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Crisafulli embarking on new projects

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.

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Update: Herd of Buffalo killed

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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McCoy needs to support Local Law D

This letter to the editor appears in the April 22 edition of The Spotlight.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sustainable Eating

This letter to the editor appears in the April 22 edition of the Colonie Spotlight

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LEGENDS live at the circus

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.

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Bethlehem Central School District finalizes budget proposal

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.

Get To Know: Melissa Kermani

This appears in the April 22 editions of Spotlight News.

National retailers eye local property

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.

Redistricting proposal redraws town lines

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.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Deeds not words - Facts verses myths

This opinion article appears in the April 22 editions of Spotlight News.

North Colonie school board approves budget

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.

Fashion: Suit up to legendary status

An auto-pilot approach to your attire is another way to success

Uniforms. I am not talking police, fire or medical professional.

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Finding a missing piece

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.

County legislators OK fracking waste ban

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.

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Our hats are in

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.

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History of resistance

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.

Update: Body found in Hudson River identified

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.

EDITORIAL: Embrace Earth Day

This editorial appears in the April 22 editions of Spotlight News.

Start and succeed at growing a small business

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.

Bethlehem Central finalizes budget proposal

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.

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