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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Find your child’s future

Embracing technology at Mater Christi School

Have you noticed that backpacks seem to be getting lighter as students are increasingly using some form of technology as their primary tool? Mater Christi School realizes that even the youngest students are digital citizens.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Handing kids the world

The Music Studio provides more than music

Do “tee-tee” and “ta-ah” and “great big whole note” ring a bell for you? Can you clap out “Happy Birthday” in quarter and eighth notes? Are you strangely calm when all eyes of a crowd focus on you?

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Keeping community fit

It’s been a great first year returning to the health club business in Bethlehem.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: No worries at Avila

When discussing the atmosphere of Ávila Retirement Community, Geri Curtin recalled how many of her residents likened the facility to a luxury cruise.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: All family at Roma Foods

For nearly 70 years, many area residents have relied on the consistent quality of one family-owned business to provide top-notch products without top-tier prices.

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‘Miracle’ needed to preserve barn

Relocation of former LeVie barn seems unlikely before nearing deadline

Only photographs and other documentation are likely to remain as evidence of the historic Hilton barn after this summer. Relocation costs are proving too great for the massive post and beam structure.

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Residents voice tech support

IDA vote on Monolith Solar expected in February

A proposal to give tax breaks to the first tech company within Slingerlands’ Vista Technology Campus was met with encouragement last week by residents and town officials.

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Love thy #selfie

Local high school tackles the global phenomenon

The practice of composing a self-portrait dates back several centuries to ancient sculptors who’d depict their likeness into stone. Conversely, what was once an exhibition of one’s artistic talent, the advent of technology and social media has reduced this form of expression as a whimsical and instantaneous declaration of one’s self — the selfie.

EDITORIAL: Suburban in name only

This editorial appears in the Jan. 21 editions of Spotlight News.

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Hello, Birdie

Bethlehem Middle School students ready to perform ‘Bye, Bye Birdie, Jr.’

Audience members will likely leave with a happy face after watching an upbeat, humorous tale featuring a rock ’n’ roll heartthrob crooning sock hop tunes.

Four enter Suburban Council

League admits Albany, Troy, CBA and Schenectady

The Suburban Council is growing.

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Asset protection is an important part of wealth management planning

Spotlight on Finance

There's a popular piece of advice offered to many new business owners. Hire the best lawyer you can, because if you're successful, you're going to need one. It is advice often offered half-heartedly—in jest—or received with cynicism. But there is wisdom in it. As your business grows, it becomes subject to more opportunities and more risks, and a skilled lawyer can help you navigate both.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Family is longest lasting asset

Three generations of family at Bryant Asset Protection

According to Forbes Magazine, less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to third generation ownership. Another 50% don’t survive the transition from the second to the third generation. Bryant Asset Protection and Bryant Asset Management have beaten the odds because of the professional and friendly customer service that helps to set them apart from the competition.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: We Can Help Our Neighbors

Catholic Charities tackles hunger issue through food pantries

If a neighbor came to you and asked for a small favor, you’d likely be inclined to say “yes.”

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: A new alternative to the ordinary

The Spinney at Van Dyke offers empty nesters unique living spaces

The idea that an adult living complex has to be a big, multi-level apartment building is being turned on its ear.

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Third convicted in Golden Town Buffet identity theft scheme

Saihing Chan, 21, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and identity theft in the first degree, both felonies, in Albany County Court Tuesday, Jan. 13.

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Drug charges follow seatbelt stop

Bethlehem police stopped an Albany man for not wearing his seatbelt and found him in possession of heroin and crack cocaine.

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Bethlehem snaps Shaker's streak

Eagles rally from 13-point deficit to beat Blue Bison in overtime

The Bethlehem girls basketball team did something no other team had done at Shaker since December 2010.

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'Toxic-Free Toys Act' signed into law

Local lawmakers defied calls from toy industry representatives to let state or federal officials draft changes to what levels of chemicals are allowed in children’s products.

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Get To Know: Dan Dinsmore

This Get To Know appears in the Jan. 14 editions of Spotlight News.

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