Snowy owl pays visit to Mohawk Harbor

SCHENECTADY — A rare winter visitor presented itself at Mohawk Harbor on Tuesday, flying in and roosting on an apartment terrace. It’s a snowy owl, a creature of the arctic that periodically makes its way south for the winter. They don’t migrate to New York every year, according to the Audubon Society of the Capital Region, but when they do, they can venture quite a distance from the tundra where they normally live and hunt — even well south of the Capital Region, to places without any snow. The rental management staff at the River House apartment building noticed the owl Tuesday, and grabbed a quick picture of it before it flew on to its next destination. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology rank

Mohawk Harbor making progress toward a full house

The Dunkin' Donuts has opened and approximately 60 percent of the apartments are leased at Schenectady’s Mohawk Harbor, according to developer Dave Buicko. Buicko, CEO of the Galesi Group, the Rotterdam-based company overseeing the $480 million development project, said a lot of progress has been made. He plans to announce two tenants to take up office space at the Harbor Center office-retail complex in the coming weeks, adding he’s in negotiations with two other businesses for a possible lease. There also could be another restaurant moving into the site, Buicko said, declining any other details. The leasing of the River House apartments are ahead of schedule, according to Buicko. “We’re ahe