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Bethlehem Central School District looks into purchasing solar panels

The school district could soon be running about 80 percent of its energy using solar panels. But, as New York tax credit benefits for installing solar panels end at the start of 2016, the district will have to move quickly.

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Albany County recognizes Colonie High’s iCARE program for its anti-bullying efforts

Today’s young students often fall victim to bullying that has taken on a new form with the rapidly changing technology, and county officials continued to try to combat it.

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Local festival emphasizes locally grown foods and sustainable growth

Free salads, a week long produce drive and the chance to win a gift certificate to the farmer’s market. Making healthy eating fun is this week’s Farm to You Fest, held across all Bethlehem Central Schools.

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Area teen takes on topic of transporting oil on local rails

The topic of oil trains is almost as messy as the oil they carry. Now, 19-year-old college sophomore Alana Fiero is publicly calling out government officials to “stop dragging their feet” and do something about the issue.

Side effect of area school program: it helps one student cope with ADHD

More than one in ten children have ADHD, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

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Shaker sophomore began fundraiser to gift books to students

Shaker High School sophomore Caroline Kremer has not spent her summer vacation lightly, but with a mission to get her fellow students cracking—specifically book spines.

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GEA restoration means smaller class sizes and more time with students

After cutting 36 teaching positions during the height of the economic crisis, the Bethlehem Central School District is now finally able to regain some of the teaching staff levels it once held.

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Bethlehem and Voorheesville named to Newsweek’s best high schools list

Both Bethlehem Central and Voorheesville high schools have officially been named two of the best high schools around.

New superintendent, principals appointed for 2015-16 Vooheesville school year

A sweep of administrative staff changes are coming to the Voorheesville Central School District this fall. Voorheesville’s superintendent, the middle school principal and elementary school principal will all be new.

Junior Achievement works to teach students about job possibilities

In keeping up with today’s ever-growing technology-based society, in-classroom programs through Junior Achievement continue to spark the interests of even the youngest students.

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Camp Colonie helps students with disabilities

For more than 20 years, the Easter Seals Camp Colonie has been giving campers a little piece of magic in the Capital District.

Guilderland Central School District shifts tax service to BOCES

Guilderland Central Schools will now be contracting out its tax collection, following several other school districts in the area.

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Jody Monroe appointed interim superintendent of Bethlehem Central School District

On the heels of the mid-June announcement of Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas’s departure, current Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe will now step in as interim superintendent.

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School is more than the three R’s

Brown School summer program includes charity

When you’re a kid, summer consists of a strict itinerary involving sunburns, skinned knees, annoying your older brother and plenty of video games.

Working to achieve equality

Bethlehem grad one of four Pride Center scholarship winners for 2015

Annina Van Riper, a 2015 graduated of Bethlehem Central High School, has been recognized for her efforts to achieve LGBTQ equality in the Capital Region.