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Crisafulli embarking on new projects

Crisafulli Associates receive concept acceptance, apartments and offices

Crisafulli Associates took the first steps toward breaking ground on new projects in the Town of Colonie, including a new apartment complex and a second office building along Albany Shaker Road.

National retailers eye local property

Large retail site on Albany Shaker Road pending Zoning Board of Appeals approval

As the first Sonic restaurant in the Capital District prepares a grand opening this summer, a Massachusetts developer is looking to get a special use permit approved for a site totaling about 5.7 acres.

Blankets of support

ACS received blanket donation from new Albany company

Members of the American Cancer Society’s HopeClub received a donation of nearly 50 blankets from the new Albany-based company Twill.

A sign of the past restored

Revamped Westgate Plaza sign relit in ceremony

Long-time area residents may have already noticed a change to the Westgate Plaza sign, after its several month absence from its Central Avenue home.

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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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Protest aftermath

Siena College students face backlash after billboard protest

Hardly a week had passed since Siena College students gathered in Newtonville to protest the Teakwood Builders billboard before news of the protest went national.

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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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Final phase underway

Shaker Pointe finishes the last phase of its senior housing development

The final phase of Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, Spirit Tree Apartments, is well underway to being open for residents.

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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.

Skylane and Blu-Bell to be demolished

Owner of motels agrees to tear down buildings for all fines excused

Skylane and Blu-Bell owner Alex Patel agreed to demolish the two motels after hundreds of violations were found over one year ago.

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.

Concept approval for Afrim Sports

Second regional dome is another step closer to being built

Final steps are underway for the new Afrim Sports soccer complex to be built in Colonie after concept acceptance from the Planning Board.

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Motel law amendment approved

Town Board unanimously approves limiting motel stays amid push back

The Town Board unanimously passed changes to a law that would limit the length of stay times in area motels and hotels, but not without some resistance.

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Motel demolition case delayed

Court grants motel owner three more weeks to gather finances, paperwork

The court awarded the owner of Skyland and Blu-Bell motels another three weeks to gather paperwork and finances despite protest from the Town of Colonie who had agreed to a similar adjournment six weeks ago.

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