Albany News Upstate

Guilderland Service Area Now Open on Thruway

The New York State Thruway Authority announced the new Guilderland Service Area (I-90 eastbound mile marker 153) in Schenectady, NY is now open to the public. The location has 5,742 square feet of space. It is the 16th new service area to open to Thruway customers as part of the $450 million private investment to […]

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Dassai Blue Launches Nigori Sparkling Sake

HYDE PARK, NY — DASSAI Blue, the U.S. extension of the prestigious Japanese sake brand DASSAI, is releasing its newest sake: Nigori Sparkling. This sparkling cloudy sake is the fourth and latest to be produced at their newly opened, 55,000- square-foot, state-of-the-art Sake Brewery in Hyde Park, NY. The coarsely strained sparkling sake is created […]

Albany News Upstate

Plug Power Receives $1.66 Billion Federal Loan

LATHAM, NY — Plug Power has received a conditional loan guarantee for up to $1.66 billion from the Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Loan Programs Office (“LPO”) to finance the development, construction, and ownership of up to six green hydrogen production facilities. The production facilities, which will be selected for financing in accordance with procedures to […]

News Openings Retail Upstate

Lenscrafters Opens New Store in Cicero

NEW YORK –– LensCrafters, part of Italian-French company EssilorLuxottica and one of the largest optical retail brands in North America, has opened the company’s newest store in Cicero, NY on May 10th. LensCrafters was previously located in Great Northern Mall which closed in December 2022. The new store is located at 38003 Route 11. “This latest opening in upstate New York is […]

News Transportation Upstate

$13.7 Million Pavement Project Begins on I-90 in Herkimer County

The NYS Thruway Authority has begun a $13.7 million pavement improvement project on the Thruway (I-90) in Herkimer and Montgomery Counties. The project includes full and partial depth repairs as well as the resurfacing of approximately 50 lane miles located between exit 29 (Canajoharie – Sharon Springs – NY Route 10) and exit 29A (Little […]

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Worksport to Expand, Create 280 Jobs in Erie County

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Worksport Ltd. will invest $6 million and expand its state-of-the-art facility in the Town of West Seneca, adding 280 new jobs to its workforce. The company, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange [NASDAQ: WKSP], manufactures tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks. Worksport moved to its new […]

News Real Estate Upstate

Migdale Castle Goes Up for Auction

Migdale Castle, located in the Village of Millbrook, NY in the Catskills, is set to hit the auction block this month via Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions in cooperation with co listing agent Heather Croner of Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty. The auction serves as an opportunity to acquire one of the Hudson Valley’s most iconic […]

News Openings Retail Upstate

New Ethan Allen Store Opening in Pittsford

ROCHESTER — Ethan Allen, known for high-quality furniture designed to last a lifetime, is opening a brand-new state-of-the-art interior design studio in Pittsford, NY on May 8. After serving clients in its location across from Eastview Mall in Victor since 1972, Ethan Allen Rochester is expanding to a new space in Pittsford Square that formerly housed Jos. A. Bank, close […]

Construction News Upstate

Edwards Vacuum Facility Begins Construction in Genesee County

Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced the start of construction on the first phase of the $319 million Edwards Vacuum dry pump manufacturing facility, located in the Genesee County town of Alabama. The British-based global leader in vacuum and abatement equipment for the semiconductor industry, part of the Atlas Copco […]

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Tops Markets Reopens Store in Moyers Corners

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Tops Friendly Markets has celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of its 47,000 sq. ft. Moyers Corners, NY store this month. The renovation, totaling $2.5 million dollars in enhancements, welcomes residents into a warm, engaging environment. Located in the heart of the community, this location has been serving Moyers Corners and the surrounding community […]

Education News Upstate

RPI Houses New IBM Quantum Computer

TROY, NY — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and IBM have officially unveiled the world’s first-ever IBM quantum computer on a university campus. Building on RPI’s bicentennial celebration of 200 years, IBM Quantum System One will significantly enhance educational and research opportunities for the university, as well as with other academic institutions and organizations across the New York region […]

Education News Upstate

Bloomberg Co-Founder to Donate $5 Million to Binghamton University

Bloomberg L.P. co-founder and Binghamton University alumnus Tom Secunda ’76, MA ’79 announced a $5 million donation to Binghamton University to attract, recruit and retain tech talent, creating a pipeline for students to participate in the artificial intelligence economy of the future. “Binghamton University sees tremendous potential for exciting research, education and economic development opportunities […]

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Wegmans to Close Stores in Eclipse Path for Half Hour

Supermarket chain Wegmans announced stores located in the path of totality of the 2024 total solar eclipse will close from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, to give employees an opportunity to view the eclipse. In total, 48 Wegmans stores throughout upstate New York and in Erie, PA, will close for 30 […]

Albany Funding News Upstate

PowerGEM Receives Strategic Investment From TA Associates

CLIFTON PARK, NY — PowerGEM, a provider of simulation modeling software and technical services for the electric power industry, has received an undisclosed strategic growth investment from private equity firm TA Associates (TA). Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Clifton Park, NY, PowerGEM’s power systems transmission reliability & market simulation software products serve over 200 […]

News Sports Upstate

Gerry McNamara Named Siena Men’s Basketball Coach

LOUDONVILLE, NY – Former Syracuse guard Gerry McNamara has been named the 19th head coach in Siena College Men’s Basketball history. The Syracuse University legend and 2003 National Champion takes over the reins of the Saints after spending the past 15 years as an assistant coach with the Orange. McNamara is replacing Carmen Maciariello, who was […]