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Seniors helping seniors

January 26, 2014 AMSTERDAM — When Ann Quinn, the education coordinator for Home Healthcare Partners in Amsterdam, begins one of her training classes for new recruits for her agency, she often finds herself teaching... more »»

More than a century of shoes

January 19, 2014 GLOVERSVILLE — Staying power and selling shoes are two things that run in Charles Rossbach’s family. Charles, 70, has been selling shoes at Rossbach Shoes in downtown Gloversville since he was 14. more »»

Looking for work

January 13, 2014 The recent end of federal extended unemployment benefits has affected thousands across New York state and hundreds locally. more »»

Lawyer to the stars

January 5, 2014 When Todd Eagan was 9 years old his family was returning from a trip to Maine and his parents decided to play a little game with him to see how long he could continuously speak to them. more »»

Christmas tree season

December 15, 2013 Imagine a Fraser fir Christmas tree, grown tall and strong over nine to ten years, with its silvery pine needles and its strong, well spaced limbs, perfect for hanging heavy Christmas ornament. more »»

Chamber program set to promote local retail

December 15, 2013 We were so glad to see the extraordinary push to shop local — on a regional and national scale — through the efforts of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. more »»

Hope from hops

December 8, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — For years, Jared Goderie, a crew supervisor at Goderie’s Tree Farm, has been brewing his own beer, mostly seasonal brews, Indian pale ales or lagers, often using hops he grew himself. more »»

Local retailers are hoping new products will entice shoppers

December 1, 2013 Even in an industry as old as jewelry making, new ideas can still make a big difference during the holiday shopping season. more »»

Local restaurants expect strong Thanksgiving business

November 24, 2013 Forget about Black Friday, for restaurants and grocery stores, the main economic action from Thanksgiving is still the meal itsel. more »»

Cost Concern

November 17, 2013 When Vern O’Brien, the owner of Vern’s Auto Body in Amsterdam, recently acquired ownership of the Egelston Oil Co., he knew he was in for a challenging business environment. more »»

Gloversville barber retires after 50 years

November 10, 2013 GLOVERSVILLE — Vincent “Vinnie” Mascardi, now 69, was just a teenager growing up in Gloversville in the 1960s when he discovered his lifelong profession. more »»

Changing Hands

November 3, 2013 On Friday, 52 years to the day from when it opened on Nov. 1., 1961, downtown mainstay D’errico & Farhart Insurance Agency was sold to H&L Insurance of Mayfield. more »»

Roll of the dice

October 27, 2013 Every month, and often several times per month, groups of senior citizens from Fulton and Montgomery counties travel on bus trips to gambling casinos, usually located on Indian reservations. more »»

Nanotechnology Opportunities

October 20, 2013 After the announcement earlier this month of the creation of the $1. more »»

Health insurance exchanges start in New York

October 6, 2013 Dave Gibson was doing some work near his home in Bleecker and a tree fell on his head and broke his neck. “I can laugh about it now, because I’m not dead,” Gibson said. more »»

Coldwell names sales winners

October 6, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — Terri Easterly and Shelley Yerdon, owners of Coldwell Banker Arlene . more »»

Jukebox Hero

September 29, 2013 MAYFIELD — John Papa has a passion for jukeboxes and penny-arcade games that borders on obsession. more »»

Turning of leaves brightens local tourism industry

September 22, 2013 The leaves are starting to change color, and that’s good not only for people who enjoy the scenery, but the local businesses that benefit from tourists. more »»

Young entrepreneurs

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September 15, 2013 A Capital Region engineering firm wants to use the Erie Canal locks along the Mohawk River as sites for generating hydroelectric power —a project that reflects renewed interest in hydropower... more »»



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