State bets on Schenectady casino proposal


ALBANY — A rubble-strewn brownfield off Erie Boulevard in Schenectady was chosen as the site for a Capital Region casino Wednesday, prompting loud applause at the announcement in Albany and tears in an office in Rotterdam. The cheers were mostly from a group of people opposed to a competing proposal in East Greenbush. They were […]

At long last, gaming board to recommend casino sites


The Gaming Facility Location Board plans to recommend up to four casino projects in the Capital Region, Catskills/Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes/Southern Tier during a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m.

CTDI to expand, add more jobs in Glenville


Communications Test Design Inc. was only able to move employees into its new Glenville location a few months ago, but already the global repair vendor is planning to expand its local footprint.

Galesi seeks approval for Niskayuna business park


The Galesi Group, of Rotterdam, is seeking approval from the town Planning Board to subdivide the acreage into three lots and construct a nearly 30,000-square-foot building on one of the lots that would house two tenants.

Marriott hotel coming to Mohawk Harbor


A Courtyard by Marriott is coming to Schenectady, paving the way for development at the former Alco site — now called Mohawk Harbor — where a second hotel is also on tap.

Schenectady casino group praised


The company’s $300 million pitch for a casino off Erie Boulevard is expected to generate 1,200 new jobs and revenue of $11.5 million for the city and the county and $2 million for the struggling Schenectady City School District.

Schenectady casino vision unveiled


Galesi Group and Rush Street Gaming unveiled Friday what their casino and resort project would look like off Erie Boulevard in Schenectady.

Deadline Arrives for New York Casino Applications


Forget fax machines or email attachments — developers hoping to build casinos in New York state used boxes, binders and trucks to submit their proposals to gambling regulators ahead of Monday’s application deadline.

Casino would provide needed boost


A new casino in Schenectady — when included as part of a new riverfront development, integrated with a growing downtown business district, and combined with a vigorous regional effort to build upon and promote the city’s

Residents voice support, concerns for Schenectady casino


A majority of Schenectady residents who attended a hearing on Monday said they are in favor of a full-scale casino in the area to help boost economic growth, create jobs and generate revenue for the city and the county.