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Hockey: Shaker/Colonie skates past Bethlehem

Closs, Caruso each strike twice for Jets

Shaker/Colonie built a 4-0 lead and cruised to a 5-1 victory over Bethlehem in Friday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Update: Bethlehem police arrest bank robber

The Bethlehem Police Department has arrested an Albany man for the bank robbery that occurred at the Citizens Bank on Delaware Avenue in Delmar on Tuesday, Jan, 14.

Bethlehem police investigate fatal car crash

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Feura Bush Road.

Sports poll: Who is the Suburban Council's midseason MVP in boys basketball?

This appears in the Jan. 22 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

Girls basketball: Shaker wins battle of unbeaten teams

Rowland sinks seven three-pointers in victory over Averill Park

Shaker is the lone undefeated girls basketball team left in the Suburban Council following Tuesday's 64-54 home victory against Averill Park.

Boys basketball: Loudonville Christian eases past New Lebanon

Dariano's 20 points pace the Eagles in home win

The Loudonville Christian School boys basketball team jumped out to a 25-5 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 71-21 victory over New Lebanon in Tuesday's Central Hudson Valley League game in Loudonville.

Boys basketball: Saratoga hangs on for five-point win over Colonie

Arciero leads Blue Streaks in road win

Noah Arciero's 20 points helped Saratoga Springs edge Colonie 72-67 in Tuesday's Suburban Council boys basketball game in Colonie.

Girls basketball: Shenendehowa storms past Guilderland

Boland leads Plainsmen in 21-point victory

Shenendehowa jumped out to a 15-4 lead and cruised to a 65-44 victory over Guilderland in Tuesday's Suburban Council girls basketball game in Clifton Park.

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CDTA: Heading in new directions

Two new BusPlus routes to be added

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has some big plans for the future.

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Get fit for real at MGX

New gym offers P90X and Insanity workouts in a group atmosphere

A brand new business in Albany is offering exercise and fitness classes that are sure to get you in the shape you want to be this year.

Lawyer helps his clients navigate turbulent times

Few lawyers bring the grounded perspective Jeffrey Zimring offers, but his early experience in the aviation industry gave him the opportunity to look at life from a lot of different angles.

Budokai builds up mind, body and spirit

Classes available for every age, experience level

At U.S. Budokai karate isn’t so much about kicking and “hi-ya’s,” but rather the training of the mind over body.

Albany Walk In Care sets up shop

Guilderland office offers same-day medical assistance, as well as physicals and drug screenings

People can still have their urgent care needs met in Guilderland. It just has a new name.

The Floral Garden goes above and beyond

Design staff can turn ideas into stunning reality

According to Tom Hofmeister, owner of The Floral Garden in Bethlehem, the way to make a floral arrangement that really wows is to be a good listener.

Fitness club keeps families in mind

Delmar Health and Fitness combines high-tech equipment with low-key approach

When Mike Mashuta decided to open a fitness club in Delmar, he wanted to do it his way. In fact, a sign on his new building at 28 Hudson Ave. reads, “No bodybuilding and no powerlifting please.”

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Avila lets seniors take it easy

Retirement community also makes healthy living a top priority

As local residents age and opt for the piece of mind that comes with moving into a well-maintained senior residence, many forget to look for a new home that focuses on healthy living.

Brick-and-mortar a solid investment

RealtyUSA’s Anthony Sabatino has a handle on commercial real-estate sales

Investing in the stock market undoubtedly has its share of risks, so finding something a little more tangible and manageable could provide a more stable fiscal option.

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Junk King makes cleaning up easy

Business prides itself on quality customer service

It’s all about being green for the Junk King.

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Embrace body and mind at eStudio

When it comes to getting physically fit, the owners of eStudio believe in the whole-body approach, offering classes in yoga, Barre and Spinning that encourage a mindful way to wellness.

Wrestling: Ravena finishes sixth at Lansingburgh Duals

Pechette, Kunkle go undefeated for Indians

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk wrestling team placed sixth with a 2-5 record at the two-day Lansingburgh Duals.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie gains ground in CDHSHL

Closs strikes four times in Jets' win over GF/HF/SGF

The Shaker/Colonie Jets won for the fourth time in their last six games by tripping up Glens Falls/Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls 5-2 in Saturday's Capital District High School Hockey League contest at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie edges LaSalle in overtime

Kevin Egan's goal lifts Jets to second league win

Kevin Egan's goal with 2:53 left in overtime gave Shaker/Colonie a 4-3 victory over LaSalle in Friday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Two men arrested for Bethlehem transfer station thefts

Selkirk men were caught stealing appliances for scrape metal

Two Selkirk men were arrested this morning by Bethlehem police for stealing from the town’s transfer station on Rupert Road.

Update: Bethlehem police continue search for bank robber

Citizens Bank in Delaware Plaza was robbed Tuesday morning

Bethlehem police are continuing an investigation into an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at the Citizens Bank at 180 Delaware Ave. in Delmar.

Sports poll: What is the top Section II Class AA girls basketball team right now?

This appears in the Jan. 15 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Girls basketball: Shaker takes control of North Division

Barra's 17 points leads Lady Bison past Shen

The Shaker girls basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the Suburban Council North Division with Tuesday's 61-33 victory over Shenendehowa in Latham.

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Cops seek Delmar bank robbery suspect

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Citizens Bank at 180 Delaware Ave., Delmar, earlier today.

Colonie police looking for hit-and-run driver

The Colonie Police Department is investigating a bicycle-automobile accident that occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. Monday on Cohoes Crescent Road.

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Lost driver and passengers arrested on drug charges

Police questioned a driver after he pulled into New Scotland Town Hall way after business hours and dis-covered him and his two passengers to be in possession of “a quantity” of marijuana and crack cocaine.

Motorcyclist races on thin ice

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Sr. is reminding people to use caution when venturing onto lakes and other bodies of water after police and emergency personnel responded to an incident involving a motorcycle plunging through thin ice.

Police: Donation jar thief arrested

The Guilderland Police Department arrested an Albany teen for allegedly stealing a donation jar from Hannoush Jewelers in Crossgates Mall on March 25.

Sports poll: What is the top Section II Class AA boys basketball team right now?

This appears in the Jan. 8 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Albany man pleads guilty to burglary

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, Curtis Brisson, 41, of Albany, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of burglary in the third degree in Albany County Court. Brisson faces two-and-a-half to five years in State Prison for his burglary conviction.

Sports poll: What was the top sports story of 2013 in Colonie?

This poll appears in the Jan. 1 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

Sports poll: What was the top sports story of 2013 in Bethlehem and Guilderland?

This appears in the Jan. 1 edition of The Spotlight.

Police: More than one pound of drugs seized in Bethlehem traffic stop

State police seized more than a pound of cocaine following a thruway traffic stop in the Town of Bethlehem.

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Police rule out foul play in Glenmont death

Police are ruling out foul play in the death of a woman who was found earlier this morning at the Woodhill Apartment Complex in Glenmont by County Waste employees.

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Carman Road fire damages three businesses

A fire caused by a broken gas line at a Carman Road plaza damaged three businesses on Friday, Dec. 20.

Sports poll: What hockey team has the best chance to beat Saratoga this season?

The second-to-last sports poll question of 2013 focuses on high school hockey, where early indications are that defending state champion Saratoga Springs is the local team to beat. We want to know which of these four candidates has the best chance to beat the Blue Streaks, in your opinion.

Police: Altamont woman drove drunk with four kids

An Altamont woman involved in a three-car crash was arrested for driving with a BAC more than twice the legal limit, with four children passengers in her vehicle.

Boys basketball: Bethlehem fends off Averill Park's rally

Connor Morelli pours in 24 points for the Eagles

Connor Morelli's 24-point performance helped Bethlehem defeat Averill Park 66-61 in Friday's Suburban Council South Division boys basketball game.

Girls basketball: Shaker eases past Niskayuna

Sage VanAmerongen leads a balanced Bison attack

The Shaker girls basketball team used a balanced attack to defeat Niskayuna 63-26 in Friday's Suburban Council North Division game.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie shuts out Clinton

Two third-period goals propel Jets to non-league win

The Shaker/Colonie hockey team scored twice in the third period to pull out a 2-0 non-league win over Clinton (Section III) in Friday's non-league game at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

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2013 Bethlehem Holiday Parade

A lively crowd braved a chilly Friday night to see the Bethlehem Holiday Parade on Friday, Dec. 6.

Sports poll: What Suburban Council girls basketball team will have the best record in the league?

Now that the Suburban Council season is in full swing, we want to know which girls basketball team you believe will be the best overall in the league.

EDITORIAL: A good idea that needs tweaking

This editorial appears in the Dec. 11 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.

Perspective owners go for chains

Franchise trends see retirement funds tapped; semi-absent owners

More people are cashing in their retirement savings to open up a franchise business, according to consultant Frank Dunne, with more than half of clients he has placed this year tapping such funds.

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Boys basketball: Shaker handles Burnt Hills in opener (with Photos)

Four Bison reach double figures

The Shaker boys basketball team started the 2013-14 season strongly with a 69-48 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in Friday's Suburban Council North Division game.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie goes on the offensive

Malatesta and Egan tally twice to lead Jets past Monroe-Woodbury

Giovanni Malatesta and Kevin Egan each scored two goals to lift Shaker/Colonie past Monroe-Woodbury 7-3 in Saturday's non-league hockey game.

Indoor track: Guilderland edges Niskayuna in first league meet

Dutchmen sweep top two places in two boys races

The Guilderland boys and girls indoor track teams earned victories in the first league meet of the season Saturday at Union College.

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