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Police: Delmar-Bethlehem EMS volunteer arrested for fraud

Station credit card allegedly used without permission

A volunteer member of the Delmar-Bethlehem EMS has been arrested for using the company's credit card without permission.

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Get To Know: Gail Brown

This Get To Know article appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Stacy Pettit tops Richard Sherwood in primary

Delmar Democrat says her interests, experience make her a good fit for Surrogate Court judge

Following a last-minute signature campaign to appear on the ballot, Stacy Pettit has won her Democratic primary bid for Albany County Surrogate Court judge.

Albany County OKs new cyberbully law

NYCLU threatens lawsuit on revised statute after prior court victory

Albany County legislators are hoping their new cyberbullying law sticks, but a legal challenge has already been threatened.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Heads up on the soccer field

This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Bethlehem starts online deer poll

Concerns about Lyme disease, other incidents fuel approach

The Bethlehem Deer and Tick Borne Disease Committee launched a new online survey for residents to provide further community input on the issue of the town’s deer population, along with the pests they carry.

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IED-looking device causes false alarm

Local officials are shaking their heads after a member of the Navy brought what appeared to be an improvised explosive device through a checkpoint at Albany International Airport.

Sports poll: Which Suburban Council girls soccer team will have the best record?

This poll question appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Conservation Easement bill not what it’s cracked up to be

This letter to the editor appears in the Sept. 17 edition of The Spotlight.

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Mixing it up on Upper Madison

Street fair celebrates the vibrancy of downtown Albany neighborhood

An outdoor block party in the Pine Hills area of Albany sets itself apart with its family-friendly vibe and activities for kids and adults.

Before winter sets in

Community can send off the season at Fall Festival hosted by St. Thomas in Delmar

The parish and school of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar have joined together to hold the congregation’s first community Fall Festival.

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Telecommunications merger possible

Bethlehem supervisor floats possibility of combining resources with Guilderland

Guilderland and Bethlehem may soon be in talks to merge their telecommunications operations.

EDITORIAL: Time to get tough with ticks

This editorial appears in the Sept. 17 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Local Law D vetoed

McCoy pushing instead for a ban on the open display of tobacco products in pharmacies

Despite vocal support for Local Law D at a recent public hearing, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy vetoed the legislation that would ban tobacco sales in pharmacies in Albany County.

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Being a good board member is about more than volunteering

Spotlight on Finance

The late Maya Angelou once said: “To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference.” This rings true for all volunteers. Throughout America, the communities in which we live, work and play are better because so many give so selflessly of themselves. They choose to make a difference, and what they do is not nearly as important as the fact that they are simply doing something—something of substance that fills a need. Volunteering to serve on a nonprofit board is a little different. Effective board service is about much more than filling a seat at the table and attaching your name to a cause.

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Pilot, flight instructor die in crash

A pilot and flying instructor were both pronounced dead after a small plane crashed on the CSX Railroad property in Selkirk last Monday evening.

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Bethlehem holds off Ballston Spa 26-21- Photo Gallery

In high school football action, Bethlehem wins at Ballston Spa on Sept. 12 26-21. These are photos from the game.

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Football: Voorheesville spoils Watervliet's home opener

Denman rushed for three touchdowns in Blackbirds' victory

The first Friday night football game in Watervliet did not go the way the Cannoneers planned.

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Cross country: Emily Burns out-kicks Peyton Engborg for first place

Saratoga girls, Guilderland boys win Springstead Invitational team titles

Emily Burns has a finishing kick few Section 2 cross country runners possess.

Making sure you saw it

Guilderland native builds website to crowd source online video; launches Indiegogo campaign

There is a seemingly endless stream of videos across the Internet, but a Guilderland native is hoping to make finding the best videos an engaging and simple experience.

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