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Boys basketball: Brendan Mulson, Isaiah Moll shine for Colonie against Averill Park

Colonie jumped out to a 35-20 halftime lead on its way to a 58-48 victory over Averill Park in a Suburban Council boys basketball game Friday, Jan. 29.

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George Fiorini is new to the region and the world of craft cocktails, but he plans to stay

When George Fiorini moved to Albany a year ago, he had only five months of bartending experience under his belt. Winner of the recent Woodford Reserve bartending competition held at the Albany Food and Wine Festival early this month, Fiorini now bartends at two of Albany’s premiere cocktail bars and, sitting in one of them — Wellington’s in Albany — exactly a year to the day after he moved to the area, he seems more than a little surprised about it.

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Get to Know: Jennifer Whalen

This first appeared in the Jan. 27 editions of Spotlight News.

Boys swimming: Shaker edges Shenendehowa in Suburban Council showdown

The Shaker boys swim team remained undefeated by edging Shenendehowa 95-91 in a Suburban Council meet Thursday, Jan. 28, in Latham.

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Monolith Solar to start construction

Long-awaited business venture to break ground nearly a year late

Construction of the long-awaited Monolith Solar Building is set to begin soon, nearly one year after its intended opening.

EDITORIAL: We’d pay for open space

This editorial first appeared in the Jan. 27 editions of Spotlight News.

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Opponents of proposed gas line are gathering numbers and making friends in higher places — in government

Local officials have taken up the fight against Kinder Morgan’s plan to run a fracked gas pipeline through town.

‘Gods’ deliver authentic performance

For so many, myself included, the music of British classic rock powerhouse Led Zeppelin is intertwined with numerous memories.

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Bethlehem Police arrest homeless man for Glenmont burglary

Bethlehem Police arrested Shane Young on Monday, Jan. 25, for allegedly burgling a residence in Glenmont the previous day

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Best Fitness contest provides motivation, support to help participants reach their long-term health goals

January is the most popular month of the year for setting fitness and health goals.

Saturday round-up: Four-goal second period propels Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa past Shaker/Colonie

Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa scored four times in the second period and held on for a 4-3 win against Shaker/Colonie Saturday, Jan. 23, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Boys basketball: Troy rallies past Shaker in overtime

Shaker scored the first 14 points of the game, but Troy had the last laugh as it defeated the Blue Bison 57-51 in overtime Friday, Jan. 22, in a Suburban Council boys basketball game in Latham.

Girls basketball: Big third quarter sparks Shaker victory

A 19-5 run in the third quarter helped Shaker defeat Troy 45-33 in a Suburban Council girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 22.

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Last Daze in Troy

Alternative rock band, Last Daze, will play at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m.

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Officials say final section of Albany County Rail Trail will open this year

More progress will be made on the Albany County Rail Trail this year, officials announced during a public update meeting last week.

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Bethlehem Town Board holds organizational meeting

Town residents were greeted by a new, fresh board during its members’ first meeting of the year, an organizational session, held on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

EDITORIAL: Scared money doesn’t make money

This editorial first appeared in the Jan. 20 editions of Spotlight News.

Wednesday roundup: Rachel Blow leads Voorheesville past Ichabod Crane

Rachel Blow scored 22 points to lead Voorheesville to a 52-47 victory over Ichabod Crane in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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The Capital District’s premiere culinary event is a huge undertaking for dedicated, pro-bono organizers like Michelle Hines Abram

The Capital District came together last weekend to celebrate the good things in life: food, wine, art and philanthropy.

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Arrest made for high school lockout

A lock down Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, has been attributed to a threat made by a former student to a school administrator.

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