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No tax increase for Albany County budget

County Executive Dan McCoy’s 2016 budget will have no tax increase, the county will not borrow money and a projected increase in tax revenues will mean more money for residents.

Side effect of area school program: it helps one student cope with ADHD

More than one in ten children have ADHD, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

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Incumbent Daniel McCoy takes party bid

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy earned the Democratic primary seat against challenger Dan Egan Thursday, Sept. 10. In a county with an overwhelming population of Democrats, this win likely means McCoy will go on to win a second term in office.

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Get To Know: Lyndsay Hanchett

This appears in the Sept. 16 editions of Spotlight News.

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Irish 2000 Art and Music Fest will bring out the Irish in all of us this weekend

Over a five-day span, the Young Dubliners will play to crowds in Boston, New Jersey, Annapolis, Ballston Spa, and back to California, where they live.

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Area six-year-old aces life lessons on charity and community

Six-year-old Caidyn Mahan, of Delmar, is tiny, blonde and already a philanthropist. At a lemonade stand she held recently, the first grader raised over $4,000 for a police office recently diagnosed with stage four Hodgkins Lymphoma — a rare form of cancer.

EDITORIAL: Fair and earnest

This editorial appears in the Sept. 16 editions of Spotlight News.

Bethlehem races too close to call

Following a series of close races, a few of the town’s primary elections will be determined after a count of absentee ballots later in the week.

Boys soccer: Bethlehem slips past Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Luke Dole and Mike Considine scored to lead Bethlehem to a 2-0 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Tuesday, Sept. 15, in a Suburban Council boys soccer game.

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Local “Avon Lady” stands by her product and the fruits of her labor

Ding-dong, Avon calling, and it could be 92-year-old Marcelle Olsen. After 42 years of selling Avon products door-to-door, Owens has been awarded many times over for her prodigious sale of the products.

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Thacher descendent makes discovery researching past

Growing up as a Thacher, your name is tied to a certain amount of local history. Yet, as Tom Thacher discovered when doing research for his book his family history didn’t just include nature preservation, but secret affairs, hidden estates and many more mysteries.

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GEA restoration means smaller class sizes and more time with students

After cutting 36 teaching positions during the height of the economic crisis, the Bethlehem Central School District is now finally able to regain some of the teaching staff levels it once held.

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Get To Know: Jim Zheng

This appears in the Sept. 9 editions of Spotlight News.

Boys soccer: Bethlehem bounces back by beating Shen

After losing to Shaker two days earlier, the Bethlehem boys soccer team held on for a 2-1 Suburban Council victory over Shenendehowa Thursday, Sept. 10, in Delmar.

2015 Primary Election

Primary election night coverage 2015

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blood drive coming Monday, Sept. 14

This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 9 edition of The Spotlight.

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Three annual outdoor festivals converge on a weekend in the Electric City

American Express once ran with the marketing slogan, “membership has its privileges,” often voiced over moving pictures of people enjoying exotic vacations abroad.

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Masters of the culinary arts take center stage at SPAC

Food, and the culinary masters behind creating the meal, takes center stage at the 2015 Annual Saratoga Wine and Food Festival.

EDITORIAL: Weekend hangover

This editorial appears in the Sept. 9 editions of Spotlight News.

Cross country: Bethlehem boys, Colonie girls sweep first meet of season

The Bethlehem boys and Colonie girls cross country teams swept their head-to-head match-ups in a Suburban Council dual meet with Shaker and Niskayuna Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Elm Avenue Park.

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