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Drug discount cards yield $2.3M in savings

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.

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Preparing for future floods

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.

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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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Photo Gallery: An 'eggs-cellent' Easter adventure

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.

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Shogun expands into downtown

Sushi bar opens Madison Avenue location after three years in Delmar

Decades of hard work and focus are paying off for one Delmar restaurateur.

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Racing the hot streets of Delmar

Unseasonably muggy day marks 24th running of Delmar Dash

Heat was a concern for organizers of this year’s Delmar Dash.

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State picks up tab for flood relief

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.

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Letter: Teachers carry their weight

This letter appeared in the May 2, 2012, edition of The Spotlight.

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Sports poll: Who is your coach of the year in Delmar/Guilderland?

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.

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Nisky High School becomes one with nature

Biology teacher unveils ‘outdoor science classroom’

Hands-on learning will be taking on an entirely new meaning at Niskayuna high school next year.

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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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A date with history

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.

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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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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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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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BC High School student arrested for hacking server

A Bethlehem Central High School student was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 2 for allegedly hacking into the school's server, according to police.

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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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‘Wal-Mart law’ may go

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.

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Letter: Glenville should stick to tax cap

The letter appeared in the Oct. 6, 2011, edition of The Schenectady County Spotlight.

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