Franchise trends see retirement funds tapped; semi-absent owners
More people are cashing in their retirement savings to open up a franchise business, according to consultant Frank Dunne, with more than half of clients he has placed this year tapping such funds.
Collison, Nhan earn individual wins for GV
Alex Danielson, Zach Zwijacz and Trey Wall each won a pair of events to lead Saratoga Springs past Guilderville 96-75 in Friday's boys swim meet in Saratoga.
Some shoppers seeking door-buster deals found themselves leaving with more than a bargain after parking their car in the wrong spot.
With the Suburban Council season starting Friday, we want to know which boys basketball team you believe will be the best overall in the league.
Delmar native Grace Ayer was named the Empire 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week Monday evening.
Glenmont Elementary School PTA's Project Playground received a $10,000 grant from CSXT Corporation.
Sports poll: What should be done to curtail the danger of concussions associated with youth football?
Recently, there has been a national discussion about the danger of youth football players (elementary school through middle school) sustaining concussions from playing the game. We want to know what you think can be done to curtail the potential for head injuries in the sport.
Four area teams are still alive for state titles as we hit the end of the fall sports season. Which one do you think has the best chance to bring a title home?
Horses found allegedly mistreated and malnourished.
Bethlehem Police Department executed a search warrant at 80 Waldenmaier Road on Monday, Nov. 11 as a result of a multi-week investigation into complaints of animal cruelty and neglect of horses.
With the Sectional portion of the 2013 football season concluding Friday, we want to know who is your choice for the Section II Class AA player of the year.
The Bethlehem doubles team of Elizabeth Buckley and Aria Shi won the consolation bracket at this weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls tennis tournament at Latham's Tri City Tennis Club.
Booker places second to Tooker in boys Class A race
Christian Brothers Academy's Justin Van Epps and Shaker's Maryanna Lansing won individual titles at Friday's Section II Cross Country Championships at Queensbury High School.
In light of some of last week's Section II Class AA playoff results, we want to know what you think is the toughest way to lose a football game.
A water main break on Route 9W in Glenmont is causing discolored water in the area.
This week, we look at the girls' side of the Class AA Sectional soccer tournament and ask you to pick your favorite to win the title.
A series of candidate forums are approaching that are sponsored by The Spotlight, the League of Women Voters of Albany County and other local partners.
For this week's poll question, we're looking at the top five Class AA teams in the Suburban Council and asking you which one you think is the favorite to win Sectionals.
Victory over Ballston Spa sets up first-place battle with Shen Thursday
The Shaker boys soccer team pulled out a 2-1 overtime victory over Ballston Spa Tuesday to set up a showdown with Shenendehowa Thursday for the Suburban Council North Division title and the top seed for the Section II Class AA playoffs.
After picking up a Delmar man in Albany, an alert taxi driver notified police his passenger had allegedly burglarized a home and retuned to the cab wanting a ride back to the city, according to police.
We want to know which Empire Division football team you think will finish first this season.
Guilderland hosts Shaker in battle of undefeated teams
One of the best offenses in Section II Class AA football meets one of the toughest defenses when Guilderland and Shaker collide Friday in a cross-divisional game at Guilderland.
This week, we want to know who is the best playmaker in Albany County boys soccer.
Two weeks into the Section II Class AA football season, we have several undefeated teams vying for division titles. Which of the following teams do you think is looking the strongest right now?
Results of the 2013 Bethlehem primary races.
Results of 2013 primary races in the Town of Coeymans.
Blue Bison push perfect Plainsmen in five-set thriller
The Shenendehowa boys volleyball team remained undefeated Monday, but the Plainsmen had to survive a five-set thriller against Shaker to do it.
Police said man allegedly dealing heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, mushrooms, and prescription drugs
A Ravena man has been arrested on drug possession charges following a three-month investigation and a sealed indictment presented by the Albany County Grand Jury.
Alyssa Kogelmann's first-half goal stands for Lady Dutch
In a rematch of last fall's Section II Class AA final, the Guilderland girls soccer team defeated Bethlehem 1-0 Tuesday in their Suburban Council South Division opener.
Gabby Giacone leads Lady Eagles with 17 kills
The Bethlehem girls volleyball team earned its first victory of the season by defeating Guilderland in straight sets during Tuesday's Suburban Council match at Guilderland.
Before area school districts open their doors to students, the Section II sports season is getting in gear.
Bethlehem police have arrested a man they say helped a bank robber elude authorities.
It's a simple question, but it does imply that summer is about to end.
Davey named PGCBL Manager of the Year following playoff appearance
Nick Davey was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Manager of the Year after he guided the Albany Dutchmen to their first playoff appearance in the team’s five-year history.
Former ValleyCat helps local team during ATL season
The Albany Athletics won its second straight North Atlantic Regional title, which resulted in another trip to the AABC Stan Musial World Series.
Bethlehem beats Rotterdam in wild 10-inning title game
The Bethlehem Babe Ruth 15-year-old All Stars needed two days and 10 innings to defeat Rotterdam 13-12 for the All County tournament title.
Police have swarmed the area near the Trustco Bank in Slingerlands, closing off a part of New Scotland Avenue.
State Police and the state Thruway Authority on Wednesday, Aug. 21, announced the initiative “Operation Summer Brake” will begin Monday, Aug. 26, and continue through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2.
Sports poll: Should Section II football consider hosting all five of its finals at the new University at Albany football stadium?
With Section II already holding its Class AA football final at Bob Ford Field in November, we want to know if all five finals should be held at the University at Albany's new 8,500-seat stadium.
Pine Bush LL team wins Utica Wood Bat Tournament
The Guilderland Nighthawks won the recent Utica Wood Bat Tournament as they prepared for their trip to the Cooperstown Field of Dreams complex.
An Albany man was sentenced to six months in the Albany County Correctional Facility for animal cruelty charges, District Attorney David Soares announced Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The finishing touches are being put on Bob Ford Field -- the new home for the University at Albany football team, as well as its men's and women's soccer teams.
Dog found abandoned on Route 9W
Bethlehem Police have arrested three people in connection with an investigation into an abandoned dog found along Route 9W in Glenmont.
Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a burglary of the QWIX Mart on Delaware Turnpike in Clarksville.
An Albany man was arrested for allegedly leaving a 5-year-old child at a "bouncy bounce ride" at the African American Family Day festival while he attended a concert, according to police.
In light of the current steroids scandal in Major League Baseball, we want to know what you think the punishment should be for first-time offenders.
Sometimes, you don't want to leave the comfort of the sofa to watch sports. We understand that.
Driver violated ‘Move Over Law,’ crack and heroin found on passenger
State Police stopping a driver for violating the “Move Over Law” allegedly discovered a passenger in the car was being paid to transport crack cocaine and heroin.
Colonie police are soliciting the public’s help in finding a missing person they say may be a danger to herself.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a three-car crash in the Town of New Scotland that left three people with injuries.
With Saratoga Race Course's 150th season of thoroughbred racing beginning Friday, it's only appropriate to ask what part of the track you like to watch the races from.