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Troy Music Hall, Pro Musica partner up

Community arts institutions join in arrangement to offer expanded cultural offerings to the area

It was announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, at an event in Downtown Troy that Albany Pro Musica will become the chorus-in-residence at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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Voorheesville fills school board vacancy

Board of Education appoints newcomer, who plans to run for full term

School board members appointed a local attorney to fill the vacancy created after a recent resignation, which comes as the board gears up to make some big decisions.

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Get To Know: Richard Naylor

This edition of Get To Know appears in the Nov. 26 copies of Spotlight News.

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Dancing the dream

Moscow Ballet brings ‘The Nutcracker’ back to The Palace at a more family-friendly time

The Moscow Ballet returns the Palace Theater for a matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Nov. 29.

LETTER: Fahy is good for the environment

This letter to the editor appears in the Nov. 26 editions of Spotlight News.

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Ten years of song

Bethlehem Senior Choir celebrates a decade of providing music for seniors by seniors

One local singing group is kicking off its 10-year anniversary with a series of events throughout the year.

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Model holiday

The Trains and Toys exhibit at miSci has become a tradition for many families

In a world where 8-year-olds beg for the latest cellphone, the sight of a toy train set still holds a special kind of magic this time of year – especially in Schenectady.

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Going nuts

Food company founded by Delmar couple marks its 10th anniversary

Caroline Barrett knew quitting her job was a risk.

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Local teams shine

Bethlehem girls soccer, boys volleyball reach state semifinals

As the winter sports season begins, let’s take a look back at the fall season.

EDITORIAL: What we’re thankful for

This editorial appears in the Nov. 26 editions of Spotlight News.

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Guilderland seeks solutions for schools

District projects $129k budget gap next year, while focusing on long-term vision

School district leaders again sought community input before budget deliberations begin, but this year, residents had new insight on the excess capacity of its buildings.

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Bethlehem’s textile recycling day a success

The Town of Bethlehem helped launch the Clothes the Loop NY statewide environmental campaign with a successful textile collection event on America Recycles Day, Saturday, Nov. 15.

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Six sign their letters of intent

Comber, Cremo and Rickert choose to play DI lacrosse teams

Six Bethlehem Central High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level at a Tuesday, Nov. 18, ceremony.

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Bethlehem passes nearly $40 million budget

Plan sparks little feedback, stays under state tax cap

The Bethlehem Town Board unanimously passed its 2015 budget last week.

Transparency efforts recognized

Bethlehem receives top marks for website

The website for the Town of Bethlehem has been named among the top in the state by a local, independent think tank.

County nursing home set for nearly $2.5M in fixes

Several modernizations and improvements are scheduled for the Albany County Nursing Home, which will be bonded over the next two years for a total of $2.456 million.

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Keeping veterans warm

Katie’s Koats collects outerwear to help those in need

At areas around the Capital District, residents will once again find drop boxes for Katie’s Koats to provide warmth to the homeless and veterans around the area during winter months.

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Get To Know: Sabre Sarnataro

This week's Get To Know appears in the Nov. 19 editions of Spotlight News.

New Scotland OKs $7.2M budget within tax cap

Spending plan holds 1.94 percent property levy tax increase

Town Board members adopted next year’s budget totaling almost $7.23 million, which stays within the tax cap while tapping about $70,000 less from fund balances.

LETTER: Community helps ’Birds soar

This Letter to the Editor appears in the Nov. 19 edition of The Spotlight.

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