Saratoga Mom Prom lets women relive those magic moments of proms past while raising money for charity
While teens all over the Capital District are preparing for their high school proms, women of all ages have found a reason to relive their own prom memories and squeeze into their old satin and sequin-covered dresses for charity.
Three American champions, led by a 2014 Olympian, participate in Skate Fest
Ryan Bradley remembered what it was like for him to be a young figure skater and being introduced to some of the top professional skaters.
This letter appears in the April 23 edition of The Spotlight.
This editorial appears in the April 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Village Board finalizes $2.05M budget, 4.5 percent tax levy hike
No residents on Monday, April 7, spoke during a low-key public hearing on Voorheesville proposed budget. Local officials, while not advertising the move, are looking to exceed the tax cap.
Cause of blaze remains under investigation, limited damage to area
More than two-dozen first responders were at the scene of a small fire near the edge of the Farnsworth Middle School’s baseball field. The fire started around 5 p.m. Monday, April 21, and was extinguished approximately a half-hour later.
Concerns are raised about reduction in staffing for program
As the Bethlehem Central Board of Education continued budget discussions last week, a group of parents came out to protest potential cuts to classes at the high school.
Company estimates photovoltaic system would be $93.6K savings over 20 years
Sunny days could be ahead for New Scotland if energy savings from a photovoltaic system are as much as an area company forecasts. The system would also provide more reliable energy costs.
Local towns to see additional ‘extreme weather assistance’
A harsh winter left many areas throughout Albany County with heavily damaged roads, prompting the state to funnel additional money to local municipalities to tackle surface and pothole repairs.
Patriot Flight departs next month for a visit to the national WWII memorial in honor of D-Day anniversary
Dozens of World War II veterans are set to take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII memorial on the 70th anniversary of D-Day next month.
Young and old are often surprised at what they learn at Troy’s Discovery Hall’s ‘Jewels of the Sea’ exhibit
Tucked between two walls on Second Street in Troy exists a little taste of nature. It is here where collector and curator, Ron Glasser keeps his collection of more than 1,000 seashells from all over the world.
‘The Voice’ contestant visits her old stomping grounds with stops at Bethlehem schools
Not everyone can be sure they will receive a warm reception when returning to their hometown. Danielle Mozeleski can be counted as one of the lucky ones.
This sports poll question appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Weeklong campaign will also focus on aggressive and distracted driving
State Police will hold a “Speed Week” campaign from Thursday, April 17, through the following Thursday, which focuses on increased enforcement of speeding and aggressive driving violations. The campaign seeks to reduce speed-related crashes and improve traffic safety.
Spending plan within tax cap, largely unchanged from superintendent’s initial proposal
The Guilderland Board of Education on Tuesday, April 8, unanimously adopted a 2014-15 budget totaling slightly more than $92.13 million, which increases spending around $1.1 million, or 1.22 percent. The budget holds a property tax levy increase of 1.94 percent.
This guest commentary appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This editorial appears in the April 16 edition of The Spotlight.
Spotlight on Finance
According to the FDIC, nearly one-third of the U.S. population does not have a bank account or make regular bank-based financial transactions, such as check cashing, deposits or loans. The outcome for this percentage of people, which is greater than 100 million Americans, is predictable: higher fees to access important financial services while not developing the important history needed to qualify for a mortgage, secure a business loan or borrow for education. The truth about banks is this: they are an important tool for helping individuals build financial prosperity, regardless of income and age, and they should play a large role in the financial education of children.
This letter appears in the April 16 edition of The Spotlight.
This letter appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.