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Sports poll: Where does Siena's CBI championship rank among the top moments in the mens basketball program's history?

This poll question appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Police: New Scotland woman stole from step-grandmother

Residents employing housekeeper urged to report any missing jewelry

Last summer, an elderly woman reported jewelry was stolen from her basement. The case remained cold until police discovered a family member allegedly pawned the jewelry this month.

‘Operation Hang-Up’ campaign announced

State Police to step up distracted driving enforcement for set time period

The “Operation Hang-Up” campaign will run from Thursday, April 10, to the following Tuesday, which will have State Police along the thruway cracking down on distracted driving violations.

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Man guilty of heroin use prior to driving

A 27-year-old New Scotland man pleaded guilty to driving after using heroin and faces two-to-six years in state prison. This would also be served simultaneously to a one-to-three year incarceration for violating his felony probation.

Spotlight News earns state honors

Flagship edition earns first place for front page; arts coverage and sports photo praised

Spotlight News received a first-place award in the best front page category at this year’s New York Press Association spring conference held last weekend.

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Police: Housekeeper stole jewelry from two clients

Homeowners urged to check for any missing property, notify police

An area housekeeper allegedly stole jewelry from two clients and police are urging anyone who employed the woman to check if any of their property is missing.

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Five arrested during drug raid at Guilderland motel

Months-long investigation also recovers six guns from two locations

Five Albany County residents were arrested on drug charges following a police raid at a Guilderland motel and the alleged sellers were armed with guns, according to police reports.

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Get To Know: David Green

This appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Sports poll: Do you think Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season should be declared a national holiday?

This sports poll question appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Delmar firefighter accused of online involvement with perceived minor

Man allegedly had inappropriate conversations with undercover officers posing as teens

The Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Delmar man after a two-week investigation concerning inappropriate communications online with undercover officers posing as underage girls.

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Get To Know: Geoffrey Kirkpatrick

This appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Kingston woman killed in Bethlehem thruway crash

State police said three ejected from car not wearing seat belts

State police say one woman is dead and three others were hospitalized following a motor vehicle accident on the thruway in the Town of Bethlehem this morning.

Delmar/Guilderland sports poll: What was the top story of the winter season?

This sports poll question appears in the March 19 edition of The Spotlight.

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Get To Know: Jean Cataldo

This appears in the March 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

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Get To Know: Aliki Serras

This appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Indoor track: Grace Smith wins high jump

Bethlehem athlete claims public school division title at state meet

Bethlehem's Grace Smith won the public school division title in the girls high jump at the New York State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships March 1 at Cornell University.

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Guilderland man charged with computer crimes

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Latham on Friday, Feb. 28, arrested Gabriel Rodriguez, 39, of Guilderland, for felony computer trespass and falsifying business records in the first degree along with a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.

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Man arrested for lewd acts in museum

Police arrested an Albany man Thursday, Feb. 27, after State Museum patrons complained they saw something unexpected at one of the exhibits.

Boys basketball: Voorheesville falls in regional final

Voorheesville's season ended with Tuesday's 80-49 loss to Section X champion Ogdensburg Free Academy in the Class B boys basketball regionals at Saratoga Springs High School.

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Get To Know: Joyce Becker

This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Police: Delmar woman arrested for forged prescriptions

Nurse allegedly stole prescriptions from place of business

Bethlehem Police arrested a Delmar woman for multiple alleged counts of forgery in order to obtain prescription medication.

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Police: Clifton Park woman embezzles from Bethlehem business

Excess of $70,000 was missing from pay roll accounts

Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Clifton Park woman on Tuesday, March 4, who was allegedly involved in an embezzlement scheme.

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Knife attack leads police to 410 bags of heroin

A Colonie man was arrested for allegedly slashing the face of a Voorheesville resident, but police then discovered a stash of heroin inside his apartment.

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Burglary charges for Guilderland man suspected of arson

A Guilderland man was arraigned on several charges tied to several alleged burglary and larceny incidents stretching from the summer of 2012 through the following year.

Sports poll: Which No. 1 seed has the best chance to win a Section II boys basketball title?

This question appears in the Feb. 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Wrestling: Josh LoGiudice, Mike Lainhart win Sectional titles

Guilderland lightweight duo head back to state wrestling tournament, while Tangora waits for at-large bid

Guilderland’s Josh LoGiudice and Mike Lainhart are going back to the state wrestling tournament, while Bethlehem’s Chris Tangora must wait to see if he will get an at-large berth.

Helping people achieve overall wellness

Social worker Marian Truax offers gentle therapeutic intervention

A Delmar native has returned to her hometown and opened a private practice offering help to people looking to overcome obstacles in life and achieve overall wellness.

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Wearable art

At Drue Sanders, creativity and quality are tops

Drue Sanders always knew she wanted to be an artist. What she didn’t want to be was a starving artist.

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A wealth of wisdom

Bryant Asset builds relationships within the community

When it comes to managing a person’s life savings, to Bryant Asset trust is key.

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No brush off with American Painting

Founder Chris Tobin says customers can expect a high-quality job done on time

Chris Tobin has found inner peace and success in upstate New York.

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Lou-Bea’s has the recipe for success

Restaurant combines fresh flavors, tradition

At Lou-Bea’s Pizza, you can taste the tradition — from the award-winning sauce to the gourmet topping combinations.

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T.A.C.S is more than an autobody shop

Family-owned business prides itself on customer service

A family business, run by three brothers and their mother, is celebrating 35 years in Bethlehem.

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A picture of success

Saratoga Paint and Sip’s Latham studio attracting new fans of unique art experience

To Catherine Hover, the owner of Saratoga Paint and Sip, art is “empowering.”

Helping others live the American dream

Owning a home is more than an investment, it’s an important part of grasping what many people view as the American dream.

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Phillips Hardware a community staple

Longtime local business offers service and product not found in big-box alternatives

Five generations after its founder first opened its doors, a locally owned and operated hardware store is one of the oldest in the country still operating and expanding.

Sports poll: Pound for pound, who is the best wrestler in Albany County?

This poll appears in the Feb. 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Hockey: Bethlehem ends losing streak

Eagles rally to beat Plattsburgh in overtime

The Bethlehem hockey team rallied from a 5-2 deficit to edge Plattsburgh 6-5 in overtime in Friday's non-league game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Hockey: CBA doubles up Bethlehem

Four Brothers score goals in CDHSHL win

Four players recorded goals to lead Christian Brothers Academy past Bethlehem 4-2 in Thursday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Sports poll: Who will be the CDHSHL's leading scorer this season?

This appears in the Feb. 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

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Voorheesville man faces weapons charges

A Voorheesville man was stopped by police in Albany for driving with tinted windows, which led to the discovery he that he allegedly sold a weapon to a convicted felon.

Police: New Scotland marijuana grower busted

State Police arrested a New Scotland man for allegedly growing dozens of marijuana plants after a long-term investigation.

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Man gets four years for hallucinogenic mushrooms

A Voorheesville man was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to four years in State Prison, followed by three years of post release supervision. He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree stemming from his arrest two years ago.

Hockey: Shaker/Colonie skates past Bethlehem

Closs, Caruso each strike twice for Jets

Shaker/Colonie built a 4-0 lead and cruised to a 5-1 victory over Bethlehem in Friday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Update: Bethlehem police arrest bank robber

The Bethlehem Police Department has arrested an Albany man for the bank robbery that occurred at the Citizens Bank on Delaware Avenue in Delmar on Tuesday, Jan, 14.

Bethlehem police investigate fatal car crash

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Feura Bush Road.

Sports poll: Who is the Suburban Council's midseason MVP in boys basketball?

This appears in the Jan. 22 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

Girls basketball: Shenendehowa storms past Guilderland

Boland leads Plainsmen in 21-point victory

Shenendehowa jumped out to a 15-4 lead and cruised to a 65-44 victory over Guilderland in Tuesday's Suburban Council girls basketball game in Clifton Park.

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CDTA: Heading in new directions

Two new BusPlus routes to be added

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has some big plans for the future.

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Get fit for real at MGX

New gym offers P90X and Insanity workouts in a group atmosphere

A brand new business in Albany is offering exercise and fitness classes that are sure to get you in the shape you want to be this year.

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