The non-profit Adirondack Gateway Council held a series of meetings this week in its efforts to put together a region-wide economic development plan focusing on infrastructure, housing, and healthy communities.
The AGC, made of more than 20 municipalities and organizations, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to produce a regionally based economic development strategy for Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.
A large apartment complex in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts was sold this summer to a New York City-based developer. A renovation plan will be announced this week. City officials say addressing the dearth of market-rate housing is a key to revitalizing downtown Springfield.
New York US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Schenectady Monday, calling for continued federal funding of educational and job training programs.
The lawmakers toured a house at 843 Emmett Street that has been under renovation by Schenectady YouthBuild over the past two years. More than 80 high school students worked on the project, turning a run-down building into an energy-efficient showcase.