A proposed Dollar General store, should it be approved by the town and built, would employ up to 10 people, and would be located across from the Mobil station in East Berne.

Albany County’s economy would be more robust if workers had access to paid sick leave.

Brian M. Wang

Barbara C. Brenner and Brian M. Wang are new of counsels at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. Both are joining the Albany firm’s Immigration Practice Group.

The grapes James Besha planted four years ago are just starting to come into production now, he said. He hopes to begin selling wine next year.

Mary Bintz has joined NBT Bank’s Capital Region Advisory Board.

The owner of Good N Baked Bakery says she may start summer hours soon, opening earlier than the current 9 a.m.

Speakers before the Albany County Legislature were about evenly divided as business owners and leaders of financially strapped not-for-profits opposed the bill while religious leaders and workers spoke in favor of it.

GUILDERLAND — A farmers’ market also open to vendors is coming to Guilderland, says town resident and organizer Scott Abraham. It will be open every Sunday during August and September and will also feature “other mom-and-pops and crafters,” Abraham says. He hopes also to attract flower markets and tree farmers.

The idea is to create an environment that will encourage bus riding, walking, and bicycling, said town Supervisor Peter Barber. Most of the properties within the proposed overlay district are owned by Pyramid Management, owner of Crossgates Mall.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce will present this year’s Annual Business Awards at its 46th Annual Awards Dinner and Gala on June 2 at the Albany Country Club, The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m.


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