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Motel demolition case delayed

Court grants motel owner three more weeks to gather finances, paperwork

The court awarded the owner of Skyland and Blu-Bell motels another three weeks to gather paperwork and finances despite protest from the Town of Colonie who had agreed to a similar adjournment six weeks ago.

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More than meets the eye

Kidz Expo highlights child and parenting resources in the area

Has your child ever wanted to meet Captain America, Thor, R2D2, or Darth Vader? They can do that and much more at the Hannaford Kidz Expo Saturday, March 7, at the Empire State Plaza.

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Bethlehem Central School District outlines spending

Governor’s delay causes strife on district budgeting for next year

School board members heard proposals over what money needs to be spent next year to address several issues outside of the classroom.

Boys basketball: Guilderland beats Green Tech in OT

All Suburban Council final set in Class AA

For the first time since the state athletic association added Class AA to boys basketball, a Suburban Council team will win the largest school division title in Section 2.

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Monolith tax breaks approved

Bethlehem IDA grants advanced PILOT agreement

The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (BIDA) has approved tax breaks for Monolith Solar to build its new headquarters inside the Vista Technology Park.

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Educators: Cuomo is failing us

Regional forum rallies for equitable education funding, local control of classrooms

Many education advocates over the last few years have criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not supporting public schools. Now some question if he’s intentionally working against them.

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Much ado about power

National Grid addressed resident worries at informational meeting

National Grid held two informational sessions last week for residents to learn more about the proposed substation by the utility on Van Dyke Road.

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An eye for the future

Printing service provides visibility to both art and artist

In the 21st century, art takes on a digital form; from the photographs you view to the music you hear, it is all an interpretation of 0s and 1s.

Girls basketball: Colonie, Shaker advance to Class AA semifinals

Colonie upends Albany, while Shaker needs OT to beat Columbia

The Colonie girls basketball team upset Albany 63-55, while Shaker outlasted Columbia 52-44 in overtime in the Section 2 Class AA quarterfinals Monday, March 2.

Girls basketball: Bethlehem eases into Sectional semifinals

Gabby Giacone leads Lady Eagles past Catholic Central

The Bethlehem girls basketball team punched its ticket to the Section 2 Class AA semifinals with a 62-43 quarterfinal win against Catholic Central Monday, March 2.

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Former legislator Scavo faces forgery charges

Former county legislator Brian Scavo was arraigned on a sealed indictment Monday, March 2, for felony forgery charges, according to county District Attorney David Soares.

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Three-pronged attack

Wine, Sischo help Platek and Guilderland defeat CBA in quarterfinals

It was a different story in the Section 2 Class AA boys basketball quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hudson Valley Community College. Guilderland (18-3) used a three-pronged attack to defeat CBA 65-57.

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Bethlehem Eagles’ rally falls short

Catholic Central hangs on for two-point win

The Bethlehem boys basketball team fell short of reaching the Section 2 Class AA semifinals with a 52-50 loss to Catholic Central Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hudson Valley Community College.

$50K to soldiers

Hannaford gives back to Wounded Warrior Project

Receiving a backpack might seem like a small gesture, but one veteran credits that initial act of compassion followed by ongoing support for saving his life.

Ronel Forde leaps into states

Johnson, Podlaski earn individual victories at Sectional meet

Shaker’s Ronel Forde eased past the field in the boys triple jump at the Section 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 25 and 26 at the University at Albany’s SEFCU Arena.

William Matz leads Shaker swimmers at states

Shaker’s William Matz was the lone Section 2 swimmer to reach the finals of a race at this year’s New York State Boys Swimming and Diving Championships at Ithaca College.

Garden Bistro 24 relocating

Restaurant owners choose Riverhill Center to move for growth and change

As construction on new additions to Riverhill Center get underway, Garden Bistro 24 joins the growing list of tenants to move in this summer.

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Mattress store says goodbye

Capital Mattress and Waterbed prepares to close this month

Capital Mattress and Waterbed, a staple in local business and advertising, is closing its doors after 40 years.

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Look who’s 60

The community playhouse in Albany’s South End is celebrating a milestone achievement this month.

Get To Know: Lynne Lenhardt

This appears in the Feb. 25 editions of Spotlight News.

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