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Meadowdale Estates -- a large multi-family residential project -- is approved

Meadowdale Estates Residential Community, a large multi-family residential project first proposed nearly half a decade ago, was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at last week’s meeting.

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Delmar father and daughter bike to Boston to replicate life-saving journey

Twenty years after the ambulance ride to a Boston hospital where his life was saved, Howard Strope and his daughter Sarah have replicated that journey on bicycle.

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Colonie Senior Service Centers open new program that sells used tools

The Colonie Senior Service Centers (CSSC) have started a new volunteer-run venture which hopes to keep seniors independent longer, while also helping homeowners cut down on tool costs.

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Flavorfeast festival comes back to Saratoga Springs for a second year

Fans of different worldly delicacies will want to plan a pilgrimage to Saratoga Springs this Saturday for The Saratoga International Flavorfeast.

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Brooklyn man arrested for identity theft at Citizen’s Bank in Slingerlands

Shaun G. Williams, 34, of Brooklyn, charged with attempted grand larceny in Slingerlands

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Bethlehem Central High School student arrested for multiple drug charges

Nathan Sunderhaft, 17, of Delmar, arrested on multiple drug charges

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Colonie residents to see flat tax rate in 2016

The town’s financial stability and continual growth are the main factors behind flat tax rates for taxpayers in 2016.

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Demand for downtown residential property makes search for new home difficult on Albany Center Gallery

Downtown’s only art gallery dedicated to showcasing local artists should be planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary for next year, but it can’t. It has to worry about finding another place to live.

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Former town police officer alleges sexual harassment

A former Bethlehem police officer has filed notice she intends to sue the town over alleged sexual harassment when she was on the force.

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Albany County recognizes Colonie High’s iCARE program for its anti-bullying efforts

Today’s young students often fall victim to bullying that has taken on a new form with the rapidly changing technology, and county officials continued to try to combat it.

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#PodcastDay has come and gone, but the phenomenon is here and strong

Like a thief in the night, the hashtag #PodcastDay emerged on trending lists throughout social media last week to pay homage to a phenomenon that equally snuck into a mainstream audience when it first emerged more than a decade ago.

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Local festival emphasizes locally grown foods and sustainable growth

Free salads, a week long produce drive and the chance to win a gift certificate to the farmer’s market. Making healthy eating fun is this week’s Farm to You Fest, held across all Bethlehem Central Schools.

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Reel Seafood Co. offers Sunday brunches with live music and themed menus

As Wolf Road continues to see a constant cycle of businesses coming and going, the road’s oldest independently-owned restaurant continues to keep up with the times.

Craft breweries focus of new downtown Albany tourist attraction

The Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a collaboration between Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling, C.H. Evans Brewing, and Druthers, will launch at its inaugural event, Drink Albany, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.