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Is the Best Buy at Crossgates Closed for Good?
So, what's going on with the Crossgates Best Buy?  Anyone?
I haven't driven by Crossgates yet to check it out.  I initially read a headline by the Times Union made it dramatically sound like Best Buy is closed for good.  And look, who knows- with all the events of 2020 and ec…
Starting Today, A New Rent Relief Program in New York
As of today, New Yorkers can apply for assistance under a new rent relief program.
2020 has not been the easiest year, for anyone. Financially, it's been a year of extreme difficulty for many.  However, $100 million in federal funds have been set aside to help those with rental assistance t…
New York Lawmakers to Look at Why People are Leaving
So people are leaving New York.  That's not news.  But, some lawmakers are now trying to figure out why.
I almost did a survey to see what you would say, but instead I figured you could comment and let me know since I'm writing about this...
Make Up To $100,000 working at Taco Bell
I will gladly take $100,000 (and hopefully all the free tacos I can get).
I'm usually impressed with Taco Bell late night on a Friday or Saturday, after hitting the drive-through on Wolf Road.  But to be honest, this most recent news article I caught is pretty impressive as well...
Capital Region Cab Company Shuts Down Before New Year
It’s not even 2020 yet and the Capital Region has already seen one major change happen for the new year.
To the surprise of many, a major cab company in the Troy area has closed it’s business.  After over 70 years in business, Black & White Taxi of Troy ha…
Something is Happening at the Madison Theater
Something is happening at the Madison Theater in Albany.
While the theater is currently closed, and Albany’s very own ‘blast-from-the-past’, it seems like some changes may be happening at the theater.  According to a recent post by the Times Union, the …
Extreme Options to Erase Student Loan Debt, Including Jail
Student loan debt has reached an all-time high, only second to mortgages.
No wonder no-one I know around my age can buy a house.  But it's no surprise.  As a part of the generation that was told "college, college, college", we took out the loans, we did what we were t…
Millions May be Invested in Local Hemp Processing Plant
There are plans to invest millions into a hemp processing plant, and it would happen not far from the Capital Region.
According to News Channel 13, Sheldon Roberts who is a graduate of UAlbany, is responsible for the plans.  He is hoping to open a hemp processing plant, according to the rep…
Mandatory Replacement of License Plates Dropped
Even more changes are happening to Governor Cuomo's proposal for the mandatory replacement of license plates.
It's been all over media recently that Governor Cuomo proposed the mandatory replacement of license plates that are over ten years old...
Up to 200 GameStop Stores to Shut Their Doors
Another one bites the dust....maybe.
GameStop announced that 180 to 200 stores that are not performing up to par will be closing.  Now, in the Capital Region, we’ve got a few locations.  From Colonie Center to Troy to Rensselaer, there are a number of spots for the well-know…
Another One Bites the Dust: Clothing Store to Close
Another one bites the dust! Yet another clothing store is shutting down, impacting the Capital Region.
While it seems like the trend of store-closings is less than last year (that's my impression, I don't know the statistics), it still hasn't stopped...

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