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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Family is longest lasting asset

Three generations of family at Bryant Asset Protection

According to Forbes Magazine, less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to third generation ownership. Another 50% don’t survive the transition from the second to the third generation. Bryant Asset Protection and Bryant Asset Management have beaten the odds because of the professional and friendly customer service that helps to set them apart from the competition.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: We Can Help Our Neighbors

Catholic Charities tackles hunger issue through food pantries

If a neighbor came to you and asked for a small favor, you’d likely be inclined to say “yes.”

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: A new alternative to the ordinary

The Spinney at Van Dyke offers empty nesters unique living spaces

The idea that an adult living complex has to be a big, multi-level apartment building is being turned on its ear.

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Guilderland man charged with child pornography

A Guilderland man was arrested on child pornography charges after an ongoing investigation traced his Internet Protocol address.

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Bethlehem snaps Shaker's streak

Eagles rally from 13-point deficit to beat Blue Bison in overtime

The Bethlehem girls basketball team did something no other team had done at Shaker since December 2010.

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'Toxic-Free Toys Act' signed into law

Local lawmakers defied calls from toy industry representatives to let state or federal officials draft changes to what levels of chemicals are allowed in children’s products.

Colonie massage parlor raids net prostitution charges

Albany police arrested 10 women working out of four Asian massage spas in the Town of Colonie following an Albany County Sheriff’s Office investigation into potential human trafficking.

Early budgeting for South Colonie

Board of Education to begin planning for the 2015-16 school year budget

The South Colonie School District looked to get an early start on budgeting for the 2015-16 school year, but the efforts were delayed.

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Get To Know: Dan Dinsmore

This Get To Know appears in the Jan. 14 editions of Spotlight News.

Revisisions made to local motel bills

Town of Colonie considers public comments in process

Following public comments at a recent town board public hearing, the proposed local laws regarding motel regulations have been revised with residents’ concerns in mind.

EDITORIAL: Time to close the gap

This editorial appears in the Jan. 14 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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The key to teaching

Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio

With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.

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Monsters on the loose

Monster Jam to unleash vehicular mayhem

Either from the immense heights to which they are built — measuring as high as 11 feet — or the primal scream emitted by the revving of a 1500-horsepower engine, the given name of Monster Truck is fitting.

Pair parked at hotel face drug charges

Two men are facing felony drug charges after police allegedly found them to be in possession of heroin.

Donating with the fishes

Ciccotti Center campaign benefits new changing spaces

The benefit campaign for new changing areas at the Ciccotti Center gets an underwater theme as members swim on.

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CBA Brothers come up empty again

The Christian Brothers Academy hockey team is still searching for its first league win of the season.

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Home health aide sentenced for forged checks

A 36-year-old Albany woman was sentenced in Albany County Court on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to serve one-year-and-four-months to four years in state prison for attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.

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Convict receives more prison time for identity theft

Tyrone Allington, 50, already serving time in state prison, was sentenced in Albany County Court on Thursday, Jan. 8, to two-and-a-half to five years in prison for felony identity theft.

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Update: Missing Colonie man found

Colonie police are seeking the public's help in locating Wayne A. Yelle, 46, of Colonie, who has been reportedly missing since Saturday, Dec. 3.

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A city’s lost heritage

Albany residents regain perspective of life in storied South End

Once upon a time, the governor took the visiting princess on a journey to survey his capital city. As they both traveled by car over potholed streets and tenant houses in shambles, the governor was said to be embarrassed. Is that not how stories with princesses usually go?

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