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EDITORIAL: Huck Finn’s gamble

This editorial appears in the Oct. 15 editions of Spotlight News.

How to survive a financial fright-fest

Spotlight on Finance

As children, we feared the unknown. Shadowy tree branches on our walls were the beckoning, spindly fingers of witches. The settling of the house was the groan of monsters. And the wind hissing through the cracks of poorly insulated windows was the shriek of tortured souls—which surely, alone in our rooms, was a fate we could not escape

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Hoffman's Playland move set

Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More receives $650k in grants to relocate beloved amusement park rides

The “more” in Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More has taken on a whole new meaning after plans were announced to move the rides from Hoffman’s Playland to the store in North Albany.

Get ready to do the ‘Time Warp'

Cult classic continues to entertain at Capital District venues

Just shy of 40 years old, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” still makes for a popular event each and every Halloween.

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Under one roof

The Barn in Albany, which provides artists with working, living and performing spaces, is hosting a benefit to showcase the organization’s mission

The Albany Barn and Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival are set to throw their third annual “Fusion” event, which is billed as an evening of urban art, architecture, music and fashion.

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Wins all around

Colonie, Shaker and CBA post divisional victories in Week 5

All three town football teams posted wins in Week 5 of the Section 2 Class AA football season.

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A call for better youth drug abuse prevention

Regional coalition kicks off awareness month with stories of addiction

One 13-year-old girl started out drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, but in four years, she found herself addicted to prescription pills. More than a decade later, she’s hoping her message of recovery keeps someone from ever starting down that same path.

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Get To Know: Adam Chaskin

This Get To Know entry appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why pink? Let me count the ways

This Guest Commentary appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

Library trains Etsy entrepreneurs

Program at Albany’s Main Branch helps artisans get their online shops up and running

The Internet has served as a source of income for many over the years, with such well-established commercial hubs as Amazon.com and eBay.

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De-stressing

Comptroller’s report finds Albany County, Town of Colonie are in better fiscal health than in years past, but areas of concern remain

Local lawmakers are still feeling financial burdens of living within the tax cap while balancing budgets, but there are signs of improvement.

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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.

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