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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.

Fashion: Online bargins

The hunt for the best discounts will take you to the Internet, but where you buy all depends on how well you hunt

Oh summer, prepping for you has been quite an expensive feat! Good thing I know a few tricks to save as much money as I can; as I find new espadrilles, maxi dresses and baubles.

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Local officials propose consolidation

Report completed on efficiency plan, help save funds

Local government officials recently announced the completion of an efficiency plan spanning throughout Albany County that proposes collaboration between local governments in order to both help taxpayers and save millions annually.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Glad to be back

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

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Breaking scholarship history

CCHS senior awarded over 20 college scholarships

Colonie High senior Oneida Shushe had one goal in mind for high school: to make sure her college education was not a large financial burden on her parents. In late May, she met her goal, breaking records at the high school’s awards ceremony.

Track and field: Ronel Forde, Jake Johnson win Sectional titles

Shaker’s Ronel Forde and Colonie’s Jake Johnson each won individual events at the Section 2 Group 1 Track and Field Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.

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Bethlehem cemetery in trouble

Non-profit operators ask for help; developers discuss New Scotland Road project

The operators of Bethlehem Cemetery have asked the town for help as they consider stepping away from the non-profit.

Track and field: Bethlehem's Grace Smith, Tedi DeMaria win at Sectionals

Sarah Forman, Noah Carey pace Guilderland

Grace Smith and Tedi DeMaria each won individual events to lead the Bethlehem girls track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Section 2 Group 1 Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.

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Long live Rock

It’s open (festival) season on live music, everywhere

Any doubt that summer is here can be cast aside as music festival season has arrived.

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