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Spotlight awarded in all areas

Spotlight Newspapers brought home 11 awards from the New York Press Association's 2011 Better Newspaper Contest.

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Guilderland strives for the ‘best day ever’

Guilderland Community Fest offers family fun, proceeds help local nonprofit

Local families have chance for a great time with their neighbors while at the same time helping children who suffer from serious medical conditions have their “best day ever.”

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Ballroom dancing hits Slingerlands

Elementary kids get their kicks at after school program

Slingerlands Elementary students are now being given the opportunity to learn how to ballroom dance through a new program being offered after school called Dance Crazy Kids.

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Photo Gallery: Get your kicks at Double M Rodeo

The dirt was flying and hoofs thundering at the Double M Rodeo August 11. This Gallery shows the courage of the performers during the event. Lots of pictures to see.

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[Photo Gallery] Taking a peek at farm life

Indian Ladder Farms showcases baby animals and activities

Baby animals returned to Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont on Saturday, May 4, with children clamoring to chicks, ducklings, bunnies, lambs, pigs and goats.

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Saratoga Snippets

It's almost Homecoming in Ballston Spa

In Ballston Spa, homecoming isn't just for high schoolers and it's more than purple and gold face paint, dances and football--it's a community event.

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Hockey: Shaker/Colonie stuns Saratoga

Mike Mineau's two goals lift Jets to home win

Shaker/Colonie put an end to Saratoga's bid for an undefeated Capital District High School Hockey League season by beating the Blue Streaks 5-2 Friday at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

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Tapping their inner actors

Tap (and song) is back with BC production of ‘Anything Goes’

Audiences will be sure to “get a kick” out of this year's Bethlehem High School musical. All of the deceit, romance and comedy of the Stage 700 production by Guy Bolton and P.J. Wodehouse takes place aboard the S.S. America as the Bethlehem cast presents “Anything Goes.”

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Book looks back at New Scotland

Current, former residents contribute stories

History books may help future generations learn the facts about the past, but memories are much more personal for some New Scotland residents.

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Spectrum 8 makes sustainability strides

Silver screen now lit by solar power, other green initiatives undertaken

Staying true to their business philosophy, the owners of Spectrum 8 Theaters have gone a step further in turning their independent movie house environmentally friendly.

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GCSD budget gap shrinks to $2.6M

Guilderland releases list of potential cuts to school budget

The Guilderland Central School District has released a list of possible program eliminations and position reductions to help reduce the $2.6 million deficit the district faces for the 2012-13 school year.

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Scotia-Glenville faces $2.3M budget gap

Layoffs, grade restructuring on the table, school closure talks in the future

Scotia-Glenville Central School District is likely facing cuts to teaching positions and programs as it seeks to close a $2.3 million budget gap within the state mandated tax cap.

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Schenectady County Connection

One County, One Book nominations start

Schenectady County Public Library kicked off the nominations for its seventh annual One County, One Book annual community program on Feb. 28. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, April 15.

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Bethlehem's fair financial footing

In a year when municipalities have struggled to stay within the parameters of a 2 percent property tax cap, the Town of Bethlehem fared relatively well. Moving forward, however, the task may not be as easy.

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Kingsway honors veterans

Stars from retired American flags handed out to those who served

Nearly 40 veterans, all Kingsway residents and staff, were honored during the Kingsway Arms Nursing Center’s ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Nisky catches some rays

Town Hall powered by newly installed solar panels

Bright, sunny days mean more than just good weather for Niskayuna — now its energy costs are reduced, too.

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Barking up the right tree

Elmsere veterinarian celebrates five years in business

Dr. Tara Estra is a transplant from the big city, but now that she's settled in the Capital District, she says she's found a sense of community here and intends to stick around.

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Faith rebuilds a community

Two religious organizations team up to provide lunches for flood victims

Two religions came together to provide a hot lunch for Rotterdam Junction residents as they tried to make their houses homes again.

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County deals with Irene aftermath

Residents react to flood waters forcing evacuations, damaging homes

Mandatory evacuations and road closures were common as Hurricane Irene rolled through Schenectady County and led to a patchwork of power outages.

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