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Coming to Worlds

Triple Threat dance team prepares for Worlds competition in Orlando

The Dance Worlds championship is just a week away, and the Triple Threat All Stars’ dance team is working to perfect its routine.

EDITORIAL: Joke’s on you

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

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Singing honestly

Katy Cole speaks candidly about the music life and what’s on tap for Last Daze

Katy Cole’s voice is an abomination, weathered and aged by years beyond those she has spent on this earth. While on stage, her soul pours out like a rich merlot, filled out by a deep body of blues and a hint of rasp.

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Boys lacrosse: Guidlerland surges past Colonie

Dutchmen score last three goals to beat Garnet Raiders

The Colonie boys lacrosse team had an up-and-down first week.

Fatal hit and run on Central Avenue

Colonie police are investigating Monday's fatal hit and run incident

Colonie police are investigating a fatal hit and run incident. A local woman was hit around 8:15 p.m., on Monday, April 13, and police are asking anyone who may have more information contact the department.

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Gala planned in Troy

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corp celebrates 35 years

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation will celebrate its 35th Birthday with a Gala, Thursday, April 16 at the Franklin Plaza in downtown Troy. 

Sports poll: Should more area high schools install turf fields?

Between the long, cold, snowy winter and the slow thaw this spring, area high schools have increasingly had trouble getting their scheduled varsity games in -- especially in sports such as baseball and softball.

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Get To Know: Nicki Kern

This appears in the April 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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Story Circles honored

Producers of storytelling group recognized

Alden (Joe) Doolittle and Kate Dudding, producers of Story Circle at Proctors, received the 2015 Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award from the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) at the 34th Sharing the Fire - Northeast Storytelling Conference.

North Colonie releases solid budget

District estimates $102.7 million budget, concern over reserve fund usage

The North Colonie Central School District proposed a $102.7 million budget with a 2.81 percent tax levy increase for the 2015-16 school year. The lexy equals an almost $2.3 million increase from last year.

Seats for Saratoga opening up

Reserved seats for Saratoga Race Course now available for purchase

Those of you looking to make Saratoga your “August Place to Be” best start making plans now. Some tickets are on sale now.

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Tobacco display ban touted [video]

Retailers support county bill to shield tobacco products; push back over compromise

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Legislator Mary Lou Connolly, flanked by supermarket and pharmacy store representatives, announced a local law prohibiting the display of tobacco in retail establishments with a pharmacy.

Brushing off a vintage look

Jump back into denim this spring

What is classic American cool and continues to be an item in everyone’s closet? The denim jacket.

South Colonie presents second draft budget

District looks ahead in planning its final budget proposal

As the state prepared to release its school aid runs after weeks of discussions, South Colonie Central School District considered the implications on future budgets during its second budget presentation.

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Protest aftermath

Siena College students face backlash after billboard protest

Hardly a week had passed since Siena College students gathered in Newtonville to protest the Teakwood Builders billboard before news of the protest went national.

EDITORIAL: Shaping an image

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

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Restaurant Week

16 Restaurants 3-Course Meals $20.15

The city’s landscape is changing, and Albany wants you to see it.

Baseball: Late rally propels Shaker past CBA

Shaker scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out an 8-6 victory over Christian Brothers Academy in a non-league baseball game Tuesday, April 7.

Boys lacrosse: Shaker edges Bethlehem

Shaker held on to edge Bethlehem 14-13 in a Suburban Council South Division game Tuesday, April 7.

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Girls lacrosse: Shaker falls in opener

Haley Schultz’s late goal lifts Burnt Hills past Shaker

As one might expect, a girls lacrosse game between the defending Section 2 Class A and Class B champions went down to the wire.

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