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Inaction irks developer

New Scotland Board mulls water lines for residential subdivision

Patience is running dry for a developer seeking a residential subdivision, with water infrastructure remaining a sticking point for town officials.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Time to re-examine gambling age

This guest commentary appears in the Aug. 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

South Colonie harvests sunlight

District will place solar panels on 11 buildings

With schools across the state and nation facing tough decisions and budgets, one school district was able to find a way to save money every year on energy costs without taxpayers footing the bill.

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Guilderland school board sets aside study scenarios

District looks at fresh start to discussions about unused space within its schools

Guilderland Board of Education members unexpectedly voted 7-2 at the Tuesday, Aug. 19, meeting to set aside scenarios presented in the building capacity study in favor of community members and the board developing their own options.

EDITORIAL: Get out there before it’s too late

This editorial appears in the Aug. 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Homeless Eagles have hope for 2014

Balanced offense, experienced defense to help Bethlehem

The Bethlehem football team won’t have a home field this season.

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Game on

Celebration of Scottish heritage draws a growing crowd

A little corner of Altamont will be filled with all things Scottish when the sound of bagpipes and the site of cabers flying through the air take over the Altamont Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend.

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Lawson Lake struck with algae bloom

An algae bloom has blossomed again at Lawson Lake and local officials are prohibiting fishing and other water related activities from 420-acre park.

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The real karate kid

Leonardi has earned six national championships in three years

What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Leonardi.

I-87 crash kills one

At approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, State Police from Troop G in Latham responded to a fatal accident in the southbound lane of the Northway located approximately a half-mile south of the twin bridges.

Coloni PD investigating home invasion

The Colonie Police Department is investigating a Home Invasion Burglary that occurred at 11:45pm on Monday, August 25 at 2627 Third Avenue First Floor.

Money to aid seized horses

Bethlehem police receive grant for the animals’ care

The Bethlehem Police Department has received a grant to help care for the horses seized in an animal neglect case last November.

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Delmar ranked among top farmers markets

For the second year in a row, Delmar Farmers Market has been selected as one of the top in the nation.

Get To Know: Judith Wines

This Get To Know feature appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Hudson Avenue speed change approved

Bethlehem Town Board votes to lower limit from 35 to 30 mph

Bethlehem town officials have reduced the speed limit of a unique road amid concerns of pedestrian safety.

A busy day in Menands

Highlights of anniversary include a race, music and Family Day at the farmers market

A day full of family activities will take place in Menands on Saturday, Aug. 23, as the village celebrates its 90th anniversary with special events and, perennial favorite, Family Day at the Menands Farmers Market.

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Bethlehem looks to the sun

Town works on power purchase agreement for solar energy

The Town of Bethlehem is continuing to work toward a power purchase agreement that would save on energy costs through the use of solar panels.

GUEST COMMENTARY: News Jews can use

This guest commentary appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Little Sisters say farewell

Independent living center pulls up stakes after 143 years in Albany

On a recent afternoon, volunteers helped the Little Sisters of the Poor clean and remove items from the chapel of an independent living center that has been in Albany for 143 years.

Albany County set to limit tobacco sales

Legislature passes ban on sales at pharmacies; McCoy to hold public hearing

Refilling your prescription medication and stocking up on cigarettes could require two separate stops a year from now.

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