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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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Get To Know: Erika Gauthier

This Get To Know feature appears in the Oct. 15 editions of Spotlight News.

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Music from the sweet spot of life

The perfect retro playlist provides the soundtrack to homecoming events

Music is often the best vehicle by which to travel down Memory Lane.

County executive OK’s new cyber-bully law

Latest version addresses court’s free speech concerns

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has approved a new cyber-bullying law, after a previous law was struck done this summer by the state Court of Appeals.

Guilderland sewer bills see slight uptick

A typical single-family home in the Guilderland Sewer Improvement District will see their sewer bills increase $1.17 next year, which mostly covers increasing debt service costs.

EDITORIAL: Huck Finn’s gamble

This editorial appears in the Oct. 15 editions of Spotlight News.

How to survive a financial fright-fest

Spotlight on Finance

As children, we feared the unknown. Shadowy tree branches on our walls were the beckoning, spindly fingers of witches. The settling of the house was the groan of monsters. And the wind hissing through the cracks of poorly insulated windows was the shriek of tortured souls—which surely, alone in our rooms, was a fate we could not escape

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Hoffman's Playland move set

Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More receives $650k in grants to relocate beloved amusement park rides

The “more” in Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More has taken on a whole new meaning after plans were announced to move the rides from Hoffman’s Playland to the store in North Albany.

Get ready to do the ‘Time Warp'

Cult classic continues to entertain at Capital District venues

Just shy of 40 years old, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” still makes for a popular event each and every Halloween.

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Under one roof

The Barn in Albany, which provides artists with working, living and performing spaces, is hosting a benefit to showcase the organization’s mission

The Albany Barn and Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival are set to throw their third annual “Fusion” event, which is billed as an evening of urban art, architecture, music and fashion.

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A call for better youth drug abuse prevention

Regional coalition kicks off awareness month with stories of addiction

One 13-year-old girl started out drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, but in four years, she found herself addicted to prescription pills. More than a decade later, she’s hoping her message of recovery keeps someone from ever starting down that same path.

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Get To Know: Adam Chaskin

This Get To Know entry appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

LETTER: 25 years as an advocate for the disabled

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 8 edition of The Spotlight.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why pink? Let me count the ways

This Guest Commentary appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

Albany County 911 system experiening problems

Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple has said Albany County is currently experiencing intermittent problems throughout the area with its emergency 911 system.

LETTER: Race for Hope bigger than ever

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 8 edition of The Spotlight.

Library trains Etsy entrepreneurs

Program at Albany’s Main Branch helps artisans get their online shops up and running

The Internet has served as a source of income for many over the years, with such well-established commercial hubs as Amazon.com and eBay.

New Scotland budget within tax cap

Town Supervisor's proposal totals $7.2M, holds no staffing cuts

Town Supervisor Tom Dolin’s proposed budget holds a property tax levy just below New Scotland’s state imposed tax cap, while tapping less from its reserves.

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UPDATE: Police release names of Guilderland murder victims

Names of slain children not released, details on murders still sparse

Two Guilderland Elementary School children and two adults were found murdered in a Western Avenue home Wednesday, Oct. 8, and authorities have yet to name a suspect in the quadruple homicide.

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De-stressing

Comptroller’s report finds Albany County, Town of Colonie are in better fiscal health than in years past, but areas of concern remain

Local lawmakers are still feeling financial burdens of living within the tax cap while balancing budgets, but there are signs of improvement.

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