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$50K to soldiers

Hannaford gives back to Wounded Warrior Project

Receiving a backpack might seem like a small gesture, but one veteran credits that initial act of compassion followed by ongoing support for saving his life.

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Look who’s 60

The community playhouse in Albany’s South End is celebrating a milestone achievement this month.

New wine bar coming to Delmar

Perfect Blend management eyes new business

The owners of Perfect Blend and Make Me A Cake Next Door are collaborating with a member of their management team to open a new wine bar at Delmar’s Four Corners.

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House of worship to medical practice

Use variance granted for church conversion; community meeting on Van Dyke road power project set

The former Community United in Methodist Church in Slingerlands is set to become Delmar Family Practice after the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted a use variance for the project.

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Continued success ahead for Albany Symphony Orchestra

Two Grammy-winning artists headline upcoming season

Standing before one of the Palace Theatre’s ornate staircases, Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Music Director David Alan Miller announced last week yet another ambitious project for the small city orchestra.

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McCoy eyes a healthier county

County executive focuses on nursing home, veterans, heroin scourge initiatives

County Executive Dan McCoy recently delivered his fourth State of the County address, which emphasized last year’s accomplishments and introduced new initiatives for his administration.

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The little school that can

Saint Rose’s music industry program is one of nation’s best

On the College of Saint Rose campus, within the walls of a building bearing the name of an iconic media mogul, lies a music industry program with the might and will to surpass the expectations of those in larger cities.

EDITORIAL: Passion and Success

This editorial appears in the Feb. 25 editions of Spotlight News.

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Cheering a new era

Guilderland regional a precursor to statewide cheerleading championships in 2016

Patty Palmer has taken her Guilderland High School cheerleading team to the national Contest of Champions at Disneyworld 13 times.

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Capturing wastewater’s wasted potential

Pilot program in Guilderland explores waste as energy source

ClearCove Systems, a Rochester-based company, showcased its New York State Energy Research and Develop Authority funded pilot site in Guilderland to Rep. Paul Tonko on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Monolith update

Approval of tax breaks for the first tech company inside Vista Technology Campus could take place this week, as the Bethlehem IDA meets Friday, Feb. 27.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Heirlooms find new life

Over the years, Karen Moses and Julie Hilland had made their way through several states shopping for antiques and collectables.

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Personal injury lawsuit detailed

After working one year in United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, I joined a very well-regarded law firm in Albany in 1991. My areas of practice focused on plaintiff’s personal injury and criminal defense. I became a partner in 1996 and practiced law there for 17 years.

Big on honesty

American Painting finds old-fashioned values work best for business

Since moving to the Capital District from New York City about 15 years ago, local proprietor Chris Tobin said he’s enjoyed upstate life and operating his business, American Painting.

Get To Know: Jeff Ayers

This Get To Know column appears in the Feb. 18 editions of Spotlight News.

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The Art and Science of Dental Medicine

“Building an oral health home for families where comprehensive, top-of-the-line dental services were easily accessible was my goal,” saaid Dr. Thomas Abele, who, since 1969, has been a pioneer and leader in the dental sciences in the Capital District. “With the support of a talented and dedicated staff, I hope I have achieved that.”

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Hail Mary possible for historic barn

New Scotland official hopeful Hilton Barn will be persevered as interest surges

Daniel Mackay had conceded a miracle was likely need to relocate the Hilton barn locally, but a miraculous solution could be closing in.

RealtyUSA has eye on local trends

Jessica Richer began her real estate career in 2001 at The United Group of Companies, Inc. She recalls being hired by Walter Uccellini, a private real estate developer in Troy, to find sites for him, get them under contract and through the municipal approval process so he could develop senior housing.

Butterflies on the loose

Snow is on the ground, and more is in the forecast, but miSci has relief planned for those opposed to the cold.

POINT OF VIEW: Beauty 2.0

This Point of View appears in the Feb. 18 edition of The Spotlight.

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