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A call for stricter oil train policies

Lawmakers seek to address safety issues, stiffen penalties

A virtual pipeline of volatile oil traveling through Albany County has local legislators scrambling to create safety nets to protect the county and its citizens in the event of an accident.

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Honest Weight celebrates milestone

Co-op market holds event in honor of one-year anniversary

Customers who visited Honest Weight Food Co-op last weekend were treated to free food and giveaways in celebration of the store’s one-year anniversary at its new location.

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Growing a better future

Leadership Tech Valley project expands Patroon Land Farm’s growing capacity

The Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2014 formally unveiled its project Thursday, June 12, which included installing a high tunnel greenhouse and modern drip irrigation system at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s Patroon Land Farm

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There’s no bull at this rodeo

CDTA event tests the skills of its top drivers

There were plenty of cones, barrels and fancy maneuvering at a recent CDTA “roadeo,” but no bulls, horses or clowns as organizers crowned a repeat winner.

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The whole picture

Whole Foods Market sees itself as more than just a grocery store

A grocery store known for its fresh and organic groceries will be opening its first store in the Capital District, putting more than 50 local products on its shelves and adding 227 jobs to the area.

New life for vacant bowling alley

Site to become shopping plaza following $3M in renovations

A developer has $3 million in renovations planned for the old Latham Bowlers Club on Troy Schenectady Road that has been vacant for more than a decade.

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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.

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.

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.

Colonie dump on track for expansion

No new costs for town as new cells to open in 2018 as planned

The Town of Colonie’s Solid Waste Management Facility is on track to open new cells in 2018 as planned.

Troy Belting takes steps to clean up site

Business takes part in brownfield program after contaminants found

A public comment period is scheduled for April 1-30 on plans to remove contaminates in the soil at a factory located at an electric motor repair facility at 70 Cohoes Road in Colonie.

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Survey: Health care costs loom over businesses

Annual studies show area’s commercial climate positive despite challenges

Capital District businesses fear how much health care could hemorrhage its bottom line, according to recent surveys, but the overall outlook foresees a bright future.

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Wine shop gets 'Tanked'

Reality show visits Latham shop for unveiling

A local wine and spirits store unveiled a new addition to the interior of the store to the public as it was filmed for a reality show on Animal Planet.

Delmar Place joins Atria family

Assisted living community becomes part of national chain

Delmar Place is under new management after Atria Senior Living acquired the facility in December.