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Town of Colonie Golf Course clubhouse on par to be restaurant

After months of renovations, Martel’s Restaurant is ready for business

After the previous operator of the Town of Colonie Golf Course clubhouse asked to break its contract, the town board made a quick decision in February to allow the only other bidder to start making changes before the golf season started.

Library archive of Spotlight complete

Project comes in ahead of schedule; some gaps remain

The headlines of the past are more easily at hand now that nearly a half-century of Bethlehem history has been digitally archived.

Panel to review crude oil safety

The Albany County executive has created a new Expert Advisory Committee to lead a public safety review on the transportation of crude oil through out the county.

IDA: No break for housing plan

Agency says abatements for residential buildings do not fit with its mission

The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency did not approve tax abatements sought by a residential development after deciding at their Friday, May 23, meeting that approval of the tax credits did not fit with the agency’s mission.

New Scotland hears second solar proposal

Company touts larger estimated savings of $370k over 20 years

Competition is brewing for New Scotland’s bid into solar energy, with a second company claiming it could offer even more savings annually on electricity bills.

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Tempers flare over Guilderland apartment project

Neighbors complain that traffic study for Wolanin apartments not properly done

There was not much new information presented on Wolanin Companies proposed luxury apartment complex at a recent planning board meeting, but some neighbors opposed to the project said they felt their interests were being sidelined.

Soccer dome approved for Bethlehem

Inflatable dome will fit two fields and offices

The Bethlehem Soccer Club has received final approvals to move forward with construction of their indoor soccer complex on Wemple Road.

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Stram Center gets final approval

Former school district administration building to see new use as medical facility

The Stram Center of Integrative Medicine was back before the Bethlehem Planning Board for final approvals so the facility can relocate to 90 Adams Place.

Albany County’s hotel occupancy tax distribution debated

Legislators propose shifting funds from convention center but fail to gain support

Some county legislators do not believe funneling more than $7 million annually toward Albany’s convention center and civic center is the best use of its hotel occupancy tax revenue.

Activists speak out against casino

Local business alliance seeks involvement as process moves forward

A group of Bethlehem activists are speaking out in opposition of a casino proposed for Exit 23 in the City of Albany.

Colonie landfill operator fined

The Town of Colonie has approved a consent order permitting the Colonie Landfill operator to pay a fine to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for not reporting it exceeded the action leakage rate at the landfill.

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On the right track

Dealership offers drivers the chance to put Land Rovers to the test

A luxury car dealership in the Capital District offers a unique opportunity to test out the off road capabilities of a vehicle that can get you from the top of a mountain to a fancy dinner in style.

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Activists air oil train concerns

Panel discusses impact on residents, rail workers

As more is learned about the increased transportation of crude oil by train, more residents from outside the City of Albany are taking up the cause to make the trips safer, or stop them altogether.

Discontent brewing over Guilderland apartments

Developer’s study claims fiscal benefit greater with apartments over homes

There are still several hurdles before a 210-unit apartment complex off Western Avenue is approved, but a bevy of people have already expressed disapproval or support for the project.

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Guilderland Chamber names new president

Chamber board selects Gauthier to lead organization

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Erika Gauthier, who was serving as the interim-president, to be president of the organization.