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GOP ballot announced

Colonie Republican Committee announces supervisor endorsement

In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Town of Colonie Republican Party announced its endorsement for Christine Benedict as town supervisor.

Disc Jam 2015

Best “local” bands out of New England for weekend festival

Thirty miles east of Albany you’ll find country, farms, nature, and some of the best music to be heard in New England.

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New space, more trails

Park officials announce changes coming to Thacher Park in coming years

The John Boyd Thacher State Park has faced a bumpy road in the last decade, including the threat of closure five years ago. But that has since changed as park officials broke ground for the new Thacher Park Center.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Town board should address fracking issue

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

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Reeling in the prize

West Albany Rod and Gun Club hosted annual Fishing Derby

For the 41st year in a row, Colonie Town Park was overtaken by gaggles of young children and teenagers vying to catch the biggest fish.

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Update: BC teacher arrested after allegedly kissing minor

Police arrested a Bethlehem middle-school teacher

A Bethlehem Central teacher has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, following an investigation by Bethlehem police earlier in the week.

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Don’t abandon

State asks non-profit to seek new board members for the sake of town

The state is asking the non-profit in charge of Bethlehem Cemetery to seek-out new board members, instead of abandoning the burial ground to be cared for by the town.

EDITORIAL: It happens here, too

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

Beer here

Not one, but two beer festivals are happening this coming weekend, leaving local connoisseurs much to be thankful.

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Tedi DeMaria soars to pole vault victory

Bethlehem junior nearly sets Section 2 record in qualifting for state track and field meet

Tedi DeMaria matched her school girls pole vault record and came within a whisker of setting a Section 2 meet record at the state qualifier Friday, June 5, at the University at Albany.

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Albany Dutchmen rally past Amsterdam Mohawks

Albany scores six runs in seventh inning to defeat Amsterdam for second time in three days

The Albany Dutchmen pulled off a huge comeback to knock off the Amsterdam Mohawks for the second time in three days.

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Drink local

Hard apple cider company continues to blossom

Albany has a history rich with hops, having been the home of several breweries throughout the Capital City’s 300-plus years.

Wild and crazy stuff about animals

Local author to sign books at Stuyvesant Plaza

Did you know a female kangaroo is called a flyer?

Food: Weight loss is habitual

Six years ago, I embarked on a new way of living and being.

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A walk in the woods

A jaunt through the Albany County-Helderberg Rail Trail

Imagine an early morning walk on a beautiful day, the silence is only broken by the delightful sounds of songbirds.

Live music: Churning out the music in Troy

Native son sheds light on Troy’s bustling live music scene

Over the last 13 years, Troy has become the place to be in the summer.

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Fresh frozen yogurt

New shop opens in Latham, makes treats from scratch

Frozen yogurt connoisseurs Jim and Lisa Cervone see a full house most nights at their shop in Massachusetts, so they decided to expand their business westward.

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East Greenbush man arrested for sexually abusing a child

Colonie police arrested Craig R. Tarbox for felony sexual abuse in the first degree after a month-long investigation into his alleged sexual contact with a 7-year-old boy.

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Get To Know: Peggy Hogan-Rao

This appears in the June 3 editions of Spotlight News.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Food pantry is stocked again

This letter to the editor appears in the June 3 edition of The Spotlight.

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