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Bethlehem hockey team hosts Autism Awareness night; creates different atmosphere for home game

The lights were turned down, and the music was turned off for the Bethlehem hockey team’s home game against Niskayuna/Schenectady Wednesday, Jan. 27.

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Colonie chamber honors local business, former police chief at annual dinner

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce honored residents, businesses and the town’s former police chief, Steve Heider, at its annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Century House with drinks, laughs and plenty of congratulations for the accomplishments of the past year and beyond.

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A village makeover: a preview of Delaware Avenue’s improvements

Details are out on the Delaware Avenue Improvement project after nearly a decade of planning.

Tuesday roundup: Shenendehowa girls basketball gets past Shaker

Shenendehowa remained undefeated against Suburban Council opponents by fending off Shaker 52-48 in a girls basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Latham.

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State Attorney General puts ticket industry on notice, demands changes

It’s long been suspected, but now it’s been quantified — there truly is a method behind the madness of acquiring that hot concert ticket.

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Regional airline returns to Albany, to add more than 100 new jobs locally

Dignitaries from nearly all aspects of state government were on hand for continued good news at Albany International Airport.

Boys basketball: Albany Academy pulls away from Voorheesville

Albany Academy used a 22-6 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 73-48 victory over Voorheesville in a non-league boys basketball game Sunday, Jan. 31.

Indoor track: Ronel Forde, Tedi DeMaria win two individual titles at Suburban Council meet

Shaker's Ronel Forde and Bethlehem's Tedi DeMaria each won a pair of events at the Suburban Council Indoor Track and Field Championships Sunday, Jan. 31, at the University at Albany.

The people we meet along the way

People come into your life at different points of time not by mere chance but by a greater mechanism to teach you a lesson. That lesson can be inspirational, heart wrenching or a wake-up call.

Hockey: Bethlehem rallies past Christian Brothers Academy

Bethlehem came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Christian Brothers Academy 4-3 in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Girls basketball: Albany uses a balanced offense to pull away from Shaker

Albany's balanced offense and tough defense was too much for Shaker, as the Falcons defeated the Blue Bison 70-46 in a Suburban Council girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 29, in Latham.

Boys basketball: Brendan Mulson, Isaiah Moll shine for Colonie against Averill Park

Colonie jumped out to a 35-20 halftime lead on its way to a 58-48 victory over Averill Park in a Suburban Council boys basketball game Friday, Jan. 29.

Hockey: Late burst propels Queensbury past Shaker/Colonie

Queensbury scored three times in the final four minutes to defeat Shaker/Colonie 6-3 in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Friday, Jan. 29, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

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George Fiorini is new to the region and the world of craft cocktails, but he plans to stay

When George Fiorini moved to Albany a year ago, he had only five months of bartending experience under his belt. Winner of the recent Woodford Reserve bartending competition held at the Albany Food and Wine Festival early this month, Fiorini now bartends at two of Albany’s premiere cocktail bars and, sitting in one of them — Wellington’s in Albany — exactly a year to the day after he moved to the area, he seems more than a little surprised about it.

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Get to Know: Jennifer Whalen

This first appeared in the Jan. 27 editions of Spotlight News.

Boys swimming: Shaker edges Shenendehowa in Suburban Council showdown

The Shaker boys swim team remained undefeated by edging Shenendehowa 95-91 in a Suburban Council meet Thursday, Jan. 28, in Latham.

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Monolith Solar to start construction

Long-awaited business venture to break ground nearly a year late

Construction of the long-awaited Monolith Solar Building is set to begin soon, nearly one year after its intended opening.

EDITORIAL: We’d pay for open space

This editorial first appeared in the Jan. 27 editions of Spotlight News.

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The state of Colonie: Supervisor Paula Mahan cites the importance of growth to the town

Supervisor Paula Mahan gave her State of the Town address Thursday, Jan. 21, in advance of the town board’s second meeting.

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Opponents of proposed gas line are gathering numbers and making friends in higher places — in government

Local officials have taken up the fight against Kinder Morgan’s plan to run a fracked gas pipeline through town.

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