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Craft breweries focus of new downtown Albany tourist attraction

The Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a collaboration between Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling, C.H. Evans Brewing, and Druthers, will launch at its inaugural event, Drink Albany, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

Fourth Annual Wing Walk promises food, drinks and laughs

It’s only on its fourth year, but the Annual Wing Walk is quickly becoming a must-stop visit to Downtown Schenectady.

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The Enchanted City returns to Troy for a fun, family event

This Saturday, the City of Troy transforms into The Enchanted City, a festival with a theme all too fitting for one of the capitals of the Industrial Revolution.

Proposed zoning changes draws ire of residents at meeting; new ideas

When the town’s proposed master zoning plan takes effect, some of the town’s agricultural and residential land will be changed to mixed-commercial/residential zoning. This proposal left some feeling the town was taking away property rights from residents.

EDITORIAL: Cutting out the middle man

This editorial appears in the Sep. 30 editions of Spotlight News.

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New sign honors Massry family for $5.25M gift

The University at Albany unveiled the signage for its Massry Center for Business last week, named in honor of the Capital District’s Massry Family.

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Computer driven cars are a thing of the present

The future promises many things, but sometimes it doesn’t follow through.

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Get To Know: Joe Sapienza

This appears in the Sept. 23 editions of Spotlight News.

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Albany troupe tackles award-winning play “4000 Miles”

Clifton Park native, and now New York City thespian, comes back home to star in an award winning dramatic comedy on the Capital Repertory Theatre stage.

Elizabeth Reiss named as CEO of The Arts Center in Troy

Elizabeth Reiss is a self-proclaimed “New York girl” who realized at a young age she needed to get out of town to explore how the rest of the world did things before settling on the idea the Big Apple does everything better.

County legislators seek microbeads ban after similar state law fails

Virtually indestructible and millimeters in size, microbeads can be found in many common household cosmetic products. New legislation in the Albany County Legislature would see them banned.

EDITORIAL: Small beads, big problem

This editorial appears in the Sept. 23 editions of Spotlight News.

No tax increase for Albany County budget

County Executive Dan McCoy’s 2016 budget will have no tax increase, the county will not borrow money and a projected increase in tax revenues will mean more money for residents.

Side effect of area school program: it helps one student cope with ADHD

More than one in ten children have ADHD, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

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Incumbent Daniel McCoy takes party bid

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy earned the Democratic primary seat against challenger Dan Egan Thursday, Sept. 10. In a county with an overwhelming population of Democrats, this win likely means McCoy will go on to win a second term in office.

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Get To Know: Lyndsay Hanchett

This appears in the Sept. 16 editions of Spotlight News.

Mary Lou Connolly loses primary to Paul Miller

In District 32, Democrat Mary Lou Connolly will have to fight for her seventh term in office after losing the Democratic nomination to her opponent Paul Miller.

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Irish 2000 Art and Music Fest will bring out the Irish in all of us this weekend

Over a five-day span, the Young Dubliners will play to crowds in Boston, New Jersey, Annapolis, Ballston Spa, and back to California, where they live.

EDITORIAL: Fair and earnest

This editorial appears in the Sept. 16 editions of Spotlight News.

Girls volleyball: Averill Park prevails at Guilderland

Averill Park won two tiebreakers to defeat Guilderland 3-1 Tuesday, Sept. 15, in a Suburban Council girls volleyball match.

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