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Bethlehem student confronts drug epidemic

In the aftermath of a shocking drug arrest on campus, the latest effort to combat substance abuse comes from one of Bethlehem Central’s own students.

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County Executive Dan McCohy leads annual coat drive

For the fourth year in a row, County Executive Dan McCoy aims to provide coats to homeless veterans.

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Stuyvesant Plaza celebrates first-ever lighting ceremony

Stuyvesant Plaza ushered in the most wonderful time of the year with their first-ever Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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Get To Know: Bob Dorrance

This originally appeared in the Nov. 25 editions of Spotlight News.

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Local artist is breathing new life into a Victorian Aged artform involving photography

There is something about Monhegan, ME that draws local artist Corlis Carroll to the artists’ island community. It may be how the low rising sun casts long shadows across its rolling hills, it could be the rich history of housing America’s first impressionist artists, but for nearly two decades she has called it home.

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Nearly three decades on the force, Colonie Police Chief Jonathan Teale lends perspective on his town

Times have changed since Jonathan Teale joined the Colonie Police Department 26 years ago.

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Shaker graduate lauded for his work with the Albany football program

In one season, Joey DiPiazza’s “we-building” turned the Albany High School football program from a doormat into a respectable team, complete with a new, on-campus home field.

EDITORIAL: Thursday is for family, not shopping

This editorial originally appeared in the Nov. 25 editions of Spotlight News.

Sheila Fuller, Bethlehem’s first woman supervisor, dead at 71

She was a rare gem in today’s politics when she took office in 1993 as the first woman town supervisor in Bethlehem’s long history. Sheila Fuller would continue to lead the town, with her office door wide open, until she decided not to run again in 2003.

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Hockey season begins Friday for Bethlehem and Guilderland/Mohonasen/Scotia

The Section 2 hockey season begins this weekend with a handful of games featuring Bethlehem and Guilderland/Mohonasen/Scotia-Glenville.

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Understanding and preparing for the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease

When we talk about Alzheimer’s disease, we often talk about the emotional toll it takes on families and those it afflicts. And we should. It’s a cruel disease that takes that which we cherish most—the record of our past and a connection to those we love. We also talk about finding a cure, or at the very least a treatment. Anything to slow down the progression of the disease and give us cause for hope. What we haven’t talked a lot about until recently is the financial cost of Alzheimer’s.

Bethlehem's first female supervisor, Sheila Fuller, died Thursday

Fuller served five terms as Bethlehem Supervisor from 1993 to 2003.

Colonie Police: They robbed to feed their heroin addiction

Two men described as heroin addicts were arrested the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 10 for the August murder of 23-year-old Colonie hairdresser, Jacquelyn Porreca.

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Bethlehem Town Board passes stable budget

Following little feedback from residents, the Bethlehem Town Board passed its annual budget last week with few changes to the draft presented in September.

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Bethlehem Central School District looks into purchasing solar panels

The school district could soon be running about 80 percent of its energy using solar panels. But, as New York tax credit benefits for installing solar panels end at the start of 2016, the district will have to move quickly.

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12: Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson earns a third term at the helm by a slim margin

John Clarkson has won a third term as Bethlehem town supervisor following a close election that came down to absentee ballots.

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Marty Wendell reflects on a fruitful musical career

Some musicians rest on their laurels once they reach 70 years old. Not Marty Wendell.

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Colonie Town Board passes stable budget

Earlier this month, the Colonie Town Board passed a resolution adopting the proposed 2016 budget, a financial plan that represents virtually no tax increase for Colonie homeowners.

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Romanian man arrested for skimming Delmar ATM

Bethlehem police arrested a Romanian man for unlawfully attaching a skimming device to a Trustco Bank ATM in Delmar


This editorial first appeared in the Nov. 18 editions of Spotlight News.

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