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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Spotlight presents is summer camp guide for 2014.
This appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
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.
This editorial appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
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.
This letter appears in the April 9 edition of The Spotlight.
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.
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.
Serafini, Hogan set course records
Two young runners pushed the pace at Sunday's Delmar Dash.
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.
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.
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.
This point of view appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This letter to the editor appears in the April 2 edition of The Spotlight.
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.