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A turkey’s tale

Glenmont resident’s book for children inspired by a real-life avian visitor to the neighborhood

A wild turkey showed up in a small Glenmont neighborhood two years ago and surprised residents when it tried to make friends with a neighbor’s group of free-range chickens.

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Get To Know: Linda Graf

This appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

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New Voorheesville trustee sworn in

Board member resigns following move to Guilderland

A roughly decade-long draught without a woman serving on the Village Board of Trustees is ending following a board member resigning.

LETTER: Corcoran stands out as a solid choice for Supreme Court

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

Guilderland proposes $33.3M budget within tax cap [UPDATED]

Preliminary budget increases spending 3.5 percent, taps more fund balance

Town officials kept next year’s proposed budget within its tax levy limit, but the spending plan holds a 35 percent increase in fund balance allocation.

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Passport to understanding

Get a glimpse of the world at annual Festival of Nations at Empire State Plaza

A long-standing Albany tradition continues when the Empire State Plaza Convention Center hosts the 43rd annual Festival of Nations on Sunday, Oct. 26, in downtown Albany.

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On the front line of an epidemic

Retired police officer gets help from trained dogs to help fight heroin use

If someone had asked retired police officer Dave Harrington years ago if he’d like to become a K9 handler, the answer would have been yes. The problem was, and is, funding.

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The Spotlight Player of the Week

This appears in the Oct. 22 edition of The Spotlight.

LETTER: Walk highlights state’s failure to protect the disabled

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

Veto override fails to gain support

Only 15 legislators supported the move to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies, far under the supermajority need to pass

Tobacco can still be sold in local pharmacies after county legislators stood behind County Executive Dan McCoy’s decision to only ban the display of such products in those businesses.

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Redemption time

Pro wrestling event in Troy raises money for charity while fans raise their voices in fun

Rumor has it that there’s going to be a few fights at the Boys and Girls Club of Troy on Saturday, Oct. 25, and no one will be there to stop them.

EDITORIAL: The start of something big

This editorial appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

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Battle for the 46th Senate District continues at debate

Tkaczyk, Amedore differences clear at League of Women Voters' candidates forum

Displeasing looks aplenty were cast between candidates during a recent debate for the hotly contested 46th Senate District, as each listened to the opponent’s answers.

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Monolith Solar headed for Vista Technology Campus

First tech tenant on campus promises jobs, economic boost

Frustrated with the rising cost of his utility bills, Steven Erby began looking into alternative energy sources about seven years ago.

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Bethlehem likely to see tech upgrades

Efficiency grant would fund the purchase of items that would save time and money townwide

The town may soon be receiving long-awaited technology upgrades in almost every department through the use of grant funds.

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Down and derby

The Hellions of Troy bring women of all backgrounds together to compete in a sport known to inflict a few bruises all in the name of fun

With competitors named Viper Martini, Bonnie Doom and Trixie Firecracker, the sport of roller derby still carries the air of showmanship it is known for, but the game is far from the blood and glitter reputation that sometimes still follows it today.

Bethlehem girls volleyball ready for Sectionals

The Bethlehem girls volleyball team may have a long wait before playing again.

Guilderland boys soccer team exceeds expectations

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Guilderland boys soccer team achieved more than it thought it would.

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Second season begins

Bethlehem, Ravena hit the road; Voorheesville gets a rematch

The seedings for this year’s Section 2 football playoffs came out Sunday, Oct. 19. And for two area teams, their seasons will continue on the road.

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Guilderland falls to Shenendehowa - Photo Gallery

Guilderland travelled to undefeated Shenendehowa on Oct. 17 to take on the Plainsmen in the final game of the regular season.

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