Highlights of anniversary include a race, music and Family Day at the farmers market
A day full of family activities will take place in Menands on Saturday, Aug. 23, as the village celebrates its 90th anniversary with special events and, perennial favorite, Family Day at the Menands Farmers Market.
Colonie Police Chief Steven Heider said that a person of interest is in custody following a stabbing in Colonie earlier this week.
This Get To Know appears in the July 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
State Police arrested a Rensselaer County man, who faces a bevy of charges, after he allegedly violated a stay away order and assaulted the victim.
Hoffman's Playland set to close in September
With Hoffman's Playland owners David and Ruth Hoffman announcing the amusement park's closure in September, families are taking advantage of every opportunity to ride the rides one more time.
State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, near the Crossgates Mall entrance ramp.
This sports poll question appears in the June 25 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This sports poll question appears in the June 11 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Dates released for McCoy's local State of County talks and office hours
County Executive Dan McCoy will be giving his State of the County talk Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Town Hall. McCoy will also be visiting other municipalities across the county.
Guilderland stopped from third straight local win, drops to second
Albany County held its annual best tasting tap water contest Wednesday, May 7, and the Latham Water District took top tap honors. Latham topped two-time defending champion Guilderland by a narrow margin of three points, garnering a total of 72 points.
This appears in the May 7 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
A prevalent scam during the spring typically involves a traveling asphalt paving crew offering a low-price opportunity to pave a homeowner’s driveway, according to police. Sealing scams can be similar to paving scams, police said, but sometimes the scammer will appear to have properly sealed the driveway.
State Police said shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, May 4, a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer allegedly struck and killed a Rome man, who was reportedly alone in the center of three southbound lanes on I-87 in the City of Albany.
James Hakkenberg, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the second degree in Albany County Court this morning.
This sports poll question appears in the April 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This appears in the April 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
State Police arrested an Albany woman for allegedly forging documents to make her appear to be licensed attorney.
This poll question appears in the April 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
The Colonie boys track and field team split a Suburban Council duel meet with Shenendehowa and Niskayuna Tuesday in Niskayuna.
On Wednesday, April 16, Sheriff Craig D. Apple reported the arrests of Levar J. Vanhosen and David C. King for their alleged involvement in a counterfeiting operation.
Sports poll: Where does Siena's CBI championship rank among the top moments in the mens basketball program's history?
This poll question appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Residents employing housekeeper urged to report any missing jewelry
Last summer, an elderly woman reported jewelry was stolen from her basement. The case remained cold until police discovered a family member allegedly pawned the jewelry this month.
State Police to step up distracted driving enforcement for set time period
The “Operation Hang-Up” campaign will run from Thursday, April 10, to the following Tuesday, which will have State Police along the thruway cracking down on distracted driving violations.
This appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Flagship edition earns first place for front page; arts coverage and sports photo praised
Spotlight News received a first-place award in the best front page category at this year’s New York Press Association spring conference held last weekend.
Homeowners urged to check for any missing property, notify police
An area housekeeper allegedly stole jewelry from two clients and police are urging anyone who employed the woman to check if any of their property is missing.
This appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
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.
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.
State Police arrested an Amsterdam man for allegedly exposing himself while driving to a passing motorist in the Town of Colonie.
This sports poll question appears in the March 19 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
This appears in the March 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers
This appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Latham on Friday, Feb. 28, arrested Gabriel Rodriguez, 39, of Guilderland, for felony computer trespass and falsifying business records in the first degree along with a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
The Albany County Sheriff's Office arrested two City of Troy residents Tuesday, March 4, on sex trafficking charges following a tip on the whereabouts of an endangered 21-year-old woman.
A Colonie man was arrested for allegedly slashing the face of a Voorheesville resident, but police then discovered a stash of heroin inside his apartment.
A Guilderland man was arraigned on several charges tied to several alleged burglary and larceny incidents stretching from the summer of 2012 through the following year.
Sports poll: With this year's Class AA boys basketball playoff results, has the Suburban Council become the new Section II power?
This appears in the Feb. 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This question appears in the Feb. 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Burt, Cohen, Cooks and DiCerbo punch their tickets to Albany for the state championships
Colonie is sending four wrestlers to the state tournament after they won their weight classes at Sunday’s Section II Division I finals in Glens Falls.
Social worker Marian Truax offers gentle therapeutic intervention
A Delmar native has returned to her hometown and opened a private practice offering help to people looking to overcome obstacles in life and achieve overall wellness.
At Drue Sanders, creativity and quality are tops
Drue Sanders always knew she wanted to be an artist. What she didn’t want to be was a starving artist.
Bryant Asset builds relationships within the community
When it comes to managing a person’s life savings, to Bryant Asset trust is key.
Founder Chris Tobin says customers can expect a high-quality job done on time
Chris Tobin has found inner peace and success in upstate New York.
Restaurant combines fresh flavors, tradition
At Lou-Bea’s Pizza, you can taste the tradition — from the award-winning sauce to the gourmet topping combinations.
Family-owned business prides itself on customer service
A family business, run by three brothers and their mother, is celebrating 35 years in Bethlehem.
Saratoga Paint and Sip’s Latham studio attracting new fans of unique art experience
To Catherine Hover, the owner of Saratoga Paint and Sip, art is “empowering.”
Owning a home is more than an investment, it’s an important part of grasping what many people view as the American dream.
Longtime local business offers service and product not found in big-box alternatives
Five generations after its founder first opened its doors, a locally owned and operated hardware store is one of the oldest in the country still operating and expanding.