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How to survive a financial fright-fest

Spotlight on Finance

As children, we feared the unknown. Shadowy tree branches on our walls were the beckoning, spindly fingers of witches. The settling of the house was the groan of monsters. And the wind hissing through the cracks of poorly insulated windows was the shriek of tortured souls—which surely, alone in our rooms, was a fate we could not escape

Get ready to do the ‘Time Warp'

Cult classic continues to entertain at Capital District venues

Just shy of 40 years old, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” still makes for a popular event each and every Halloween.

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Under one roof

The Barn in Albany, which provides artists with working, living and performing spaces, is hosting a benefit to showcase the organization’s mission

The Albany Barn and Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival are set to throw their third annual “Fusion” event, which is billed as an evening of urban art, architecture, music and fashion.

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Get To Know: Adam Chaskin

This Get To Know entry appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why pink? Let me count the ways

This Guest Commentary appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

Library trains Etsy entrepreneurs

Program at Albany’s Main Branch helps artisans get their online shops up and running

The Internet has served as a source of income for many over the years, with such well-established commercial hubs as Amazon.com and eBay.

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Scarecrows to spruce up Albany

Competition to build the best hay man in its third year

A scarecrow presiding over a cornfield is as common in the farmlands of the Capital District as it is a staple of Halloween imagery.

EDITORIAL: Another fight looms

This editorial appears in the Oct. 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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Creepy Capital District

This October, get your dose of chills and thrills at these local haunts

Deep within the basement of Proctors in Schenectady, Greg Rubusto and his Tri-City New York Paranormal Society team were investigating what many had already suspected of the 88-year old vaudeville house: that it’s haunted.

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Get To Know: Stacey Morris

This Get To Know appears in the Oct. 1 editions of Spotlight News.

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Maxed out

Student Film Festival will screen the works of 10 finalists

In the course of a single minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube.com. The amount of material that has amassed on the website since its creation nearly 10 years ago has reached a point where the company’s content database scans through the equivalent of 400 years of blooper, prank, monologue, gaming and cat videos every day.

Sports poll: Who is the top Suburban Council male cross country runner?

Spotlight Sports poll question for Oct. 1, 2014

EDITORIAL: Better. Bolder. Brighter.

This editorial appears in the Oct. 1 editions of Spotlight News.

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Soup’s on in Guilderland

Annual event welcomes season with food, fun and fast cars

The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting chillier so it can mean only one thing in Guilderland: It’s time to slurp some soup.

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Clothes call

Bringing Cirque du Soleil’s vibrant ‘Dralion’ costumes to the stage requires a wardrobe team that can think on its feet

It’s East meets West with a circus twist in downtown Albany for the final run of “Dralion.”

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Photo Gallery: Shen downs Saratoga with potent air attack

Saratoga travelled to Clifton Park to take on Shenendehowa on Sept. 26 with the plan of stopping the Plainsmen on the ground, but Shen countered with a huge passing game. Shen won the contest 35-6. See the photos.

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Setting the scene

Delmar artist finds he is drawn to painting pastures

Several years ago, Robert Lynk was passing a field in Westerlo when he decided to stop and take a picture.

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Get To Know: Brent Meredith

This Get To Know appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Pinpointing Fort Nassau

This guest commentary appears in the Sept. 24 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Head for the Hills

Rensselaerville Cycling Festival lets riders experience the area’s beautiful scenery with events for all ages

Take a scenic course, add cyclists of all ages, mix in food and drinks of all kinds, cheerful spectators and top it off with live music, and you have a gran fondo.

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