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9 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Albany reaches tentative casino deal with East Greenbush...

The city of Albany has reached a tentative deal under which a partner behind the proposed East Greenbush casino would pay $1 million annually to the city's economic development arm, the Capitalize Albany Corp., for a decade, according to people briefed on the deal.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, East Greenbush, NY, Rensselaer, NY

13 hrs ago | FOX23

Amid rash of crimes, Troy Police Chief asks residents to remain vigilant

Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said Tuesday night's shooting was targeted and just one incident in a string of continuous violence in the Collar City.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Troy, NY

17 hrs ago | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Officials make play to hear casinos' plans

Capital OTB President and CEO John Signor was on hand at Tuesday night's full legislature meeting to ask Montgomery County to support the building of the proposed casino in Rensselaer County.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, NY, Amsterdam, NY, Rensselaer, NY

Yesterday | WCAX-TV Burlington

Albany man drowns in Rensselaer County gorge

Troy Fire Chief Thomas Garrett told media outlets that Francillon and his girlfriend were likely swimming or hiking in the Poestenkill Gorge when Francillon disappeared under the water.

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Related Topix: Poestenkill, NY

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Capitol Region man arrested for passing fake $20 bills at State Fair

A Rensselaer County man is under arrest, accused of passing phony money to vendors at the New York State Fair.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Brookview Station aiming for 2nd estate-grown grape wine bottling

When Sue Goold Miller and husband Ed Miller decided to create Brookview Station Winery on the grounds of their Goold Orchards spread in Rensselaer County back in 2005, they began with what they knew best -- fruit wines.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Examiner.com

Bitcoin breaks into the Capital Region via the coffee scene

CT@HB has teamed up with Capital City Coffee Roasters to make use of the innovative Bitcoin financial system to, as a company statement released Friday put it, "provide a better cup of coffee to its customers without affecting the price point.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Drink, Coffee, Albany, NY

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Albany Times Union

Troy's uneasy streets

Family and friends arrive as Troy police investigate a double homicide at 709 First Ave. Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, in Troy, N.Y. A relative of two people who were found beaten to death inside a home at 709 First Ave., arrived at the scene Wednesday morning.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

FOX23

As violence increases, Troy community rallies

Members of the Troy community held a rally Wednesday night to urge others to put a stop to the violence.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WTEN-TV Albany

Community rallies as Troy violence increases

The Troy Police Department is working on several unsolved homicide cases, and members of the community held a rally Wednesday to urge others to put a stop to the violence.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Bennington Banner

'Patriot Ruckmarch' to honor veterans March to raise awareness

Rensselaer County's Heroes at Home is launching its inaugural "Patriot Ruckmarch" with a 26-mile march from Postenkill to Grafton, N.Y., and back on Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Grafton, NY, New York, Hoosick Falls, NY, Rensselaer, NY

Albany Times Union

Castleton firm eyes Albany move through START-UP...

ClassBook.com, a Castleton company that specializes in providing e-books to schools, is planning to move to downtown Albany through the START-UP NY tax-free program.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, SUNY Albany, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Castleton on Hudson, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Business Journal

Rensselaer County restaurants, schools cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York, region.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

A development company with strong ties to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is on the verge of transforming 27 foreclosed and deteriorating buildings that were used for student housing buildings.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Albany Times Union

Columbia Development rescues Troy student housing

House at 2172 14th St. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Troy, N.Y. This is one of 25 properties Columbia Development is going to buy on the edge of RPI's campus and they plan to ask for IDA tax breaks.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Business Journal

Saratoga County establishments cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York region.

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Related Topix: Saratoga County, NY, Albany, NY, Albany County, NY, Schenectady County, NY

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Business Journal

Schenectady County establishments cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York, region.

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Related Topix: Schenectady County, NY, Albany, NY, Albany County, NY, Saratoga County, NY

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Troy man convicted of December stabbing

Richard Bendon, 29, was sentenced to seven years in State Prison and five years of post-release supervision, Rensselaer County DA Arthur Glass said.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Albany Times Union

The decision from the state Human Rights Commission was just mailed out and the parties are just now receiving it: Rensselaer County's Liberty Ridge Farm has been fined a total of $13,000, including $1,500 to each of the two women they turned down when they said "no" to hosting a same sex marriage for religious reasons "This ruling sets an ... (more)

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Hoosick Falls village board approved Greenway land acquisition

The Village of Hoosick Falls Board of Trustees approved the land acquisition from Pan Am Railroad for the Hoosic River Greenway at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Hoosick Falls, NY, Schenectady, NY

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