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Albany Dutchmen: Bats come alive at home

Albany belts three triples in victory over Mohawk Valley

A rare show of power helped the Albany Dutchmen complete a home-and-home sweep of Mohawk Valley.

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Air Guard and Stratton hosts tanker disaster drill

Local agencies work together in case of fuel fire

SCOTIA — The NY Air National Guard’s 109th Arilift Wing hosted a major accident response exercise on June 14 at Stratton Air Base with local emergency agencies. The exercise simulated a tanker truck explosion and included simulated victims played by members of the Civil Air Patrol and Cadets.

Afrim’s Sports Park moves forward

Multi-use sports park set for 28.6-acre parcel on Watervliet Shaker Road

Afrim’s Sports Park took further steps toward becoming a reality after the Planning Board received an updated study on the site’s parking and pedestrian walkway situations.

Ramblin’ down the Hudson

Live music everywhere to welcome in summer

What do you get when you mix a beautiful day, some incredible food and great music, with an artsy component thrown into the mix?

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Champions of music

Charitable group under Albany Symphony Orchestra fights to keep music alive in area schools

The gift of music leaves a lasting impression on those who receive it.

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On to November

Christine Benedict officially announces her candidacy for supervisor

The Republican candidate for town supervisor, Christine Benedict, officially announced her bid and outlined her policies for the fall election.

EDITORIAL: Speak up now

This editorial appears in the June 17 editions of Spotlight News.

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Money-smart advice for the recent college grad

For recent college graduates, a recent Economic Policy Institute study paints a good-news, bad-news picture of your job prospects. The good news: you’re more likely to land a job than your peers in recent graduating classes. The bad news: you’re probably going to be underemployed and underpaid.

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Hello city

Troy Night Out is all about children and community in the Collar City

It almost felt like a family reunion.

Playland opening

Construction crews are hard at work preparing Huck Finn’s Playland for its grand opening next week, when local residents can come and test out the former Hoffman’s Playland rides in their new home.

How to dress for the show

Think of versatility when the work place predicates your choice of clothes

Summertime is calling and wants to know if you have a date with the music festivals coming to the Capital Region?

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Celebrating the barn

Shaker Heritage celebrates barn’s centennial with picnic

In celebration of the 1915 Barn Complex’s centennial anniversary, Shaker Heritage Society will host a picnic, complete with games, door prizes and a bit of history.

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Get To Know: Katie Moore

This appears in the June 10 editions of Spotlight News.

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Lighting the torch

Torch Ceremony Honors Two Who Lost Their Lives

Delmar’s Jack Kapczynski was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has had three surgeries in his two years of life.

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Developing the next wave of rowers

Shaker crew team’s free learn to row program introduces sport to middle schoolers

How do you get middle school-age students interested in the sport of rowing?

GOP ballot announced

Colonie Republican Committee announces supervisor endorsement

In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Town of Colonie Republican Party announced its endorsement for Christine Benedict as town supervisor.

Disc Jam 2015

Best “local” bands out of New England for weekend festival

Thirty miles east of Albany you’ll find country, farms, nature, and some of the best music to be heard in New England.

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New space, more trails

Park officials announce changes coming to Thacher Park in coming years

The John Boyd Thacher State Park has faced a bumpy road in the last decade, including the threat of closure five years ago. But that has since changed as park officials broke ground for the new Thacher Park Center.

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Reeling in the prize

West Albany Rod and Gun Club hosted annual Fishing Derby

For the 41st year in a row, Colonie Town Park was overtaken by gaggles of young children and teenagers vying to catch the biggest fish.

EDITORIAL: It happens here, too

This editorial appears in the June 10 editions of Spotlight News.

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