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Point of View: Imperfectly okay

Societal pressures over body image felt by all body types

There was something peculiar about Carla as she approached me from across the room. Her gait was unsteady and she looked confused as she navigated the crowded room of the home where we’d gathered to sit Shiva.

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Hitting the road to explore good reads

New York Library Association president takes roadtrip with son

Fifty libraries in ten days. That is the feat father and son Jeremy and Jack Johannesen have set themselves this summer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Careful planning for zoning

This letter to the editor appears in the July 29 edition of The Spotlight.

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Get To Know: Pat Stever

This appears in the July 29 editions of Spotlight News.

Traffic study complete for Maxwell Road

Old Maxwell Road Shopping Center project faces opposition

Residents will soon have their voices heard for those concerned about the potential shopping center on Maxwell Road, as a first draft traffic study is completed and town officials plan for a community forum.

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Lending a hand close to home

Town transfer station a donation site for Habitat for Humanity

Nearly eight months after the idea was first proposed, residents will now be able to donate gently-used home goods for those in need, instead of putting them by the curb for the trash.

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Local woman leaves legacy in stone

Slingerlands resident donates rock collection to miSci museum

After spending a lifetime building a 2,500 piece mineral collection, Bertha Kotlow of Slingerlands will now have parts of her collection displayed at the Museum of Science and Innovation (miSci) in Schenectady.

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South Colonie schools begin makeover

Construction begins for capital project, new programming for fall school year

From building improvements to technology, South Colonie Central School District students will soon see many changes at their schools as the capital project and new program initiatives get underway.

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Dueling chefs

“Chopped” inspired cook off unfolded at The Atria center

And the secret ingredient is: a policeman?

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The breakfast club

Two guys and a list of more than 300 diners reviewed

What started as a concerted effort between two childhood friends to remain in touch, has developed over the years as a tour of regional diners.

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Anyone there?

Shaker Heritage hosts second paranormal investigation with Tri-City Paranormal

The Shaker settlement site has a long history. One that began centuries ago with a search for religious freedom and one, according to rumors, that has trouble letting go.

EDITORIAL: No end to income inequality

This editorial appears in the July 29 editions of Spotlight News.

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Master of the board

Grogin wins title at international competition

Adam Grogin’s specialty is breaking boards.

A new chapter

After 31 years, the William K. Sanford Library has a new director at the helm

In her years as a library director, Evelyn Neale said the best part of the job is her constantly changing days.

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Volunteer EMS now paid positions

Decrease in number of volunteers leads to policy change

The Voorheesville Area Ambulance, formerly a volunteer-run organization, is now hiring a third party to pay EMS workers as a result of declining volunteerism.

Soldier On project moves forward

Town board receives update on veteran housing complex near Albany International

Plans for veteran housing at the former Ann Lee Nursing Home are moving forward as environmental impact and traffic studies are being conducted.

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Bethlehem: Fresh faces lead GOP ticket

Party’s platform focuses on restoring town services

With younger, fresh-faced candidates, members of the town’s Republican party are hoping 2015 is their year.

Keeping it local

Altamont Country Values buys and sells regional goods

Altamont Country Values is a small, family-owned business, supplying the area with backyard farm, garden, pet and farm animal goods.

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Honoring one of our own

Highway dedicated to Guilderland soldier who died in Iraq

The Town of Guilderland honored one of its own by dedicating a highway to Lt. Colonel Todd J. Clark.

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Siena takes a trip around the world

New mural painted by recent grad highlights college’s international programs

When the fall semester begins and students return to the Siena College campus, they will notice a world of difference in their student union building.

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