Farmers push for property tax relief

Farm Bureau wants to see land assessments capped at 2 percent

Agricultural advocates are concerned spiraling land values are discouraging industry growth in the Empire State.

Group wants racing considered in casino talks

Saratoga Racing says destination of casino money must be decided

While Saratoga Springs leaders are anxious to see Saratoga Casino and Raceway chosen as one of seven permanent casino sites that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing, their main concern is protecting the horse racing industry and the revenue it brings in to the state.

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GloFo submits new fab plans

Chipmaker tinkering with building a second factory

GlobalFoundries submitted an amendment to its Planned Development District (PDD) in the Luther Forest Technology Campus to the town of Malta earlier this month in anticipation of the development of a second computer chip manufacturing plant.

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Paramedics seek body armor

Members of Ballston Spa ambulance squad: ‘These are different times’

The Community Emergency Corps in Ballston Spa wants body armor for its members, but raising the money isn't proving to be an easy task.

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Outside the box

Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition

While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.

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Chambers strike a common chord

A chamber of commerce offering up a January outlook on the coming year is nothing new, but getting four for the price of one is.

Farmers breathe small sigh of relief

Compromise extends Farm Bill, milk price controls

The last-minute Washington, D.C. deal to veer away from the so-called “fiscal cliff” is being met with a sigh of relief not just from stock brokers and taxpayers, but from farmers

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Every dog has its day

New dog spa caters to the decadent desires of pets and owners

All of the clients at the Greenfield Animal Hospital’s Spa and Salon are of the canine variety, but it’s hard to tell from the menu of treatments offered.

Thruway drops toll hike

Public pressure leads authority to turn to cuts instead of trucks

Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison on Monday, Dec. 17, announced during a news conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo that any toll increases have been removed from the proposed 2013 budget.

Powering up at Luther Forest

Fast development, changing processes increase energy demand at tech park

Luther Forest, the Malta technology park that is home to GlobalFoundries, is growing by leaps and bounds, so much so that officials say the power capacity there will need to be doubled.

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Startup reaches out to startups

Young entrepreneur focuses on giving new businesses a leg up

Keegan Hayes, 23, might be only one year out of Siena College, but he’s already basing his professional career on helping startups gain a foothold in the Capital District. He’s founded the Capital Region Entrepreneurs Group (CREG), a networking organization that helps provide resources and advice to local entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their own business.

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Bring on the snow

Ski areas start winter early, but weather remains a business challenge

It has become a necessity for many area mountains to begin making snow in the fall, as hitting the slopes over Thanksgiving weekend has become a tradition for families looking for outdoor adventures instead of shopping centers.

Dave and Buster’s coming to Crossgates Mall

Mall managements hopes new business will draw crowds

After years of courting entertainment options to fill vacant space within Crossgates Mall, officials recently announced that a Dave and Busters will be coming to the shopping center.

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Old Borders to have new tenant

FingerPaint Marketing moves to Division Street and Broadway

The former Borders at the corner of Division Street and Broadway in Saratoga Springs will soon house advertising agency FingerPaint Marketing. The location has been vacant for the last 18 months.

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Price Chopper to offer eats

Latham location will roll out 16 eateries in coming expansion

On Friday, Oct. 5, Price Chopper Supermarkets announced its plan to build a new concept store on the Latham Super Center on Route 9 that will feature fresh, made-to-order food services along with major renovations.