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Upgrading tradition

Jericho Drive-in asks for community’s help to go digital

Jericho Drive-in owners Mike and Lisa Chenette are starting a fundraising campaign to purchase a new digital projector, or they face closure next year. Depending on the equipment needed, the projectors can cost between $70,000 and $100,000.

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Voorheesville schools’ budget gap shrinks to $176k

Overall state aid increases to $5.15M for district, contested cuts restored

Voorheesville Central School District will see an additional $144,000 of state aid, which was included in the recently approved state budget. The additional funding decreases its budget gap to around $176,500.

‘Operation Hang-Up’ campaign announced

State Police to step up distracted driving enforcement for set time period

The “Operation Hang-Up” campaign will run from Thursday, April 10, to the following Tuesday, which will have State Police along the thruway cracking down on distracted driving violations.

Public space, private business

Guilderland Library's ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ tutoring policy; neighboring libraries see less impact

Private tutors over the past several years have increasingly relied on public libraries as a space to meet up with students, according to some local library directors. How that use has affected libraries appears to vary depending on the amount of space available and the demand for it.

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Man guilty of heroin use prior to driving

A 27-year-old New Scotland man pleaded guilty to driving after using heroin and faces two-to-six years in state prison. This would also be served simultaneously to a one-to-three year incarceration for violating his felony probation.

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Capital District Summer Camp Listings

The Spotlight presents is summer camp guide for 2014.

Get To Know: Nancy Turner

This appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Spotlight News earns state honors

Flagship edition earns first place for front page; arts coverage and sports photo praised

Spotlight News received a first-place award in the best front page category at this year’s New York Press Association spring conference held last weekend.

EDITORIAL: Stakes are high in casino discussion

This editorial appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Police: Housekeeper stole jewelry from two clients

Homeowners urged to check for any missing property, notify police

An area housekeeper allegedly stole jewelry from two clients and police are urging anyone who employed the woman to check if any of their property is missing.

LETTER: Letter-writer’s claims are totally off base

This letter appears in the April 9 edition of The Spotlight.

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Delmar man faces child porn charges

Firefighter accused of having inappropriate online conversations with perceived youths

A firefighter in the towns of Delmar and Loudonville has been arrested after a two-week investigation concerning alleged inappropriate communications online.

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Fighting words

Skidmore students stage play based on collected war letters

In a time of instant communication, distant human interaction is often accomplished by way of tweets or texts. The act of using a pen and paper is rare these days, still nothing captures a moment like a personal letter, especially a war letter.

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Youth leads the way at the 2014 Delmar Dash

Serafini, Hogan set course records

Two young runners pushed the pace at Sunday's Delmar Dash.

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Photo gallery: Delmar Dash 2014

The 2014 Delmar Dash took place Sunday, April 6. Former Niskayuna High School track star Louis Serafini won the men's title with a time of 24:43, three seconds ahead of Voorheesville's Macky Lloyd, while Saratoga Springs resident Megan Hogan defended her women's division title with a time of 26:42.

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that zing

Delmar woman’s singing telegram business has given her decades of memories

Cynthia Werner was on track to obtain her medical degree when she was enticed to return to a part-time job she held while at the University at Albany.

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Voorheesville envisions master plan for trail’s end

Village officials eye state grants for Rail Trail enhancements, railroad museum

Voorheesville officials are looking to enhance its end of the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail and possibly build a museum to honor local railroad history, which has fittingly characterized the community.

POV: A solid foundation for growth

This point of view appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Property tax increase too much to bear

This letter to the editor appears in the April 2 edition of The Spotlight.

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Five arrested during drug raid at Guilderland motel

Months-long investigation also recovers six guns from two locations

Five Albany County residents were arrested on drug charges following a police raid at a Guilderland motel and the alleged sellers were armed with guns, according to police reports.

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