How far away stars and planets are across the universe

With our universe so vast, it’s hard to think about the distance from one object to the next. The closest celestial thing is our own Moon, but even that is about 238,900 miles away. Not very close, right? Let’s explore other objects across our galaxy and how far away they are. What You Need To … Read more

Grow-NY food and ag business competition accepting applications | Local News

Applications will be accepted through July 1 for this year Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition, funded by Empire State Development through its Upstate Revitalization Initiative and administered by the Center for Regional Economic Advancement at Cornell. In its four years, the competition has received applications and interest from more than 1,000 businesses in 32 … Read more

Business leaders want Hochul to amend wage transparency bill

State business leaders plan to urge Gov. Kathy Hochul to tweak a Legislature-passed bill requiring employers to disclose the salary and salary range of any posted job listing before signing it into law. The wage transparency bill, passed by both houses at the end of the legislative session, would require employers with four or more … Read more

A Queens business owner is living his American dream

The cut of a pink ribbon officially marked the grand opening Kween, a gay bar and restaurant in Astoria, Queens. It was the moment owner Pedro Alvarado’s dream became a reality. “When I signed the papers for this business and I got the key and I put the key inside the lock, I said, ‘Well … Read more

Customers left without their clothes after Madison County dry cleaning business suddenly shuts down | News

A dry-cleaning business in Madison County abruptly shut down, leaving its customers without access to their clothes for almost two months. WAAY 31 learned about this situation after a viewer emailed the newsroom. Payton Alongi is upset and says her grandparents – who have used Sneed’s services for more than 20 years – are hurt … Read more

Biill would give city money to landlords to stop evictions

City lawmakers discussed a bill at a hearing Thursday that would establish a list of so-called “legacy businesses” – ones with 20 or more years in operation and which have made contributions to the local character – and direct one-time grants to either the business or its landlord in order to stave off evictions. The … Read more

Land sale considered at Glenville Airport Business Park

SCHENECTADY, ​​NY (NEWS10) – The Schenectady County Legislature Committee on Economic Development and Planning met Monday evening and called for a public hearing to be held on the potential sale of two County-owned parcels at the Airport Business Park in Glenville. The public hearing will be held at the County Legislature’s meeting on July 5. … Read more

Walmart offers $ 210K for managers to lure recruits | Business

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – This may be a good year to get recruited and promoted at Walmart. Walmart executives said at the company annual meeting Thursday that it has launched a pilot program to give college graduates and those graduating within a year, including Walmart employees, a jump-start into management. Through the College2Career program, they’re offered … Read more

At Martin’s Farmstand in Potsdam, you can pick your own berries | Business

POTSDAM – Is anything sweeter than a summer strawberry? At Martin’s Farmstand, 11 Needham Road in Potsdam, customers can pick their own when the season begins in a few weeks. Co-owner Daniel Z. Martin predicts a decent harvest this year. “Over a 10-year period of time with strawberries, around seven of the seasons will be … Read more

Developer Jake Johnson buys Paddock Arcade, three other downtown buildings | Business

WATERTOWN – Real estate developer Jake Johnson has purchased the iconic Paddock Arcade and three other downtown buildings. He also purchased the building that houses the Barton & Loguidice engineering firm, the Key Bank building and the building next to the Paddock Arcade, 1 Public Square. The $ 4.55 million deal closed Thursday. He bought … Read more