A Berne teenager allegedly killed her 5-year-old cousin and disposed of his body, before falsely reporting the boy was forcefully abducted from her home, according to police.
Paul Mahan, son of Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan, was arrested Friday morning for allegedly using a spotlight and bow to try to attract deer.
This Get To Know appears in the Dec, 17 editions of Spotlight News.
Public hearing to be held on contentious downsize, some question timing
The Albany County Legislature voted 22-14 in favor of holding a public hearing Monday, Dec. 29, at 7:15 p.m., on amending the county charter to reduce the amount of legislators from 39 to 29 members.
Group hosts Hanaukkah Wonderland, inguaral parade of decorated cars
Since 2008, Bethlehem Chabad as hosted one of the largest Hanukkah events in the Capital District. The celebration has grown from a gathering to light the giant Menorah at Bethlehem’s Four Corners to hosting Hanaukkah Wonderland held at Town Hall.
Guilderland teacher convicted of felony reaches agreement with school district
The Guilderland Board of Education unanimously approved McClaine’s resignation agreement during a special meeting on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 10. McClaine’s resignation was effective Nov. 21.
This editorial appears in the Dec. 17 edition of The Spotlight.
Lawmakers approve ban on children’s products with known carcinogens
The Albany County Legislature on Monday, Dec. 8, voted 34-4 to approve Local Law J, known as the Toxic-Free Toys Act. The new law would ban the sale of children’s products containing benzene, lead, mercury, antimony, arsenic, cadmium and cobalt within the county.
State Police are participating again in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which started on Friday and continues through New Year’s Day.
Altamont ends contract with Guilderland, turns to Voorheesville
The Altamont Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Dec. 2, approved a shared services agreement with the Village of Voorheesville for building administrator, code enforcement and fire prevention services.
V’ville teen suicide victim's family hopes legislation will spare others from tragedy
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Jerry’s Law” last month, which ended the three-year crusade of Mary Clark to get a state law passed to help other families avoid the same tragedy her family faced.
Shared Highway Services Study proposes plans to save county $300K
Results from an independent countywide study show Albany County and its municipalities could save more than $300,000 if officials decide to share highway services.
This Get To Know appears in the Dec. 10 editions of Spotlight News.
Opera Saratoga hosts unconventional a cappella group
It may be fair to say that only in Saratoga Springs can one expect an opera to break out inside a night club?
Runion suggests blighted property repairs tied to Cumberland Farms approval
On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Guilderland Town Board weighed Tri-Way Services, Inc.’s proposal to rezone the 1.35 acres parcel at 2444 Western Ave. from local business to general business. Tri-Way is seeking to build a Cumberland Farms gas station.
Aerial acrobatics coupled with gravity-defying feats of balancing are the trademarks that have followed every Cirque Dreams production for the past two decades.
This editorial appears in the Dec. 10 editions of Spotlight News.
A Guilderland man pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, in Albany County Court Thursday morning, Dec. 4.
Spotlight on Finance
When talking about personal finances, it’s easy to get lost in the broadness of the term. For starters, it covers everything from how we budget to how we spend, borrow, save, invest and earn. In addition, it often carries the connotation of being a day-to-day thing. But if we take a step back and really take a close look at why personal finances matter, the focus becomes very clear. How we manage our personal finances matters because it is what allows us to build wealth
At Altamont’s Victorian Holidays Celebration, the tight-knit community opens its arms to visitors
The holiday spirit will be alive and well in Altamont this December, as the entire village invokes the sense of community, welcoming visitors throughout the Capital District to enjoy iconic sights and sounds.