The Colonie Police department added patrols near Forts Ferry Elementary after an incident on Thursday morning, Sept. 18.
Delmar Democrat says her interests, experience make her a good fit for Surrogate Court judge
Following a last-minute signature campaign to appear on the ballot, Stacy Pettit has won her Democratic primary bid for Albany County Surrogate Court judge.
NYCLU threatens lawsuit on revised statute after prior court victory
Albany County legislators are hoping their new cyberbullying law sticks, but a legal challenge has already been threatened.
This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 17 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Siena’s interim president is making himself at home on campus
When Father Kevin Mullen was named provincial minister of Holy Name Province in New York City this spring after serving as Siena’s president for seven years, the college found itself looking for someone to fill his shoes.
Local officials are shaking their heads after a member of the Navy brought what appeared to be an improvised explosive device through a checkpoint at Albany International Airport.
This poll question appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Street fair celebrates the vibrancy of downtown Albany neighborhood
An outdoor block party in the Pine Hills area of Albany sets itself apart with its family-friendly vibe and activities for kids and adults.
Community can send off the season at Fall Festival hosted by St. Thomas in Delmar
The parish and school of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar have joined together to hold the congregation’s first community Fall Festival.
People of all ages came to Hoffman’s Playland Sunday, Sept. 14, to enjoy one last ride before the 62-year-old amusement park closed its gates for good.
This editorial appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
McCoy pushing instead for a ban on the open display of tobacco products in pharmacies
Despite vocal support for Local Law D at a recent public hearing, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy vetoed the legislation that would ban tobacco sales in pharmacies in Albany County.
Spotlight on Finance
The late Maya Angelou once said: “To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference.” This rings true for all volunteers. Throughout America, the communities in which we live, work and play are better because so many give so selflessly of themselves. They choose to make a difference, and what they do is not nearly as important as the fact that they are simply doing something—something of substance that fills a need. Volunteering to serve on a nonprofit board is a little different. Effective board service is about much more than filling a seat at the table and attaching your name to a cause.
Denman rushed for three touchdowns in Blackbirds' victory
The first Friday night football game in Watervliet did not go the way the Cannoneers planned.
Saratoga girls, Guilderland boys win Springstead Invitational team titles
Emily Burns has a finishing kick few Section 2 cross country runners possess.
After a tough year of budgeting resulted in the loss of a well-liked physical education teacher and football coach, among other positions, the South Colonie Central School District’s growth and assessment rate increase came in lower than projected in the spring.
John Boyd Thacher is the namesake of the New York state park in which the geologic wonders, fossil record, and scenic beauty of the Helderberg Escarpment are preserved for all time. The preservation of the area for scientific value and public use was a logical culmination of the life of a man dedicated to exploration, preservation and the public good.
This Get To Know appears in the Sept. 10 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Patrick O’Connor helped save three people suffering from cardiac arrest
Nearly a year after the most recent resuscitation, a local firefighter and Town of Colonie 911 dispatcher was honored for his involvement in saving three people suffering from cardiac arrest.