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Local Kmart to close

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RENSSELAER, N.Y. -- Employees of a local Kmart store will have to find new jobs.

The store on the Columbia Turnpike will close in early June with a liquidation sale starting on April 3.

A Kmart spokesperson says the store is being closed because the lease wasn't renewed, and store closures across the nation are part of action being taken to reduce on-going expenses.

The spokesperson says the stores 70 employees will receive severance as well as have to opportunity to apply for open positions at other Kmart and Sears's stores.

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