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Two arrested on charges of counterfeiting

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.

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Police: New Scotland woman stole from step-grandmother

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.

‘Operation Hang-Up’ campaign announced

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.

Spotlight News earns state honors

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.

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Police: Housekeeper stole jewelry from two clients

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.

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Get To Know: David Green

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.

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Delmar firefighter accused of online involvement with perceived minor

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.

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Police: Man exposed himself to passing driver

State Police arrested an Amsterdam man for allegedly exposing himself while driving to a passing motorist in the Town of Colonie.

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Get To Know: Geoffrey Kirkpatrick

This appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Colonie sports poll: What was the top story of the winter season?

This sports poll question appears in the March 19 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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Get To Know: Jean Cataldo

This appears in the March 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

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Get To Know: Aliki Serras

This appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Guilderland man charged with computer crimes

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.

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Get To Know: Joyce Becker

This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Two arrested on sex trafficking charges at Colonie motel

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.

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Knife attack leads police to 410 bags of heroin

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.

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Burglary charges for Guilderland man suspected of arson

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: Which No. 1 seed has the best chance to win a Section II boys basketball title?

This question appears in the Feb. 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Wrestling: Four Colonie Garnet Raiders win Section II titles

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.

Helping people achieve overall wellness

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.

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Wearable art

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.

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A wealth of wisdom

Bryant Asset builds relationships within the community

When it comes to managing a person’s life savings, to Bryant Asset trust is key.

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No brush off with American Painting

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.

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Lou-Bea’s has the recipe for success

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.

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T.A.C.S is more than an autobody shop

Family-owned business prides itself on customer service

A family business, run by three brothers and their mother, is celebrating 35 years in Bethlehem.

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A picture of success

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.”

Helping others live the American dream

Owning a home is more than an investment, it’s an important part of grasping what many people view as the American dream.

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Phillips Hardware a community staple

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.

Sports poll: Pound for pound, who is the best wrestler in Albany County?

This poll appears in the Feb. 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie earns weekend split in Lake Placid

Jets score five times in second period to pull away from Saranac

The Shaker/Colonie hockey team earned a split at this weekend's Lake Placid Tournament by beating Saranac 8-1 in Saturday's second round at the Olympic Center.

Girls basketball: Shaker sweeps weekend games

Lady Bison remain undefeated heading into Tuesday's showdown

The Shaker girls basketball team defeated Albany Leadership Charter School 74-30 Saturday to complete a sweep of its weekend games.

Hockey: CBA doubles up Bethlehem

Four Brothers score goals in CDHSHL win

Four players recorded goals to lead Christian Brothers Academy past Bethlehem 4-2 in Thursday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Sports poll: Who will be the CDHSHL's leading scorer this season?

This appears in the Feb. 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

Hockey: Shen fends off Shaker/Colonie

Two late goals help Plainsmen prevail

Shenendehowa needed two goals in the third period to pull out a 7-4 victory over Shaker/Colonie in Friday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Girls basketball: Shaker takes care of business

Big second quarter gives Lady Bison a home win

The Shaker girls basketball team remained undefeated on the season with Friday's 56-33 home victory over Saratoga Springs in a Suburban Council North Division game.

Boys basketball: Colonie can't overcome slow start

Joyce's 19 points lead Averill Park to win

Averill Park opened the game on a 12-4 run and held on for a 49-44 victory over Colonie in Friday's Suburban Council South Division boys basketball game.

Boys basketball: Loudonville Christian prevails over Heatly

Three players reach double figures for Eagles

The Loudonville Christian boys basketball team got past Heatly 64-54 in Friday's Central Hudson Valley League game.

Indoor track: CBA claims Big 10 title

Van Epps wins two individual titles

Christian Brothers Academy pulled away from the pack to win the boys team title at Sunday's Big 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.

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Indoor track: Shaker boys place third at Suburban Council meet

Nichols, David lead Blue Bison

The Shaker boys indoor track and field team finished third in Saturday's Suburban Council Championships at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.

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Boys basketball: Columbia fends off Colonie

Lott's 29 points pace Blue Devils in victory

Columbia overcame a slow start to defeat Colonie 83-77 in Friday's Suburban Council South Division boys basketball game.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie skates past Bethlehem

Closs, Caruso each strike twice for Jets

Shaker/Colonie built a 4-0 lead and cruised to a 5-1 victory over Bethlehem in Friday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Sports poll: Who is the Suburban Council's midseason MVP in boys basketball?

This appears in the Jan. 22 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

Girls basketball: Shaker wins battle of unbeaten teams

Rowland sinks seven three-pointers in victory over Averill Park

Shaker is the lone undefeated girls basketball team left in the Suburban Council following Tuesday's 64-54 home victory against Averill Park.

Boys basketball: Loudonville Christian eases past New Lebanon

Dariano's 20 points pace the Eagles in home win

The Loudonville Christian School boys basketball team jumped out to a 25-5 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 71-21 victory over New Lebanon in Tuesday's Central Hudson Valley League game in Loudonville.

Boys basketball: Saratoga hangs on for five-point win over Colonie

Arciero leads Blue Streaks in road win

Noah Arciero's 20 points helped Saratoga Springs edge Colonie 72-67 in Tuesday's Suburban Council boys basketball game in Colonie.

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CDTA: Heading in new directions

Two new BusPlus routes to be added

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has some big plans for the future.

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Get fit for real at MGX

New gym offers P90X and Insanity workouts in a group atmosphere

A brand new business in Albany is offering exercise and fitness classes that are sure to get you in the shape you want to be this year.

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