Uber coming to Capital Region

04-10-2017

A ride to the nearest grocery store, restaurant, theater or bar will soon be just a tap away, as long-awaited ride-hailing services for upstate New York were officially approved as part of the state budget. The state Senate gathered Sunday evening to formally vote on the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which the Assembly approved […]

Grocery store a possibility at Mohawk Harbor

03-24-2017

A grocer could be coming to the Mohawk Harbor site to complement the apartments and offices opening this summer, Galesi Group CEO David Buicko said Thursday. Buicko gave a presentation about the Mohawk Harbor development to area business and municipal leaders Thursday morning in the Electric City Innovation Center, a collaborative work space located on […]

Mohawk Harbor developers pleased with progress

03-23-2017

SCHENECTADY – Work continues at the Mohawk Harbor Project in Schenectady. At the Electric City Innovation Center Thursday, the development company gave local leaders an update on how the construction project at the five-acre area that ties into the casino, downtown, and the greater Capital Region.​ “There’s a lot happening in 2017 and it’s all […]

Casino ripple effect to be felt throughout the region

03-07-2017

The new Rivers Casino & Resort will be an economic engine accelerating local economies well beyond the city of Schenectady. Regional officials are expecting big things from the $330 million casino, whose customers they think will fi ll hotels across the region and bring new customers into businesses and new visitors to local attractions. “It’s […]

Spa at Rivers Casino to open Tuesday

03-06-2017

SCHENECTADY — Splash Spa at Rivers Casino & Resort will open Tuesday afternoon, about a month after the casino itself opened, officials announced Monday. Casino and city officials will gather at 2 p.m. to celebrate the opening. The spa is located inside the casino but away from the gaming floor. That makes the business accessible to visitors who […]

Buicko family gathers for special dice toss before Rivers opening

02-07-2017

SCHENECTADY — Dave Buicko and his father, Frank, used to drive around the Mohawk Harbor development every Saturday morning and watch as the old industrial site slowly evolved into the home of Rivers Casino and Resort. The weekly drives stopped when Frank’s health deteriorated recently. The 93-year-old has Parkinson’s Disease and had one of his legs […]

Schenectady casino opening one week away

02-02-2017

SCHENECTADY – Excitement is building in Schenectady, where Rivers Casino opens in exactly one week. What was begun by a statewide referendum has now become a local reality. The industrial brownfield that sat vacant along the banks of the Mohawk River for decades has now been converted into the Rivers Casino and Resort. “This is not about […]

A look inside Rivers Casino as it readies for opening day

With a week until opening day, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady is nearly ready to show its hand to the public. Outside the building, workers donning green vests hammered away to put the finishing touches on the $330 million project before doors open for good next Wednesday at noon. Inside, a “mock casino” day was underway as staff members […]

Rivers Casino to open at noon on Feb. 8 in Schenectady

01-25-2017

Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady will open at noon on Feb. 8, officials announced Wednesday. The facility’s gaming area, entertainment lounge and dining options will open to the public in two weeks, roughly one year after the casino hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking. Officials announced the grand opening date in November, but revealed Wednesday that visitors could […]

New Schenectady casino expects crowds on opening day

01-24-2017

When SugarHouse Casino opened in Philadelphia, the long line of gamblers included a man who had stood waiting at the front of the queue for more than 12 hours. At Rivers Casino in suburban Chicago, so many showed up on opening day that the gambling floor quickly hit its 3,600-person capacity, forcing officials to ask […]

Union Pacific acquires Railex

01-06-2017

The nation’s largest railroad is taking over the massive fresh fruit and vegetable shipping operation in the Rotterdam Corporate Park. Union Pacific announced it has acquired the refrigerated and cold-storage facilities of Railex in Rotterdam; Wallula, Washington; and Delano, Calif. Railex employs the full-time equivalent of about 300 employees in Rotterdam, which is the eastern […]