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Jump-starting heart health

Roessleville awarded for second place in Jump Rope for Heart

Roessleville Elementary School jumped its way into second place during the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event in New York State earlier this year.

Albany County study proposes snowplowing changes

Shared Highway Services Study proposes plans to save county $300K

Results from an independent countywide study show Albany County and its municipalities could save more than $300,000 if officials decide to share highway services.

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Get To Know: Tim Wiles

This Get To Know appears in the Dec. 10 editions of Spotlight News.

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Get into the groove

Opera Saratoga hosts unconventional a cappella group

It may be fair to say that only in Saratoga Springs can one expect an opera to break out inside a night club?

Bethlehem school district talks tax exemptions

Conservation easement and veterans designations to be discussed at public hearing

Town officials have asked the Bethlehem Central School District to consider taking part in the new conservation easement tax exemptions for qualified landowners. District leaders are also weighing if it should participate in the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption.

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Painting for the holidays

Colonie Art League’s Holiday Show and Sale features local artisits

In an annual tradition, the Colonie Art League rang in the holiday season with the beginning of its Holiday Show and Sale. Local artists showed off their talent in two-dimensional mediums and were awarded ribbons in judged categories.

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Rezone likely to clear up Guilderland eyesore

Runion suggests blighted property repairs tied to Cumberland Farms approval

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Guilderland Town Board weighed Tri-Way Services, Inc.’s proposal to rezone the 1.35 acres parcel at 2444 Western Ave. from local business to general business. Tri-Way is seeking to build a Cumberland Farms gas station.

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A season for the spectacular

Aerial acrobatics coupled with gravity-defying feats of balancing are the trademarks that have followed every Cirque Dreams production for the past two decades.

EDITORIAL: A game changer

This editorial appears in the Dec. 10 editions of Spotlight News.

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From the lab to reality

ThermoAura brings nanomaterials to Latham

It began with a group of college students and a standard household microwave in an RPI lab. Three years later, ThermoAura has expanded out of the lab and into its own high-tech facility, where employees manufacture and develop thermoelectricity using nanotechnology.

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Tractor trailer fire delays traffic on Northway

An early morning tractor-trailer fire in the southbound lanes of I-87, just south of the Twin Bridges, caused traffic to back up in the rush-hour commute.

LETTER: A neighborhood to be proud of

This letter appears in the Dec. 10 edition of The Spotlight.

LETTER: Tax distribution still not fair

This letter appears in the Dec. 10 edition of The Spotlight.

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Man pleads guilty to having drugs at motel

A Guilderland man pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, in Albany County Court Thursday morning, Dec. 4.

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Albany duo charged with using counterfeit bills

Bethlehem police arrested two Albany residents on Friday, Dec. 5, for allegedly using counterfeit currency to pay for goods at several area stores.

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Seven Golden Rules of Personal Finance

Spotlight on Finance

When talking about personal finances, it’s easy to get lost in the broadness of the term. For starters, it covers everything from how we budget to how we spend, borrow, save, invest and earn. In addition, it often carries the connotation of being a day-to-day thing. But if we take a step back and really take a close look at why personal finances matter, the focus becomes very clear. How we manage our personal finances matters because it is what allows us to build wealth

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It takes a village

At Altamont’s Victorian Holidays Celebration, the tight-knit community opens its arms to visitors

The holiday spirit will be alive and well in Altamont this December, as the entire village invokes the sense of community, welcoming visitors throughout the Capital District to enjoy iconic sights and sounds.

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Nolan Smith leads Colonie

Ken Dagostino earns first victory with Colonie boys basketball

Colonie boys basketball coach Ken Dagostino earned his first win with his new team Friday, Dec. 5.

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Guilderland's rally falls short

Eckhardt’s 30 points not enough against Columbia

The Guilderland girls basketball team’s home debut did not go as planned.

Albany County Legislature could be shrinking

Albany County Legislative Chairman Shawn Morse and Democratic Majority Leader Frank Commisso introduced a local law Thursday night, Dec. 4, during a Democratic caucus. The legislature will set the date for a public hearing on the proposal at its meeting Monday night.

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