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A season for the spectacular

Aerial acrobatics coupled with gravity-defying feats of balancing are the trademarks that have followed every Cirque Dreams production for the past two decades.

EDITORIAL: A game changer

This editorial appears in the Dec. 10 editions of Spotlight News.

LETTER: A neighborhood to be proud of

This letter appears in the Dec. 10 edition of The Spotlight.

LETTER: Tax distribution still not fair

This letter appears in the Dec. 10 edition of The Spotlight.

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Albany duo charged with using counterfeit bills

Bethlehem police arrested two Albany residents on Friday, Dec. 5, for allegedly using counterfeit currency to pay for goods at several area stores.

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Seven Golden Rules of Personal Finance

Spotlight on Finance

When talking about personal finances, it’s easy to get lost in the broadness of the term. For starters, it covers everything from how we budget to how we spend, borrow, save, invest and earn. In addition, it often carries the connotation of being a day-to-day thing. But if we take a step back and really take a close look at why personal finances matter, the focus becomes very clear. How we manage our personal finances matters because it is what allows us to build wealth

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It takes a village

At Altamont’s Victorian Holidays Celebration, the tight-knit community opens its arms to visitors

The holiday spirit will be alive and well in Altamont this December, as the entire village invokes the sense of community, welcoming visitors throughout the Capital District to enjoy iconic sights and sounds.

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Guilderland's rally falls short

Eckhardt’s 30 points not enough against Columbia

The Guilderland girls basketball team’s home debut did not go as planned.

Albany County Legislature could be shrinking

Albany County Legislative Chairman Shawn Morse and Democratic Majority Leader Frank Commisso introduced a local law Thursday night, Dec. 4, during a Democratic caucus. The legislature will set the date for a public hearing on the proposal at its meeting Monday night.

Bethlehem boys basketball pulls even

Sica guides Eagles past Mohonasen

The Bethlehem boys basketball team evened its Suburban Council record at 1-1 with a 69-53 victory over Mohonasen Thursday, Dec. 4.

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Taking the next step

First varsity home tournament part of wrestling’s growth at Bethlehem

There are two traditional types of high school wrestling tournaments — invitationals where individuals compete in a ladder-style format to determine a weight class champion, and dual meets where teams wrestle against multiple opponents.

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Indoor kart racing facility reopens under new company

K1 Speed takes over former Fastrax Raceway in Crossgates Commons

K1 Speed opened its doors Friday, Nov. 21, at Crossgates Commons and has since rebranded the inside of the indoor kart racing facility, with plans to make changes to the track.

Bethlehem to add stop signs on Murray Avenue

Traffic study finds visibility low at intersection with Darroch Road

An intersection of Murray Avenue and Darroch Road has been a matter of contention for nearly 20 years, with some residents concerned about traffic safety issues. A recent study recommended an all-way stop for the intersection.

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Get To Know: Andre Rodrigue

This Get To Know feature appears in the Dec. 3 editions of Spotlight News.

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Advocates urge Albany County to pass ‘Toxic-Free Toys Act’

Report: A dozen toxic toys sold in county, call for local legislation

The Albany County Legislature held a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 25, on its proposed Toxic-Free Toys Act, which would allow the county health commissioner to inspect merchandise sold in stores and issue fines for toys found to have dangerous levels of, or banned, chemicals.

Station in life

WMHT seeks listener support in exchange for classical programming that uses new and traditional media to reach the masses

Listeners of WMHT-FM are familiar with the requests for donations heard throughout the year, but next week marks the station’s annual blitz to seek essential funding.

Bethlehem to end outdated sewer charge

Town will phase out decades-old front footage fee

Bethlehem residents will soon be billed differently for sewer usage as the town ends a decades-long charge that is no longer relevant.

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Holiday cheer in full bloom

Guilderland Garden Club to hold annual Greens Show at Mynderse-Fredrick House

The annual Open House and Greens Show at the historic Mynderse-Fredrick House, located at 451 Main St. in Guilderland Center, will kick off on Friday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. The show continues through the weekend and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7.

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Timeless voices

Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

An exhibition of nearly 350 years of musical experience will take place at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

LETTER: Is this what you’d call winning?

This letter appears in the Dec. 3 edition of The Spotlight.

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