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A bank with a hometown feel

The National Bank of Coxsackie offers more than national branches

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

Sports poll for the week of June 30 - July 6

Do you think the Tri-City ValleyCats will make the New York-Penn League playoffs in 2015?

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Police: Bank robber caught

Bethlehem police have arrested the alleged robber of the Pioneer Bank on Delaware Avenue from earlier this month, after he visited the bank.

Library budget, trustees seats on the ballot

On Monday, May 11, the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees presented the library’s proposed 2015-16 budget of just over $4 million.

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BCSD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES: Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

This is the first in a series of Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education candidates.

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Pioneer Bank robbed

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Delaware Avenue Pioneer Bank on Saturday, May 2.

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Update: Herd of Buffalo killed

Herd escaped and crossed Hudson river from Schodack farm

The heard of bison that escaped from a Schodack farm and caused havoc for residents in South Bethlehem and Coeymans, are now dead more nine hours later.

Update: Body found in Hudson River identified

Employee of the North Albany Terminal Company in Glenmont made the discovery

Bethlehem police have identified the body found earlier this week in the Hudson River as David Betterton, 41, of Duchess County, following an autopsy.

RCS student arrested for bomb threat

A 15-year-old Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School student is facing several charges for allegedly writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall at the school on March 9.

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Feura Bush candelabrum caper nabbed

A Feura Bush teenager allegedly stole a candelabrum from a neighbor’s home and pawned the item, according to police.

Bronx motorcyclist found guilty in absentia

A motorcyclist who led police on a chase down the Northway last year, with two packages of cocaine strapped to himself, was found guilty in absentia on several charges last week, according to the county District Attorney’s Office.

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Shafer facing additional charges for dumpy dirty cat litter

Former county legislator resigns from Bethlehem Democratic Committee

Howard Shafer is facing additional charges tied to him allegedly dumping soiled cat litter several times near two homes, and he reportedly resigned his political committee position.

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UPDATED: Delmar man allegedly had sexual contact with minor

A Delmar man allegedly had an on-going sexual relationship with a person younger than 13 years old for a “considerable amount of time,” according to police.

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Police: Man tried to touch boy in restaurant bathroom

A 38-year-old man allegedly attempted to forcibly touch inside the bathroom at a restaurant in Crossgates Mall on Friday afternoon, March 20, according to police.

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Shafer arrested for dumping dirty cat litter near home

Howard A. Shafer, of Selkirk, was arrested for allegedly dumping soiled cat litter on local cul-de-sac proprieties on two occasions, according to police.

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Unoccupied car leads to felony drug charges, DWI

A Selkirk man is facing felony drug charges after police found his vehicle driven into the snow embankment of the eastbound lane on Feura Bush Road, just west of the intersection with Elsmere Avenue.

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Firefighters quell Bethlehem Industrial Park inferno

Firefighters battled a fire at the Bethlehem Industrial Park for several hours before extinguishing the flames. The Selkirk Fire Department was assisted by several neighboring fire departments, along with fire fighters from Albany and Greene counties.

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Former legislator Scavo faces forgery charges

Former county legislator Brian Scavo was arraigned on a sealed indictment Monday, March 2, for felony forgery charges, according to county District Attorney David Soares.

Big on honesty

American Painting finds old-fashioned values work best for business

Since moving to the Capital District from New York City about 15 years ago, local proprietor Chris Tobin said he’s enjoyed upstate life and operating his business, American Painting.

RealtyUSA has eye on local trends

Jessica Richer began her real estate career in 2001 at The United Group of Companies, Inc. She recalls being hired by Walter Uccellini, a private real estate developer in Troy, to find sites for him, get them under contract and through the municipal approval process so he could develop senior housing.

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Dentists restore confident smiles

Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.

More impressionable than a bite

As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression.

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Feel at home at Joyelles

Delmar store owner celebrates 25 years in June

Joyelles Fine Jewelers has been a fixture in the Delmar community for more than a quarter century, and being so, Mary Vail and her crew have developed a familial bond with their local customers.

Upstate: Aged like a fine wine

When you’ve been in business as long as Upstate Wine & Spirits Co. in Elsmere, you pick up on a few things.

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Police: Syracuse man unlawfully photographed victim

A local resident on New Year’s Eve told a Syracuse man they did not want to see him anymore, but he continued contacting them and allegedly revealed he took unauthorized nude photographs of the victim.

Sports poll: What do you think about the Suburban Council adding four former Big 10 schools?

Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy are set to become Suburban Council members in the 2015-16 school year. We want to know what you think about the league's decision to add the four former Big 10 schools.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: A bank offering a hometown feel

National Bank of Coxsackie opened Glenmont site last summer

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Junk King -- Easy to be green

In the three years since establishing his waste removal business, it has become apparent that Todd Porter has a green thumb for business.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: No worries at Avila

When discussing the atmosphere of Ávila Retirement Community, Geri Curtin recalled how many of her residents likened the facility to a luxury cruise.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: All family at Roma Foods

For nearly 70 years, many area residents have relied on the consistent quality of one family-owned business to provide top-notch products without top-tier prices.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: A new alternative to the ordinary

The Spinney at Van Dyke offers empty nesters unique living spaces

The idea that an adult living complex has to be a big, multi-level apartment building is being turned on its ear.

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Third convicted in Golden Town Buffet identity theft scheme

Saihing Chan, 21, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and identity theft in the first degree, both felonies, in Albany County Court Tuesday, Jan. 13.

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Drug charges follow seatbelt stop

Bethlehem police stopped an Albany man for not wearing his seatbelt and found him in possession of heroin and crack cocaine.

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Repeat DWI offender sentenced to prison [video]

A 25-year-old Delmar man was sentenced to two to six years in state prison in Albany County Court Thursday morning, Jan. 8, after he pleaded to felony DWI in November.

Bethlehem Parks and Recreation seeks focus group participants

The Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department is looking for people to participate in a round of focus group meetings designed to evaluate parks and recreation services.

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Five arrested for burglarizing Glenmont Job Corps

Bethlehem Police arrested five individuals for allegedly burglarizing the Glenmont Job Corps facility on Monday, Dec. 15. The suspects allegedly entered the building and damaged property, along with stealing additional items from the facility.

Police: Delmar man burglarized home after DWI arrest

A woman called Bethlehem police Thursday morning, Nov. 20, after waking up to find her home was apparently broken into while she slept, with her debit card and $20 cash allegedly taken from her purse.

Police: Employee pockets cash, pulls fire alarm

A McDonald’s employee allegedly stole money from the store’s safe and then pulled the fire alarm in the stock room, according to police.

Troy man arrested for counterfeit bills in Bethlehem

Bethlehem Police arrested a Troy man for allegedly using counterfeit fifty dollar bills earlier in year, following a nine-month investigation.

State Police kick off holiday ‘Drive Sober’ campaign

State Police are participating again in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which started on Friday and continues through New Year’s Day.

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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.

Closing statements to be heard in former Bethlehem officer’s case against the town

Closing statements will be heard tomorrow, Nov. 7, in a lawsuit filed by former Bethlehem police officer Christopher Hughes against the town and Police Chief Louis Corsi, accusing the police department of violating his First Amendment rights when he spoke out against what he said were problems within the department.

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Police: Delmar-Bethlehem EMS volunteer arrested for fraud

Station credit card allegedly used without permission

A volunteer member of the Delmar-Bethlehem EMS has been arrested for using the company's credit card without permission.

Sex offender arrested in Bethlehem

A Level 1 sex offender in Bethlehem has been arrested following a sexual assault investigation.

Pilot and flight instructor pronounced dead

Small plane crashed on CSX property on Tuesday

A pilot and flying instructor were both pronounced dead after a small plane crashed on the CSX Railroad property in Selkirk Monday evening.

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Lawson Lake struck with algae bloom

An algae bloom has blossomed again at Lawson Lake and local officials are prohibiting fishing and other water related activities from 420-acre park.

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Get To Know: Christine McCarroll

This Get To Know appears in the July 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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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.

UPDATE: Vehicle catches fire in fatal crash near Crossgates ramp

State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, near the Crossgates Mall entrance ramp.

Sports poll: Will the United States ever be on par with the elite soccer nations of the world?

This sports poll question appears in the June 25 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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