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Tips for surviving a divorce financially intact

For many, it is easy to avoid the difficult, especially when the topic is money and the “difficult” is discussing divorce and finances. We think: it won’t come to that or I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it or the lawyers will handle it. And that’s understandable—divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through in life. However, to ignore it, to not confront it and plan for it can be a costly mistake.

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Photo Gallery: BHBS skates past CBA - HS Hockey

CBA traveled to Glenville to take on BHBS. The game was Senior Night for the Spartans and they came out strong, scoring four goals in the first period. BHBS won the contest 4-0.

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Get To Know: Brian Sweeney

This Get To Know column appears in the Feb. 11 editions of Spotlight News.

Magical smorgasbord

Seven of the world’s talented magicians converged on Proctors

Magic. The word itself conjures a wide spectrum of thoughts that range from witchcraft to alchemy, from carnival shows to your kid brother. In practice, magic is entertaining; and, in the hands of an expert, it is an art form.

EDITORIAL: Is it spring yet?

This editorial appears in the Feb. 11 editions of Spotlight News.

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Play ball!

New Albany Institute exhibits showcase America’s Pastime

What do Brian Sweeney and Babe Ruth have in common? Both of them are featured in a new, three-part baseball exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art.

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Who do you voodoo?

Valentine’s Day isn’t all chocolate and roses

Meet Pat. A life-sized voodoo doll, Pat is the centerpiece to a fun, light-hearted event planned for singles and hitched alike at the GE Theatre at Proctors on Feb. 14.

Get To Know: Joe Nash

This Get To Know feature appears in the Feb. 4 editions of Spotlight News.

Black History at UAlbany

Each year, the month of February is set aside to recognize African American history.

POINT OF VIEW: Monumental omission

This Point of View column appears in the Feb. 4 edition of Spotlight News Living.

EDITORIAL: Get heart smart

This editorial appears in the Feb. 4 editions of The Spotlight.

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Mending fences

A new company has uphill battle to win back a community

The cold winds of winter came early last October when fans of the area’s only indoor go-kart facility learned owners boarded up the doors to their Crossgates Commons location and disappeared.

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Get To Know: Douglas LaGrange

This Get To Know article appears in the Jan. 28 editions of Spotlight News.

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Success is a paper badge

Brown School students taught real life lessons

Nestled within the suburbs of a city once known to light the way of the world, a primary school is leading kids down the path of philanthropy, and doing so with a hands-on approach.

EDITORIAL: Education battle must end

This editorial appears in the Jan. 28 editions of Spotlight News.

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A hero’s honor

Tonko rewards local man’s fight to honor another soldier

A local Korean War veteran’s elation was only beginning to subside two days after attending the 2015 State of the Union address, with him proudly pulling his gold-tinged ticket out an envelope.

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Super game plan

Local experts piece together a fool proof plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The day is soon upon us when the best gladiators of the gridiron converge into battle to signal the climactic end of another dramatic season.

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.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Latham ophthalmologist offers only the best for patients

Patrons of Dr. Mabel Cheng’s ophthalmology practice can be assured that only the cutting edge of technology is used.

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.

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