Malta clears way for AMD chip fab, infamous Schenectady B&B sold, brewery scolded for serving too-big samples, the best milk in New York, horse to get key to city

The Malta Town Board approved zoning changes that clear the way for the construction of the AMD chip fab in Luther Forest. The company still hasn't officially committed to the project, though. [TU]

The infamous sex party B&B in Schenectady's Union Ave neighborhood sold yesterday at auction for $201,600 (just $33 per square foot). The new owner is a psychiatrist who will use the house for offices. The old owner is headed off to Florida in his party bus, which is equipped with a stripper pole. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A Colonie police car was torched in the driveway of an officer's house early Monday morning. It appears some kind of flammable substance had been poured over the car's exterior. [TU]

The number of Capital Region home sales in July was down 20 percent from the same period a year before -- but the median sales price was up 2 percent to $210,000. [Biz Review]

HVCC is approaching record-high enrollment levels this fall and it's running out of parking and classroom space. [Troy Record]

The New York Liquor Authority has slapped the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company's factory for serving samples that are too big. The brewery had been serving up pints (16 ounces) as samples, but state law only allows six ounces of the same flavor, served in two 3 ounce samples. [Saratogian]

Cornell University's Department of Food Science named Stewart's milk the highest quality milk in New York State yesterday. It's the second year in a row that Stewart's has taken the top mark at the State Fair. Midland Farms Dairy in Menands came in third. [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga Springs will be giving Curlin, the 2007 horse of the year, a key to the city this week and naming a day after him. The horse, who some call the best horse in the world right now, is running in the Woodward Stakes this coming weekend. [TU] [Saratogian]

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