Quantcast

Latest stories

Subscribe

Guilderland Central School District shifts tax service to BOCES

Guilderland Central Schools will now be contracting out its tax collection, following several other school districts in the area.

Tease photo

Miles of Smiles challenge kicks off worldwide initiative to support Habitat for Humanity cause

More than a thousand people lined the streets of downtown Schenectady to show community pride and to support Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Tease photo

Megyn Kelly's mom talks national attention for Fox News host, growing up in Bethlehem

After Fox newscaster Megyn Kelly called out real-estate mogul and Republican front-runner Donald Trump for his past derogatory comments about women, the ensuing scandal became the biggest topic to come out of the debate.

Tease photo

NYS Baseball Hall of Fame will induct La Salle, Bethlehem coach Jesse Braverman this fall

Class began every summer afternoon on the ballfield at Bethlehem Central Middle School. The crunch of gravel underneath Jesse Braverman’s beat-up Ford Escort could be heard as he promptly rolled in at noon. He’d step out of the car with as many as 50 to 70 neighborhood kids already waiting for him. Instead of a syllabus, Braverman would pull out bags of helmets, bats and baseballs. It was the School of Baseball and class was now in session. In time, kids would simply call it “Jesse Ball.”

Tease photo

Bethlehem Cemetery Association announces new board members

The Bethlehem Cemetery Association is under new leadership after new board members were found to help operate the site. It was announced last week former town Supervisor Jack Cunningham has been elected president of the new board.

Tease photo

Get To Know: Ariana Wilson

This appears in the Aug. 19 editions of Spotlight News.

Tease photo

Local couple’s storybook romance involves fight to fix son’s heart

Two-and-a-half-year-old Emmett doesn’t completely understand that he needs open heart surgery, but he does know what going to the doctor’s office means.

Tease photo

There’s no quit in the decade-old gourmet burger trend

The gourmet concept to hamburgers is no longer new, not since French chef Daniel Boulud introduced a $27 burger back in 2001. But, the business model has been followed, tweaked and survived the Great Recession of a few years ago. Now, in 2015, it continues to trend stronger than what one business magazine prognosticated four years ago.

EDITORIAL: The curse of the old Stone Ends

This editorial appears in the Aug. 19 editions of Spotlight News.

Tease photo

Budgeting is a powerful tool in controlling college student spending

College tuition begets angst, and for good reason. According to Sallie Mae, the average family spent nearly $25,000 on college related expenses in school year 2014–2015, which includes tuition, room and board, transportation and all other college-related expenses.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s your legislature

This letter appears in the Aug. 19 edition of The Spotlight.

Residents feel too much talk, not enough action in New Scotland hamlet zoning process

With new zoning in New Scotland, development is coming. This calls into question for many residents how the school systems and roads will be affected.

Albany County assists Legionnaires’ response in NYC

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced last week the county Department of Health will be joining the coordinated state response to a growing Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in New York City.

More units for Dutch Village; newest units to be available by Christmas

Albany Management broke ground on the fourth phase of its Dutch Village apartment community Friday, Aug. 7.

Tease photo

Jody Monroe appointed interim superintendent of Bethlehem Central School District

On the heels of the mid-June announcement of Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas’s departure, current Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe will now step in as interim superintendent.

Tease photo

The trend of urban farming is growing ever quicker

Third-generation owner Gregory Bennett Jackson celebrated the 100th anniversary of his family’s full-service home remodeling company, Bennett Contracting, Inc., by helping families in Albany’s South End build strong roots. 

Hello, Troy

I first came across real estate developer Sonny Bonacio when covering a story at the Universal Preservation Hall, a 19th century church being converted into an entertainment venue. The structure itself had long suffered neglect, and now through the efforts of the community, of which Bonacio is a part of, it is promised to remain relevant to the city for years to come.

Tease photo

More kids are taking a break from summer vacation to learn

The thought of summer camp conjures up iconic images of swimming at the lake, or stories at the campfire, but that’s not what it’s about anymore.

Tease photo

Jocelyn Ardnt weighs plans to delay Harvard for music career

Follow this string of logic. Former presidential candidate Al Gore attended Harvard University where he famously roomed with actor Tommy Lee Jones, earned his undergraduate degree and yadda, yadda, yadda invented the Internet.

Tease photo

Albany County nursing home gets equipment

Albany County Nursing Home residents and staff have been experiencing a bit more ease when it comes to mobility with the help of new equipment.

(Continued on Next Page)

Archive by year

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015