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Schenectady County Connection

Pre-owned 'music tools' sought for schools

If you have a pre-owned musical instrument sitting in a closet collecting dust there is something positive you could do with it. The Musical Tools for Schenectady Schools coalition is seeking pre-owned instruments to donate to Schenectady schools. The program was started two years ago to bulster donations for local ...

Colonie Corner

Firefighters to brave rooftop for charity

Firefighters from Midway Station 1 at 1956 Central Ave. will climb to the roof of the fire station and stay their until $5,000 is raised for needy families in the fire district on Friday, Dec. 2. That's right! From noon on Friday until whenever the goal is met, the firefighters ...

Bethlehem Byte

Recent events lead to postponement of BHS dance

An announcement was made today that due to concerns with student behavior, a dance scheduled at Bethlehem High School for Friday, Dec. 2 has been postponed. Here's the announcement from Principal Charles Abba: Given my concerns with student behavior, recent events and my desire to meet with students to discuss ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

Siena can define its season in five days

In the next five days, we'll get a better understanding of where the Siena Saints truly stand.

Schenectady County Connection

Addams Family kills Proctors crowd

I had the chance to attend the opening of the Addams Family at Proctors last night. The show's only running through Dec. 4, but if you have the chance to catch a performance and are in the mood for a fun program that doesn't take itself too seriously, it's certainly ...

Bethlehem Byte

Drugs and teens in Bethlehem

There's a lot still to report on regarding drugs and kids in Bethlehem. Here's an update on the discussions that are being had: 1) Tuesday night, about 25 concerned parents attended a meeting at the Delmar Presbyterian Church on Delaware Avenue. The meeting was led by licensed mental health counselor ...

Colonie Corner

Wanna feel 'The Magic of Christmas?' Here's how

Is it too early for Christmas music and Christmas cheer? At The Music Studio, the time is just right to get in the holiday spirit and on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, students hope the community will help them kick-off the holiday season. Students of the 35-year-old music ...

Bethlehem Byte

BC High principal warns of increased drug use

Bethlehem Central High School Principal Charles Abba sent out a letter to parents today noting a spike in "inappropriate behavior” in recent weeks, including the use and possession of marijuana and other drugs. We'll soon have more information from the district, but for now, here's the full text of Abba's ...

Tasty Trails..... Your pathway to good eats!

Road Warrior…...Milestone Restaurant & Bar, Route 9W, Glenmont

Greetings, I love to test drive a new place... open less than 2 weeks… Milestone Restaurant filled the bill. Located in the former Stone Ends and Duke’s Pub in Glenmont; I’ve heard of the legend of the former establishments and hoped for the best…. And was happy with my choice. ...

Colonie Corner

Stuff the bus!

Have you ever dreamed of a bus full of presents? Well, if you have (and even if you haven't) you can make that happen at the "Stuff the Bus" kickoff on Black Friday. The South Colonie Central School District has again teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps to literally ...

Colonie Corner

2% tax cap confusing? North Colonie can help

School budgets aren't unveiled until sometime in the Spring and voters don't head to the polls until May, but the North Colonie School District is getting a head start on making sure its voters are as informed as possible. The district recently held a forum to explain the property tax ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

Wild weekend for Section II

I wish I had the ability to be in multiple locations at one time so I could have seen the following in person:

Bethlehem Byte

An intriguing idea

Look this weekend at spotlightnews.com for a story on the effort to rectify hideous flooding situations that occur each time a major storm rips through the southern portions of Bethlehem. A meeting being labeled as a "community dialogue" is scheduled for Nov. 30 at the CSX Auditorium to discuss these ...

Colonie Corner

In need of yams! And...tomato paste is a vegetable?

Shaker Junior High School's Builder's Club needs your yams! Each year the club collects yams for the annual Equinox House Thanksgiving Dinner and there's two days left to reach a goal of 400 cans of yams. So far it's collected 236 cans, so the club is asking anyone who can ...

Colonie Corner

North Colonie families: Important recall!

If you're the parent of a North Colonie student, you'll want to read this. The Fresh Market is issuing an "important" recall of certain reusable bags due to lead content. According to information from the district, reusable grocery bags distributed to students by the Fresh Market during the "Goin Green" ...

Bethlehem Byte

Since everybody is asking what happened....

Drive through the Four Corners intersection in Delmar, and you may notice a popular locale with a bit of damage. Over the weekend, a teen driver accidentally drove a car through the front of the Delmar Marketplace. No pictures of the car through the front of the store, but you ...

Tasty Trails..... Your pathway to good eats!

Bounty in the Basement ….Bacchus Wood Fired, Troy, NY

Hola, I know what you’re thinkin….really, really….a restaurant in the basement and it's gooooood?! Bacchus is like finding treasure below sea level. Located on 33 Second Street and across from Troy Savings Bank Music Hall; it’s an oasis of good eats, craft beer, wine and fun peeps. Let’s start with ...

Bethlehem Byte

Four Corners, Four Candidates

In an effort to take a break before waiting out election results, I drove seconds from our office in Delmar through the iconic Four Corners intersection. What I found was an eye-catching, and somewhat funny, display of last-minute campaigning. Standing in the forefront was John Clarkson, a candidate for supervisor, ...

Colonie Corner

The life of a poll watcher...

It's going to be a long day for Republican Councilman Dan Dustin as he is playing the role of a "poll watcher" today.

Colonie Corner

Sheehan and Mahan cast their votes

Today is election day, so I'm sure everyone knows what that means... You guessed it, the obligatory media frenzy around candidates as they vote.

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