Week in Review: June 20 – June 24, 2022
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“A singular smokestack is all that remains standing at the former First Prize meatpacking plant, as redevelopment of the longtime industrial site enters its final environmental cleanup phases.
A public comment period has been opened until July 8 concerning plans to find any buried underground storage tanks that remain, as well as cleaning up a surface oil spill and monitoring daily for air quality around the 32-acre Exchange Street site.”
After encountering countless pandemic-related delays, the owners of Dancing Grain Farm Brewery in Moreau hope to open their craft brewery in July.
For owner Rachel McDermott, a Cornell University graduate with a degree in applied economics and management, Dancing Grain is more than a business.
“Steven Anderson drove his new RV for the first time this month from Seattle to Albany.
He, along with his wife and two large dogs, came to settle into their new house, the renovated 1837 VanDerZee Farm in Coeymans that they purchased this spring. When they first visited the house earlier this year, it was the first time his wife had seen snow.”
“The University at Albany is taking the next steps toward a $200 million initiative meant to expand artificial intelligence research, industry and workforce development in the Capital Region.
UAlbany shared some new details about the initiative at a press conference on Tuesday.”