Several teams switch classes and divisions for 2014
Section II football divisions have been changed for the 2014 season.
Husband, father-in-law of arrested treasurer resign from the company
Following the arrest of a former Selkirk Fire Department treasurer for allegedly embezzling funds from a firehouse, several people have resigned from the company, while the person who began the investigation was terminated.
This appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This editorial appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Rezoning request for soccer park is denied
The Town of Colonie Zoning Board voted to not rezone the property next to the Memory Garden where Afrim Nezaj hoped to build a sports complex.
Guilderland man seeks OK for chicken coop; zoning code revisions expected
Guilderland’s zoning law may be silent on whether chickens are allowed in residential areas, but neighbors of one man requesting to raise the birds weren’t.
Spotlight on Finance
As women in business, most of us have had the good fortune of working with a strong mentor. Many of us have also served as mentors ourselves, sharing what others have shared with us and what we have learned with others. In the process, we all become better—better professionals and better people. Networking and educational events that are developed to address the unique needs of women serve a similar function. In fact, in today’s wired world, events like Key’s upcoming “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise” conference are becoming more important than ever. They offer new ways for us to make connections, build skills and learn at a time when one-on-one opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences are harder to come by. You just need to make sure you’re spending your time at the right events and optimizing your time.
Danú tells the stories of Ireland through traditional and contemporary song
Though many folks may choose to celebrate their Irish roots with beer and corned beef at a local pub on St. Patrick’s Day, authentic Irishness can be found in a different place this year.
Bethlehem athlete claims public school division title at state meet
Bethlehem's Grace Smith won the public school division title in the girls high jump at the New York State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships March 1 at Cornell University.
Study shows problem comes from Bethlehem neighborhood residents
After a traffic study commissioned by the Town of Bethlehem found it was most likely residents themselves who are speeding within Haswell Farms and the Enclave, a neighborhood meeting was held in an effort to raise awareness about the issue.
Colonie adult day care program expands into Guilderland
A day program started in Colonie for seniors suffering from the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s will be expanding to a location in Guilderland.
Citizens board to make informed suggestions on population reduction
The Bethlehem Town Board has agreed to go forward with the creation of a citizens advisory board to discuss how to better control the town’s deer population.
Limited funding scales back Guilderland Center sidewalk proposal to pedestrian pathway
Hamlet residents were surprised to hear the sidewalk slated for Guilderland Center, which took several years from conception to construction, was technically going to be a pathway. The difference between the two comes down to a curb.
Uncontested races the norm locally, some use paper ballots to keep costs down
Locally this month, there are elections in both the Village of Colonie and Voorheesville, with only the Colonie race seeing a contest. There is also a contested race in the Village of Ravena. Most village elections, however, don’t inspire the same political discourse of town, county or state races and the county Board of Elections often isn't involved.
Astronaut talks to Shaker students about her career and the importance of science
Shaker High School brought in a NASA astronaut recently to talk to students about the importance of physics and engineering and the future of space exploration after the U.S. abandoned its space shuttle program.
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Latham on Friday, Feb. 28, arrested Gabriel Rodriguez, 39, of Guilderland, for felony computer trespass and falsifying business records in the first degree along with a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
County steps in to clear up ballot confusion
This year’s election cycle in the Village of Colonie is shaping up to be more contentious than in years past, with three candidates vying for two trustees seats.
Police arrested an Albany man Thursday, Feb. 27, after State Museum patrons complained they saw something unexpected at one of the exhibits.
Voorheesville's season ended with Tuesday's 80-49 loss to Section X champion Ogdensburg Free Academy in the Class B boys basketball regionals at Saratoga Springs High School.
This letter appears in the March 5 edition of The Spotlight.