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Spotlight News earns state honors

Flagship edition earns first place for front page; arts coverage and sports photo praised

Spotlight News received a first-place award in the best front page category at this year’s New York Press Association spring conference held last weekend.

EDITORIAL: Stakes are high in casino discussion

This editorial appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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GCSD: More money, same problems

Additional state aid will be used to cover increasing BOCES costs, gap nearly unchanged

Additional state aid was included in the recently adopted state budget, but the Guilderland Central School District budget will remain essentially unchanged.

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Police: Housekeeper stole jewelry from two clients

Homeowners urged to check for any missing property, notify police

An area housekeeper allegedly stole jewelry from two clients and police are urging anyone who employed the woman to check if any of their property is missing.

LETTER: Letter-writer’s claims are totally off base

This letter appears in the April 9 edition of The Spotlight.

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Delmar man faces child porn charges

Firefighter accused of having inappropriate online conversations with perceived youths

A firefighter in the towns of Delmar and Loudonville has been arrested after a two-week investigation concerning alleged inappropriate communications online.

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Fighting words

Skidmore students stage play based on collected war letters

In a time of instant communication, distant human interaction is often accomplished by way of tweets or texts. The act of using a pen and paper is rare these days, still nothing captures a moment like a personal letter, especially a war letter.

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Youth leads the way at the 2014 Delmar Dash

Serafini, Hogan set course records

Two young runners pushed the pace at Sunday's Delmar Dash.

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Photo gallery: Delmar Dash 2014

The 2014 Delmar Dash took place Sunday, April 6. Former Niskayuna High School track star Louis Serafini won the men's title with a time of 24:43, three seconds ahead of Voorheesville's Macky Lloyd, while Saratoga Springs resident Megan Hogan defended her women's division title with a time of 26:42.

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that zing

Delmar woman’s singing telegram business has given her decades of memories

Cynthia Werner was on track to obtain her medical degree when she was enticed to return to a part-time job she held while at the University at Albany.

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Voorheesville envisions master plan for trail’s end

Village officials eye state grants for Rail Trail enhancements, railroad museum

Voorheesville officials are looking to enhance its end of the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail and possibly build a museum to honor local railroad history, which has fittingly characterized the community.

POV: A solid foundation for growth

This point of view appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

North Colonie school board approves budget

District to see more state money than expected

In a budget season that has had few surprises for this district, it is no surprise that the North Colonie Board of Education has voted to approve a final version of the $101.3 million budget spending plan.

LETTER: Property tax increase too much to bear

This letter to the editor appears in the April 2 edition of The Spotlight.

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Five arrested during drug raid at Guilderland motel

Months-long investigation also recovers six guns from two locations

Five Albany County residents were arrested on drug charges following a police raid at a Guilderland motel and the alleged sellers were armed with guns, according to police reports.

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Fire engulfs Delmar residence

Local fire companies responded to a mid-day blaze that caused severe damage to a home at 6 Adams Place in Delmar.

LETTER: Assessments aim to keep properties at market value

This letter to the editor is scheduled for the April 9 edition of The Spotlight.

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Get To Know: David Green

This appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Local voice

Bethlehem native is competing on popular TV show ‘The Voice’

Danielle Mozeleski, who now might be better recognized as Dani Moz, is one of 32 contestants left competing on this season of NBC’s The Voice. The Bethlehem native said the experience so far has been surreal.

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One in a billion

Siena joins others in shedding light on violence against women

On Valentine’s Day, activists around the world participated in an event called One Billion Rising for Justice, which was created to raise awareness about violence against women. Due to inclement weather, Siena had to reschedule theirs.

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