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Regional airline returns to Albany, to add more than 100 new jobs locally

Dignitaries from nearly all aspects of state government were on hand for continued good news at Albany International Airport.

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New 23,000-sq.-ft. veterinary facility in Latham represents $5.2M investment

Upstate Veterinary Specialties began operating at its new $5.2 million, 23,000-square-foot location at 152 Sparrowbush Road in Latham, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Vacant Engle Farm purchased for $5.75M, with plans for more retail space

The Engel farm next to Albany International Airport was sold this month for $5.75 million to a local developer after being on the market since 2009.

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Capital District awarded $98.1M towards area economic development projects

The Capital District may not have gotten any of the coveted $500 million upstate revitalization awards when Gov. Andrew Cuomo handed out more than $2 billion dollars on Friday, Dec. 11 though his Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative, but local municipalities and economic development projects still received more money than in any other year since the initiative began doling out funds in 2011.

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New kid on the block JetBlue promises competition within stable of airlines at Albany International

JetBlue’s inaugural flight to Albany International Airport was greeted with a warm reception by various representatives of the Capital District and the traditional cold blast of water canons courtesy of the airport’s emergency crew.

Colonie Chamber of Commerce elects new board

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday, Dec. 3 that Jessica Schul, a branch manager at Hudson River Community Credit Union, has agreed to serve as Chair of the 2016 Chamber Board of Directors as it heads into its 31st year.

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County Executive Dan McCoy 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.

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Laser tag with a zombie bite

Your post-apocalyptic nightmares have come true at the Albany Apocalypse Laser Tag Center and Zombie Evasion Course.

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Blu-Bell Motel demolished for violations

One of two motels deemed uninhabitable following multiple code violations and an asbestos study was demolished last week under the town’s orders.

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Colonie’s eateries to take spotlight

After this year saw the town boom with new restaurants, next week’s Colonie Restaurant Week will see participation from a record number of new eateries, as well as some established upscale favorites.

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Meadowdale Estates -- a large multi-family residential project -- is approved

Meadowdale Estates Residential Community, a large multi-family residential project first proposed nearly half a decade ago, was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at last week’s meeting.

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Reel Seafood Co. offers Sunday brunches with live music and themed menus

As Wolf Road continues to see a constant cycle of businesses coming and going, the road’s oldest independently-owned restaurant continues to keep up with the times.

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.

Large traffic concern for the Albany Shaker Road area alleviated

One major concern for traffic influx on Albany Shaker Road has been alleviated, as developers withdrew the application for a special use permit and related approvals in relation to the Old Maxwell Road Shopping Center.