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Mangia to close

A local favorite for 25 years says goodbye

After nearly 25 years in business, Café Mangia in Slingerlands is closing its doors at the end of the month. Mangia’s last day of business is expected to be Saturday, Jan. 31.

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Shaker Pointe receives national recognition

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a project five years in the making, has been nationally recognized for its dedication to Shaker architecture and remaining environmentally friendly in all steps of the project.

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‘Miracle’ needed to preserve barn

Relocation of former LeVie barn seems unlikely before nearing deadline

Only photographs and other documentation are likely to remain as evidence of the historic Hilton barn after this summer. Relocation costs are proving too great for the massive post and beam structure.

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Residents voice tech support

IDA vote on Monolith Solar expected in February

A proposal to give tax breaks to the first tech company within Slingerlands’ Vista Technology Campus was met with encouragement last week by residents and town officials.

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Love thy #selfie

Local high school tackles the global phenomenon

The practice of composing a self-portrait dates back several centuries to ancient sculptors who’d depict their likeness into stone. Conversely, what was once an exhibition of one’s artistic talent, the advent of technology and social media has reduced this form of expression as a whimsical and instantaneous declaration of one’s self — the selfie.

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Hello, Birdie

Bethlehem Middle School students ready to perform ‘Bye, Bye Birdie, Jr.’

Audience members will likely leave with a happy face after watching an upbeat, humorous tale featuring a rock ’n’ roll heartthrob crooning sock hop tunes.

Four enter Suburban Council

League admits Albany, Troy, CBA and Schenectady

The Suburban Council is growing.

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Third convicted in Golden Town Buffet identity theft scheme

Saihing Chan, 21, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and identity theft in the first degree, both felonies, in Albany County Court Tuesday, Jan. 13.

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Drug charges follow seatbelt stop

Bethlehem police stopped an Albany man for not wearing his seatbelt and found him in possession of heroin and crack cocaine.

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Bethlehem snaps Shaker's streak

Eagles rally from 13-point deficit to beat Blue Bison in overtime

The Bethlehem girls basketball team did something no other team had done at Shaker since December 2010.

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'Toxic-Free Toys Act' signed into law

Local lawmakers defied calls from toy industry representatives to let state or federal officials draft changes to what levels of chemicals are allowed in children’s products.

Bethlehem school board votes down easement exemption

BOE unanimously approves lowest level Veteran’s Tax Exemption

School board members decided last week the district would not participate in conservation easement tax breaks for large landowners last week.

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The key to teaching

Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio

With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.

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Monsters on the loose

Monster Jam to unleash vehicular mayhem

Either from the immense heights to which they are built — measuring as high as 11 feet — or the primal scream emitted by the revving of a 1500-horsepower engine, the given name of Monster Truck is fitting.