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Charles Wiff

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Supervisor candidates to debate

Spotlight teams with League of Women Voters

Both candidates running in the Democratic primary for Bethlehem supervisor say they're looking forward to an upcoming debate on Sept. 1.

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Small steps to make a big difference

Mother-daughter team to walk 60 miles to benefit breast cancer treatment

A girl's sweet 16 can be a big deal. But one local teen is hoping her upcoming birthday will make a big difference for others, too.

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Small school has big goals

Bethlehem Children's School adding pre-K in its 15th year

A small private school nestled in Slingerlands is celebrating its 15th anniversary by growing and adding pre-K programming to its curriculum.

Selkirk's exit 22 eyed for travel center

Area would have to be rezoned; developer to plan community meeting

A developer is looking to make the Thruway's exit 22 more attractive to travelers, but there could be a long road ahead before anything's built.

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Jobs the focus of Tonko’s Altamont town hall

Tonko spoke often and at length about the need to stimulate job growth, and put in certain terms that he does not feel slashing the federal budget is the way forward.

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First day of fair welcomed by fair day

The Stinger makes North American debut at Altamont Fair

The doors swung open at the Altamont Fair yesterday under rainy skies, but by the afternoon the clouds were clearing and the crowds were already turning out for the 188th annual event.

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Guilderland botched grading of 504 Regents exams

15 students dropped from pass to fail but will not see their scores changed

The Guilderland Central School District announced today that it will be issuing new grades on 489 Regents exams after the June tests were incorrectly scored.

Kotary far ahead in funds

Super. candidate has 4x in hand as opponent; Clarkson's report lands online late

Bethlehem supervisor candidate Kyle Kotary has four times the money on hand as his opponent John Clarkson, who is challenging him in the upcoming Democratic primary.

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Bypass crash injures six

Four vehicles were involved in a crash today that temporarily closed a portion of the Delmar Bypass.

Slingerlands firehouse meeting rescheduled

A public information session on the Slingerlands Fire District's plans to expand its firehouse has been pushed back.

Police make arrests for Four Corners graffiti

Bethlehem police say four juveniles have been arrested for allegedly “tagging” locations around Delmar, especially around the Four Corners.

Criminals foot the crime-fighting bill

Bethlehem's asset forfeiture fund allows timely purchases, including new sidearms

Bethlehem's asset forfeiture fund allows timely purchases, including new sidearms. Thanks to a 40-year-old law, police can hit criminals where it really hurts—their wallets.

Term length extension to die on the vine

A proposal to extend the Bethlehem town supervisor's term length met a sudden end when the Town Board voted 3-2 not to advance the measure.

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Gas leak closes Thruway, neighbors evacuated

The Thruway between exits 23 and 24 was closed for several hours and nearby residents and patrons of businesses fled on foot after a natural gas line was ruptured this morning in the Guilderland area.

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A fair week for all

118th Altamont Fair to kick off with all-inclusive passes making a return

Next week the population of Altamont will surge as thousands converge on the small village for its biggest yearly event: the Altamont Fair.

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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.

Judge opens up the Conservative line

Kotary's lawsuit successful, candidate to be decided in September primary

There's been yet another shakeup in the Bethlehem supervisor race that's effectively opened up the Conservative line to all comers.

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YMCA campers celebrate Strong Kids Day

About 750 kids from area YMCA summer camps converged on the Guilderland Y's Camp Nassau on Friday, Aug. 5, to celebrate Strong Kids Day with a day of fun, fellowship and games.

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Helping she who helped her country

Local American Legion posts organize showers for pregnant veterans

Several local Legion Auxiliaries have organized baby showers for pregnant veterans.

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Bethlehem library names new director

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick says expanding role of technology key to library's future

There's a new sheriff in town at the Bethlehem Public Library, and his name is Geoffrey Kirkpatrick.

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