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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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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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Budget passes in split vote

8 percent tax hike, golf course prove to be sticking points

After weeks of discussions and public meetings, the Bethlehem Town Board passed unchanged a 2013 budget proposed by Supervisor John Clarkson.

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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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Letter: Budget talks show lack of leadership

This letter appeared in the Dec. 5, 2012, edition of The Spotlight.

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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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Board splits bond vote

BC Facilities, athletic turf to be separate referendums, public hearing Jan. 16

The Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education has elected to split the proposal for facilities upgrades and a new athletic turf into two bond resolutions to go before the public

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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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Chow down for a good cause

The Villa offers Sunday brunch buffet as fundraising tool for groups

The Villa Tuscan Grille, an Italian restaurant in Rotterdam, started serving Sunday brunch buffets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 13 as an inventive way to help local groups and charities.

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Beyond the rose

Local florists say color and variety add a fun twist to Valentine’s Day

Although red roses continue to be a top seller on Valentine’s Day, some florists have noticed more women are looking for something a little less traditional on the annual day of love.

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Outside the box

Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition

While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.

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Rotterdam biz park attracts another tenant

Captech Logistics leasing space at former state bakery and warehouse

The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority Tuesday, Feb. 12, announced Captech Logistics is placing its third party logistics facility in the Rotterdam Corporate Park by leasing 43,000 square feet in Building 14.

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Glenville: Come join the growth

Marketing firm presents branding strategies to spur economic development

The Town of Glenville hopes new businesses will come and be a part of its growth. At least, that’s the gist of a burgeoning plan to attract new businesses unveiled at a Town Board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

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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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Glenmont fire results in death

Firefighters from the Selkirk Fire Department pulled Brad L. Woodworth, 61, from a bathroom at 173 Glenmont Road, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

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New cafeteria rules pitched

More than six months after the federal government imposed tougher food service regulations for school districts across the county, the Department of Agriculture has proposed additional guidelines to make snacks sold in schools healthier

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NYSUT calls out tax cap

Area legislators ask for increased state aid to schools

Public schools are in the budget limelight as local lawmakers call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to modify aid distributions guidelines, while at the same time the state’s largest teachers union is suing to challenge the constitutionality of the state tax cap law.

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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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Bethlehem board selects justice

Town selects local attorney Michael Katzer to fill vacancy

The Bethlehem Town Board has appointed a new town justice to replace Justice Mark Jordan, who died suddenly last month.

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