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Get To Know: Erika Gauthier

This Get To Know feature appears in the Oct. 15 editions of Spotlight News.

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The sky’s no limit

Bethlehem Children’s School teacher will skydive for scholarship funds

While most schools take a more grounded approach to fundraising, Bethlehem Children’s School is looking to the sky.

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Harvest harbingers

Bethlehem middle schoolers build scarecrows to welcome the season

Like the scarecrows he helps build, Mark Warford is outstanding in his field.

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Bethlehem soccerplex breaks ground

Wemple Road dome expected to be ready for winter use

For nearly six years, the Bethlehem Soccer Club has attempted to build a new indoor facility on its Wemple Road property.

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Music from the sweet spot of life

The perfect retro playlist provides the soundtrack to homecoming events

Music is often the best vehicle by which to travel down Memory Lane.

County executive OK’s new cyber-bully law

Latest version addresses court’s free speech concerns

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has approved a new cyber-bullying law, after a previous law was struck done this summer by the state Court of Appeals.

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Bethlehem Central High School teacher on leave a second time

District investigating lab experiments performed in class

A Bethlehem High School science teacher has been placed on administrative leave for a second time while the district investigates lab experiments performed in his class.

EDITORIAL: Huck Finn’s gamble

This editorial appears in the Oct. 15 editions of Spotlight News.

How to survive a financial fright-fest

Spotlight on Finance

As children, we feared the unknown. Shadowy tree branches on our walls were the beckoning, spindly fingers of witches. The settling of the house was the groan of monsters. And the wind hissing through the cracks of poorly insulated windows was the shriek of tortured souls—which surely, alone in our rooms, was a fate we could not escape

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Hoffman's Playland move set

Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More receives $650k in grants to relocate beloved amusement park rides

The “more” in Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More has taken on a whole new meaning after plans were announced to move the rides from Hoffman’s Playland to the store in North Albany.

Get ready to do the ‘Time Warp'

Cult classic continues to entertain at Capital District venues

Just shy of 40 years old, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” still makes for a popular event each and every Halloween.

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Under one roof

The Barn in Albany, which provides artists with working, living and performing spaces, is hosting a benefit to showcase the organization’s mission

The Albany Barn and Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival are set to throw their third annual “Fusion” event, which is billed as an evening of urban art, architecture, music and fashion.

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Bethlehem Central High School officials say permits keep parking fair

Round of tickets handed out as students vie for limited spaces

Some Bethlehem Central High School students were upset last week and took to Twitter to complain after their cars were ticketed for parking in the school lot without a permit.

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A call for better youth drug abuse prevention

Regional coalition kicks off awareness month with stories of addiction

One 13-year-old girl started out drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, but in four years, she found herself addicted to prescription pills. More than a decade later, she’s hoping her message of recovery keeps someone from ever starting down that same path.

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Get To Know: Adam Chaskin

This Get To Know entry appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

LETTER: 25 years as an advocate for the disabled

This letter to the editor appears in the Oct. 8 edition of The Spotlight.

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Buddies tackle transportation together

Fifth-graders help kindergartners navigate the buses in Glenmont

The beginning of a new school year can be intimidating for any student, but is especially so for incoming kindergartners.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why pink? Let me count the ways

This Guest Commentary appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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Paint it pink

Teen joins forces with To Life! to promote townwide breast cancer awareness campaign

A crop of peculiar pumpkins have popped up on the doorsteps of Bethlehem businesses to promote October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Albany County 911 system experiening problems

Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple has said Albany County is currently experiencing intermittent problems throughout the area with its emergency 911 system.

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