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The state of Colonie: Supervisor Paula Mahan cites the importance of growth to the town

Supervisor Paula Mahan gave her State of the Town address Thursday, Jan. 21, in advance of the town board’s second meeting.

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Taking back the Pine Bush

Scattered across 3,200 noncontiguous acres between the towns of Colonie and Guilderland, lies one of Earth’s best examples of a specific and rare ecosystem, home to a surprising array of flora and fauna that depend on it to survive.

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Best Fitness contest provides motivation, support to help participants reach their long-term health goals

January is the most popular month of the year for setting fitness and health goals.

Saturday round-up: Four-goal second period propels Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa past Shaker/Colonie

Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa scored four times in the second period and held on for a 4-3 win against Shaker/Colonie Saturday, Jan. 23, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Boys basketball: Troy rallies past Shaker in overtime

Shaker scored the first 14 points of the game, but Troy had the last laugh as it defeated the Blue Bison 57-51 in overtime Friday, Jan. 22, in a Suburban Council boys basketball game in Latham.

Girls basketball: Big third quarter sparks Shaker victory

A 19-5 run in the third quarter helped Shaker defeat Troy 45-33 in a Suburban Council girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 22.

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Last Daze in Troy

Alternative rock band, Last Daze, will play at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m.

Hockey: CBA wins battle of the Albany County Hockey Facility

Christian Brothers Academy scored three times in the second period to pull away for a 7-4 Capital District High School Hockey League victory over Shaker/Colonie Friday, Jan. 22, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

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$2.1B over next two years doesn’t adequately fund education, according to local officials

The State of the State address, for the second year in a row, was combined with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

EDITORIAL: Scared money doesn’t make money

This editorial first appeared in the Jan. 20 editions of Spotlight News.

Wednesday roundup: Rachel Blow leads Voorheesville past Ichabod Crane

Rachel Blow scored 22 points to lead Voorheesville to a 52-47 victory over Ichabod Crane in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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The Capital District’s premiere culinary event is a huge undertaking for dedicated, pro-bono organizers like Michelle Hines Abram

The Capital District came together last weekend to celebrate the good things in life: food, wine, art and philanthropy.

Boys basketball: Bethlehem edges Niskayuna in triple overtime

For once, the Bethlehem boys basketball team came out on the right end of a close game.

Girls basketball: Shaker edges Columbia

The Shaker girls basketball team held on for a 54-50 Suburban Council victory over Columbia Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Latham.

Tuesday roundup: Watervliet wrestlers edge Albany Academy

Watervliet received three forfeits at the end to edge Albany Academy 43-42 in a Colonial Council wrestling meet Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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New chairperson elected in Albany County Legislature

Following a tumultuous 2015 that repeatedly exposed division and dysfunction within Albany County government, a new sitting legislature was sworn in at noon on Friday, January 1, at the county courthouse in downtown Albany.

Saturday round-up: Green Tech defeats Voorheesville

Two of the top boys basketball teams squared off Saturday, Jan. 16, with Green Tech getting the better of Voorheesville 66-50.

Get To Know: Lianne Webster-Kim

This originally appeared in the Jan. 13 editions of Spotlight News.

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Albany Twilight League: Playing baseball for 85 years, and counting

A Roberto Clemente toss from where Albany’s Clinton and Central avenues intersect lies the last living vestige of baseball’s pioneer era.

Girls basketball: Catherine Cairns lifts Saratoga past Bethlehem

Saratoga Springs sprung a surprise on Bethlehem by beating the Lady Eagles 66-57 in a Suburban Council girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, in Delmar.

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