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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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Bethlehem Police arrest man after year-long burglary investigation

Bethlehem Police arrested Alvin W. DuBois, 59, on Monday, Nov. 16, after a year-long burglary investigation.

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Video game audio has evolved from blips and beeps into an art form appreciated by fans and players within a multi-billion dollar industry

From a second floor auditorium in Rensselaer’s West Hall, programming students listened to one of the most accomplished gaming audio engineers in the Western Hemisphere.

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Get To Know: Brian Hunt

This first appeared in the Nov. 11 editions of Spotlight News.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense vs. sign law

This letter first appeared in the Nov. 11 edition of The Spotlight.

‘Spectre’ leaves movie-goers wondering if Daniel Craig is done playing James Bond

Is this the last James Bond? Though it has not been confirmed, there is speculation “Spectre” will be Daniel Craig’s last film portraying James Bond.

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Clarkson wins third term

Absentee ballots decide supervisor election

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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many contributed to new trail

This letter originally appeared in the Nov. 11 edition of The Spotlight.

EDITORIAL: A symbolic departure

This editorial first appeared in the Nov. 11 editions of Spotlight News.

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