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Spotlight on Finance

In America today, more than 23 million small businesses create 66 percent of all new jobs and account for 54 percent of all domestic sales. These businesses are in our largest cities and smallest towns, occupying everything from our tallest skyscrapers to the humblest of living room corners as they innovate, sell and service their way to success. They are the bedrock of our country, drivers of our economy, and backbone of our communities . . . and contrary to reports that they are doomed to fail (and many do) they are not going anywhere.

Blankets of support

ACS received blanket donation from new Albany company

Members of the American Cancer Society’s HopeClub received a donation of nearly 50 blankets from the new Albany-based company Twill.

Bethlehem Central finalizes budget proposal

Spending plan holds less than 1 percent tax levy hike, fund balance untapped

Bethlehem Central administrators on Wednesday, April 15, presented the Bethlehem Central Board of Education with an updated budget proposal for next school year, which holds a property tax levy increase of 0.45 percent.

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UPDATE: Mudslide along Normans Kill blocking water flow

County Executive declares State of Emergency for areas bordering creek

A mudslide has dammed up the Normans Kill, blocking water flow down the creek and resulting in a “high potential” for flooding, according to local officials.

Maxi(mise) simplicity

The maxi dress is an easy choice of attire, puts accessories in the limelight

Before we know it, the summer will be in full swing. Your trips are probably planned; flights made, hotels booked. However, your luggage is probably missing two very important pieces to make your dressing simplified and flawless.

LETTER: Just be flexible

This letter to the editor appears in the April 15 edition of The Spotlight.

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Music is good brain food

LaSalle Institute knows a little something about music and schooling

For nearly a quarter century, LaSalle Institute has outfitted itself as one of the premier music programs on the primary school level here in the Capital District.

A sign of the past restored

Revamped Westgate Plaza sign relit in ceremony

Long-time area residents may have already noticed a change to the Westgate Plaza sign, after its several month absence from its Central Avenue home.

LETTER: Cuts run too deep

This letter to the editor appears in the April 15 edition of The Spotlight.

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Methodical madness

Capital Rep takes on Hamlet; curtain up April 21

The latest adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet takes to the stage at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, promising to provide audience members a trip to Elsinore with a twist of Downton.

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Show some love to a favorite park

Events at local parks highlight annual 'I Love My Park Day.’

Even a park could use a little bit of spring-cleaning before flowers bloom and wildlife roam, along with many eager trail-goers and bird watchers.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Town Board supports police too

This point of view column appears in the April 15 editions of Spotlight News.

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Photo Galley: Bethlehem egg hunt

Cold weather did not dampen turnout for annual event

The Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department hosted its “Egg-stravaganza” event Saturday, April 11, at Elm Avenue Park. The main attraction, an egg hunt, featured more than 2,000 colorful plastic eggs placed across three areas at the park.

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Food pantry works to keep shelves full

Local Nationwide branch holds personal care drive in town

While many think of giving to their local food bank during the holiday season, donations are harder to come by as the weather grows warmer.

Point of view: Town Board supports police too

Guest commentary by Bethlehem Town Board member Jeffrey Kuhn

You have probably noticed signs throughout town stating, “We Support Bethlehem Police.” That is a sentiment shared by the Town Board and everyone throughout our community.

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Coming to Worlds

Triple Threat dance team prepares for Worlds competition in Orlando

The Dance Worlds championship is just a week away, and the Triple Threat All Stars’ dance team is working to perfect its routine.

EDITORIAL: Joke’s on you

This editorial appears in the April 15 editions of Spotlight News.

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Singing honestly

Katy Cole speaks candidly about the music life and what’s on tap for Last Daze

Katy Cole’s voice is an abomination, weathered and aged by years beyond those she has spent on this earth. While on stage, her soul pours out like a rich merlot, filled out by a deep body of blues and a hint of rasp.

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Boys lacrosse: Guidlerland surges past Colonie

Dutchmen score last three goals to beat Garnet Raiders

The Colonie boys lacrosse team had an up-and-down first week.

Fatal hit and run on Central Avenue

Colonie police are investigating Monday's fatal hit and run incident

Colonie police are investigating a fatal hit and run incident. A local woman was hit around 8:15 p.m., on Monday, April 13, and police are asking anyone who may have more information contact the department.

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