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Charles Wiff


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Down the rabbit hole

UAlbany to host unconventional performance written in Iran

"White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" has been performed all over the world and in 15 languages, but in each instance a different actor has staged it without a director, a set or even preparation.

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Gallery: Selkirk Fire Department 9/11 Honor and Remembrance Ceremony

Members of the Selkirk Fire Department were joined by members of the Elsmere and Delmar fire departments in a ceremony on the evening of Sept. 11, 2013, to honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The names of the 343 firefighters that perished were read by the firefighters and members of the public.

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A trail of troubles

For local landowner, ATV trespassing hints at a broad, complicated issue

ATVs trespassing on private land is a growing problem, and one that has real consequences for some landowners.

Spotlight recognized at NYPA awards

Spotlight News was recognized among the top weekly publications in the state at the New York Press Association spring conference, with the paper’s staff capturing several first-place awards in the group’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.

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Rail Trail at issue in class action lawsuit

Trail neighbors say they should have been compensated in recreational deal

A group of property owners neighboring the Albany County Rail Trail are suing the federal government over the recreational corridor.

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Such a thing as free lunch in Reubenville

Town of Coeymans wins national contest by altering its name for a month

The Town of Coeymans has won the Arby’s “Reubenville Challenge” by changing the name of the municipality for a month.

Hope on horizon for Colonial Acres

Local PGA chapter floats potential private involvement for municipal golf course

A possible white knight has arrived with a possible, if not distant, solution to the ongoing debate over the future of the Colonial Acres Golf Course: the PGA.

IDA reaffirms tax break policy

Agency looking for part-time economic development professional

The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency is generally against granting tax breaks to retail businesses — but don’t expect to read about it on the organization’s website.

Empty desks save Bethlehem $1M

Leaving 17 jobs unfilled will likely shrink budget gap

The Bethlehem Town Board saw some rare black numbers Wednesday night when Comptroller Michael Cohen presented a mid-year fund balance analysis that showed the town has saved over $1 million in 2012 by leaving the equivalent of 17 full time jobs unfilled.

Ex-cop gets probation

Former Bethlehem police officer Christopher Hughes was sentenced today to five years probation for possessing a fake police identification card.

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