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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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Jerry’s Law is on the books

V’ville teen suicide victim's family hopes legislation will spare others from tragedy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Jerry’s Law” last month, which ended the three-year crusade of Mary Clark to get a state law passed to help other families avoid the same tragedy her family faced.

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Get into the groove

Opera Saratoga hosts unconventional a cappella group

It may be fair to say that only in Saratoga Springs can one expect an opera to break out inside a night club?

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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.

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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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Get To Know: Andre Rodrigue

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

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.

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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.

EDITORIAL: The little things can get you

This editorial appears in the Dec. 3 editions of Spotlight News.

Survey highlights holiday spending habits

Siena Research Institute finds seasonal spending stable, gifts more practical

Siena Research Institute released its annual Statewide Poll of Holiday Spending on Monday, Nov. 24, which was conducted from Nov. 3 to 17. Approximately 59 percent of the shoppers surveyed are planning to spend about the same as last year.

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Decking historic halls

Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany is hosting holiday events for all ages through the month of December

You better watch out. Better not pout. Sinterklaas is coming to town.

Troy Music Hall, Pro Musica partner up

Community arts institutions join in arrangement to offer expanded cultural offerings to the area

It was announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, at an event in Downtown Troy that Albany Pro Musica will become the chorus-in-residence at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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Get To Know: Richard Naylor

This edition of Get To Know appears in the Nov. 26 copies of Spotlight News.

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Dancing the dream

Moscow Ballet brings ‘The Nutcracker’ back to The Palace at a more family-friendly time

The Moscow Ballet returns the Palace Theater for a matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Nov. 29.

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Model holiday

The Trains and Toys exhibit at miSci has become a tradition for many families

In a world where 8-year-olds beg for the latest cellphone, the sight of a toy train set still holds a special kind of magic this time of year – especially in Schenectady.

EDITORIAL: What we’re thankful for

This editorial appears in the Nov. 26 editions of Spotlight News.

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Get To Know: Sabre Sarnataro

This week's Get To Know appears in the Nov. 19 editions of Spotlight News.

‘Animals’ magnetism

Director to begin casting in the Capital District for film that has become a labor of love

A Brooklyn-based production team – headed by acclaimed documentary director, Jeremiah Zagar – is preparing to spend the summer filming in the Capital District, and is currently auditioning local talent in search of the lead role.

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