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Changes make Colonie Central High School more accessible

New ramp installed at entrance

Colonie Central High School recently completed some renovations that make the building easier to access for students in wheelchairs, as well as some cosmetic updates to its front entrance.

LETTER: Blood drive a success

This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 17 edition of The Spotlight.

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Lawson Lake clean up

AmeriCorps volunteers pitch in to spruce up, enhance county park

Lawson Lake County Park got an overdue makeover, with hundreds of volunteers coming together to help out and celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.

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Police: Delmar-Bethlehem EMS volunteer arrested for fraud

Station credit card allegedly used without permission

A volunteer member of the Delmar-Bethlehem EMS has been arrested for using the company's credit card without permission.

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Get To Know: Gail Brown

This Get To Know article appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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High-end thrift shop opens at Italian American museum

Community center also opens new libary and meeting room

The three-building campus at the Italian American Community Center has been a work in progress for nearly the last decade, but the most recent additions have really topped it off.

Safety Alert at Forts Ferry

The Colonie Police department added patrols near Forts Ferry Elementary after an incident on Thursday morning, Sept. 18.

Stacy Pettit tops Richard Sherwood in primary

Delmar Democrat says her interests, experience make her a good fit for Surrogate Court judge

Following a last-minute signature campaign to appear on the ballot, Stacy Pettit has won her Democratic primary bid for Albany County Surrogate Court judge.

Albany County OKs new cyberbully law

NYCLU threatens lawsuit on revised statute after prior court victory

Albany County legislators are hoping their new cyberbullying law sticks, but a legal challenge has already been threatened.

LETTER: It would be smart to wait for results of referendum

This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 17 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Heads up on the soccer field

This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Bethlehem starts online deer poll

Concerns about Lyme disease, other incidents fuel approach

The Bethlehem Deer and Tick Borne Disease Committee launched a new online survey for residents to provide further community input on the issue of the town’s deer population, along with the pests they carry.

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Friar experience

Siena’s interim president is making himself at home on campus

When Father Kevin Mullen was named provincial minister of Holy Name Province in New York City this spring after serving as Siena’s president for seven years, the college found itself looking for someone to fill his shoes.

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IED-looking device causes false alarm

Local officials are shaking their heads after a member of the Navy brought what appeared to be an improvised explosive device through a checkpoint at Albany International Airport.

Sports poll: Which Suburban Council girls soccer team will have the best record?

This poll question appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Conservation Easement bill not what it’s cracked up to be

This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 17 edition of The Spotlight.

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Mixing it up on Upper Madison

Street fair celebrates the vibrancy of downtown Albany neighborhood

An outdoor block party in the Pine Hills area of Albany sets itself apart with its family-friendly vibe and activities for kids and adults.

Before winter sets in

Community can send off the season at Fall Festival hosted by St. Thomas in Delmar

The parish and school of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar have joined together to hold the congregation’s first community Fall Festival.

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Photo gallery: Hoffman's Playland's final day

People of all ages came to Hoffman’s Playland Sunday, Sept. 14, to enjoy one last ride before the 62-year-old amusement park closed its gates for good.

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Telecommunications merger possible

Bethlehem supervisor floats possibility of combining resources with Guilderland

Guilderland and Bethlehem may soon be in talks to merge their telecommunications operations.

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