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Veto override fails to gain support

Only 15 legislators supported the move to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies, far under the supermajority need to pass

Tobacco can still be sold in local pharmacies after county legislators stood behind County Executive Dan McCoy’s decision to only ban the display of such products in those businesses.

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Redemption time

Pro wrestling event in Troy raises money for charity while fans raise their voices in fun

Rumor has it that there’s going to be a few fights at the Boys and Girls Club of Troy on Saturday, Oct. 25, and no one will be there to stop them.

EDITORIAL: The start of something big

This editorial appears in the Oct. 22 editions of Spotlight News.

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Battle for the 46th Senate District continues at debate

Tkaczyk, Amedore differences clear at League of Women Voters' candidates forum

Displeasing looks aplenty were cast between candidates during a recent debate for the hotly contested 46th Senate District, as each listened to the opponent’s answers.

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Monolith Solar headed for Vista Technology Campus

First tech tenant on campus promises jobs, economic boost

Frustrated with the rising cost of his utility bills, Steven Erby began looking into alternative energy sources about seven years ago.

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Bethlehem likely to see tech upgrades

Efficiency grant would fund the purchase of items that would save time and money townwide

The town may soon be receiving long-awaited technology upgrades in almost every department through the use of grant funds.

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Down and derby

The Hellions of Troy bring women of all backgrounds together to compete in a sport known to inflict a few bruises all in the name of fun

With competitors named Viper Martini, Bonnie Doom and Trixie Firecracker, the sport of roller derby still carries the air of showmanship it is known for, but the game is far from the blood and glitter reputation that sometimes still follows it today.

Bethlehem girls volleyball ready for Sectionals

The Bethlehem girls volleyball team may have a long wait before playing again.

Guilderland boys soccer team exceeds expectations

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Guilderland boys soccer team achieved more than it thought it would.

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Second season begins

Bethlehem, Ravena hit the road; Voorheesville gets a rematch

The seedings for this year’s Section 2 football playoffs came out Sunday, Oct. 19. And for two area teams, their seasons will continue on the road.

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Guilderland falls to Shenendehowa - Photo Gallery

Guilderland travelled to undefeated Shenendehowa on Oct. 17 to take on the Plainsmen in the final game of the regular season.

Noah Carey leads Guilderland to Albany County Meet title

Lansing claims girls individual title for Shaker

The Guilderland boys cross country team turned in a dominating performance at the Albany County Meet Friday, Oct. 17, at Colonie Town Park.

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Green thumb greats

Golden Trowel Award handed out to local businesses for a second year

Members of the Bethlehem Garden Club have announced the 2014 winners of the Golden Trowel Awards.

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Get To Know: Erika Gauthier

This Get To Know feature appears in the Oct. 15 editions of Spotlight News.

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The sky’s no limit

Bethlehem Children’s School teacher will skydive for scholarship funds

While most schools take a more grounded approach to fundraising, Bethlehem Children’s School is looking to the sky.

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Harvest harbingers

Bethlehem middle schoolers build scarecrows to welcome the season

Like the scarecrows he helps build, Mark Warford is outstanding in his field.

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Bethlehem soccerplex breaks ground

Wemple Road dome expected to be ready for winter use

For nearly six years, the Bethlehem Soccer Club has attempted to build a new indoor facility on its Wemple Road property.

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Music from the sweet spot of life

The perfect retro playlist provides the soundtrack to homecoming events

Music is often the best vehicle by which to travel down Memory Lane.

County executive OK’s new cyber-bully law

Latest version addresses court’s free speech concerns

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has approved a new cyber-bullying law, after a previous law was struck done this summer by the state Court of Appeals.

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Bethlehem Central High School teacher on leave a second time

District investigating lab experiments performed in class

A Bethlehem High School science teacher has been placed on administrative leave for a second time while the district investigates lab experiments performed in his class.

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