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Billy DeLap

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South Colonie adopts tax levy

After a tough year of budgeting resulted in the loss of a well-liked physical education teacher and football coach, among other positions, the South Colonie Central School District’s growth and assessment rate increase came in lower than projected in the spring.

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Colonie honors local firefighter

Patrick O’Connor helped save three people suffering from cardiac arrest

Nearly a year after the most recent resuscitation, a local firefighter and Town of Colonie 911 dispatcher was honored for his involvement in saving three people suffering from cardiac arrest.

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More room to stretch your legs

New connector path in Latham grants greater access to Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Path

Before town officials and engineers had even arrived for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, people were already out enjoying the path, walking their dogs and riding bikes.

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Many voices for new tobacco rules

Proposed law would outlaw sales at pharmacies

A public hearing for a county law that would ban cigarette sales in some stores drew a crowd of mostly anti-tobacco supporters to voice their opinions.

North Colonie board approves final tax rate

Numbers come in lower than projected

The North Colonie Board of Education approved a tax levy increase of 2.55 percent, which is down from the 3.63 percent the board estimated in April.

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Going to great lengths to provide quality goods

Shaker Heritage Society carefully selects vendors for annual craft fair

A historic area in the Capital District is offering an opportunity to explore the booths of over 70 vendors, listen to music and watch numerous demonstrations that whole family can enjoy.

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North Colonie Central School District officially accepts Vinnie’s playground

New play area at Blue Creeek Elementary built in memory of Vincenzo Rizzo

After 18 months of planning, fundraisers and bringing the community together to build a project in honor of a young student that died, the school has formally accepted the playground built for Vinnie Rizzo.

Assisted living center approved

Two apartments also move forward at Colonie Planning Board meeting

Progress continues on multiple projects in the Town of Colonie, as it will add an assisted living center and apartments for the town’s growing population.

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A time to train tomorrow’s firefighters

Day of activities focuses on teaching skills to young people

Young adults from across the state gathered in Colonie on Thursday, Aug. 21, to learn new firefighting techniques and improve old ones with training from some of the best instructors around.

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Colonie soccer complex decision delayed

Proposal set to go before zoning board in October

In his yearlong effort to construct a soccer complex on 969 Watervliet Shaker Road, Afrim Nezaj hit another snag when the town set aside his proposal until a later date.

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