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Group's Application With NYS Seeks To Sell Medical Marijuana In Saratoga County

July 11, 2015

BY R.J. DELUKE

New York state is expected to take the next big step in its plan to provide medical marijuana to patients with ailments including cancer, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

There are 43 applications being considered by the state. One of them is from a group that would cultivate its crop in Plattsburgh and wants to locate one of its dispensaries in Halfmoon.

Among the others is a location just to the north in the Washington County town of Jackson--north of Cambridge and east of Greenwich-- on Plains Road.
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NYRA Lists 2015 Track Attractions; Names Marylou Whitney To New 'Walk Of Fame'

July 11, 2015

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Attracting families to Saratoga Race Course is one of the goals of NYRA, the track operators who are adding a few new attractions to this year's meet which starts July 24
Saratoga Springs' own Marylou Whitney will be among those honored this summer when she is represented on the new Walk of Fame being created at Saratoga Race Course this year.

The Walk of Fame is among the changes this year announced by the New York Racing Association (NYRA). The meet starts July 24 and ends Labor Day, Sept. 7.

The covered structure, which features the traditional Saratoga turrets and is located adjacent to the Carousel, will house a number of commemorative plaques honoring industry leaders, including owners, trainers and jockeys, who have made an indelible mark on thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course.
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Caterers Furnish Events Of All Styles And Sizes With Foods That Are Equally Varied

July 11, 2015

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Providing just the right beverages is one of the many tasks of catering companies that busy themselves to enhance specials events, especially during the busy summer season
BY MAUREEN WERTHER

From food trucks to full service, local caterers are poised for a busy summer season across the capital region.

As the economy has continued to improve, more clients are taking greater advantage of full service "soup to nuts" catering, while other customers continue to opt for the more economical - but still delectable - "pick up" catering options.

Michael and Heidi Hoyt of Black Diamond Caterers, 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, have been creating memorable events for their customers for 15 years, responding to customers and always using local produce, meats, and poultry wherever possible.
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GlobalFoundries Gets Last U.S. Approvals Allowing Its Purchase Of IBM Facilities

July 11, 2015

GlobalFoundries announced in June it has obtained clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for its proposed acquisition of IBM's microelectronics business announced last October.

With the conclusion of the CFIUS review, the companies have completed the regulatory process in the U.S., the company said in a statement. All necessary regulatory approvals outside the U.S. were previously received. The transaction is expected to close in the near future, officials said.

Company officials said they have created a "Northeast Tech Corridor." The Fishkill facility will be named Fab 10, and the Vermont plant will be named Fab 9. The one in Malta is Fab 8.
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Tobin & Dunshee Law Firm In Clifton Park Offers Family, Criminal, Matrimonial Services

July 11, 2015

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Denise Resta-Tobin and Alexander Dunshee started a law firm in Clifton Park
BY LIZ WITBECK

Tobin & Dunshee is a new law firm specializing in matrimonial, family, criminal, vehicle and traffic, landlord-tenant and personal injury cases.

The firm opened in April at 636 Plank Road, Suite 106, in Clifton Park and consists of partners Alexander Dunshee and Denise Resta-Tobin.

"Our firm was founded on the premise that every client deserves aggressive representation and personalized attention. Your attorney should treat you in the way he or she would want to be treated," states the firm's website.
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Businessman Looking For Career Change Opts To Start Local 'Window Genie' Business

July 11, 2015

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Joe Consolo opened a Window Genie business in June, based out of Clifton Park, specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning and pressure washing
Window Genie opened its newest location in Clifton Park in June 15 with Joe Consolo as the owner/operator.

Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Consolo will service the Albany communities including Clifton Park up through Malta and Saratoga Springs.

Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise, Consolo worked for CVS Health, formerly CVS Caremark for 30 years, working as both a store manager and district manager covering the Albany and Westchester markets.
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Carney's Tavern In Ballston Lake Is Open After Hiatus, Offers Some New Menu Items

July 11, 2015

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Mike Finnigan and his wife, Stephanie, have re-opened Carney's Tavern in Ballston Lake
BY LIZ WITBECK

Fans of Carney's Tavern will be pleased to know that after a brief hiatus the restaurant back in business. Matt Finnigan, co-owner of the restaurant since November 2013, recently reopened the restaurant with his wife, Stephanie.

Carney's Tavern, 17 Main St. in Ballston Lake, now offers a more tavern and pub-style menu. Previously the menu leaned more to fine dining.

Finnigan has several years of experience in the restaurant industry. He grew up as a teenager running snack bars at local bowling alleys, which initially sparked his interest in food service. He moved on to Orchard Tavern in Albany, where he worked for five years, and also worked for a time at a Ground Round restaurant.
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HomeBridge Financial Services Moves Its Capital Region Headquarters To Saratoga

July 11, 2015

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HomeBridge Financial Services' new offices at 125 High Rock Ave.
HomeBridge Financial Services Inc., a residential mortgage lender, has relocated its Capital Region headquarters from Colonie to downtown Saratoga Springs.

The new office can be found at 125 High Rock Ave., Suite. 202, in the historic Van Raalte Mill building.

Staffed by branch sales manager and mortgage loan originator Heidi Ives and mortgage loan originator Christian LaBier, the new office location allows for further expansion of the HomeBridge organization into Upstate New York and New Jersey, company officials said.
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Shelli Cameron Takes Her Experience, Opens Own Real Estate Office In South Glens Falls

July 11, 2015

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Shelli Cameron owns and operates Cameron & Associates Real Estate Service
BY JENNIFER FARNSWORTH

Shelli Cameron said she knew it was time. After 13 years of working with a national real estate firm, she decided to venture solo, opening her own firm, Cameron & Associates Real Estate Service, located at 38 Saratoga Ave. in South Glens Falls.

"This is the right time in my life to launch my own company," said Cameron.

She owned a residential and commercial cleaning service with a business partner which they decided to sell in 2002. She said she was contemplating what to do next when her father, who was flipping houses at the time, suggested she get a real estate license.
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Payroll Service Company In Clifton Park Opens A Second Office On Ridge Street, Glens Falls

July 11, 2015

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Rolly Merrill, account executive, at the new GTM Payroll Services office
GTM Payroll Services in Clifton Park has opened a second office in Glens Falls.

GTM serves clients throughout New York state. Officials said in order to expand its customer base in Washington, Warren, and northern Saratoga counties, the payroll service provider purchased an office building located at 182 Ridge St. in Glens Falls.

The satellite office will provide GTM with operational flexibility, offering walk-in hours for local businesses looking to outsource their payroll, tax, HR, and insurance needs, along with having local sales staff available to provide solutions to companies of all sizes, the company said.
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