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POV: A solid foundation for growth

This point of view appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

North Colonie school board approves budget

District to see more state money than expected

In a budget season that has had few surprises for this district, it is no surprise that the North Colonie Board of Education has voted to approve a final version of the $101.3 million budget spending plan.

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Get To Know: David Green

This appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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One in a billion

Siena joins others in shedding light on violence against women

On Valentine’s Day, activists around the world participated in an event called One Billion Rising for Justice, which was created to raise awareness about violence against women. Due to inclement weather, Siena had to reschedule theirs.

South Colonie budget forum sees major turnout

District residents say they fear losing programs and coaches

The cafeteria at Shaker Road Elementary was filled to capacity with district administrators, staff, parents, students and athletes Tuesday, March 25, in support of staff that may be cut due to budget constraints.

Sports poll: Do you think Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season should be declared a national holiday?

This sports poll question appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: A perfect storm of miscommunication

This editorial appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Troy Belting takes steps to clean up site

Business takes part in brownfield program after contaminants found

A public comment period is scheduled for April 1-30 on plans to remove contaminates in the soil at a factory located at an electric motor repair facility at 70 Cohoes Road in Colonie.

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From STEM to stage

Tech Valley High students are the driving force behind the staging of ‘Mulan’

When most people think about Tech Valley High School, they think about students studying science, technology, engineering and math. While this is true, it’s not just STEM learning that is going on at the TVHS campus in Rensselaer.

Baseball: Blue Bison itching to get outside

Shaker scheduled to start season Thursday against Lansingburgh

Like every baseball team in Section II, the Shaker Blue Bison are sick and tired of being cooped up inside the gym for practices.

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Bringing new life to cemetery

St. Agnes’ Living Room offers art exhibits and classes

A cemetery in Menands has come up with an innovative way to bring more people there.

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Delmar firefighter accused of online involvement with perceived minor

Man allegedly had inappropriate conversations with undercover officers posing as teens

The Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Delmar man after a two-week investigation concerning inappropriate communications online with undercover officers posing as underage girls.

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Boys lacrosse: Slow first half dooms Brothers

Suffern wards off CBA’s challenge in the second half

This wasn’t the effort coach Tim Vivian wanted to see out of his Christian Brothers Academy lacrosse team. Section I’s Suffern limited the Brothers to one goal in the first half on its way to a 9-5 non-league victory in Saturday’s non-league game at Troy High School.

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Music nourishes interfaith program

First United Methodist hosts benefit concert

Since 2003, the First United Methodist Church of Delmar has hosted the Voices of Hope Benefit Concert as a member of the Interfaith Partnership of the Homeless. The concert raises funds for Interfaith’s summer youth programs, which provide activities, field trips and healthy lunches to hundreds of children each year.

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Police: Man exposed himself to passing driver

State Police arrested an Amsterdam man for allegedly exposing himself while driving to a passing motorist in the Town of Colonie.

Sports poll: How far will the Union College hockey team go in the NCAA Tournament?

This poll question appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Disability advocates' encampment stretches on

Protestors occupy Nurses Association building, clash over nursing law

Around a dozen disabled people, with some leaving and others joining, have been living in the lobby of the New York State Nurses Association in Latham after the union and activists clashed over a proposed amendment to the Nurse Practice Act.

Village of Colonie has new trustee

Election returns Tobin to office; Lockhart joins board

The Village of Colonie has its first new trustee in more than a decade as 1,242 votes were cast in the Tuesday, March 18, election.

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Get To Know: Geoffrey Kirkpatrick

This appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: Heroin doesn’t discriminate

This editorial appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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