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For the birds

A part of his Eagle award project, one local Boy Scout helped construct and install feeders at Kenwood Manor

The view outside of a local assisted living facility will be a bit sweeter for residents following a change in scenery.

Get To Know: Evan Kraker

This Get To Know appears in the July 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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The trials of summer

Albany County Bar Association helps Cohoes teen attend camp that sharpens law skills

A student from Cohoes High School was the first person to be given a newly created scholarship that helped her attend an educational camp in Lake George.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wasting our waterways

This guest commentary appears in the July 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Summer is no vacation for some

Food bank in need of volunteers as numbers dip during the warmer months

In summer, while many people are enjoying summer vacations and time off from work, there remains a desperate need for volunteers to help those less fortunate.

Can a law mend fences?

Neighbor complaints lead Voorheesville to draft changes to front-yard regulations

Voorheesville officials said several complaints about one home’s front yard fence spurred a local law to tackle the problem.

Sports poll: How many weeks of youth sports camps have you or your children participated in?

This sports poll question appears in the July 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: Treat those who served with honor

This editorial appears in the July 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Grant helps pay for plate reader

Data would be collected on Fuller Road traffic going in and out of Albany

The Town of Colonie recently received a grant to purchase police equipment that officers hope will help fight crime by gathering large amounts of data and storing it so they can pinpoint where a vehicle was in the event of a crime.

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Lower speed limit proposed on Hudson Avenue

Bethlehem officials cite pedestrian usage as primary concern

A road in Bethlehem with a unique speed limit may have it reduced following a request from the town’s highway superintendent.

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Family outing

African American cultural celebration at Empire State Plaza will feature entertainment and activities for all ages

The Empire State Plaza will come alive with a celebration of African American heritage on Saturday, Aug. 2, with African American Family Day scheduled from noon to 7 p.m.

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Oil trains ignite more opposition

McCoy wants Ezra Prentice residents moved away from rail line

As the smell of oil permeated the air and the rumble of oil trains being jerked into motion echoed in the background, residents of public housing in Albany gathered to hear officials ask for more regulations of the transportation of volatile oil.

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Albany closes in on PGCBL playoff berth

Wins over Glens Falls and Mohawk Valley give Albany a leg up for third place

After falling into a third place tie with Glens Falls last week, the Albany Dutchmen reopened their lead for the final playoff berth in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s East Division with a pair of wins.

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Bristol bound

Colonie’s offense shifts into high gear to advance to Mid-Atlantic Regional

Something clicked with the Colonie Little League’s 12-year-old all-stars, and it carried them to the state championship.

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No-no for Trevor Kniffin

Ace pitches Bethlehem to Eastern New York State championship

Trevor Kniffin picked a good time to pitch his second career no-hitter.

Thai restaurant opens in Latham

BKK Bistro offers twist on traditional cuisine

After a decade of success in Vermont, the BKK Bistro Thai Food + Martinis held its grand opening at 728 Loudon Road in Latham on Wednesday, July 16.

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Invasive trees being removed in Pine Bush

Commission set to clear 47 acres of black locust trees, reclaim landscape

Hundreds of invasive trees will be removed from the Pine Bush Preserve before next year, which will dramatically shift the landscape in preparation for a native habitat.

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Get To Know: Diane Deschenes

This Get To Know appears in the July 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Phase two of cleanup begins

Mercury project on track to finish at the end of the year

The former site of a mercury refinery that borders the towns of Colonie and Guilderland is on track to be cleaned up the end of 2014 as it enters phase two of the project.

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Glenmont sidewalks set to be installed

Construction of pathway along Feura Bush Road to begin at end of month

Construction on new sidewalk along Feura Bush Road in Glenmont is set to begin this month after the Bethlehem Town Board opted to bond for a portion of the project’s costs.

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