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County Executive Dan McCohy leads annual coat drive

For the fourth year in a row, County Executive Dan McCoy aims to provide coats to homeless veterans.

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Stuyvesant Plaza celebrates first-ever lighting ceremony

Stuyvesant Plaza ushered in the most wonderful time of the year with their first-ever Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

River Road location no longer an option for solar garden

Monolith Solar has withdrawn its use variance application with the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a new solar field on River Road, following variance recommendations from Albany County.

Craft breweries focus of new downtown Albany tourist attraction

The Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a collaboration between Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling, C.H. Evans Brewing, and Druthers, will launch at its inaugural event, Drink Albany, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

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A grassroots effort has been launched to keep Crossgates Mall closed on Thanksgiving Day

Since opening to the Capital District 30 years ago, Crossgates Mall has established itself as a major hub for area retail business. With approximately 20 million customers walking through its doors each year, it is among the most visited malls in the country.

Milestone announces closure; restaurant owners blame recent decision on town officials

Town officials are being put to blame after the closing of Milestone Restaurant in Glenmont.

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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.

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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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.