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A time to train tomorrow’s firefighters

Day of activities focuses on teaching skills to young people

Young adults from across the state gathered in Colonie on Thursday, Aug. 21, to learn new firefighting techniques and improve old ones with training from some of the best instructors around.

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Mood lightens at annual walk

New research in pancreatic cancer is fueling hope

Two years after his brother’s death in 2002, Neil Piper and his wife decided they wanted to find a way to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

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Back to work for defending champs

Christian Brothers Academy has key holes to fill as it looks to repeat 2013’s Sectional success

As the first week of practice wound down at Christian Brothers Academy, football coach Joe Burke threw himself into the action.

Area schools awarded grant to review assessments

BOCES-led consortium wins nearly $440k for 12 districts

A dozen area school districts welcomed an infusion of state funding to help improve assessment practices.

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Colonie soccer complex decision delayed

Proposal set to go before zoning board in October

In his yearlong effort to construct a soccer complex on 969 Watervliet Shaker Road, Afrim Nezaj hit another snag when the town set aside his proposal until a later date.

South Colonie harvests sunlight

District will place solar panels on 11 buildings

With schools across the state and nation facing tough decisions and budgets, one school district was able to find a way to save money every year on energy costs without taxpayers footing the bill.

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Game on

Celebration of Scottish heritage draws a growing crowd

A little corner of Altamont will be filled with all things Scottish when the sound of bagpipes and the site of cabers flying through the air take over the Altamont Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend.

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The real karate kid

Leonardi has earned six national championships in three years

What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Leonardi.

I-87 crash kills one

At approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, State Police from Troop G in Latham responded to a fatal accident in the southbound lane of the Northway located approximately a half-mile south of the twin bridges.

Coloni PD investigating home invasion

The Colonie Police Department is investigating a Home Invasion Burglary that occurred at 11:45pm on Monday, August 25 at 2627 Third Avenue First Floor.

A busy day in Menands

Highlights of anniversary include a race, music and Family Day at the farmers market

A day full of family activities will take place in Menands on Saturday, Aug. 23, as the village celebrates its 90th anniversary with special events and, perennial favorite, Family Day at the Menands Farmers Market.

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Tech Valley High makes a move

Regional program prepares for first year at CNSE’s Albany campus

The phones were still off the hook, but Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert could already hear educational opportunities calling area students.

Albany County set to limit tobacco sales

Legislature passes ban on sales at pharmacies; McCoy to hold public hearing

Refilling your prescription medication and stocking up on cigarettes could require two separate stops a year from now.

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Little Sisters say farewell

Independent living center pulls up stakes after 143 years in Albany

On a recent afternoon, volunteers helped the Little Sisters of the Poor clean and remove items from the chapel of an independent living center that has been in Albany for 143 years.