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Police: Clifton Park woman embezzles from Bethlehem business

Excess of $70,000 was missing from pay roll accounts

Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Clifton Park woman on Tuesday, March 4, who was allegedly involved in an embezzlement scheme.

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Knife attack leads police to 410 bags of heroin

A Colonie man was arrested for allegedly slashing the face of a Voorheesville resident, but police then discovered a stash of heroin inside his apartment.

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Burglary charges for Guilderland man suspected of arson

A Guilderland man was arraigned on several charges tied to several alleged burglary and larceny incidents stretching from the summer of 2012 through the following year.

Sports poll: Which No. 1 seed has the best chance to win a Section II boys basketball title?

This question appears in the Feb. 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Wrestling: Josh LoGiudice, Mike Lainhart win Sectional titles

Guilderland lightweight duo head back to state wrestling tournament, while Tangora waits for at-large bid

Guilderland’s Josh LoGiudice and Mike Lainhart are going back to the state wrestling tournament, while Bethlehem’s Chris Tangora must wait to see if he will get an at-large berth.

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Wrestling: Four Colonie Garnet Raiders win Section II titles

Burt, Cohen, Cooks and DiCerbo punch their tickets to Albany for the state championships

Colonie is sending four wrestlers to the state tournament after they won their weight classes at Sunday’s Section II Division I finals in Glens Falls.

Helping people achieve overall wellness

Social worker Marian Truax offers gentle therapeutic intervention

A Delmar native has returned to her hometown and opened a private practice offering help to people looking to overcome obstacles in life and achieve overall wellness.

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Wearable art

At Drue Sanders, creativity and quality are tops

Drue Sanders always knew she wanted to be an artist. What she didn’t want to be was a starving artist.

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A wealth of wisdom

Bryant Asset builds relationships within the community

When it comes to managing a person’s life savings, to Bryant Asset trust is key.

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No brush off with American Painting

Founder Chris Tobin says customers can expect a high-quality job done on time

Chris Tobin has found inner peace and success in upstate New York.

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Lou-Bea’s has the recipe for success

Restaurant combines fresh flavors, tradition

At Lou-Bea’s Pizza, you can taste the tradition — from the award-winning sauce to the gourmet topping combinations.

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T.A.C.S is more than an autobody shop

Family-owned business prides itself on customer service

A family business, run by three brothers and their mother, is celebrating 35 years in Bethlehem.

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A picture of success

Saratoga Paint and Sip’s Latham studio attracting new fans of unique art experience

To Catherine Hover, the owner of Saratoga Paint and Sip, art is “empowering.”

Helping others live the American dream

Owning a home is more than an investment, it’s an important part of grasping what many people view as the American dream.

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Phillips Hardware a community staple

Longtime local business offers service and product not found in big-box alternatives

Five generations after its founder first opened its doors, a locally owned and operated hardware store is one of the oldest in the country still operating and expanding.

Sports poll: Pound for pound, who is the best wrestler in Albany County?

This poll appears in the Feb. 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Hockey: Bethlehem ends losing streak

Eagles rally to beat Plattsburgh in overtime

The Bethlehem hockey team rallied from a 5-2 deficit to edge Plattsburgh 6-5 in overtime in Friday's non-league game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie earns weekend split in Lake Placid

Jets score five times in second period to pull away from Saranac

The Shaker/Colonie hockey team earned a split at this weekend's Lake Placid Tournament by beating Saranac 8-1 in Saturday's second round at the Olympic Center.

Girls basketball: Shaker sweeps weekend games

Lady Bison remain undefeated heading into Tuesday's showdown

The Shaker girls basketball team defeated Albany Leadership Charter School 74-30 Saturday to complete a sweep of its weekend games.

Hockey: CBA doubles up Bethlehem

Four Brothers score goals in CDHSHL win

Four players recorded goals to lead Christian Brothers Academy past Bethlehem 4-2 in Thursday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Sports poll: Who will be the CDHSHL's leading scorer this season?

This appears in the Feb. 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

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Voorheesville man faces weapons charges

A Voorheesville man was stopped by police in Albany for driving with tinted windows, which led to the discovery he that he allegedly sold a weapon to a convicted felon.

Police: New Scotland marijuana grower busted

State Police arrested a New Scotland man for allegedly growing dozens of marijuana plants after a long-term investigation.

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Man gets four years for hallucinogenic mushrooms

A Voorheesville man was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to four years in State Prison, followed by three years of post release supervision. He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree stemming from his arrest two years ago.

Hockey: Shen fends off Shaker/Colonie

Two late goals help Plainsmen prevail

Shenendehowa needed two goals in the third period to pull out a 7-4 victory over Shaker/Colonie in Friday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Girls basketball: Shaker takes care of business

Big second quarter gives Lady Bison a home win

The Shaker girls basketball team remained undefeated on the season with Friday's 56-33 home victory over Saratoga Springs in a Suburban Council North Division game.

Boys basketball: Colonie can't overcome slow start

Joyce's 19 points lead Averill Park to win

Averill Park opened the game on a 12-4 run and held on for a 49-44 victory over Colonie in Friday's Suburban Council South Division boys basketball game.

Boys basketball: Loudonville Christian prevails over Heatly

Three players reach double figures for Eagles

The Loudonville Christian boys basketball team got past Heatly 64-54 in Friday's Central Hudson Valley League game.

Indoor track: CBA claims Big 10 title

Van Epps wins two individual titles

Christian Brothers Academy pulled away from the pack to win the boys team title at Sunday's Big 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.

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Indoor track: Shaker boys place third at Suburban Council meet

Nichols, David lead Blue Bison

The Shaker boys indoor track and field team finished third in Saturday's Suburban Council Championships at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.

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Boys basketball: Columbia fends off Colonie

Lott's 29 points pace Blue Devils in victory

Columbia overcame a slow start to defeat Colonie 83-77 in Friday's Suburban Council South Division boys basketball game.

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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