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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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Their time to shine

Adult gymnasts prepare for first performance at STRIDE fundraiser

A group of adult gymnasts are getting a chance to show the public what they can do and help others at the same time.

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How to pay for your child’s college education

Spotlight on Finance

When we talk about the cost of college education and student loan debt, we often talk in terms of rising tuition rates and the total amount of money borrowed by recent graduates. We do this for good cause: the cost of college is becoming unaffordable for too many students, and the average amount of debt — $29,400 per borrower, according to the Institute for College Access & Success — is a heavy burden for our youngest workers. Rarely do we talk about the student loan debt shared by parents, but we should because it’s significant.

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Second round for soccer complex

Change in special use options means approval more likely

Afrim Nezaj will once again go before the Colonie zoning board to get approval for a proposed soccer complex on Watervliet Shaker Road, a site adjacent to the Memory Gardens cemetery, and a change in the process makes it more likely he will succeed this time.

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Mabee, it’s time for a visit

Annual craft fair gives visitors a look into local history in Schenectady County

For more than a decade, the Schenectady County Historical Society has brought crafters, artisans and visitors to its historic site along the banks of the Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction for the annual Mabee Farm Arts and Crafts Festival.

Back To School Resources

This appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School special section.

Shrine Center seeking to install solar panels

Public hearing set for later this month

The Cypress Shrine Center is trying to go green by installing solar panels to offset their energy costs.

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Nanotech interns tackle tough questions

CSNE summer program allows students to get hands-on research experience

Nearly 60 students worked one-on-one with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering professors over the past 10 weeks to gain hands-on experience.

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A better balance

Area schools look for creative ways to provide nutritious meals that kids will want to ea

This story appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School supplement, which came out Aug. 13.

LETTER: It’s time to slow down on Hudson Avenue

This letter to the editor appears in the Aug. 13 edition of The Spotlight.

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From addict to advocate for the disenfranchised

Matt Canuteson honored for his work helping those struggling with mental health and addiction issues

Matt Canuteson can truly relate to the people he works with. It’s one of the key things that makes him so good at his job.

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Tackling a weighty issue

Loudonville woman writes book about how she lost pounds but kept her sanity

Having struggled with weight issues her whole life, Loudonville resident Stacey Morris had trouble finding the right combination of dieting and exercise to keep the pounds off. When she did finally find a combination that worked, she wrote a book to share her success with others.

Do online report cards make the grade?

More Capital District schools are moving to digital reports to allow parents an easy way to monitor a child’s progress

This story appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School supplement, which came out Aug. 13.

LETTER: Exchange for the better

This letter to the editor appears in the Aug. 13 edition of The Spotlight.

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Nearly two dozen homes eyed in New Scotland

Planning Board hears residential proposal for 62-acre sub-division

Developers are looking to create a 22-lot residential subdivision on a 62-acre parcel off Route 85.

Get To Know: Caroline Isachsen

This Get To Know profile appears in the Aug. 13 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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