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Sports poll: Who is the top Class AA football player?

Five nominess. Only one can win. Who is your Section 2 Class AA football player of the year?

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Student takes a stand against bullying

Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley wins anti-bullying competition

When Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley decided to take a stand against bullying after years of enduring it at school, his voice was head throughout the Capital District.

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Get To Know: Joe Hasan

This edition of Get To Know appears in the Nov. 12 Spotlight News.

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Local group gives back to veterans

Jezreel International will open its Miracle Center this weekend

After months of work and planning, Jezreel International will be opening the doors Saturday, Nov. 15, of its Veterans Miracle Center, a store created solely to supply veterans with free basic needs items, from clothing to furniture.

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Islamic Center opens door to bishop

Catholic and Jewish leaders attend afternoon prayer to promote interfaith dialogue

To encourage interfaith discussions among Capital District religious leaders, the Muslim Community Center in Colonie welcomed Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, along with residents of the Capital District, to an afternoon of lunch and prayer.

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Troubled motherhood

‘American Medea’ at Skidmore examines the similarities between Euripides’ subject and modern-day examples

While researching the weighty subject of filicide, the deliberate act of a parent killing their own child, for her play “American Medea,” writer and director Holly Derr found herself talking with anyone who would listen.

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Colonie to motel owner: Tear them down

Residents petition town to hold discussions in an open meeting

The Town of Colonie is preparing to offer a deal to Alex Patel, owner of the Skylane and Blu-Bell motels, asking that he demolish both motels in exchange for dismissing hundreds of code violations discovered early this year during inspections.

LETTER: Registry would prevent further suffering of animals

This letter appears in the Nov. 12 editions of Spotlight News as a response to our Nov. 5 editorial.

EDITORIAL: Involvement isn’t selective

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

Have a no-cook Thanksgiving

Restaurants offering takeout or holiday service give kitchen-weary hosts a break

Some people love spending Thanksgiving in the kitchen, but it’s not for everyone, and preparing an elaborate holiday meal is just one of the 8.8 million complaints you’ll see if you Google “Thanksgiving stinks.”

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North Colonie honors veterans

The Battle of the Bulge was remembered at this year’s Veterans Day Celebration

Students and teachers in the North Colonie school district invited community members to honor veterans for its thirteenth annual Veterans Day Celebration at Shaker High School on Wednesday, Nov. 5, where honored guests spoke of the Battle of the Bulge and eight veterans received the North Colonie Patriot Award.

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Steck holds onto 110th Assembly District seat

Democrat incumbents Fahy, Breslin reelected to state legislature

Democrat incumbent Phil Steck was reelected to the 110th Assembly District with 59 percent of the votes after residents went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, according to unofficial election results.

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Tonko topples Fischer for congressional seat

Democrat easily sweeps to his fourth two-year term

Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, was elected to his fourth two-year term after election results on Tuesday night, Nov. 4, grew to an insurmountable lead that Jim Fischer, R-Ballston Spa was unable to overcome.

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Jordan Zlogar comes through for Shenendehowa

Senior catches 10 passes and intercepts two more against CBA

Jordan Zlogar made all the important catches when Shenendehowa needed them the most.

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Fair has echoes of Shaker tradition

Heritage Society’s annual craft event supports the museum’s mission

The Shaker Heritage Society works year-round to preserve one of the first Shaker settlement sites in America and educate the community on local history, but once a year, the Heritage Society gathers community members to delve back to its roots with the annual Christmas Craft Fair.

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Get To Know: Ed McMullen

This Get To Know appears in the Nov. 5 editions of Spotlight News.

Chambers consider joint task force

Albany-Colonie and Schenectady organizations take the first step to joining under the same umbrella

After years of working together on projects, the board of directors for the Albany-Colonie Regional and Schenectady chambers of commerce have voted to create a joint task force to further combine resources.

A basketball tradition

The Colonie Elks Lodge holds its Hoop Shoot Competition for local youth

Following a 42-year tradition, the Colonie Elks Lodge is inviting kids of all ages to the annual Hoop Shoot Competition on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Cicotti Family Recreation Center, 30 Aviation Road in Colonie.

Police investigate fatal crash on Northway

New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving three vehicles and a pedestrian that occurred on Interstate 87 in Colonie on Wednesday, Nov. 5, around 7 a.m.

District given food for thought

North Colonie board members get a taste of new meals being served in schools to fit federal regulations

During the North Colonie Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, Board members were treated by the school district’s food services department to a taste of the new school cuisine.

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