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Clothes call

Bringing Cirque du Soleil’s vibrant ‘Dralion’ costumes to the stage requires a wardrobe team that can think on its feet

It’s East meets West with a circus twist in downtown Albany for the final run of “Dralion.”

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Voorheesville opts back in to federal lunch program

District hoping to break even after nearly $100k deficit last school year

Voorheesville schools were in the vanguard of districts opposing more strict federal school lunch program guidelines, but an ongoing operating deficit has forced the district back in line.

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Setting the scene

Delmar artist finds he is drawn to painting pastures

Several years ago, Robert Lynk was passing a field in Westerlo when he decided to stop and take a picture.

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Get To Know: Brent Meredith

This Get To Know appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Bethlehem Central mulls new start time

Officials say there are many obstacles to beginning school day later for teens

Bethlehem Central will begin preliminary discussions about starting school later for older students, but the issue’s many barriers could put a stop to the idea before it is seriously considered.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Pinpointing Fort Nassau

This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Traffic calming efforts begin

Crosswalks, radar devices pop up in Haswell Farms and the Enclave

Some suggestions from last winter’s traffic calming study have been implemented by Bethlehem’s Highway Department in the neighborhoods of Haswell Farms and the Enclave.

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Head for the Hills

Rensselaerville Cycling Festival lets riders experience the area’s beautiful scenery with events for all ages

Take a scenic course, add cyclists of all ages, mix in food and drinks of all kinds, cheerful spectators and top it off with live music, and you have a gran fondo.

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Connecting farms with just a click

Cornell Cooperative Extension unveils online ‘Ag Exchange’ service

Finding a buyer for an “Amish modified” New Holland 273 mini baler might not be done easily through traditional advertisements, but a new online service aims to fill that niche.

Sports poll: Who is the top Suburban Council female cross country runner?

This sports poll question appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Town land discussion should be transparent

This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 24 edition of The Spotlight.

EDITORIAL: Part of your community

This editorial appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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New dorms unveiled at Glenmont Job Corps

Upgrades coincide with program’s 50th anniversary

After nearly four years of construction, Glenmont Job Corps celebrated the official opening of its new dormitory buildings just in time for the organization’s 50th anniversary.

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Guilderland Center sidewalks project bid awarded

Construction costs, engineering expenses fall $110k under budget

About 4,000 feet of paved path will stretch through the hamlet of Guilderland Center next summer, which is a sight several residents have waited years to see.

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Crossings Challenge 5K has lots to offer

Race enters its 11th year with runs for adults and children

As the outdoor running season winds down, an event that takes place at the Crossings offers an opportunity for the whole family to get some exercise and enjoy the park.

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Guilderland Lady Dutch run win streak to six games

Inexperienced group comes together for Guilderland following an 0-2 start

After a cold start, the Guilderland girls soccer team is turning up the heat in the Suburban Council.

Ben Zonca leads the way

Bethlehem tailback rushes for 219 yards and three TDs in win

The Bethlehem football team needed some late heroics to win its first Liberty Division game.

New Scotland looks in-house for portion of New Salem water project

New Scotland officials are eyeing town employees to complete a portion of the New Salem Water District project after one contract garnered no interest.

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Thriller in Voorheesville

Blackbirds mount late drive to rally past Mechamnicville in home opener

The Voorheesville football team proved it can make the big plays in crunch time.

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Voorheesville school district superintendant ready to retire

Snyder to leave post after school year; school board member resigning

Teresa Thayer Snyder is ready to step down from her leadership post at Voorheesville school district following a life-changing year.

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