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Low tax levy equals passed budget

Following a restoration of state aid, Bethlehem residents passed the district's $94.1 million spending plan for the 2015-16 school year by a wide margin.

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Raiderfest takes over Colonie

Second annual community-wide event is hosted by high school

After the success of last year’s Raiderfest, South Colonie’s iCARE students are preparing for the second, which will include more activities and events than the last.

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Police: Bank robber caught

Bethlehem police have arrested the alleged robber of the Pioneer Bank on Delaware Avenue from earlier this month, after he visited the bank.

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An extended visit for NYC ballet

Saratoga continues to be Upstate’s capital for the fine arts during the summer months, thanks in large part to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

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Celebrating a home

Local Habitat for Humanity celebrates 100th house

Habitat for Humanity Capital District celebrated the completion of its 100th home built in the Albany area early last week.

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Dancing with ginger

Creo’s new executive chef has a fondness for Asian cuisine

Every artist has a signature style that distinguishes himself from his peers.

Guilderland town employee killed

Sean McCutcheon was a 19-year employee of the town

Guilderland Police have reported the death of a highway department employee after an accident with a town truck.

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Go play!

After two years without one, Maplewood School has a playground

After two years of waiting, Achievements and Kids Express Learning Center at Maplewood School opened a new playground, complete with a rock-climbing wall, teeter totter and balance beam.

Congressional art

Shaker High junior won Congressional Art Competition out of 48 students

Shaker High School junior Margaret Munane’s artwork will be shown in the United States Capitol as the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

Long days, shorts season

Style your outfits with shorts to keep coolAh, summertime. The hotter temperatures will be here before you know it.

County nixes downsizing

Proposal to hack number of seats voted down 21 to 18

The Albany County Legislature won’t be downsized any time soon.

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Nature and MTV

Local artist Jenny Kemp shares techniques with Sage students

As the spring semester comes to a close, Sage of Albany ended this year’s Artist Lecture Series with a presentation by the native Troy fine artist Jenny Kemp.

CPL director’s last chapter

Library Director Richard Naylor set to retire in May after 31 years

When asked what the most fulfilling part of working in the library was, William K. Sanford Library Director Richard Naylor said it was spreading a love for reading.

Town seeks more park space

First community town meeting of the year held in Glenmont

The first community meeting of the year was held in Glenmont last week by town officials to discuss upcoming projects and resident concerns.