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Fighting through retirement

New firefighters association accepting statewide members

While firefighters are often faced with the difficulty of retirement after a lifetime of fighting for the community, West Albany Fire Company #2 decided that giving back did not have to end there.

Dairy Queen pending

Following the news of Sonic in Latham, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill wants to make its mark in the Capital District. But first, the landowners must get the site plan approved by the planning commission.

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Pencil us in

South Colonie Central School District proposes new schedule to fix bus routes

To remedy ongoing issues with school bus schedules, South Colonie is looking to change starting and ending times for district schools.

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Super game plan

Local experts piece together a fool proof plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The day is soon upon us when the best gladiators of the gridiron converge into battle to signal the climactic end of another dramatic season.

Sports poll: What do you think about the Suburban Council adding four former Big 10 schools?

Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy are set to become Suburban Council members in the 2015-16 school year. We want to know what you think about the league's decision to add the four former Big 10 schools.

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Columbia be-Devils Colonie

Lott, Johnston lead Blue Devils past Garnet Raiders

Selena Lott and Nastasja Johnston each scored 23 points to lead Columbia past Colonie 64-55 in a Suburban Council South Division game Friday, Jan. 23.

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Shaker/Colonie Jets win county rink battle with CBA

McCarroll records two goals and assist for Shaker/Colonie

Shaker/Colonie defeated Christian Brothers Academy 4-1 Saturday, Jan. 24, in the second of two meetings between the schools that call the Albany County Hockey Training Facility their home rink.

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Former North Colonie school aide arrested for forcible touching

A North Colonie School District teacher aide was arrested late Monday night for inappropriate conduct and forcible touching of a student.

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Motel case reaching a potential end

Town of Colonie hopeful to reach a deal with motel owner soon

The yearlong Skylane and Blu-Bell motels’ case is coming to an end. Representatives for the owner, Alex Patel, met with town officials to discuss the fate of the motels.

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Shaker Pointe receives national recognition

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a project five years in the making, has been nationally recognized for its dedication to Shaker architecture and remaining environmentally friendly in all steps of the project.

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Four arrested after shots fired in Colonie

Four Easton, Pa., residents are facing felony charges after Colonie police received a call of four shots fired on Arcadia Court Sunday night, Jan. 11.

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State finds Colonie IDA’s finances troubling

The town’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is making necessary revisions on state financial reports after the agency recently came under fire for not reporting key financial information.

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Love thy #selfie

Local high school tackles the global phenomenon

The practice of composing a self-portrait dates back several centuries to ancient sculptors who’d depict their likeness into stone. Conversely, what was once an exhibition of one’s artistic talent, the advent of technology and social media has reduced this form of expression as a whimsical and instantaneous declaration of one’s self — the selfie.

Four enter Suburban Council

League admits Albany, Troy, CBA and Schenectady

The Suburban Council is growing.