Bier Abbey seized

Bier Abbey seized

From the TU: The Bier Abbey on Union Street in Schenectady was shut down Tuesday afternoon in a seizure by the state tax department over nearly $700,000 in unpaid sales taxes. It would appear that the tax department has been trying to resolve the issue behind the scenes for months, which Gazzale said the tax…

Festival Cinema Invisible: Ticket Giveaway
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Festival Cinema Invisible: Ticket Giveaway

Festival Cinema Invisible, a film festival that showcases films from the Middle East, is coming to Proctors on April 1 through April 3. FCI is the only film festival in upstate New York that showcases films from Persian-speaking communities and beyond. FCI’s annual celebration brings together cinema enthusiasts and filmmakers to discover the best “invisible…

5-year-old Schenectady arson victim who lost siblings and father wants only cards for Christmas
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5-year-old Schenectady arson victim who lost siblings and father wants only cards for Christmas

Two years ago, an act of arson ripped apart a Schenectady family. Safyre, 5 years old, was the sole survivor of the arson, and she has burns on 75% of her body. She lost her father, 32, her brothers 2 and 11 months, and her sister, 3. The internet has been passing around her story…