Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk
Millions Of Bissell Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions of steam cleaners that may be too hot to handle and were sold nationwide are being recalled after more than 150 burn injuries were reported. An alert was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advising that BISSELL Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaners are being recalled, which can leak hot water or steam onto users, posing a possible burn hazard. Approximately 3.2 million units are subject to the recall. According to CPSC, the recall includes multiple models in the model series 39N7 and 2994. "STEAM SHOT," or "POWER STEAMER" is printed on the side of the product.&nb…
‘Forever Grateful’: Pizzeria In Region Closing After 14 Years ‘Forever Grateful’: Pizzeria In Region Closing After 14 Years
‘Forever Grateful’: Pizzeria In Region Closing After 14 Years A pizzeria boasting the largest pies around is approaching its final dinner service after more than a decade in business. In Albany County, Pop’s Pizza – located in Cohoes at 148 Columbia Street – will permanently close on Saturday, July 20. “It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of Pop’s after 14 wonderful years of serving the communities of Cohoes, Latham, Troy, Waterford, and Watervliet,” owner Alyssa Apisa said on Facebook. Opened in 2010, Pop’s Pizza serves over a dozen specialty pizzas, calzones, hot subs, and appetizers. Among the dishes to earn shoutouts on Yelp ar…
Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including Pair In Region Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including Pair In Region
Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including Pair In Region Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including seven in New York. The supermarket said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth.  Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint with more than 350 stores.  The company said Stop & Shop associates at impacted locations will be offered other opportunities within the company.  “Stop & Shop is proud of the deep roots and community ties we have de…
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When Lettuce talk about the latest buzz in the fast-food world. McDonald’s is bringing back its Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder, first launched in 2022, for another limited run beginning Wednesday, July 10. Brazenly dubbed “everyone's favorite sandwich,” the burger features a “100 percent fresh” Quarter Pounder beef patty, two slices of American cheese, three half strips of applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a special, smoky BLT sauce all on a toasted sesame seed bun. “The smooth and creamy BLT sauce is seasoned to perfection with paprika, parsley and black pepper,” McDonald’s said in a …
Mall In Region Announces Closure Of 3 Stores, Opening Of 3 More Mall In Region Announces Closure Of 3 Stores, Opening Of 3 More
Mall In Region Announces Closure Of 3 Stores, Opening Of 3 More It’s out with the old and in with the new at this popular shopping destination in the region. Saratoga County’s Clifton Park Center Mall announced that three of its stores have closed: The Indian restaurant Kati Roll Wala, the CBD Store, and Claire’s. All three businesses were closed as of Sunday, June 30. “The principal of Kati Roll Wala has received an amazing opportunity outside of the region, and while we are saddened by the news, we are very excited for their future venture and wish them the best of luck!” the mall said in a Facebook post. Meanwhile, customers of the CBD Store can vi…
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has acquired rival Neiman Marcus, with Amazon jumping on board with a stake in the newly combined company. HBC, the parent company of Saks, entered into an agreement to acquire Neiman Marcus Group, the parent company of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, for a total enterprise value of $2.65 billion.  As part of the deal, Amazon will provide logistics in what HBC says will be a "technology-powered luxury retail company." “We're thrilled to take this step in bringing together these iconic luxury names, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Ber…
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's is cautioning customers to trash a certain scented candle that poses a potential safety risk, the grocery giant announced. The company issued an alert regarding its "Mango Tangerine Scented Candle," which they say may have an "unexpected burn pattern." According to Trader Joe's officials, the candle flame can spread from the wick to the wax causing a larger than expected flame, presenting a burn or fire risk. Trader Joe’s Mango Tangerine Scented Candle Trader Joe's The recalled candles, which are part of the company's seasonal rotation were sold nationwide. The pr…
‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips ‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips
‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips Social media is abuzz with outrage after a New York mother accused an ice cream shop owner of withholding customer tips that were given to her 15-year-old son and other employees. In a post on a community Facebook page Monday, July 1, the Long Island resident said her son quit his job at the Hauppauge business after the owner allegedly told him he “can’t figure out” how to separate tips that customers paid using a debit or credit card on his point-of-sale system. “I am not one who tips for every little thing, but people were tipping these kids on their credit cards, which they really apprec…
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores, the family apparel and shoe retailer, will close all of its 21 locations throughout the Northeast after the company said it is bankrupt. The stores will remain open through July 14 as the company sells its remaining items at greatly reduced prices. Some things were marked down as much as 70 percent, according to a news release. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last month, is $29.4 million in debt, according to the court filing.  Bob's President Dave Barton apologized to the communities affected by the closures.  We regret that our financ…
Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others
Salon Tragedy: Video Shows Alleged Drunk Driver Crash Into NY Business, Killing Cop, 3 Others Newly released video shows the moment an alleged drunk driver crashed his SUV into a New York nail salon, killing four people, including a police officer, and injuring nine others. The Long Island incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the hamlet of Deer Park. Suffolk County Police said Steven Schwally, age 64, of Dix Hills, was speeding southbound through a Kohl’s parking lot, near Commack Road and Grand Boulevard, before he crossed Grand Boulevard and crashed through the front window of Hawaii Nail & Spa. Earlier Report: IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including C…
Baskin-Robbins Sets Opening Date For New Store In Region Baskin-Robbins Sets Opening Date For New Store In Region
Baskin-Robbins Sets Opening Date For New Store In Region Ice cream giant Baskin-Robbins is set to open its only location in the Capital Region. The national chain, known for its “31 flavors” slogan, will hold a soft opening for its Albany County store – located in Guilderland’s Hamilton Square – on Friday, June 14, owner Taslim Yousaf told WTEN. A grand opening celebration will take place before the end of the month, manager Jennifer Loso teased on Facebook. Earlier Report: Baskin-Robbins Opening Store In Guilderland “It’s a proudly, locally-owned franchise,” Yousaf told WTEN. “We are here to serve our local community, bringing something…
NY Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream NY Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream
NY Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream A New York woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Cold Stone Creamery, claiming that the company falsely advertised a number of its flavors. The lawsuit, filed by Nassau County resident Jenna Marie Duncan, may soon move to court, according to documents. Duncan, who is from Farmingdale, claimed that in July 2022, she visited a Levittown Cold Stone for a frozen treat. She ordered the pistachio ice cream under the guise that it contained pistachios. However, Duncan later looked at ingredient lists on the Cold Stone website, which revealed that the pistachio ice cream did not list…
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting To fight the recent rise in shoplifting and retail theft, shoppers could see store security employees wearing body-worn cameras to help catch thieves red-handed.  TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Serria, HomeSense, and HomeGoods, said will begin equipping some employees with body-worn cameras similar to those worn by police, the Boston Globe reported. The company started testing the initiative last year.  The company operates nearly 3,400 stores nationwide.  A call to the Framingham, Massachusetts, headquarters of TJX for comment was not immediately r…
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Red Lobster plans to close more restaurants just weeks after it filed for bankruptcy, according to a new report. In a bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. Days before the filing, dozens of Red Lobster locations were listed as "temporarily closed" on the company's website, including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook In an updated list of closures reported by CNN on Thursday, June 6, five new locations in New York have been added to the list, including it…
Back In Business: Diner In Region Reopens After Health Inspector's Closure For Insects Back In Business: Diner In Region Reopens After Health Inspector's Closure For Insects
Back In Business: Diner In Region Reopens After Health Inspector's Closure For Insects This story has been updated. A troubled restaurant in the region is back open days after state health inspectors shut it down over an insect problem. Saratoga County’s Route 50 Diner – located in Ballston Spa at 2002 Doubleday Avenue – was closed Thursday, May 30, after a New York State Department of Health inspector uncovered a cockroach infestation, according to the agency’s report.  The report added that the business, which opened in 2017, is working with a pest control company “for ongoing treatment” to mitigate the issue. Owner Brian Hyra confirmed the development in a defi…
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Region: Here's When Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Region: Here's When
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Region: Here's When If you've been craving sweets, mark your calendars: a popular cookie company known for unique flavors is opening another location in Northern Westchester.  New, updated report - Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester Crumbl Cookies will hold a grand opening for a new location in Yorktown Heights at 3333 Crompond Rd. Suite 2A on Friday, June 7, the company announced on social media. The company's locations are known for serving six unique flavors of cookies that rotate every week. Some of the company's 275-plus specialty flavors include co…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk A nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of ground black pepper that could be contaminated with Salmonella. UBC Food Distributors issued the recall for the product under the Baraka brand name in 7-ounce plastic containers with UPC code 8 22514 26626 6, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The company said it was notified of the potential for contamination based on a routine state surveillance sample collected by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets that tested positive for Salmonella the presence of Salmonella in some packages of the product. Salmon…
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast The future is grim for Stop & Shop's underperforming stores in the Northeast. The grocery giant — which operates 400 stores across Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts (where the company is headquartered) — announced plans to close a number of its underperformers in the interest of company longevity, officials confirmed with Daily Voice. Nearly half of the company's stores have been remodeled, and a Stop & Shop spokesperson said those stores continue to perform well. "We're committed to continuing to invest in our stores - as well in our prices - to deliver a great…
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target announced that it would lower prices on 5,000 "frequently shopped" items in its stores nationwide, the company said in a press release.  Those items include milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruit and vegetables, snacks, yogurt, peanut butter, coffee, diapers, paper towels, pet food, and more, the chain said in a Monday, May 20, news release. The new prices will be rolled out throughout the summer.  "We know consumers are feeling pressured to make the most of their budget, and Target is here to help them save more," said Rick Gomez, Target's executive vice president and c…
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster has filed for bankruptcy just days after closing dozens of its restaurants. In its bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. The filing stated that the company "intends to use the proceedings to drive operational improvements, simplify the business through a reduction in locations, and pursue a sale of substantially all of its assets as a going concern." The company said restaurants not listed as "temporarily closed" on its website will remain "open and operating as usual during the Chapter 11 process."…
Italian Restaurant In Region Closes After 10 Years: 'Proud And Honored' Italian Restaurant In Region Closes After 10 Years: 'Proud And Honored'
Italian Restaurant In Region Closes After 10 Years: 'Proud And Honored' After a decade of satisfying hungry patrons, that’s a wrap for this popular Italian restaurant in the region. Saratoga County eatery Nonna Maria’s Italian Kitchen – located in Halfmoon at 1505 Route 9 – permanently closed on Wednesday, May 15. The restaurant space will be taken over by neighboring establishment Mi Mexico Lindo, owner Gerry Cunsolo said in a goodbye post on Facebook. “About 10 years ago we stumbled upon this little place in a strip mall in Halfmoon, we figured we would take a chance,” he said. “We didn’t know that the chance would turn into endless amounts of customers who …
New Employee Steals Over $8K From Business In Region, Police Say New Employee Steals Over $8K From Business In Region, Police Say
New Employee Steals Over $8K From Business In Region, Police Say A woman from the region is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her new employer. Rensselaer County resident Sinead Corrigan, age 42, of Troy, was arrested Monday, May 6, on suspicion of felony grand larceny. Her arrest came a month after a Saratoga County business owner in Wilton contacted New York State Police in early April about an alleged theft. Troopers determined that Corrigan, who began working at the company in January, allegedly stole merchandise and cash totaling over $8,500. Investigators did not identify the business involved in the alleged theft. Corrigan surrender…
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's plans to offer a $5 value meal to lure back dollar-conscious customers. The one-month promotion starts on Tuesday, June 25, according to CNBC, which first reported the news. It will include a McChicken or McDouble sandwich, four-piece chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink, the outlet reports. "We know how much it means to our customers when McDonald's offers meaningful value and communicates it through national advertising," McDonald's said in a statement to CNBC.  "That's been true since our very beginning and never more important than it is today." Click here to read …
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Region New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Region
New Eatery To Hold Grand Opening In Region An all-new tea shop in the Hudson Valley that has already impressed visitors is set to soon celebrate its grand opening. Rowseelee, a bubble tea shop in Putnam County at 600 Route 6 in Mahopac, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The eatery, which has been open since March, serves a variety of bubble, milk, and cold brew teas, as well as matcha and coffee. Those with a sweet tooth can also order desserts like beignets, flavored croissants, ice cream, and lemon bars.  According to the owners, the shop, which also has a location in Cold Sp…
Nonstop Flights To Las Vegas Resuming At Albany International Airport Nonstop Flights To Las Vegas Resuming At Albany International Airport
Nonstop Flights To Las Vegas Resuming At Albany International Airport The entertainment capital of the world will soon be just a five-hour flight away. Nonstop flights from Albany International Airport to Las Vegas will resume on Monday, Aug. 5. The service will be offered by Southwest Airlines four days a week, on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. “Today’s announcement underscores the ongoing success at ALB and our commitment to working with airlines to best serve the nearly 1.4 million passengers who travel through ALB annually,” airport CEO Phil Calderone said in a statement. “We’re proud of our partnership with Southwest Airlines and look forwar…
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Kingston Location Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Kingston Location
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Kingston Location Fast-casual seafood restaurant Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of its restaurants. The company is also considering filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a CNN report. On its website, Red Lobster lists many of its restaurants as being "temporarily closed," including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook No closures are currently listed for Connecticut or Massachusetts restaurants. Founded in 1968, Red Lobster has around 600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and overseas. According to another CNN report, Red Lobster's prob…
Final Service Set For Popular Restaurant In Region After 7 Years Final Service Set For Popular Restaurant In Region After 7 Years
Final Service Set For Popular Restaurant In Region After 7 Years After seven years of dishing up Southern comfort food, a popular restaurant in the region is set to close. The Cuckoo’s Nest, located in Albany at 234 Western Avenue, will hold its final service on Sunday, May 19, husband and wife owners Devin and Kaytrin Ziemann announced on their website. Opened in 2017 after the couple discovered their “deep love and need for Southern cuisine” while traveling, its menu aims to strike a balance between comfort and innovation, the couple said. Diners in search of a hearty meal can choose from a number of Southern-inspired dishes including Nashville hot ch…
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns A pair of Planters nuts products are being recalled due to possible contamination with the bacteria that causes listeria. Hormel Foods Sales, LLC is voluntarily recalling the two Planters products that were produced at one of its facilities in April, according to an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, sti…
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including 5 NY Stores, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including 5 NY Stores, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including 5 NY Stores, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
Mother's Day Scams: BBB Warns NYers Of Fake Gifts, Shops Mother's Day Scams: BBB Warns NYers Of Fake Gifts, Shops
Mother's Day Scams: BBB Warns NYers Of Fake Gifts, Shops Long Islanders looking for last-minute gifts for Mom should keep an eye out for potential scams, business officials warned. The Metro New York branch of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a non-profit organization reviewing the trustworthiness of businesses, encouraged residents in the region to do their research when purchasing Mother’s Day gifts. The BBB’s Tuesday, April 30 announcement comes after the organization announced that three Long Island florists were being investigated for running alleged scams. One such business is on Long Island at Sarata Flowers, a Melville florist that, a…