its proposed Toxic-Free Toys Act, which would allow the county health commissioner to inspect merchandise sold in stores and issue fines for toys found to have dangerous levels of, or banned, chemicals.
Siena Research Institute finds seasonal spending stable, gifts more practical
Siena Research Institute released its annual Statewide Poll of Holiday Spending on Monday, Nov. 24, which was conducted from Nov. 3 to 17. Approximately 59 percent of the shoppers surveyed are planning to spend about the same as last year.
Town Board to hold a public hearing on laws governing extended-stay places
In the wake of Alex Patel’s court case, the Town of Colonie is hoping to amend Chapters 119 and 190 of the Town Code, which redefine proper extended-stay facilities and occupancy limitations.
Food company founded by Delmar couple marks its 10th anniversary
Caroline Barrett knew quitting her job was a risk.
Rocky Patel offers customers a taste of southern comfort food at his new restaurant
With 10 years of restaurant owning under his belt, Philly Bar and Grill owner Rocky Patel decided to share his love for southern barbeque with his new location, the Bull and Barrel.
Some concerned about Van Dyke site’s proximity to schools
The public hearing for a proposed National Grid substation in Delmar will be extended as the utility prepares more information for the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
Guilderland Town Board will vote on change for Route 20 property, tied to DOT follow up review
Town planners have clashed with developers of a proposed Cumberland Farms at a busy intersection, but a compromise was reached to allow for the rezone.
Residents petition town to hold discussions in an open meeting
The Town of Colonie is preparing to offer a deal to Alex Patel, owner of the Skylane and Blu-Bell motels, asking that he demolish both motels in exchange for dismissing hundreds of code violations discovered early this year during inspections.
Capital improvements proceed through fog of building study
Capital improvements totaling more than $17 million are proceeding as planned, despite uncertainty over whether Guilderland school district will continue using all its buildings.
Organization plans to build a sustainable community center
A new partnership could mean the construction of long-awaited indoor facility at Colonial Acres Golf Course.
Latham man expands Taekwondo lessons to a second Guilderland location
Joe Hasan started his martial arts training at 4 years old and went on to compete in national and international competitions. Now, he’s looking spur other 4-year-olds’ interest in taekwondo.
Mixed reactions at info meeting leading up to environmental assessment
A project to expand a gas pipeline that extends throughout Albany County was met with mixed reactions.
Indoor raceway abruptly closes at Crossgates Commons, deposits allegedly not refunded
The area’s only indoor go-kart racing facility abruptly shut its doors last month, and there has been little information revealed about the reason behind the closure.
Albany-Colonie and Schenectady organizations take the first step to joining under the same umbrella
After years of working together on projects, the board of directors for the Albany-Colonie Regional and Schenectady chambers of commerce have voted to create a joint task force to further combine resources.
Uncle Sam’s chocolate shop opens a new location in Latham
Much like the chocolates he makes, Joe Suhrada, owner of Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory, felt that it was time his business changed its flavor, which is why he decided to open a second location in Latham.
- Social media reactions to Greulich's Market closing
- Wolanin Traffic Impact Study
- Telephonic 'town hall' on economic development set for Feb. 28
- Community Caregivers announces Burbank hire
- Area Chambers of Commerce advocating in D.C.
- Guilderland Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner on June 12
- Metroplex 2012 projects round up
- Schenectady Restaurant Week (Feb. 18-24)
- Career Exploration Internship Program at North, South Colonie Schools
- Colonie to host business seminar