Crisafulli Associates receive concept acceptance, apartments and offices
Crisafulli Associates took the first steps toward breaking ground on new projects in the Town of Colonie, including a new apartment complex and a second office building along Albany Shaker Road.
Herd escaped and crossed Hudson river from Schodack farm
The heard of bison that escaped from a Schodack farm and caused havoc for residents in South Bethlehem and Coeymans, are now dead more nine hours later.
This letter to the editor appears in the April 22 edition of The Spotlight.
This letter to the editor appears in the April 22 edition of the Colonie Spotlight
Mythological creatures at The Greatest Show On Earth®
There are iconic images conjured within the mind once one thinks about the circus coming to town.
School board members are focused on a 2015-16 budget totaling $94.16 million, which increases spending about 1.5 percent. The proposal does not tap any undesignated fund balance, while proposing an unusually low tax increase.
This appears in the April 22 editions of Spotlight News.
Large retail site on Albany Shaker Road pending Zoning Board of Appeals approval
As the first Sonic restaurant in the Capital District prepares a grand opening this summer, a Massachusetts developer is looking to get a special use permit approved for a site totaling about 5.7 acres.
Proposed map places Kuhn into a different Bethlehem legislative district, quelling primary bid
Another legal battle is looming over county legislature district lines, because Bethlehem Democrats claim the new plan submitted to the court unnecessarily shifts lines within the town.
This opinion article appears in the April 22 editions of Spotlight News.
Budget of $102.7 million passes for 2015-16 school year
North Colonie’s Board of Education unanimously voted yes to a $102.7 million budget for the 2015-16 school year, which includes initiatives for full-day kindergarten and new state mandates for English language learners.
An auto-pilot approach to your attire is another way to success
Uniforms. I am not talking police, fire or medical professional.
UAlbany study finds why climate models have it wrong
Climate change has been a polarizing topic of science often debated within the least logical forums of politics.
Local law would prohibit disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste at landfills
Hydraulic fracturing is banned statewide, but county legislators want to ensure none of the waste produced from the natural gas extraction method enters local landfills.
Bethlehem GOP announces candidates
Surrounded by members of the town’s police force, the Bethlehem Republican Committee announced the majority of its candidates for the fall election last week.
International WWII exhibit displayed at Shaker High
The White Rose exhibit has traveled the world, going from schools and universities to libraries, and last week, Shaker High School had a chance to display it.
Employee of the North Albany Terminal Company in Glenmont made the discovery
Bethlehem police have identified the body found earlier this week in the Hudson River as David Betterton, 41, of Duchess County, following an autopsy.
This editorial appears in the April 22 editions of Spotlight News.
Spotlight on Finance
In America today, more than 23 million small businesses create 66 percent of all new jobs and account for 54 percent of all domestic sales. These businesses are in our largest cities and smallest towns, occupying everything from our tallest skyscrapers to the humblest of living room corners as they innovate, sell and service their way to success. They are the bedrock of our country, drivers of our economy, and backbone of our communities . . . and contrary to reports that they are doomed to fail (and many do) they are not going anywhere.
Spending plan holds less than 1 percent tax levy hike, fund balance untapped
Bethlehem Central administrators on Wednesday, April 15, presented the Bethlehem Central Board of Education with an updated budget proposal for next school year, which holds a property tax levy increase of 0.45 percent.