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EDITORIAL: What cable TV taught us

This editorial appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.

Jeffrey Kuhn decides against second term

Incumbants Clarkson and Dawson to run, Democrat fundraisers announced

With campaign season months away, town Democrats have already begun to fundraise and announce their intentions to run in the fall.

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Bethlehem Central eyes bolstering athletic programming

District weights lifting funding burden off booster clubs, cutting freshman football

After years of looking towards school sports for potential budget reductions, district leaders are proposing to increase overall funding to athletic programming.

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Bethlehem girls basketball team advances to Final Four after knocking off Cicero-North Syracuse in regionals

At the rate it is going, anything seems possible for the Bethlehem girls basketball team.

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Youth court sees cases decrease

Bethlehem peer program helps adolescents get second chance

Although Bethlehem Youth Court has seen a decrease in cases the last few years, those who go through the program are presented with more charges.

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Get To Know: Diane Conroy-LaCivita

This appears in the March 11 editions of Spotlight News.

Voorheesville schools eye $71k gap

Guilderland Board of Education faces $130k gap, targets 3 percent tax hike

Voorheesville district leaders welcomed a much smaller budget gap than in recent years, with next year’s shortage falling to around $71,000. The preliminary budget should total around $23 million.

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Sons of Saratoga Springs

The Spa City is embracing a band bringing life to the music scene

At the doorstep of New York’s Adirondack State Park, Saratoga Springs has a natural appeal for liberal thinkers and creative minds. It is, therefore, by no mistake the Spa City is a college town with a devotion to the arts and the avant-garde.

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Getting cozy with jazz and funk

Albany’s own Dave Spadaro Group’s self-titled debut

Dave Spadaro Group has come out of the gates in 2015 with a great record, blending together jazz, funk, blues and rock. With this self-titled debut, they have let the world know they are here to make beautiful music.

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Shafer arrested for dumping dirty cat litter near home

Howard A. Shafer, of Selkirk, was arrested for allegedly dumping soiled cat litter on local cul-de-sac proprieties on two occasions, according to police.

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Turning challenges into opportunities

BCMS students listen to speakers discuss thriving with disabilities

Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin is a common experience for many people during their youth. John Robinson felt similar, but his discomfort stretched long past his teenage years.

LETTER: Labels only become a mask

This letter appears in the March 11 edition of The Spotlight.

EDITORIAL: Saving Americana

This editorial appears in the March 11 editions of Spotlight News.

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Girls basketball: Bethlehem finishes the quest

Gabby Giacone's 25 points propel Lady Eagles past Shen in finals

This time, the stage wasn’t too big for the Bethlehem girls basketball team.

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One step closer

Down payment placed on coveted digital projector, more funds needed to have it installed

An innovative idea could be the saving grace for Jericho Drive-In, as the theater’s owners attempt to make the next payment for the installation of a digital projector before the season begins.

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Unoccupied car leads to felony drug charges, DWI

A Selkirk man is facing felony drug charges after police found his vehicle driven into the snow embankment of the eastbound lane on Feura Bush Road, just west of the intersection with Elsmere Avenue.

A unique perspective for war story

Peruse many lists of the best fiction of 2014 and you will likely find Anthony Doerr’s latest novel, “All The Light We Cannot See,” prominently mentioned. While it deals in the well-trodden literary milieu of war-torn Europe, it achieves success by discarding the traditional accouterments of the genre, in favor of a lighter touch accentuated by the unorthodox viewpoints of the novel’s unique protagonists.

What to wear on the weekend

Enjoy 48 hours of comfy-chic

The weekend. There is no sweeter phrase for folks working Monday through Friday, but the question begs to be asked: What will you be wearing?

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Get To Know: Gail Alter Sacco

This appears in the March 4 editions of Spotlight News.

Prepare for Spring

The weather may be forcing us to bundle up in thermals but after the Spring 2015 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City, the world is softly glowing in pastels.

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