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Marrakesh in Clifton Park is closed

Marrakesh Authentic Moroccan Cuisine, open for about 14 months in a space at Clifton Park Center mall, has closed. Its predecessors in the space were the second location of Alaturco Mediterranean Grill and the Turkish-themed restaurants Istanblue and Truva.


Waterford family's Easter display turning heads

Some families celebrate Easter with an egg hunt or by going to mass. In Waterford, the Decelle's celebrate by decorating their front lawn with homemade bunnies. The bunnies are made out of old car parts and even a horse shoe or two.


What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


Supporters of driver's licenses for all immigrants target LI

ALBANY — The effort to legalize driver’s licenses for immigrants who are in the country illegally is being taken to Long Island next week. The New York Immigration Coalition and several other immigrant rights groups are leading the effort.


Panthers can't hold on to lead, lose to Waterford

WATERFORD, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls baseball team held a three-run lead at one point against Waterford, but couldn't hold on as they fell 7-4 on the road. The Fordians went up 1-0, but an Isaac Humphrey single drove in a pair to put the Panthers ahead 2-1.


Capital Region Burger Makes Top Ten in Competition

One Capital Region burger is among the top ten best in the state!. As a burger person, this kind of news is pretty cool to me (and has me licking my lips). The New York Beef Council is looking for the best burger in the state, and according to newyorkupstate.com, a burger from Troy is among the top


Recycling's crash brings headaches

A recycling bin is an implied promise: Give me your water bottle, your pizza box, your crumpled newspaper and the lid to your coffee cup, and I will magically transform your cast-offs into fleece, fiberfill, paper towels and playground equipment.


Comedian Calls Albany the Biggest Dump of his Tour

OK- so sure, Albany isn’t a perfectly picturesque scenic tourist destination like Fiji or something. But we’re not exactly living in a piling heap of trash. However, one famous comedian recently called Albany the ‘biggest dump’ of the 28 cities on his tour. The comedian? Bert Kreischer:


Copper Crow under development in warehouse district

Jason Pierce, co-owner of Savoy Taproom on Lark Street in Albany, recently was approved for purchase of 443 N. Pearl St. in Albany's warehouse district, a former film warehouse that became county property through foreclosure.


Troy police arrest five after numerous drug raids

TROY, N.Y. —The Troy Police Department announced several arrests after the department's Narcotics Unit – The Special Operations Section (SOS) conducted several raids throughout the city this week.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Will NYers pay for political campaigns? Panel to weigh options

ALBANY — Will taxpayers end up financing elections in New York? Will public financing take “big money” out of politics? Or will it actually empower shadowy special-interest groups that already operate with little oversight and spend large sums to influence elections?


Local concern for church safety and security during Holy week

"What's so important about a cathedral in every region of the world is that it unites that region with Rome, our homeland" said Father David LeForte of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.


Police searching for robbery suspect in Colonie

Police are searching for a man who they say robbed the Dollar Tree on Albany-Shaker Road Friday night. They say it happened around 9:30 PM. Authorities say the man was wearing a black hoodie and a ski mask when he robbed the store at knifepoint.


Police: Distracted driver in Mechanicville hits utility pole

Mechanicville police say a distracted driver slammed into a utility pole in the city. The crash happened Thursday night at the intersection of South Main Street and Riverside Park North.


Arena ready for 6-sport week

Six days. Six sports, bookended by two ceremonies. One arena floor on which it all needs to happen. Such is the logistical challenges faced by the operations crew at Times Union Center, which will host the inaugural Aurora Games from Aug. 20 to 25.


Churchill: A kindness that family's landlord wouldn't muster

Tiana Logan was standing outside her family's Hamilton Street apartment when I handed her the envelope. She looked inside and immediately began to cry. The envelope contained a check for $2,150 from a reader of this column who was moved by the Logan family's plight and wanted to help.


Spectrum reaches deal with state to avoid getting kicked out of NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company's merger with Time Warner after state officia


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.