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Johnstown’s Miracle Mile

March 23, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Real estate developer Michael Wachs likes to say that most of America is “over-stored and under-served. more »»

Day care costs

March 16, 2014 It was about three years ago when the Rainbow Play School in Gloversville began to see a change in the number of local families able to pay for day care services. more »»

Winter weather winners

March 9, 2014 When Robin Rowback first acquired the Beacon Wearhouse in April, she had no idea her new business was about to do the best business its done in nearly a decade. more »»

Restaurant business model focuses on local produce

March 2, 2014 FORT PLAIN —It was during hour-long drives to Albany or Utica that Fort Plain native Aaron Katovitch realized the potential for a “farm to table” restaurant in his hometown. more »»

New whey of doing business

February 23, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — For years, Fage U.S.A. officials believed there was simply no way to turn their whey into a profitable substance. ­Whey is the liquid that’s left over after yogurt or cheese is made. more »»

Fitness business

February 9, 2014 For Maria Keller, teenagers are always the hardest. more »»

Ticket to the big game

February 2, 2014 If there’s a major sporting event going on in the United States, there’s a good chance Mike Walsh is going to be ther. more »»

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 »»



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