PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian in his office at the Federal Court House in Albany Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Hartunian joins national legal and consulting firm

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Newly retired United States Attorney Richard Hartunian will enter private practice with national legal and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. The firm has offices around the country but Hartunian will work out of…

Photo courtesy Tom Swyers  Niskayuna resident Tom Swyers wrote his second novel, The Killdeer Connection, a legal thriller set in the Capital Region and North Dakota.

Swyers writes legal thriller for 2nd book

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter   NISKAYUNA – The local author who caused a stir with his first book, “Saving Babe Ruth,” is back with a second novel, this time a legal thriller called “The Killdeer Connection.” As a lawyer…

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GE working to get Schenectady employee home

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- A General Electric design engineer and native of Syria is stuck in Qatar after President Trump instituted the ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, according to the company and people who know…

Angelo's Tavolo executive chef Frank Tardio at work in the kitchen.

A culinary journey

By John Cropley Gazette Business Editor CLIFTON PARK — Capital Region restaurateur Angelo Mazzone is launching a seven-week, seven-restaurant journey through Italy, and his ancestral homeland is pitching in. Mazzone Hospitality on Thursday announced Angelo’s Tour of Italy, during which…