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Scarecrows to spruce up Albany

Competition to build the best hay man in its third year

A scarecrow presiding over a cornfield is as common in the farmlands of the Capital District as it is a staple of Halloween imagery.

EDITORIAL: Another fight looms

This editorial appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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Creepy Capital District

This October, get your dose of chills and thrills at these local haunts

Deep within the basement of Proctors in Schenectady, Greg Rubusto and his Tri-City New York Paranormal Society team were investigating what many had already suspected of the 88-year old vaudeville house: that it’s haunted.

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Maryanna Lansing earns four-peat

Shaker junior adds to Grout Run winnning streak

Shaker’s Maryanna Lansing put her name in the Grout Run record books Saturday, Oct. 4.

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Around the U.S. in 14 days

Two pilots fly to 49 state capitals over two week

In an effort to raise awareness about the smaller municipal airports, two private pilots are flying to all the capitals in the lower 48 states and Alaska in a single-engine plane over the course of 14 days.

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Get To Know: Stacey Morris

This Get To Know appears in the Oct. 1 editions of Spotlight News.

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Having a wine time in Cohoes

Spindles on Remsen holds its official grand opening

With an increased demand for food, arts and entertainment, the Spindle City has seen abandoned buildings find new life.

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A cider a day

Nine Pin Cider Works benefits from new legislation

New York’s first licensed farm cidery, which creates hard cider from 100 percent New York apples, has taken full advantage of recent state legislation that creates opportunities for local businesses.

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Maxed out

Student Film Festival will screen the works of 10 finalists

In the course of a single minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube.com. The amount of material that has amassed on the website since its creation nearly 10 years ago has reached a point where the company’s content database scans through the equivalent of 400 years of blooper, prank, monologue, gaming and cat videos every day.

Sports poll: Who is the top Suburban Council male cross country runner?

Spotlight Sports poll question for Oct. 1, 2014

EDITORIAL: Better. Bolder. Brighter.

This editorial appears in the Oct. 1 editions of Spotlight News.

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Cecilia Tkaczyk, George Amedore ready for battle

Candidates for the 46th Senate District meet for first debate of the election season

One of the most contentious state senate races is on track to be a cutthroat contest featuring a rematch between two candidates looking for a knockout victory.

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Player of the Week: Eni Luro

This appears in the Oct. 1 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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Soup’s on in Guilderland

Annual event welcomes season with food, fun and fast cars

The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting chillier so it can mean only one thing in Guilderland: It’s time to slurp some soup.

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Clothes call

Bringing Cirque du Soleil’s vibrant ‘Dralion’ costumes to the stage requires a wardrobe team that can think on its feet

It’s East meets West with a circus twist in downtown Albany for the final run of “Dralion.”

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A good day to race

Albany teen dominates the field in Crossings 5K Challenge

Michael Cuke started road racing this year, but running is in his genes.

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Bounces go Shaker’s way

Blue Bison remain unbeaten with win over Bethlehem

Ten games into the season, Shaker is the only undefeated Suburban Council boys soccer team.

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Getting seniors hooked on fishing

DEC holds clinic for would-be anglers at Six Mile Waterworks

Many people who go fishing can tell you all about how relaxing it can be, and it’s not too late for those who don’t fish to enjoy those same benefits.

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Setting the scene

Delmar artist finds he is drawn to painting pastures

Several years ago, Robert Lynk was passing a field in Westerlo when he decided to stop and take a picture.

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Get To Know: Brent Meredith

This Get To Know appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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