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Andrew Beam


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Mahan declares victory, but race continues

Denise Sheehan does not conceded, absentee ballots to be counted

Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan might be declaring victory but the race for supervisor is not over yet.

White Management turns ‘Green’

Brian White said he sees an environmental benefit in using vegetable oil for fuel

Restaurants under the ownership of White Management are taking a much greener approach to how they do business by switching over to vegetable oil as a new fuel source for their delivery trucks.

Residents and developer talk it out at session

Few issues resolved at Loudon House meeting, developer continues permit push

The Town of Colonie held a mediating session on Wednesday, Oct. 26, between the Loudon House project developer Mike Benson and residents who live near the controversial project, so each side could lay out their wants and needs.

Little ‘hero’ inspires family, friends

Benefit to be held for child with Marfan Syndrome

The Siciliano family of Latham were told by their doctor they should be getting running shoes for yet-to-be-born baby Logan, but when he was born it turned out he might not ever be able to run.

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Residents get their money's worth during debate

Candidates for Colonie supervisor spar in debate over economic condition of the town

It is a rare moment when politicians actually answer the questions asked of them during a debate but Republican candidate for supervisor Denise Sheehan and incumbent Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan did just that at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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The physics of flying squash

Students apply what they learn in science class into catapulting pumpkins

Shaker High School students get to learn about projectile motion in very unique way: by building a device to launch a pumpkin into the air and as far as it can go.

Colonie candidates to face off in debate

Both candidates for supervisor say they are excited to discuss the issues on Nov. 2

Election Day is only two weeks away and on Wednesday, Nov. 2, both Town of Colonie candidates for supervisor will meet for a debate in which they will do their best to win over voters and lay out their plans for the future of the town.

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A teacher’s act of charity

CCHS art instructor looks to help younger children understand autism

Colonie Central High School art teacher Lisa Benanto was having a hard time explaining her son Brandon’s autism to her daughter Katie, so she decided to write a book about it to help her understand.

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Former cleaners a superfund site

DEC officials say groundwater contaminated

The former Damshire Cleaners building has now been named an inactive hazardous waste disposal site by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and is awaiting a remedial investigation.

Man dies after being tased by police

Colonie police are looking into the use of a taser in gym altercation

Colonie police are currently investigating what led to the death of a man who was tased by police after allegedly exploding into a violent rampage at Gold's Gym.

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