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Colonie man arrested after vehicle pursuit

City of Albany police arrested Ernest Muller, 23, of Colonie, after he led officers on a vehicle pursuit Wednesday morning, Aug. 19.

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Budgeting is a powerful tool in controlling college student spending

College tuition begets angst, and for good reason. According to Sallie Mae, the average family spent nearly $25,000 on college related expenses in school year 2014–2015, which includes tuition, room and board, transportation and all other college-related expenses.

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Lifeguards take part in weekly drills, town pool facilities see new upgrades this season

As the Easter Seals New York day campers swam in the training pool, nearly two dozen young lifeguards practiced lifesaving drills right beside them.

Albany County assists Legionnaires’ response in NYC

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced last week the county Department of Health will be joining the coordinated state response to a growing Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in New York City.

Three companies awarded licenses looking to county for dispensaries

At the end of July, New York officials announced the five companies that would be awarded licenses to sell medical marijuana, three of which plan to open dispensaries in Albany County.

More units for Dutch Village; newest units to be available by Christmas

Albany Management broke ground on the fourth phase of its Dutch Village apartment community Friday, Aug. 7.

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The trend of urban farming is growing ever quicker

Third-generation owner Gregory Bennett Jackson celebrated the 100th anniversary of his family’s full-service home remodeling company, Bennett Contracting, Inc., by helping families in Albany’s South End build strong roots. 

Hello, Troy

I first came across real estate developer Sonny Bonacio when covering a story at the Universal Preservation Hall, a 19th century church being converted into an entertainment venue. The structure itself had long suffered neglect, and now through the efforts of the community, of which Bonacio is a part of, it is promised to remain relevant to the city for years to come.

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More kids are taking a break from summer vacation to learn

The thought of summer camp conjures up iconic images of swimming at the lake, or stories at the campfire, but that’s not what it’s about anymore.

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Jocelyn Ardnt weighs plans to delay Harvard for music career

Follow this string of logic. Former presidential candidate Al Gore attended Harvard University where he famously roomed with actor Tommy Lee Jones, earned his undergraduate degree and yadda, yadda, yadda invented the Internet.

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Albany County nursing home gets equipment

Albany County Nursing Home residents and staff have been experiencing a bit more ease when it comes to mobility with the help of new equipment.

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Get To Know: Henry Gochee III

This appears in the Aug. 12 editions of Spotlight News.

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Retired Yankee Derek Jeter returns to region as part of his foundation’s service

Being from Brooklyn, 18-year-old Aaron Straker hadn’t been near a farm until he and the other members of Jeter’s Leaders visited the Patroon Land Farm in Voorheesville Monday, Aug. 3.

Shooting at Colonie Center

Police responded to gunshots at Colonie Center Thursday, Aug. 13

Colonie police received a call reporting a person with a weapon and shots fired in the Colonie Center parking lot near the Cheesecake Factory Thursday night, Aug. 13, at 10:07 p.m.

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A corner of the fashion world in the most unlikeliest of places

Ursula Garreau-Rickenbacher was a young, 23-year-old Swiss immigrant in the fashion capital of the Western World, knocking on the doors of large fashion houses pitching her talent for design.

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Local teacher starts hockey tourny, raises over $200,000 for Ronald McDonald House

What began as one North Colonie art teacher’s desire to give back has expanded into a weeklong hockey tournament with 16 teams and more than $200,000 raised for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

EDITORIAL: Staying put

This editorial appears in the Aug. 12 editions of Spotlight News.

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A competition before the wedding

Bridal Wars returns to Albany for another event, soon to embark on national tour

Albany business-owner Stacy Jubert wanted to come up with a more unique way for brides-to-be to prepare for their wedding than a typical bridal show, so she started a friendly competition.

Village looking to curb speeding

Drive 25 Campaign looks to bring attention to residential speeding

Village residents may have noticed the first bright red cutout sign in this summer’s edition of “The Villager” newsletter, along with a notice asking that drivers keep the sign somewhere visible in their cars.

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Old fashioned fun

Fair organizers intend to keep providing you with that nostalgia

The local landscape has changed immensely throughout the great span of time the Altamont Fair has been around.

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