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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.

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The buzz at Farnsworth Middle School garden [video]

Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance

Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.

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Chinese program ends at Bethlehem Central School District

District can’t find a certified teacher for the course; parents upset at timing

The Bethlehem Central School District’s Chinese language program is ending sooner than expected after the interview process for a new teacher was unsuccessful.

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Dragons and damsels

Landis Arboretum program will take people on a dragonfly hunt

Get an up close look at some unique insects during “Dragonflies and Damselflies,” on Saturday, July 19, at the Landis Arboretum. Anne Donnelly, dragonfly surveyor for the New York State Natural Heritage Program, will lead the afternoon "field trip."

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Guilderland school district drops construction manager

Turner Construction Company to oversee $17M improvements project

Guilderland Central School District ended its contract with a familiar company from overseeing construction of an improvements project after expectations were reportedly not met.

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Delayed diploma

Colonie Central student who spent her graduation in the ER dons cap and gown a second time

After years of hard work and dedication, a Colonie Central student was set to graduate when she lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital Friday, June 27. Following her recovery, her friends wanted to make sure she received her diploma in her cap and gown.

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The stage is set

Cue Theatre makes its move to a permanent space in Delmar

Unfortunate circumstances sometimes afford new opportunities. After learning Community United Methodist Church in Slingerlands was closing its doors, the operators of The Cue Theatre didn’t know what was next.

Guilderland keeps reduced sub rate at schools

Administrators urge pay restoration after trouble attracting substitute teachers

Guilderland Board of Education members Tuesday, July 1, voted 5-4 to maintain daily rates for substitute teachers during the 2014-15 school year. District administrators recommended restoring the daily pay rates after difficulties getting substitutes.

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Bethlehem, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school districts to collect own taxes

Bethlehem passes responsibility back to district officials

In a move to help Bethlehem residents save money, the town will no longer be collecting taxes on behalf of two local school districts.

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Menands School students propose utensil swap

Members of Menands Inquiry Team convince school board to make the switch from plastic to reusable silverware

A group of Menands students found that making a small change in the school’s lunchtime routine will save money and reduce pollution.

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Bethlehem Central School District takes another look at lunch service

Board says no to price hike; new director to take over program in August

A proposal to increase prices for elementary and middle school lunches was rejected by members of the Bethlehem Central Board of Education.

Altamont Elementary School awarded $75k grant

State designation spurs funding for professional development

Altamont Elementary School’s designation as a Reward School has led to the district receiving $75,000 to enhance professional development.

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Study: Guilderland schools have too much unused space

District, board members mum on scenarios; school closure advised

Guilderland Central School District held a community meeting Monday, June 16, for consultant Paul Seversky to discuss findings from his building capacity study, along with some scenarios the district could pursue to reduce expenses.

District is set to begin projects

Upgrades will impact summer field, playground use in Bethlehem

With summer vacation just weeks away, district officials at Bethlehem Central schools are preparing for upgrade projects to begin as part of the 2012-13 bond initiative.

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Voorheesville eyes $1.3M grant for rail trail project

Village officials finalize plan, target state funds for enhancing trail’s end

Voorheesville Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 27, approved submitting an application requesting $1.3 million of federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding for its rail trail project.