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Real Estate Transactions

Duanesburg Gary Relation and Erin McLaughlin bought 464 Schoharie Turnpike from Benson Persing, Roberta Persing, Kimberly Bryant, and Aaron Persing for $255,000 on 08/18/16. Glenville Sara Pick bought 133 Horstman Drive from James Bradley and Tatiana Bradley for $215,000 on…

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Owner of Peter Pause Restaurant dies

By Steven Cook SCHENECTADY — Longtime local restaurateur and owner of Peter Pause Restaurant Dean Plakas has died. Plakas was found inside his Nott Street restaurant Wednesday evening and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His death came…

Guatemalan weavers make crafts to sell through Mayan Hands. Photo courtesy of Diane Yoder.

St. Kateri’s Fair Trade Market

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- The Capital Region is known for a number of features: the Saratoga Race Track, Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, the Capital building in Albany. However, the latest Capital Region claim to fame is fair trade…

Bridget Zeunges helps a customer at her Jay Street retro clothing boutique Dames on Small Business Saturday. (Daniel Fitzsimmons/Gazette reporter)

Small Business Saturday gains foothold

By Daniel Fitzsimmons SCHENECTADY — Several of the mannequins at the downtown retro women’s clothing boutique “Dames” were stripped of their garments on Saturday. “All my mannequins are getting naked because I have nothing really left to put on them,”…

A boater passes the Rivers Casino Hotel on the Mohawk River in Schenectady

Flurry of new hotels a welcome addition

BY JOHN CROPLEY SCHENECTADY COUNTY — Sleek new hotels being built in and around Schenectady are beginning to relieve a long-standing shortage in the area, the effects of which have been felt by — and partly created by — major…