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Ma's sweet treats at Empire State Plaza honor late-daughter

Ma's sweet treats at Empire State Plaza honor late-daughter


Trailblazing pastor to be remembered in Great Barrington

Trailblazing pastor to be remembered in Great Barrington


Gansevoort hot fudge business leads to sweet success

Women-run distillery in Greenfield Center making award-winning vodka

Capital Region woman's errands business keeps her constantly on the go

Risk pays off for woman with successful skincare business in Albany County

It has been less than a month, but Janelle Rabinowitz says the word is getting around that she has opened the second location of her skincare company, Renewal Skin Studio in Cohoes.


Schalmont student says giving back brings her happiness

She's only 16 years old, but a big part of Mariana Riccio's young life has been about helping others. In fact, she says volunteering has always been her source of happiness.


Talented Schenectady artist finds success by following her dream

Artist Le'liece Lassiter of Schenectady almost talked herself out of following her dream. Initially, the 22-year-old woman was considering a career that seemed more stable – in biology.


Colonie hairstylist proud to become her own boss

Rebecca Taft is a taking a risk. She's doing something she's never done before - being her own boss. Taft started doing hair in high school. She left the business to try finance. Then the pandemic hit, giving her time to pivot. So she went back to what made her happy.


Albany café is dream come true for Mechanicville native

Everything on the City Line Cafe & Deli menu sounds good, and to think owner Shelley Albright never saw herself as a business owner.


Vermont nurses receive big award for hard work

Nurses from the Vermont Medical Center are getting a big thank you for their hard work.


Lenox restaurant owner leads effort to help keep dining industry afloat

Five Berkshire County restaurants that are female-owned have received $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Conference for Women. They're a non-profit that supports women business owners.


Rotterdam native eager to feed vegans at her new restaurants

Chelsea Heilman has traveled the world working in restaurant after restaurant. The Rotterdam native has also worked in a few restaurants in the Capital Region, but nothing compares to owning your own.


North Adams to swear-in first female mayor

It is a full circle moment for Jennifer Macksey. That's because she grew up loving her town, and now she gets to lead it.


Woman helps growing artists as head of Albany's Lark Street Mercantile

Many shoppers don't want to buy a gift that has been mass-produced. They prefer items that are handmade with a personal touch. Walking into the Lark Street Mercantile in Albany is like walking into a workshop. There's clothing, accessories, artwork and more. Most of the items are handmade.


Woman's Albany art now hanging in capital city galleries

Art has been a part of Lynne Bunnell's life since she was a child. When she was sick as a kid, her mom would give her art to do. Her dad was a doctor, and nursing won out as a more traditional job that Bunnell enjoyed.


Woman's baking hobby inspires her to go pro with Cohoes shop

You can learn to do just about anything these days thanks to tutorials and DIY shows. What started out as a “how-to” lesson for one woman has turned into a dream come true.


Albany woman reflects on long career helping community

You may not know her name, but chances are you have experienced the impact of what an Albany woman has brought to the Capital Region.


Woman 'growing' Cohoes plant business

The benefits of having plants in your home are numerous, but if you don't have a green thumb, a woman has a solution for you.


Albany woman writing children's books to inspire kids

Crystal De Bouse loved reading since she was a child. However, money wasn't plentiful when she was growing up.


Facebook ad leads Saratoga woman on path to opening dream boutique

Shelby Ackley will tell you she never expected to make a living standing in front of a camera and selling online.


Woman's business helps people navigate nursing home decision

Sometimes, we end up doing work that we never thought we would do. It happened to a Schenectady woman, and she hopes what she's doing will now help others when they make one very tough decision.


Woman proud to lead all-female marketing team at Yankee Trails

Erin Duckett grew up in the family business. Her dad started Yankee Trails 60+ years ago. However, as the baby of the family, she never wanted to be in the family business.


Capital Region women who lost jobs to COVID find new path

Where have all the women gone? Millions lost their jobs due to the pandemic, including women right here in the Capital Region.
So what happens to the economy, to families, to the unemployment roles when women are out of work?


Beauty expert bounces back from pandemic by being her own boss

Millions of women lost their job during the pandemic, and bouncing back hasn't been easy. However, one local woman did bounce back after deciding to be her own boss.


Tracking Risk For Severe Thunderstorms Monday

Tracking Risk For Severe Thunderstorms Monday

Troy barbers partner with organization to giveaway free haircuts

Troy barbers partner with organization to giveaway free haircuts

Two stabbings in Troy leaves one person dead and another hospitalized

Two stabbings in Troy leaves one person dead and another hospitalized

Adolescent mental health programs lack staff

Adolescent mental health programs lack staff

Citizen tip leads to arrest on Clinton Avenue

Citizen tip leads to arrest on Clinton Avenue

Albany juveniles arrested on weapons charges

Albany juveniles arrested on weapons charges

10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime

People hug outside the scene after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

Planned Parenthood holds abortion rights rally in Albany

Planned Parenthood holds abortion rights rally in Albany

Queensbury teen gets kidney transplant

Queensbury teen gets kidney transplant

12 inmates charged in riot at Albany County Jail

12 inmates charged in riot at Albany County Jail