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Fire damages Marcella’s Appliance Clearance Center before renovation can start

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SCHENECTADY — Not even three weeks after announcing plans to renovate his Crane Street appliance store, John D. Marcella is trying to figure out if the building is salvageable after a fire broke out there Tuesday morning.

The fire was called in at the 810 Crane St. building at around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The initial cause is believed to be water seeping into a light fixture, Marcella said.

The century-old building serves as a clearance outlet and a warehouse for the larger headquarters of Marcella’s Appliance Center down the hill on Broadway, as well as a smaller Clifton Park retail location.

In late September, Marcella’s announced it would renovate the façade and other parts of the Crane Street building. The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority announced it would provide a $50,000 façade grant for the project, which it said would boost the

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Clayton Kershaw will be right at home during first pro start in Arlington, even if he can’t actually be in his house

ARLINGTON — You think these playoffs are weird?



a man wearing a blue hat: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks at a video replay during the first inning in Game One of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The Dodgers are facing the San Diego Padres.


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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks at a video replay during the first inning in Game One of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The Dodgers are facing the San Diego Padres.

Try being Clayton Kershaw.

On Wednesday, Kershaw will start a game as a professional in what amounts to his hometown for the first time in his Hall of Fame career. It should be one of two final boxes to check on his Hall of Fame career checklist. The other: Pick up a World Series trophy, which he might just do in three weeks. Also, if he’s lucky, that’s when he’ll see his Highland Park home again.

He and his wife, Ellen, are in pandemic playoff limbo. They packed up

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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme extension could be just the start

Victorian first-home buyers can make an up to $850,000 first step onto the property ladder under an extended and revised key housing support program.

On Saturday, Housing Minister Michael Sukkar announced an additional 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme places, and raised the cap in Victoria from $600,000 to $850,000.

But the extra 10,000 places nationwide are reserved for those buying off the plan, or a newly built home.

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The scheme allows first-home buyers to purchase a home on a deposit as low as 5 per cent without paying lenders’ mortgage insurance, as the government goes guarantor on their loan.

Building industry groups have lauded the move, but warned the state’s new home industry will need further support — urging for

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Repair start on damage to East Haven High School’s Crisafi Field

EAST HAVEN — Work has begun to rebuild East Haven High School’s Frank “Coach” Crisafi Field, which was destroyed by wind micro-bursts in the Aug. 27 severe thunderstorm — and the Board of Education this week gave the go-ahead to do repair work on home bleachers, which also were damaged.

The synthetic turf field — used by both the Yellowjackets football and soccer teams — should be completed by Nov. 2, Athletic Director Anthony Verderame told the Board of Education this week.

“The field is scheduled to be completed on Nov. 2 and we will have our last games for soccer that week,” Verderame told the board. “If we do not get the $10,000 to fix the home stands, we will not be able to use the facility for fans.

“It will just be the athletes competing,” he said.

“As of now they are scheduled to complete the leveling of

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Waterway improvements to start early 2021

BATON ROUGE – Approval has been given for a flood mitigation project to move forward in East Baton Rouge Parish. It’s another step in the right direction to solve a drainage issue.

The Metro Council signed off on the measure Wednesday, to give the Parish Attorney’s Office authorization to institute expropriation proceedings that may be required in connection with the acquisition of land necessary for the East Baton Rouge Parish Watershed Flood Risk Management Project. Transportation and Drainage Director Fred Raiford says the project requires the use of private property for construction areas and access to the waterways.

“We’re not buying any property, we’re just using – to rent areas – to do some of the clearing and snagging that needs to be done to put the material on property and then before the project is finished it all gets removed and cleaned up and dressed up.” said Raiford.

The

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Juliet Italian Kitchen To Open 2nd Austin Site, Start Hiring

AUSTIN, TX — Even as other eateries are closing their doors after financially succumbing to the coronavirus pandemic, Juliet Italian Kitchen on Monday announced plans to open a second location with an accompanying hiring spree.



a plate of food on a table: The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, with hiring to start in November.


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The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, with hiring to start in November.

The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, officials said in an emailed advisory. The restaurant will be open seven days a week and serve lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch, officials said, with menus featuring Juliet’s classic dishes such as its 17-layer lasagna, a robust wine list and seasonal cocktails plus new options unique to the location.

In the spirit of its original location, Juliet’s second location will feature spacious outdoor seating and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for family

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Cardinals focus on improvements despite big plays; Gaillard gets first start

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The Cardinals’ two biggest plays of the game — and of the season thus far — had some similarities. Both times quarterback Kyler Murray found a young receiver deep downfield. Both times he connected for roughly a 50-yard gain. And both plays, while explosive, came on drives that ended in field goals.

The Cardinals won 30-15 at home over the Washington Football Team on Sunday. They held Washington scoreless until nearly the end of the third quarter. They have won two in a row, and they have put up 54 points in two weeks. But after the game, coach Kliff Kingsbury and Cardinals players were quick to cite the things that did not go well. 

“There were a lot of drives where we stalled out,” Murray said.

Sometimes, the Cardinals were still able to score, but unable to capitalize with a touchdown on the bigger plays. Murray found wide

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