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The real karate kid

Leonardi has earned six national championships in three years

What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Leonardi.

Get To Know: Judith Wines

This Get To Know feature appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

GUEST COMMENTARY: News Jews can use

This guest commentary appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Sports poll: What fall high school sport are you looking forward to watching in person?

This sports poll question appears in the Aug. 13, 20 and 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: A proactive approach

This editorial appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Their time to shine

Adult gymnasts prepare for first performance at STRIDE fundraiser

A group of adult gymnasts are getting a chance to show the public what they can do and help others at the same time.

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How to pay for your child’s college education

Spotlight on Finance

When we talk about the cost of college education and student loan debt, we often talk in terms of rising tuition rates and the total amount of money borrowed by recent graduates. We do this for good cause: the cost of college is becoming unaffordable for too many students, and the average amount of debt — $29,400 per borrower, according to the Institute for College Access & Success — is a heavy burden for our youngest workers. Rarely do we talk about the student loan debt shared by parents, but we should because it’s significant.

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Mabee, it’s time for a visit

Annual craft fair gives visitors a look into local history in Schenectady County

For more than a decade, the Schenectady County Historical Society has brought crafters, artisans and visitors to its historic site along the banks of the Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction for the annual Mabee Farm Arts and Crafts Festival.

Back To School Resources

This appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School special section.

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A better balance

Area schools look for creative ways to provide nutritious meals that kids will want to ea

This story appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School supplement, which came out Aug. 13.

Do online report cards make the grade?

More Capital District schools are moving to digital reports to allow parents an easy way to monitor a child’s progress

This story appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School supplement, which came out Aug. 13.

Get To Know: Caroline Isachsen

This Get To Know profile appears in the Aug. 13 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Thanking a good Samaritan

This letter to the editor appears in the Aug. 13 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: We can do better

This editorial appears in the Aug. 13 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Where was the assistance?

This letter to the editor appears in the Aug. 13 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Give a hoot

Festive fundraiser for owls will have a folksy flavor

What do you get when you combine owls and music? Well, a HOOTenanny of course.

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Get To Know: Britta Hogue

This Get To Know appears in the Aug. 6 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Photo Gallery: Night at the Rodeo

Double M is full of tosses and turns

A sign of summer in Ballston Spa is the Double M Professional Rodeo each Friday and Saturday night.

Sports poll: Is Aug. 25 too soon for the high school sports season to begin?

This sports poll question appears in the Aug. 6 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: Putting Big Brother in his place

This editorial appears in the Aug. 6 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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