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EDITORIAL: Pave the way to a better commute

This editorial appears in the Sept. 3 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Police: V’ville man performed sex acts with 14-year-old

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the New York State Police based in Schodack were involved in a joint investigation with the East Greenbush Police Department resulting in the arrest of Steven J. Vanalystyne, 51 of Voorheesville, on several counts of criminal sex act in the second and third degree, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Troy story

RCHS exhibit focuses on the vast and varied history of downtown intersection

The year is 1914. You are standing upon slate sidewalks in Downtown Troy. Early automobiles pass you by on cobblestone streets. People on horse and carriage are delivering goods to nearby businesses, and the Caldwell Apartment building, just seven years old, is visible on the corner.

Democrats get ready for showdown

Two ideologies struggle for dominance as key committee seats hang in the balance

Bethlehem Democrats could see a potential change in leadership as some committee members primary to keep their district seats, setting up a showdown between the party’s old guard and a progressive movement from within.

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Mood lightens at annual walk

New research in pancreatic cancer is fueling hope

Two years after his brother’s death in 2002, Neil Piper and his wife decided they wanted to find a way to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

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Number of bids sparse for New Salem water project

New Scotland fails to draw bids for one contract, evaluating options

Little interest was drawn for contracts to construct the New Salem Water District, with one of the three contracts not receiving a single bidder.

Get To Know: Josh Krepel

This Get To Know column appears in the Aug. 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Area schools awarded grant to review assessments

BOCES-led consortium wins nearly $440k for 12 districts

A dozen area school districts welcomed an infusion of state funding to help improve assessment practices.

Inaction irks developer

New Scotland Board mulls water lines for residential subdivision

Patience is running dry for a developer seeking a residential subdivision, with water infrastructure remaining a sticking point for town officials.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Time to re-examine gambling age

This guest commentary appears in the Aug. 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Guilderland school board sets aside study scenarios

District looks at fresh start to discussions about unused space within its schools

Guilderland Board of Education members unexpectedly voted 7-2 at the Tuesday, Aug. 19, meeting to set aside scenarios presented in the building capacity study in favor of community members and the board developing their own options.

EDITORIAL: Get out there before it’s too late

This editorial appears in the Aug. 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Homeless Eagles have hope for 2014

Balanced offense, experienced defense to help Bethlehem

The Bethlehem football team won’t have a home field this season.

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Game on

Celebration of Scottish heritage draws a growing crowd

A little corner of Altamont will be filled with all things Scottish when the sound of bagpipes and the site of cabers flying through the air take over the Altamont Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend.

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Lawson Lake struck with algae bloom

An algae bloom has blossomed again at Lawson Lake and local officials are prohibiting fishing and other water related activities from 420-acre park.

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The real karate kid

Leonardi has earned six national championships in three years

What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Leonardi.

Money to aid seized horses

Bethlehem police receive grant for the animals’ care

The Bethlehem Police Department has received a grant to help care for the horses seized in an animal neglect case last November.

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Delmar ranked among top farmers markets

For the second year in a row, Delmar Farmers Market has been selected as one of the top in the nation.

Get To Know: Judith Wines

This Get To Know feature appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Hudson Avenue speed change approved

Bethlehem Town Board votes to lower limit from 35 to 30 mph

Bethlehem town officials have reduced the speed limit of a unique road amid concerns of pedestrian safety.

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