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19 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Hoosick to undergo economic initiative, development of Dougherty's Corner

In the spirit of the third monthly "Hoosick Rising" meeting at the HAYC3 Armory on Tuesday, Village Mayor David Borge announced the allotment of state funds to redevelop the vacant lot where Dougherty's Hotel once stood.

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Related Topix: Hoosick, NY, Hoosick Falls, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cosmetics Design

New York state targets the clean-up 1,4-dioxane pollution

State wastewater treatment authorities in New York say they are implementing new technology that targets the long-term treatment of 1,4-dioxane pollution.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Albany Times Union

Rail car graffiti suspect arrested

A Rensselaer County woman was jailed on $10,000 bail, accused of spray-painting property at Pan Am Railways, State Police in Princetown said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Grafton, NY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Business Journal

Middle school principals discuss Common Core, technology and promoting identity formation

As part of the Albany Business Review's 2014 Schools Report , I talked with principals of two middle schools, one in Queensbury Union Free School District in Warren County and one in Averill Park Central School District in Rensselaer County about how their schools are navigating these issues.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Third monthly 'Hoosick Rising' meeting to survey emerging economy

Village leaders recently started a public initiative to develop a multi-faceted economic development plan for the Hoosick region.

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Related Topix: Hoosick, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY, Springs, NY

WGY-AM Albany

Teens Caught Stealing Cars in Rensselaer County

Two teenagers are facing charges for stealing cars in Rensselaer County. North Greenbush police say they've busted a 19 and 14 year old for stealing two cars from the same residence this week...about 12 hours apart.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Troy, NY

WCAX-TV Burlington

Albany-area bridge to close for accident repairs

A bridge over the Hudson River in the Albany area will be closed for several hours while crews repair damage from a tractor-trailer crash earlier this month.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

Man gets 10 years in Troy stabbing

TROY A 39-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after earlier admitting he stabbed a man in the neck last year because he thought he was dating his ex-girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Albany Times Union

Rensselaer County Legislature aide

The top aide to the Rensselaer County Legislature's Republican majority, who is a key party operative, was arrested Friday after a physical altercation with his 17-year-old son, town police said Monday.

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Albany Times Union

Troopers accuse trio of DWI

State Police in Rensselaer County said they arrested three different drivers Saturday night after allegedly catching them driving while intoxicated by alcohol.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Grants for wheelchair ramps

Rensselaer County is offering grants for wheelchair ramps, widening doorways and other home modifications so that the elderly and disabled can remain in their home.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

WGY-AM Albany

DWI Accident Blocks Traffic 90 Minutes

A Latham man is charged with DWI after a three-car accident caused long delays in Pittstown Friday evening, according to the NY State Police.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Albany Times Union

Route 7 in Pittstown reopens after

Route 7 has reopened after a crash that close both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway in Rensselaer County.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Albany Times Union

Proctor's Theater in Troy prepares for new tenant

Workers make progress as they restore Proctor's Theater on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Troy, N.Y. Workers make progress as they restore Proctor's Theater on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Troy, N.Y. Details emerge as Proctor's Theater is being restored on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Troy, N.Y. Workers make progress as they restore Proctor's Theater on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Albany Times Union

Renovations to Proctor's Theater, a former vaudeville and movie house in downtown Troy, are progressing, and the first tenant is preparing to move in by Sept.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

WGY-AM Albany

Weekend lane closures planned for the Patroon Island Bridge

Lane and ramp closures are planned for this weekend on the Patroon Island Bridge.

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Related Topix: Albany County, NY, Menands, NY

Albany Times Union

Gaming Commission posts summaries of casino pitches

The state Gaming Facility Location Board on Tuesday published the executive summaries submitted with each of the 17 applications for the up to four licenses that will be issued to develop and operate an upstate gaming facility.

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Related Topix: East Greenbush, NY

Albany Times Union

Capital Region apartment rents edge

Rents in the Capital Region edged up 1.4 percent over the past year to an average of $1,307.10, according to a new survey by Sunrise Management & Consulting.

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

Albany Times Union

Hoosick Falls man arrested twice for domestic...

A village man was arrested twice in two days for choking his girlfriend and then violating a restraining order, State Police said.

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Related Topix: Hoosick Falls, NY

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Rochester Business Journal

Report looks at spending by casino gambling interests

Casino gambling interests spent $11 million over two years, including nearly $361,000 from David Flaum and nearly $109,000 from Wilmorite Corp. in Rochester, trying to convince state and local policymakers to approve their bids for licenses for New York's first four casinos, a report released Monday shows.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer, NY

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