The old Kmart building on Watervliet Shaker Road in Latham is becoming an entertainment and sports destination. The Scarlet Knife, an upscale restaurant just recently opened and more construction is on the way including a new sports complex.
Mechanicville is a special community. I know because I was born and raised there and have returned to raise my family in this amazing city. The Mechanicville boys' soccer team is now on the cusp of winning the first-ever state championship for any boys program in Mechanicville School history and the entire community is rooting for them.
It is hard to explain to "outsiders" what a special place Mechanicville is. Yes, the boys' soccer team is having an amazing season. Yes, they have already gone farther than any other boys' soccer team in program history. But it is deeper than that. It's different.
Back in May, it was announced that Christian Brothers Academy in Colonie was proposing to build a sports dome. This is the first for Capital Region schools. Now the plans are in motion and they are hoping to have it built and inflated by winter.
The new $4 million dollar sports fields that were proposed to be built next door to the Eagle Crest Golf won't happen. After months of back and forth between the owners, the Clifton Park Town Planning Board, and residents, it looks as if it will not be built. Well, not in that location anyway.
Last year around this time, everything started to get canceled. The majority of those were live sports. If you paid for a specific channel or a live sporting event, you have some money coming to you. A deal has been reached with seven cable providers to give New Yorkers the refund they deserve for sporting events they paid for but never received during COVID.
On Monday, Governor Cuomo announced that New York City's indoor dining establishments could reopen starting February 12, at 25% capacity. Today the Governor announced that sports arenas and stadiums with a capacity of 10,000 or more can reopen as early as February 23rd.