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Student Film Festival will screen the works of 10 finalists

In the course of a single minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube.com. The amount of material that has amassed on the website since its creation nearly 10 years ago has reached a point where the company’s content database scans through the equivalent of 400 years of blooper, prank, monologue, gaming and cat videos every day.

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Bethlehem's preliminary budget unveiled

Supervisor Clarkson proposes $39.7M spending plan that includes cost of living raises for town employees

In presenting the preliminary town budget, Supervisor John Clarkson said the Town of Bethlehem remains in good financial condition, and he has proposed a slight spending increase for the coming year.

Sports poll: Who is the top Suburban Council male cross country runner?

Spotlight Sports poll question for Oct. 1, 2014

EDITORIAL: Better. Bolder. Brighter.

This editorial appears in the Oct. 1 editions of Spotlight News.

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Home on the Grange

Even though it is the largest in the county, the Bethlehem Grange struggles to keep its membership numbers up

Mary Starr remembers the Bethlehem Grange in its prime.

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Cecilia Tkaczyk, George Amedore ready for battle

Candidates for the 46th Senate District meet for first debate of the election season

One of the most contentious state senate races is on track to be a cutthroat contest featuring a rematch between two candidates looking for a knockout victory.

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Player of the Week: Robert Denman

This appears in the Oct. 1 edition of The Spotlight.

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Soup’s on in Guilderland

Annual event welcomes season with food, fun and fast cars

The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting chillier so it can mean only one thing in Guilderland: It’s time to slurp some soup.

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Clothes call

Bringing Cirque du Soleil’s vibrant ‘Dralion’ costumes to the stage requires a wardrobe team that can think on its feet

It’s East meets West with a circus twist in downtown Albany for the final run of “Dralion.”

Guilderland school board cancels study focus group

District to hold community workshop to generate ideas on building usage

Guilderland Board of Education members have decided to cancel the upcoming focus group that would have discussed the building capacity study, which lacked widespread community support.

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Guilderland breaks out against Albany

Sentz, Long lead Dutchmen to first win

The Guilderland football team broke into the win column for the first time in 2014 at another winless team’s expense.

Bethlehem edges Niskayuna at EJ Hermann Invitational

The Bethlehem girls cross country team needed a tiebreaker to win the John Converto Girls Varisty 2 division race at the E.J. Hermann Invitational Saturday, Sept. 27, in Utica.

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Bounces go Shaker’s way

Blue Bison remain unbeaten with win over Bethlehem

Ten games into the season, Shaker is the only undefeated Suburban Council boys soccer team.

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Voorheesville opts back in to federal lunch program

District hoping to break even after nearly $100k deficit last school year

Voorheesville schools were in the vanguard of districts opposing more strict federal school lunch program guidelines, but an ongoing operating deficit has forced the district back in line.

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Setting the scene

Delmar artist finds he is drawn to painting pastures

Several years ago, Robert Lynk was passing a field in Westerlo when he decided to stop and take a picture.

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Get To Know: Brent Meredith

This Get To Know appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Bethlehem Central mulls new start time

Officials say there are many obstacles to beginning school day later for teens

Bethlehem Central will begin preliminary discussions about starting school later for older students, but the issue’s many barriers could put a stop to the idea before it is seriously considered.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Pinpointing Fort Nassau

This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Traffic calming efforts begin

Crosswalks, radar devices pop up in Haswell Farms and the Enclave

Some suggestions from last winter’s traffic calming study have been implemented by Bethlehem’s Highway Department in the neighborhoods of Haswell Farms and the Enclave.

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Head for the Hills

Rensselaerville Cycling Festival lets riders experience the area’s beautiful scenery with events for all ages

Take a scenic course, add cyclists of all ages, mix in food and drinks of all kinds, cheerful spectators and top it off with live music, and you have a gran fondo.

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