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Get To Know: Diane Deschenes

This Get To Know appears in the July 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Glenmont sidewalks set to be installed

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.

Phase two of cleanup begins

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.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Beatles changed popular music

This guest commentary appears in the July 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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A way to honor Tim

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.

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In memory of Myles

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.

Sports poll: Which youth sport has the brightest future in the Capital District?

This sports poll question appears in the July 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: Icon soon to be a memory

This editorial appears in the July 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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From civilian to serviceman and back

Lawyer Mat Tully has first-hand knowledge of the challenging transition former members of the military face

It doesn’t matter whether you are a career soldier or someone who has transitioned from the professional world to the military and back again several times over. Reintegrating into civilian life can be a challenge.

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The buzz at Farnsworth Middle School garden [video]

Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance

Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.

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The Gables developer seeks switch to condos

Keystone Builders says change in designation could mean quicker build-out

A housing development in the Town of Bethlehem is seeking permission to revert from the project’s approved townhomes to condominiums to entice potential buyers with lower taxes.

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The search begins

Young scientists compete to see who can tell the best science tale

A large stage, four curious judges and 10 contestants with only three minutes to perform.

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Veterans push Albany County legislators on housing plan

Democrats draft last-minute amendment to clear step for Solider On project

Dozens of veterans spoke out against Democratic legislators proposing to stall Solider On’s housing project, which spurred a last-minute amendment to clear a procedural step.

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Colonie Little League teams head west

Youth baseball organization sends two squads to state championships

Two Colonie Little League teams are competing in state tournaments this week.

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On the road to Niskayuna

Bethlehem 15s close in on Eastern New York Babe Ruth title and regional berth

The Bethlehem Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars scrapped their way to another playoff victory.

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Junk King focuses on customer service

Company also strives to recycle whenever possible

It’s all about being green for the Junk King.

Residents feel at home at Beacon Pointe

Memory care program nurtures positive experiences for families

Beacon Pointe is a truly different assisted living community for the memory impaired. The difference is The Peregrine Way.

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Screen printing with a smile

Sawyer’s Screen Printing & Embroidery does all of the work in house

Rob Sawyer started his screen-printing business seven years ago in a rented basement apartment in Albany with a home-built press and light box and several other pieces of equipment that he put together himself.

Get organized with Neat Chic

Owner Catherine Dryden helps her clients get back on track

An organized life is a happy life. At least that’s what Catherine Dryden of Neat Chic Organizing believes.

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Art is alive at Avila

Residents host exhibit featuring works of all kinds and styles

Avila hosted its first annual art exhibition on June 4 in the new Resident Center, displaying works of art submitted by 19 of its talented Avila residents.

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