This guest commentary appears in the July 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Food bank in need of volunteers as numbers dip during the warmer months
In summer, while many people are enjoying summer vacations and time off from work, there remains a desperate need for volunteers to help those less fortunate.
Neighbor complaints lead Voorheesville to draft changes to front-yard regulations
Voorheesville officials said several complaints about one home’s front yard fence spurred a local law to tackle the problem.
This sports poll question appears in the July 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This editorial appears in the July 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Data would be collected on Fuller Road traffic going in and out of Albany
The Town of Colonie recently received a grant to purchase police equipment that officers hope will help fight crime by gathering large amounts of data and storing it so they can pinpoint where a vehicle was in the event of a crime.
Bethlehem officials cite pedestrian usage as primary concern
A road in Bethlehem with a unique speed limit may have it reduced following a request from the town’s highway superintendent.
African American cultural celebration at Empire State Plaza will feature entertainment and activities for all ages
The Empire State Plaza will come alive with a celebration of African American heritage on Saturday, Aug. 2, with African American Family Day scheduled from noon to 7 p.m.
McCoy wants Ezra Prentice residents moved away from rail line
As the smell of oil permeated the air and the rumble of oil trains being jerked into motion echoed in the background, residents of public housing in Albany gathered to hear officials ask for more regulations of the transportation of volatile oil.
Wins over Glens Falls and Mohawk Valley give Albany a leg up for third place
After falling into a third place tie with Glens Falls last week, the Albany Dutchmen reopened their lead for the final playoff berth in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s East Division with a pair of wins.
Colonie’s offense shifts into high gear to advance to Mid-Atlantic Regional
Something clicked with the Colonie Little League’s 12-year-old all-stars, and it carried them to the state championship.
Ace pitches Bethlehem to Eastern New York State championship
Trevor Kniffin picked a good time to pitch his second career no-hitter.
BKK Bistro offers twist on traditional cuisine
After a decade of success in Vermont, the BKK Bistro Thai Food + Martinis held its grand opening at 728 Loudon Road in Latham on Wednesday, July 16.
Commission set to clear 47 acres of black locust trees, reclaim landscape
Hundreds of invasive trees will be removed from the Pine Bush Preserve before next year, which will dramatically shift the landscape in preparation for a native habitat.
This Get To Know appears in the July 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Construction of pathway along Feura Bush Road to begin at end of month
Construction on new sidewalk along Feura Bush Road in Glenmont is set to begin this month after the Bethlehem Town Board opted to bond for a portion of the project’s costs.
Mercury project on track to finish at the end of the year
The former site of a mercury refinery that borders the towns of Colonie and Guilderland is on track to be cleaned up the end of 2014 as it enters phase two of the project.
This guest commentary appears in the July 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Latham woman who lost her son to suicide wants to sell her family’s land for affordable housing for veterans
Sitting on the remains of an old wooden wagon, Gloria Knorr reminisces how her family has owned the Latham land for 100 years and explains her plans to create a community to memorialize her son.
Bethlehem YMCA dedicates new playground to Bethlehem boy who died of brain cancer two years ago
The memory of Myles McAdoo will put smiles on the faces of children for years to come, after a playground was dedicated in his honor last week.