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Baseball: Fresh start for Shaker

Blue Bison return four all-stars from last year

There were only two baseball teams that defeated Shenendehowa last year: Victor (Section 5) in the state final and Shaker.

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Shafer facing additional charges for dumpy dirty cat litter

Former county legislator resigns from Bethlehem Democratic Committee

Howard Shafer is facing additional charges tied to him allegedly dumping soiled cat litter several times near two homes, and he reportedly resigned his political committee position.

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Turning the tables

Fundraising campaign seeks to help Four Corners Luncheonette owner with medical expenses

After years of helping out local charities and organizations, the owner of a community staple could use help of his own.

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Dashing through the cold

Carroll, Dunham win Delmar Dash on a winter-like morning

Patrick Carroll and Sara Dunham added their names to the list of Delmar Dash winners.

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Cooking with cookies

Local restaurants present original recipes using Girl Scout cookies as inspiration

As young Girl Scouts begin to appear outside of stores and in malls, offering boxes of cookies, local restaurants gathered to see who could come up with the best recipe using some of America’s favorite treats.

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Feeding a need

Local woman is gathering up community support for food co-op

A retired microbiologist is taking a macro look at a global problem and applying the solution to a brand new Downtown Schenectady.

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Baseball: Bethlehem, Guilderland are in a crowded South Division field

Life in the Suburban Council South Division won’t be easier for the Bethlehem and Guilderland baseball teams this season.

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UPDATED: Delmar man allegedly had sexual contact with minor

A Delmar man allegedly had an on-going sexual relationship with a person younger than 13 years old for a “considerable amount of time,” according to police.

Halestorm to play on

The Palace will honor tickets purchased

In the wake of the Washington Avenue Armory’s troubles with security at live events, SLP Concerts announced last week the relocation of the Halestorm concert from the Washington Avenue Armory to the Palace Theater.

Bethlehem Central eyes restoring past classroom cuts

Several additions proposed for district’s instructional budget next year as funds increase

Classrooms will likely be spared from any reductions to educational opportunities next school year. Unlike recent years, several additions are being proposed.

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North Colonie School District plans for program adjustments

After months of discussion, the North Colonie Central School District plans on addressing the need for full-day kindergarten, pending Board of Education approval.

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Get To Know: Stephen Smith

This appears in the March 25 editions of Spotlight News.

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Zappa playing Egg

Dweezil Zappa continues to carry his father’s torch

Zappa Plays Zappa returns to Albany, when it takes to the stage at The Egg, Tuesday, April 7.

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Glenmont Abbey breaks ground

Senior housing development will feature 148 units, active lifestyle amenities

Shovels hit the ground on a new senior apartment complex last week in a bustling hamlet center, around a decade after the project was initially proposed.

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Sweet treats help raise awareness

Delmar man organizes Purple Day cupcake fundraiser, outreach efforts for Epilepsy aid

As a child, Stephen Piorkowski spent a lot of time at home because he suffered from epilepsy. As an adult, he learned to control his disability and is trying to help others suffering from it to receive needed support.

South Colonie Central School District presents first budget draft

The South Colonie Central School District projects its 2015-16 budget to fall around $96.1 million, an increase of less than 1 percent from the previous school year.

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A fresh look at Alzheimer’s research

High school senior conducts research looking into preventing disease

Like other 17-year-old high school seniors, Muhammad Ali is contemplating internships and college plans. But what sets Ali apart from his fellow students is his groundbreaking research in Alzheimer’s disease.

Milan look available on the cheap

From Etsy to Delmar, catwalk look is not expensive

Congratulations, we have officially made it to spring. How will you be celebrating after this long winter?

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Selkirk sidewalk project moves forward

Maple Avenue pathway has been in the works since 2005

After nearly a decade, Selkirk residents could soon see the installation of new sidewalk along Maple Avenue.

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Girls lacrosse: A tale of two teams

Shaker looks to remain on top of the heap, while Colonie wants to move up

Two girls lacrosse teams in the town have different sets of goals.

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