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Tobacco display ban touted [video]

Retailers support county bill to shield tobacco products; push back over compromise

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Legislator Mary Lou Connolly, flanked by supermarket and pharmacy store representatives, announced a local law prohibiting the display of tobacco in retail establishments with a pharmacy.

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Restaurant Week

16 Restaurants 3-Course Meals $20.15

The city’s landscape is changing, and Albany wants you to see it.

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Turning the tables

Fundraising campaign seeks to help Four Corners Luncheonette owner with medical expenses

After years of helping out local charities and organizations, the owner of a community staple could use help of his own.

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Cooking with cookies

Local restaurants present original recipes using Girl Scout cookies as inspiration

As young Girl Scouts begin to appear outside of stores and in malls, offering boxes of cookies, local restaurants gathered to see who could come up with the best recipe using some of America’s favorite treats.

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Feeding a need

Local woman is gathering up community support for food co-op

A retired microbiologist is taking a macro look at a global problem and applying the solution to a brand new Downtown Schenectady.

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Glenmont Abbey breaks ground

Senior housing development will feature 148 units, active lifestyle amenities

Shovels hit the ground on a new senior apartment complex last week in a bustling hamlet center, around a decade after the project was initially proposed.

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Monolith gets the green light

Planning Board also approves wine bar at the Four Corners

After final site plan approvals from the town’s Planning Board, Monolith Solar could soon begin construction at Vista Technology Park.

Hannaford donates to food banks

Grocery chain gives $10,000 in food for hunger-relief campaign

Hannaford Supermarkets donated 731 cases of food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley last week.

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One step closer

Down payment placed on coveted digital projector, more funds needed to have it installed

An innovative idea could be the saving grace for Jericho Drive-In, as the theater’s owners attempt to make the next payment for the installation of a digital projector before the season begins.

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Monolith tax breaks approved

Bethlehem IDA grants advanced PILOT agreement

The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (BIDA) has approved tax breaks for Monolith Solar to build its new headquarters inside the Vista Technology Park.

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Much ado about power

National Grid addressed resident worries at informational meeting

National Grid held two informational sessions last week for residents to learn more about the proposed substation by the utility on Van Dyke Road.

$50K to soldiers

Hannaford gives back to Wounded Warrior Project

Receiving a backpack might seem like a small gesture, but one veteran credits that initial act of compassion followed by ongoing support for saving his life.

New wine bar coming to Delmar

Perfect Blend management eyes new business

The owners of Perfect Blend and Make Me A Cake Next Door are collaborating with a member of their management team to open a new wine bar at Delmar’s Four Corners.

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House of worship to medical practice

Use variance granted for church conversion; community meeting on Van Dyke road power project set

The former Community United in Methodist Church in Slingerlands is set to become Delmar Family Practice after the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted a use variance for the project.

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Capturing wastewater’s wasted potential

Pilot program in Guilderland explores waste as energy source

ClearCove Systems, a Rochester-based company, showcased its New York State Energy Research and Develop Authority funded pilot site in Guilderland to Rep. Paul Tonko on Wednesday, Feb. 18.