This point of view appears in the Dec. 11 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.
Donation allows Selkirk Fire Department to purchase portable generators
PSEG Power NY’s Bethlehem Energy Center donated the funds to the Selkirk Fire Department just before Thanksgiving for the purchase of three portable generators with lighting units.
Village and service company near agreement after sheriff intervenes
Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service members and village officials have locked horns for months over contract differences, but in recent talks, the atmosphere has become surprisingly civil as next year’s agreement deadline nears.
Franchise trends see retirement funds tapped; semi-absent owners
More people are cashing in their retirement savings to open up a franchise business, according to consultant Frank Dunne, with more than half of clients he has placed this year tapping such funds.
Garnet Raiders win Ballston Spa Duals title; Shaker places third at Columbia Duals
The Colonie and Shaker wrestling teams made a good impression during the first invitational dual meets of the season Saturday.
Jenna Giacone's 16 points pace Lady Eagles in opener
A strong first quarter proved to be enough for the Bethlehem girls basketball team.
Colleagues praise retiring Voorheesville Library Youth Services director’s passion and creativity
Connecting with young readers of all ages is what attracted Joyce Laoisa to Voorheesville Public Library around 16 years ago. Although a library’s role has changed over time, her mission to inspire children remained steadfast.
Four Bison reach double figures
The Shaker boys basketball team started the 2013-14 season strongly with a 69-48 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in Friday's Suburban Council North Division game.
Malatesta and Egan tally twice to lead Jets past Monroe-Woodbury
Giovanni Malatesta and Kevin Egan each scored two goals to lift Shaker/Colonie past Monroe-Woodbury 7-3 in Saturday's non-league hockey game.
Five-goal second period propels Eagles to first win
When Andrew Carroll scored 12 seconds into the second period, it was a sign of things to come for the Bethlehem hockey team.
Dutchmen sweep top two places in two boys races
The Guilderland boys and girls indoor track teams earned victories in the first league meet of the season Saturday at Union College.
Party set to celebrate Rail Trail portion opening; further improvements eyed for bicyclists
Friends of the Rail Trail will celebrate the official opening of a new three-mile section running through New Scotland as efforts continue toward expanding the trail’s size and usage.
Seven individuals win races for the Blue Bison against Albany Academy
The Shaker boys swim team improved its record to 2-0 with Friday's 111-73 dual meet victory over Albany Academy in Latham.
Collison, Nhan earn individual wins for GV
Alex Danielson, Zach Zwijacz and Trey Wall each won a pair of events to lead Saratoga Springs past Guilderville 96-75 in Friday's boys swim meet in Saratoga.
Gathering one of the first to involve almost all Bethlehem troops
Delmar costume designer Amelia Dombrowski taught the girls how to make fabric flowers.
Ricky the Robot teaches Glenmont first graders about technology
The Glenmont Elementary School teacher Peter Rawitsch has been introducing robotic technology to first graders for more than 25 years.
Some shoppers seeking door-buster deals found themselves leaving with more than a bargain after parking their car in the wrong spot.
Town board also drops longevity payments for elected positions
The Bethlehem Town Board made changes to a local law that would establish residency requirements for certain town officials.
This editorial appears in the Dec. 4 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.
VanAmburgh among those picked to play at Kennedy memorial
The day President John F. Kennedy was buried, Sergeant Keith Clark — the Army bugler playing “Taps” — made a single mistake some refer to as the “broken note” that reflected the sad feelings of the whole country.