City’s history, culture and art will be on display for second event
At the request of the public, this year Cohoes Heritage Day will add an “s” to its name, an will take place over the course of the entire weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. The weekend-long event will feature street vendors, parish-wide garage sales, activities and tours of the city to celebrate its culture.
Clothe a Homeless Hero program implemented at Albany International Airport
The Albany County Veterans Service Bureau is working with the Albany County Airport Authority, the Transportation Security Administration and the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society to distribute unclaimed clothing left at airport security checkpoints to homeless veterans.
A Niskayuna man was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault this weekend, Colonie police said.
Weather fails to keep hungry crowds away from Latham gathering
Families and friends of different cultures from around the Capital District gathered at the Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Polish National Catholic Church on Old Maxwell Road in Latham for the 11th annual PolishFest Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2.
This editorial appeared in the June 5, 2013, editions of Spotlight newspapers.
This letter appeared in the June 5, 2013, edition of The Spotlight.
Albany County officials educate on bike safety, hand out helmets to kids
As the days grow warmer, so too do the concerns of public safety officials who see residents biking around the Capital District.
GOP to run Todd Drake against Supervisor Paula Mahan
Colonie Democratic and Republican committees have begun announcing their endorsements for the open spots in the Town of Colonie elected offices.
Preliminary maps comment period open, affects insurance rates and building requirements
The official flood maps in Albany County are in the process of being redrawn. Flood maps lay out floodplain boundaries and identify where flooding is most likely to occur in storms of varying strengths. The boundaries of flood zones can have a major effect on homeowners because it can greatly influence the need for flood insurance and what rates it might be offered at.
Race geared towards kids raises money for local pediatric care
As a Saratoga Springs business owner, Ames felt she had a tool to help give back to the community, and in 2008 put together the first Cantina Kids Fun Run, a run designed from start to finish with kids in mind.
Colonie Central High School senior Josh Murphy’s design placed on billboard
Murphy’s slogan “Don’t Text and Drive - It Can Wait” and an image of the iconic iPhone text message symbol was chosen as the winning design for an anti-distracted driving billboard contest sponsored by the CCHS Art Department and Lamar Graphics.
Lady Dutch to meet Bethlehem in Friday's Class AA final
Guilderland made both of its hits count in a 4-1 victory over Colonie in Wednesday's Section II Class AA softball semifinals at Veeder Park.
We stay with lacrosse this week and pose this question: What are the odds a team from our region wins a state title?
At Colonie meeting, county exec. says he supports gov’s tax-free plan
In his second “State of the County” tour, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy told a small group of Colonie residents that he wants the community to speak up to their local government.
Concept approval granted for six-unit project at Colonie Planning Board
Plans for a new apartment building on Mill Road are creeping ahead after a developer received concept approval from the Colonie Planning Board Tuesday.
This editorial appeared in the May 29, 2013, editions of Spotlight newspapers.
Blue Bison score all of their runs with two outs
Shaker used a pair of two-out rallies to defeat Guilderland 7-3 in Tuesday's Section II Class AA baseball semifinal game at Joseph Bruno Stadium.
Guilderland students helping to expand Pine Bush habitat
Students from Farnsworth Middle School are helping to monitor an area near the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Guilderland seventh-grade students were brought just past the City of Albany’s Rapp Road Landfill, where they looked for signs of life native to the Pine Bush at restored portions of land.
This Point of View column appeared in the May 29, 2013, editions of Spotlight newspapers.
Blue Bison push across four runs in sixth inning to beat Schenectady
The Shaker baseball team scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 6-2 victory over Schenectady in the completion of a Section II Class AA quarterfinal game Monday.