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The Animal Hospital provides the latest in care

Veterinary practice also committed to helping animals find their forever homes

The Animal Hospital was established in 1974 and built from the ground up by Dr. Ed Becker on over 22 acres of farmland.

Emergency backup for peace of mind

Ambrose Electric installs top-quality generators and so much more

An extended power outage can be quite the hassle — melting food in the freezer, no lights for hours, no air conditioning and no TV — but a backup generator can help maintain all those comforts. Ambrose Electric can help give homeowners that peace of mind.

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Fundraiser goes to the dogs

Landfill raises money for Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

An interesting partnership resulted in two dogs hanging out and greeting visitors at the landfill who were taking advantage of an opportunity to get rid of their household hazardous waste.

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New policy affects town employee pensions

Bethlehem will no longer count extra hours worked for outside vendors

A new policy in the Town of Bethlehem will limit the amount of overtime employees work with outside vendors.

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Putting fitness into focus

Studio 2020 approach appeals to those wary of traditional gyms

Getting into shape doesn’t necessarily require spending hours working out at a gym, because a focused strength training routine makes staying fit no sweat.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A different era

This guest commentary appears in the July 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Let the oil trains roll through

This letter to the editor appears in the July 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

UPDATED: Voorheesville set to harness solar power

Village signs contract with Monolith Solar for panels at two sites

Voorheesville is the latest municipality to enter a Power Purchase Agreement to reap guaranteed solar power savings as rebates making such proposals more appealing are dwindling.

Helping homeowners realize their dreams

Linda Mazzariello is a senior real estate specialist

When it comes to real estate, Linda Mazzariello’s mission is peace of mind.

Sports poll: How many trips will you take to Saratoga Race Course this season?

This sports poll appears in the July 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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UPDATE: Selkirk sex offender charged

Police arrest McCoy following child pornography investigation

Bethlehem Police have arrested a sex offender from Selkirk on child pornography charges.

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Spotlight takes special editions to the next level

Maintains quality news coverage, community involvement

Newspapers must change with the changing times to remain a vital part of their communities, and Spotlight Newspapers is no exception.

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Chinese program ends at Bethlehem Central School District

District can’t find a certified teacher for the course; parents upset at timing

The Bethlehem Central School District’s Chinese language program is ending sooner than expected after the interview process for a new teacher was unsuccessful.

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Drama outside theater walls

Eighth annual Helderberg Theater Festival features twist on classic, youth directors

The Classic Theater Guild Inc. and Indian Ladder Farms are teaming up again for The 2014 Helderberg Theater Festival, which will be held outdoors at the farm from July 17 to 27.

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Dragons and damsels

Landis Arboretum program will take people on a dragonfly hunt

Get an up close look at some unique insects during “Dragonflies and Damselflies,” on Saturday, July 19, at the Landis Arboretum. Anne Donnelly, dragonfly surveyor for the New York State Natural Heritage Program, will lead the afternoon "field trip."

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There’s hope for heel pain

Every day, I see two or three patients complaining of pain in the bottom of their heels and arches. Pain ranges from mild, occasional discomfort to cases so extreme that it causes a person to walk with a limp. Now that summer has finally arrived, complaints become more common and more severe.

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Upscale salon styling without the upscale prices

Owner of Ando Hair Salon says he creates a welcoming space for clients

Getting luxury treatment isn’t an indulgent expense at Ando Hair Salon, where affordability and elegance are weaved together.

EDITORIAL: The state of local businesses

This editorial appears in the July 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Hoffman’s Playland set to take its final ride

Colonie’s amusement park will close in September

After 62 years, one of area’s best-known amusement parks is set shut down the rides for good at the end of the summer as the owners look to enjoy the rewards from decades of hard work.

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Come clean with Service Solutions

Company specializes in gently washing exterior surfaces

When it comes to home upkeep, many homeowners don’t realize that siding, deck and concrete maintenance should be done on a regular schedule to prevent permanent damage.

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