Husband, father-in-law of arrested treasurer resign from the company
Following the arrest of a former Selkirk Fire Department treasurer for allegedly embezzling funds from a firehouse, several people have resigned from the company, while the person who began the investigation was terminated.
Academy-style training will pair preschool children with coaches
A variety of changes are coming to the Bethlehem Soccer Club. As the youth sports program prepares to partner with Afrim Sports on the construction of a new indoor soccer dome on its Wemple Road property, it has also decided to begin providing more thorough lessons for a younger level of athletes.
Town says upgrades necessary meet current and future water usage
Responding to concerns voiced by a group of town residents about water usage and its cost, Bethlehem officials said few changes could be made because of federal regulations, safety standards and the town’s water contract with Albany.
Assisted living community becomes part of national chain
Delmar Place is under new management after Atria Senior Living acquired the facility in December.
Slingerlands man’s skills land him a dream job at Boston Legoland Discovery Center
Ian Coffey, who was working for the New York State Senate, will now spend his days building Lego displays.
An uptick in snowy owl sightings thrills local bird enthusiasts
Snowy owls have landed at the airport and according to local bird club members, the creatures have been seen there for more than a month.
A snapshot of 2013 happenings in Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland
A snapshot of 2013 happenings in Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland
In an effort to raise money for needed repairs and upgrades to St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, the congregation’s women have compiled hundreds of family recipes into a new cookbook.
Girl runs toy drive for local kids in need
Lily Killar, 16, has operated her own holiday toy collection and distribution to Albany families since elementary school.
Event is a way for former soldiers to reminisce and make new friends
For the past three years, Delmar resident Frank DeSorbo has organized a local recognition and remembrance ceremony for veterans of the European invasion known as D-Day. This year he is holding an additional holiday party.
IDA says Breonics at Vista an ‘unknown’
With Breonics opting to stay at Harriman Campus for the time being, Columbia Development is now stepping up efforts to attract a new tech business to Slingerland’s Vista Technology Campus.
Ricky the Robot teaches Glenmont first graders about technology
The Glenmont Elementary School teacher Peter Rawitsch has been introducing robotic technology to first graders for more than 25 years.
A charity organization with a new chapter started this summer by University at Albany students will be warehousing locally collected items in Bethlehem.
Local events let people run, walk or dance away those Thanksgiving calories
With Thanksgiving a few days away, some people are looking for ways to keep themselves off the couch and the calories at bay.
Club members hope improved security will avoid a repeat of thefts
As they prepare to open their annual Christmas tree sale, the Bethlehem Lions Club will be beefing up security following last year’s theft of several dozen trees.
Former deputy exec now information officer; drug case still pending in court
Former Albany County Deputy Executive Christine Quinn returned to work with the county last week after taking a nearly two month leave of absence following her arrest on drug possession charges.
Bethlehem Church participates for 15th year
For the 15th year, Bethlehem Community Church will be collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The project provides gifts for children in need living throughout the world’s poorest nations.
Less support from government program creates higher need
Food banks throughout the country could be in need of additional donations this holiday season because of a recent decrease to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Solar project would be similar to town’s own vision now in the works
After a nearly four-month installation process, Owens Corning recently celebrated the completion of its large-scale solar generation project on site at the company’s Delmar plant.
Guilderland Public Library’s event to focus on local authors
Many in the Capital District may be surprised to learn about number of authors in their midst. A neighbor, coworker or acquaintance could be published, with those around them none the wiser.
Bethlehem art group’s show at Town Hall hoped to be part of a wider footprint
Bethlehem Town Hall has become a little more colorful this month, as the Bethlehem Art Association brings its first exhibit in decades to the town’s seat of government.
Toys for Tots campaign kicks off early with hopes of upping donations by 25 percent
The local Toys for Tots program kicked off its holiday campaign more than a month early this year.
New head of church a rare occurrence in history of Delmar Presbyterian
For only the third time in 57 years, Delmar Presbyterian Church is welcoming a new pastor. The Rev. Karen Pollan became the church’s new, permanent pastor on Sunday, Sept. 8.
McKownville church members get ready for annual Pumpkin Patch
The McKownville United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch is its 14th year.
Bethlehem United candidates holding public meetings to kick off campaigns
Bethlehem United candidates are kicking off the local election season by holding a series of community meetings around town.
Slingerlands retirement community holds special events for residents, families
This month, Beverwyck, The Eddy’s retirement community located in Slingerlands, celebrated its 20th anniversary. It was the first full-service retirement community to be built in Albany County.
McCoy, Apple face off to draw attention to being prepared in the event of an emergency
In an effort to highlight the importance of being prepared for an emergency, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple participated in a cook-off competition on Thursday, Sept. 12. The event was a partnership between ShopRite Supermarkets and Albany County.
New documentary explores the process behind unlocking revelations about Albany’s resident mummies
Mary Valentis pictured movie magic when a new partnership between the Albany Medical Center and the Albany Institute of Art and History was announced in the spring of 2012.
New School of Rock franchise opens in Latham
School of Rock im Latham is a unique approach to music lessons.
Bethlehem brought under single tax rate after EMS merger
Bethlehem’s two volunteer ambulance agencies merged at the beginning of the year, and now the Bethlehem Town Board has voted to dissolve the town’s separate ambulance districts.
Annual event, now in its 34th year, highlights what environmental education center has to offer
As summer draws to a close, staff at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar are preparing for the start of a new programming year with an annual fall festival.
BC grad’s young adult novel all about seeking and giving, understanding
Bethlehem High School graduate Hannah Barnaby's book focuses on the circus of life.
Delmar native travels the country in disaster relief program
In the wake of a natural disaster, the focus is rarely on those working behind the scenes getting basic necessities to the most vulnerable.
Delmar native puts made-at-home Skin Candi line into Wal-Mart contest
Two Albany entrepreneurs are hoping to win a Wal-Mart competition that would see their skin-care line on shelves all over the country.
School unveils $64M business school building, details new major
Business students at the University at Albany will not only have a state-of-the-art building in which to attend classes this fall, but will soon have the choice of a new major.
An industry upgrade is threatening the survival of drive-ins, including Glenmont’s Jericho Drive-In
Drive-ins and independent movie theaters are being forced to upgrade to digital projection machines as the movie industry begins to phase out the use of 35mm film.
Police link identity thefts to employee of Glenmont restaurant
Two days after four employees of Golden Town Buffet Hibachi & Sushi in Glenmont were arrested on charges of identity theft and deportation warrants, the restaurant’s owners were issued a citation for having too many occupants living upstairs.
Event to feature hayrides, raffles, music, fresh produce and more
Spotlight News will once again be sponsoring Family Day at the Capital District Farmers Market in Menands.
Credit and debit card information compromised at Glenmont restaurant
The Bethlehem Police Department have arrested four employees of Golden Town Buffet Chinese restaurant in Glenmont after obtaining a search warrant for an investigation involving identify theft.
Discord among developer, town and tenant; developer blames IDA
The developer for the Slingerlands Vista Technology Campus is now unsure if the organ regeneration research company Breonics will be the first technology tenant for the park, and he’s placing the blame squarely with the town agency managing tax breaks there.
Wanted preferential treatment at work; claimed to have damaging evidence
An Albany County jail corrections officer has been arrested after allegedly trying to blackmail a former jail administrator.
Flotilla celebrates historic peace agreement between the Dutch and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy
A fleet of canoes and kayaks launched Sunday, July 28, to begin a 12-day trip down the Hudson River in honor of the 400th anniversary of a peace agreement made between Dutch settlers and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
AT&T stores, Valley Cats partner for texting and driving simulator
In an effort to demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving, local AT&T locations teamed up with the Tri-City Valley Cats to spread the company’s “It Can Wait” campaign.
YMCA’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s comes to the Capital District
New YMCA program helps relieve the symptoms Parkinson's disease.
Delmar native looks to expand his booming granola business
Gatherer's Gourmet Granola now has a new facility in Schenectady and is launching three gluten-free flavors through the help of an online fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.
Michael Carey criticizes new agency as more of the same
The new Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is making its home in Bethlehem.
Delmar residents host same NYC child year after year
For the fourth year, the Vazquetelles family is hosting Dominic Canesh, a 13-year-old from Queens, through the Fresh Air Fund.
County, community step up to revive Boys and Girl Club destination in Coeymans
Summer camp is back on at Lawson Lake Park thanks to a new partnership between Albany County and local organizations.
Morelli was Bethlehem’s point man on major developments for past eight years
The Town of Bethlehem is looking for a new director of economic development and planning, as Mike Morelli approaches his retirement date at the end of this week.
Learning tool eight years in the making
On Tuesday, June 4, faculty, students and parents gathered at RCS High School for a dedication ceremony and open house to showcase the school’s new greenhouse.