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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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Public urges S-G school board to break tax cap

District’s budget cuts about 40 positions, reductions total $2.3M

Scotia-Glenville community members at a Monday, March 19, meeting urged the Board of Education to go above the state tax cap, but the school board appears steadfast in staying under the threshold.

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This year’s Dash looks to the past

Delmar race organizers seek vintage gear for 24th annual running

With 23 years behind them, this year the organizers of the Delmar Dash are looking to the past.

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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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Socha Management plans mixed-use Glenville building

Project would be $9M investment, PILOT and sales tax waivers offered

Socha Management plans to expand its presence with a new three-story facility following success with its existing properties.

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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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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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Cricket steps up another notch as Tri-City joins Commonwealth League

After many years of playing what's known as "friendly" cricket here in upstate NY, Schenectady based Tr-City Cricket Club has made the leap to the big time by joining the Commonwealth Cricket League out of New York City.

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Hope on horizon for Colonial Acres

Local PGA chapter floats potential private involvement for municipal golf course

A possible white knight has arrived with a possible, if not distant, solution to the ongoing debate over the future of the Colonial Acres Golf Course: the PGA.

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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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Football: Fourth time is the charm for BH-BL

Huge first half propels Spartans to first state title

No more frustrations or runner-up plaques. No more long, sad faces at the end of an autumn otherwise full of accomplishment. At long last, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football team is the state Class A champion.

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Local, independent bookstores can help customers pick the perfect present

Local independent booksellers know that keeping pace with the prices offered online and at bigger bookstores is a tough task.

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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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Coming up with coats no small task

Selkirk woman gets a hand from county, businesses, in helping homeless

Katie Drobne from Selkirk is working to collect coats and winter gear for the county's homeless and needy.

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Sax and stripes forever

Rotterdam native has ‘dream job’ with Army Field Band, performs at All-American Bowl

Brian Sacawa, a 35-year-old Rotterdam native, started playing the saxophone in fourth grade and hasn’t really stopped the music since. Today, he’s a member of the U.S. Army Band and tours the country and world.

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Voorheesville looks outside box, onto stage

School district renting out theater as alternative revenue source

Municipalities take heed. Your tax problems may be solved thanks to the groovy tunes of The Beatles.

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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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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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