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From addict to advocate for the disenfranchised

Matt Canuteson honored for his work helping those struggling with mental health and addiction issues

Matt Canuteson can truly relate to the people he works with. It’s one of the key things that makes him so good at his job.

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Nearly two dozen homes eyed in New Scotland

Planning Board hears residential proposal for 62-acre sub-division

Developers are looking to create a 22-lot residential subdivision on a 62-acre parcel off Route 85.

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Treasure Cove makes a move

First United Methodist’s thrift shop moves into neighboring building

For more than two decades, the Treasure Cove Thrift Shop was housed in the lounge of Delmar’s First United Methodist Church. The shop finally moved to a bigger location in July, after nearly a year of planning.

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Helping out, one muffin at a time

‘Muffin Man’ expands fundraising efforts to breakfast in bed service

A basket of muffins might not change the world, but one man is proving it’s a good place to start.

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Lux on a truck

Woman tailors new business to fit the fashion needs of office workers with hectic schedules

In a former life, Heather Dwyer was a senior executive at an investment firm in an office park. After 14 years, she decided to take a break.

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Christmas comes early in Bethlehem

Jim’s Tastee Freez gives customers a taste of the holidays in summer

The holidays came early last week for visitors of Jim’s Tastee Freez in Bethlehem.

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The Gables developer seeks switch to condos

Keystone Builders says change in designation could mean quicker build-out

A housing development in the Town of Bethlehem is seeking permission to revert from the project’s approved townhomes to condominiums to entice potential buyers with lower taxes.

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Fundraiser goes to the dogs

Landfill raises money for Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

An interesting partnership resulted in two dogs hanging out and greeting visitors at the landfill who were taking advantage of an opportunity to get rid of their household hazardous waste.

UPDATED: Voorheesville set to harness solar power

Village signs contract with Monolith Solar for panels at two sites

Voorheesville is the latest municipality to enter a Power Purchase Agreement to reap guaranteed solar power savings as rebates making such proposals more appealing are dwindling.

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Hoffman’s Playland set to take its final ride

Colonie’s amusement park will close in September

After 62 years, one of area’s best-known amusement parks is set shut down the rides for good at the end of the summer as the owners look to enjoy the rewards from decades of hard work.

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Photo Gallery: End of an era

Hoffman's Playland set to close in September

With Hoffman's Playland owners David and Ruth Hoffman announcing the amusement park's closure in September, families are taking advantage of every opportunity to ride the rides one more time.

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DOT cautious of Cumberland Farms plan

Guilderland Planning Board recommendation looms; site plan revised

Guilderland planners’ concerns over traffic impacts of a proposed Cumberland Farms at a busy intersection were not relieved after hearing a state official’s comments.

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Honest Weight celebrates milestone

Co-op market holds event in honor of one-year anniversary

Customers who visited Honest Weight Food Co-op last weekend were treated to free food and giveaways in celebration of the store’s one-year anniversary at its new location.

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Growing a better future

Leadership Tech Valley project expands Patroon Land Farm’s growing capacity

The Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2014 formally unveiled its project Thursday, June 12, which included installing a high tunnel greenhouse and modern drip irrigation system at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s Patroon Land Farm

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There’s no bull at this rodeo

CDTA event tests the skills of its top drivers

There were plenty of cones, barrels and fancy maneuvering at a recent CDTA “roadeo,” but no bulls, horses or clowns as organizers crowned a repeat winner.