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Editorial: More than just where you get your news

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Local listings for you, by you

Want to know what’s going on this weekend? Well, our announcements page we print every week is a great place to look, but there’s no way we can fit everything in. That’s where our online calendar comes in.

We have a large online listing of local events already, from theater performances to fundraisers to farmers markets. A simple search will help you narrow your scope as you look for something to do.

But here’s the best part: our listings are always growing. Since users can submit events to the calendar, you’ll always discover something new under the events tab. If what you’re into isn’t listed, submit the event and let everyone know.

Submissions for our print product can always be sent along to news@spotlightnews.com, too.

Looking for something?

You’ll find our search bar has become a lot more useful. In fact, this could really be considered the window into the website for many of your needs.

When you search a term (like “Rotterdam,” “Cuomo” or “ham sandwich”), instead of spitting out a long list, we’ll break out search results into categories so you can better locate the stories, editorials, pictures or event listings you were looking for in the first place. What’s more, you can create a custom alert for any term under your profile options, so you’ll get an email every time your biggest interests are mentioned.

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