Program participation steady over first three years
Three years after Schenectady County officials unveiled a prescription medication discount program, more than 9,500 claims were filed with an average savings of 41 percent off retail price.
Tonko hosts forum on precautions, planning
If the mighty Mohawk River ever reaches the record-breaking flood levels brought on by Tropical Storm Irene and Lee again, residents now have a wider assortment of tips and resources to draw on.
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.
Sonrise Bible Church holds its first Easter Egg Hunt
Sonrise Bible Church held its first Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, morning with many local families participating in the free event.
Sushi bar opens Madison Avenue location after three years in Delmar
Decades of hard work and focus are paying off for one Delmar restaurateur.
Unseasonably muggy day marks 24th running of Delmar Dash
Heat was a concern for organizers of this year’s Delmar Dash.
Cuomo announces state to cover local shares of FEMA recovery projects
Counties throughout New York State received unexpected and costly flood damage last year, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will be footing the bill.
This letter appeared in the May 2, 2012, edition of The Spotlight.
As we've reached the end of the high school sports season, we ask you which of these people deserve to be the Coach of the Year in the Delmar/Guilderland area.
Biology teacher unveils ‘outdoor science classroom’
Hands-on learning will be taking on an entirely new meaning at Niskayuna high school next year.
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.
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.
At ‘Tavern Night,’ patrons get a taste of the 18th century
Nobody living today can say they dined in an 18th century tavern, but one group now has a pretty good idea of what it might have entailed.
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.
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.
A Bethlehem Central High School student was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 2 for allegedly hacking into the school's server, according to police.
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.
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.
R’dam Town Board plans to remove ‘Critical Impact Code’ at special meeting
A town code some say came as a response to the previous Wal-Mart battle in Rotterdam is set for termination.