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Celebration of Scottish heritage draws a growing crowd

A little corner of Altamont will be filled with all things Scottish when the sound of bagpipes and the site of cabers flying through the air take over the Altamont Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend.

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Lawson Lake struck with algae bloom

An algae bloom has blossomed again at Lawson Lake and local officials are prohibiting fishing and other water related activities from 420-acre park.

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The real karate kid

Lombardi has earned six national championships in three years

What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Lombardi.

I-87 crash kills one

At approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, State Police from Troop G in Latham responded to a fatal accident in the southbound lane of the Northway located approximately a half-mile south of the twin bridges.

Coloni PD investigating home invasion

The Colonie Police Department is investigating a Home Invasion Burglary that occurred at 11:45pm on Monday, August 25 at 2627 Third Avenue First Floor.

Money to aid seized horses

Bethlehem police receive grant for the animals’ care

The Bethlehem Police Department has received a grant to help care for the horses seized in an animal neglect case last November.

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Delmar ranked among top farmers markets

For the second year in a row, Delmar Farmers Market has been selected as one of the top in the nation.

Get To Know: Judith Wines

This Get To Know feature appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Hudson Avenue speed change approved

Bethlehem Town Board votes to lower limit from 35 to 30 mph

Bethlehem town officials have reduced the speed limit of a unique road amid concerns of pedestrian safety.

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Bethlehem looks to the sun

Town works on power purchase agreement for solar energy

The Town of Bethlehem is continuing to work toward a power purchase agreement that would save on energy costs through the use of solar panels.

A busy day in Menands

Highlights of anniversary include a race, music and Family Day at the farmers market

A day full of family activities will take place in Menands on Saturday, Aug. 23, as the village celebrates its 90th anniversary with special events and, perennial favorite, Family Day at the Menands Farmers Market.

GUEST COMMENTARY: News Jews can use

This guest commentary appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Tech Valley High makes a move

Regional program prepares for first year at CNSE’s Albany campus

The phones were still off the hook, but Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert could already hear educational opportunities calling area students.

Albany County set to limit tobacco sales

Legislature passes ban on sales at pharmacies; McCoy to hold public hearing

Refilling your prescription medication and stocking up on cigarettes could require two separate stops a year from now.

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Little Sisters say farewell

Independent living center pulls up stakes after 143 years in Albany

On a recent afternoon, volunteers helped the Little Sisters of the Poor clean and remove items from the chapel of an independent living center that has been in Albany for 143 years.

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Family the driving force behind new Latham eatery

Owner of El Charro Mexican Grill says the restaurant business is in her blood

A new restaurant in Latham already has a proven track record in Virginia and Maryland with an owner that grew up in the business.

Sports poll: What fall high school sport are you looking forward to watching in person?

This sports poll question appears in the Aug. 13, 20 and 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: A proactive approach

This editorial appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Casino thoughts in verse

This letter to the editor appears in the Aug. 20 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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Bethlehem school tax rate comes in under estimates

District officials cite town’s reassessment as the reason

Bethlehem residents are set to see a lower school tax rate following the reassessment project that occurred earlier in the year.

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