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Get To Know: Jeff Ayers

This Get To Know column appears in the Feb. 18 editions of Spotlight News.

Colonie makes final amendments on motel laws

Town Board set to vote Feb. 26 on passing extended stay laws

With final revisions being made to local motel laws, residents are asking questions of County efforts to fix the problems.

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The Art and Science of Dental Medicine

“Building an oral health home for families where comprehensive, top-of-the-line dental services were easily accessible was my goal,” saaid Dr. Thomas Abele, who, since 1969, has been a pioneer and leader in the dental sciences in the Capital District. “With the support of a talented and dedicated staff, I hope I have achieved that.”

RealtyUSA has eye on local trends

Jessica Richer began her real estate career in 2001 at The United Group of Companies, Inc. She recalls being hired by Walter Uccellini, a private real estate developer in Troy, to find sites for him, get them under contract and through the municipal approval process so he could develop senior housing.

Butterflies on the loose

Snow is on the ground, and more is in the forecast, but miSci has relief planned for those opposed to the cold.

POINT OF VIEW: Beauty 2.0

This Point of View appears in the Feb. 18 edition of The Spotlight.

Housing in the works

Plans for affordable senior apartments in the works

The Colonie Senior Service Centers is working to revise its plans for new affordable senior housing.

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Dentists restore confident smiles

Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.

More impressionable than a bite

As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression.

Build your own burger at Roux

After 30 years of restaurant experience, Marisa Teller yearned to open her own business.

Big name for Symphony

The Grammy Award winning Albany Symphony Orchestra is to announce the details of the upcoming 2015-2016 season, among which is to include a major celebrity soloist.

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Every woman

Netflix star speaks about the lonely world of being transgender

As Laverne Cox walked onto the main stage of the University at Albany Performing Arts Center, the filled auditorium greeted her with applause and shouts.

EDITORIAL: Don’t be a baby

This editorial appears in the Feb. 18 editions of Spotlight News.

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Artistic pride

Shaker High art student work in regional exhibit

Weeks and months of hard work paid off as the work of 13 Shaker High School art students is displayed in the Esther Massry Gallery at St. Rose.

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Feel at home at Joyelles

Delmar store owner celebrates 25 years in June

Joyelles Fine Jewelers has been a fixture in the Delmar community for more than a quarter century, and being so, Mary Vail and her crew have developed a familial bond with their local customers.

Upstate: Aged like a fine wine

When you’ve been in business as long as Upstate Wine & Spirits Co. in Elsmere, you pick up on a few things.

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Tips for surviving a divorce financially intact

For many, it is easy to avoid the difficult, especially when the topic is money and the “difficult” is discussing divorce and finances. We think: it won’t come to that or I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it or the lawyers will handle it. And that’s understandable—divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through in life. However, to ignore it, to not confront it and plan for it can be a costly mistake.

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Shaker swims to Sectional title

Matz wins two individual titles to help Shaker fend off Shen at Division 1 meet

The Shaker boys swim team fended off Shenendehowa to win the Section 2 Division 1 title 506-505 Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center.

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Photo Gallery: BHBS skates past CBA - HS Hockey

CBA traveled to Glenville to take on BHBS. The game was Senior Night for the Spartans and they came out strong, scoring four goals in the first period. BHBS won the contest 4-0.

Bound for Syracuse

CBA wins first Sectional title, while Colonie girls repeat as overall champions

The Christian Brothers Academy and Colonie girls bowling teams are bound for Syracuse.

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