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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why pink? Let me count the ways

This Guest Commentary appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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Paint it pink

Teen joins forces with To Life! to promote townwide breast cancer awareness campaign

A crop of peculiar pumpkins have popped up on the doorsteps of Bethlehem businesses to promote October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Albany County 911 system experiening problems

Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple has said Albany County is currently experiencing intermittent problems throughout the area with its emergency 911 system.

LETTER: Race for Hope bigger than ever

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 8 edition of The Spotlight.

Library trains Etsy entrepreneurs

Program at Albany’s Main Branch helps artisans get their online shops up and running

The Internet has served as a source of income for many over the years, with such well-established commercial hubs as Amazon.com and eBay.

New Scotland budget within tax cap

Town Supervisor's proposal totals $7.2M, holds no staffing cuts

Town Supervisor Tom Dolin’s proposed budget holds a property tax levy just below New Scotland’s state imposed tax cap, while tapping less from its reserves.

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De-stressing

Comptroller’s report finds Albany County, Town of Colonie are in better fiscal health than in years past, but areas of concern remain

Local lawmakers are still feeling financial burdens of living within the tax cap while balancing budgets, but there are signs of improvement.

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Scarecrows to spruce up Albany

Competition to build the best hay man in its third year

A scarecrow presiding over a cornfield is as common in the farmlands of the Capital District as it is a staple of Halloween imagery.

EDITORIAL: Another fight looms

This editorial appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

LETTER: Blood drive exceeds all expectations

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 8 edition of The Spotlight.

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Creepy Capital District

This October, get your dose of chills and thrills at these local haunts

Deep within the basement of Proctors in Schenectady, Greg Rubusto and his Tri-City New York Paranormal Society team were investigating what many had already suspected of the 88-year old vaudeville house: that it’s haunted.

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Re-enacting a slave’s life

New Scotland Historical Society event to shed light on Solomon Northup’s struggle for freedom

History will come alive as the New Scotland Historical Society presents Clifford Oliver Mealy’s portrayal of the musician and kidnapped Saratoga resident, Solomon Northup.

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Schalmont dominates Ravena

Any thoughts Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk had of knocking Schalmont from the ranks of undefeated football teams faded quickly.

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Bethlehem gains momentum

Lady Eagles pass Guilderland in Suburban Council South

The Bethlehem girls soccer team had its most complete performance of the season at Guilderland’s expense.

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Get To Know: Stacey Morris

This Get To Know appears in the Oct. 1 editions of Spotlight News.

Survey takes pulse of economic climate

Town planner says answers could help Bethlehem better serve local businesses

Bethlehem’s Economic Development staff is asking business owners to participate in a new online survey from the town.

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Continuing to dance the night away

Old Songs announces third season of Community Dances with a sweet twist

Despite social media being omnipresent in many people’s daily lives, connecting a community can sometimes be difficult. A series of local events is hoping to change that by getting people on their feet and socializing in a more traditional way.

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Bethlehem's preliminary budget unveiled

Supervisor Clarkson proposes $39.7M spending plan that includes cost of living raises for town employees

In presenting the preliminary town budget, Supervisor John Clarkson said the Town of Bethlehem remains in good financial condition, and he has proposed a slight spending increase for the coming year.

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Maxed out

Student Film Festival will screen the works of 10 finalists

In the course of a single minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube.com. The amount of material that has amassed on the website since its creation nearly 10 years ago has reached a point where the company’s content database scans through the equivalent of 400 years of blooper, prank, monologue, gaming and cat videos every day.

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

Spotlight Sports poll question for Oct. 1, 2014

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