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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lively crowd braved a chilly Friday night to see the Bethlehem Holiday Parade on Friday, Dec. 6.
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.
This editorial appears in the Dec. 11 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven individuals win races for the Blue Bison against Albany Academy
The Shaker boys swim team improved its record to 2-0 with Friday's 111-73 dual meet victory over Albany Academy in Latham.
Collison, Nhan earn individual wins for GV
Alex Danielson, Zach Zwijacz and Trey Wall each won a pair of events to lead Saratoga Springs past Guilderville 96-75 in Friday's boys swim meet in Saratoga.
Some shoppers seeking door-buster deals found themselves leaving with more than a bargain after parking their car in the wrong spot.
With the Suburban Council season starting Friday, we want to know which boys basketball team you believe will be the best overall in the league.
Delmar native Grace Ayer was named the Empire 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week Monday evening.
Glenmont Elementary School PTA's Project Playground received a $10,000 grant from CSXT Corporation.
Sports poll: What should be done to curtail the danger of concussions associated with youth football?
Recently, there has been a national discussion about the danger of youth football players (elementary school through middle school) sustaining concussions from playing the game. We want to know what you think can be done to curtail the potential for head injuries in the sport.
Monroe-Woodbury quarterback rushes for two touchdowns against Brothers
Quarterback Kevin Carr was a one-man wrecking crew for the Monroe-Woodbury football team.
Surveillance footage allegedly captured a Schenectady man stealing from a vending machine that held items much more valuable than snacks or refreshments.
Four area teams are still alive for state titles as we hit the end of the fall sports season. Which one do you think has the best chance to bring a title home?
Horses found allegedly mistreated and malnourished.
Bethlehem Police Department executed a search warrant at 80 Waldenmaier Road on Monday, Nov. 11 as a result of a multi-week investigation into complaints of animal cruelty and neglect of horses.
With the Sectional portion of the 2013 football season concluding Friday, we want to know who is your choice for the Section II Class AA player of the year.
The Bethlehem doubles team of Elizabeth Buckley and Aria Shi won the consolation bracket at this weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls tennis tournament at Latham's Tri City Tennis Club.
Blue Bison advance to Class AA finals for second straight year
The Shaker football team advanced to its second consecutive Section II Class AA final by shutting out Saratoga Springs 35-0 in Friday's semifinal game.
Booker places second to Tooker in boys Class A race
Christian Brothers Academy's Justin Van Epps and Shaker's Maryanna Lansing won individual titles at Friday's Section II Cross Country Championships at Queensbury High School.
The Colonie Police Department is asking residents to help keep neighborhoods safe this Halloween. In recent years, certain neighborhoods within the town have attracted large crowds.
In light of some of last week's Section II Class AA playoff results, we want to know what you think is the toughest way to lose a football game.
Special teams plays help Shaker advance to semifinals
It took a blocked field goal to get the Shaker football team into the Section II Class AA semifinals.
A water main break on Route 9W in Glenmont is causing discolored water in the area.
A scheduled forum involving candidates for local office in the Town of Guilderland was called off at the last minute when Democrats said the date and time was not amicable, nearly one month after invitations were first sent.
This week, we look at the girls' side of the Class AA Sectional soccer tournament and ask you to pick your favorite to win the title.
A series of candidate forums are approaching that are sponsored by The Spotlight, the League of Women Voters of Albany County and other local partners.
Guilderland police believe a town resident intentionally burned down three buildings over three months.
For this week's poll question, we're looking at the top five Class AA teams in the Suburban Council and asking you which one you think is the favorite to win Sectionals.
Victory over Ballston Spa sets up first-place battle with Shen Thursday
The Shaker boys soccer team pulled out a 2-1 overtime victory over Ballston Spa Tuesday to set up a showdown with Shenendehowa Thursday for the Suburban Council North Division title and the top seed for the Section II Class AA playoffs.
After picking up a Delmar man in Albany, an alert taxi driver notified police his passenger had allegedly burglarized a home and retuned to the cab wanting a ride back to the city, according to police.
Garnet Raiders win D division team title
The Colonie boys cross country team ran away with the D division championship at Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational in the Bronx.
We want to know which Empire Division football team you think will finish first this season.
Guilderland hosts Shaker in battle of undefeated teams
One of the best offenses in Section II Class AA football meets one of the toughest defenses when Guilderland and Shaker collide Friday in a cross-divisional game at Guilderland.
This week, we want to know who is the best playmaker in Albany County boys soccer.
Two weeks into the Section II Class AA football season, we have several undefeated teams vying for division titles. Which of the following teams do you think is looking the strongest right now?
Results of the 2013 Bethlehem primary races.
Results of 2013 primary races in the Town of Colonie.
Results of 2013 primary races in the Town of Guilderland.
Results of 2013 primary races in the Town of Coeymans.
Blue Bison push perfect Plainsmen in five-set thriller
The Shenendehowa boys volleyball team remained undefeated Monday, but the Plainsmen had to survive a five-set thriller against Shaker to do it.
Police said man allegedly dealing heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, mushrooms, and prescription drugs
A Ravena man has been arrested on drug possession charges following a three-month investigation and a sealed indictment presented by the Albany County Grand Jury.
Alyssa Kogelmann's first-half goal stands for Lady Dutch
In a rematch of last fall's Section II Class AA final, the Guilderland girls soccer team defeated Bethlehem 1-0 Tuesday in their Suburban Council South Division opener.