Board members surprised by lack of timecard system, retroactive fix being implemented
New Scotland is tweaking the pay system for its recently created position of public works commissioner, but a resident questioned how hours were being maintained and some board members were surprised to find the system lacking.
Colonie Central students learn how to craft political cartoons
When high school students are tasked with creating political cartoons, the topics they choose to combine range from budget cuts at their school to social issues.
Group would continue work of earlier committees
While a new open space program has been formed in the Town of Bethlehem, some residents felt no more could be achieved than what had already been discussed in prior community groups.
Some supporters weary of shifting operations, McCoy wishes board selected sooner
The Albany County Legislature approved creating the nursing home LDC by 27-10 at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, with votes split across party lines, and appointed its board of directors.
Benedict steps down, but returns as deputy to ease party's transition
Albany County Legislature Minority Leader Lee Carman announced Monday, Feb. 3, that Christine Benedict was appointed as deputy minority leader, along with two new positions within GOP caucus.
This question appears in the Feb. 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Town says upgrades necessary meet current and future water usage
Responding to concerns voiced by a group of town residents about water usage and its cost, Bethlehem officials said few changes could be made because of federal regulations, safety standards and the town’s water contract with Albany.
This editorial appears in the Feb. 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Spotlight on Finance
When it comes to running a successful business, most people think it’s a simple matter of offering a product or service that customers are willing to spend money on and generating profits. However, those who actually run successful businesses will tell you it’s much more nuanced than that . . . that if you really want to succeed, you need to have a plan for managing every aspect of your operations, especially your finances.
Curling is more difficult than the Olympians make it look
Do not be fooled by what you’ve seen on television. Curling is harder than the Olympians make it look.
New York in Bloom gives museum displays a floral touch
Gazing into one of David Michael Schmidt’s floral displays is like stepping into another world, one of fantasy and surrealism, and Schmidt doesn’t hold back when he adds his lavish storytelling display to the New York State Museum’s annual flower show.
Standard and Poor’s upgrades town’s rating to AA+
The Town of Bethlehem has seen an upgrade to its credit rating after Standard and Poor’s Financial Services cited the town’s superb financial status and recent budgetary decisions.
Guilderland lightweight duo head back to state wrestling tournament, while Tangora waits for at-large bid
Guilderland’s Josh LoGiudice and Mike Lainhart are going back to the state wrestling tournament, while Bethlehem’s Chris Tangora must wait to see if he will get an at-large berth.
Burt, Cohen, Cooks and DiCerbo punch their tickets to Albany for the state championships
Colonie is sending four wrestlers to the state tournament after they won their weight classes at Sunday’s Section II Division I finals in Glens Falls.
Undefeated Lady Bison own Suburban Council's No. 1 seed
Shaker girls basketball coach Emily Caschera-Blowers knows owning the Suburban Council's top seed for the Section II Class AA playoffs doesn't guarantee a trip to the finals.
Social worker Marian Truax offers gentle therapeutic intervention
A Delmar native has returned to her hometown and opened a private practice offering help to people looking to overcome obstacles in life and achieve overall wellness.
At Drue Sanders, creativity and quality are tops
Drue Sanders always knew she wanted to be an artist. What she didn’t want to be was a starving artist.
Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.
Bryant Asset builds relationships within the community
When it comes to managing a person’s life savings, to Bryant Asset trust is key.
Luxury apartments in Slingerlands have convenience and class
The Hamlet at Slingerlands is a brand-new, 50-unit luxury apartment community located adjacent to Price Chopper Plaza on New Scotland Road in the heart of the Slingerlands.