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We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.
Eagles need extra points to put Plainsmen away
The record books will show the Bethlehem boys volleyball team swept Shenendehowa in three games to win another Section II Division I title. But, it wasn't easy.
Agricultural land assessments held to 2 percent increase annually
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 22, capping agricultural land assessments at 2 percent annually. The measure aims to offer a more stable and predictable tax climate for the state’s agricultural industry.
It came down to one kick with one second left for Guilderland to advance in the Section 2 playoffs against Colonie on Oct. 25.
A pair of Chris Schmid goals helped the Shenendehowa boys soccer team beat Shaker 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The Spartans welcomed home alumni on Oct. 12 with a stunning 49-0 victory over Amsterdam. See all the pictures from the game.
Seventh Annual Troy Chowderfest takes place Oct. 13, with notable updates and additions
The seventh annual Troy Chowderfest will be held in Riverfront Park in Downtown Troy, Sunday, Oct. 13. This year, there will be 17 local restaurants in attendance, competing for a variety of awards, in a day full of food, fun and music.
Toys for Tots campaign kicks off early with hopes of upping donations by 25 percent
The local Toys for Tots program kicked off its holiday campaign more than a month early this year.
Experts say this fall has already been a banner year for leaf peepers. And locally, the peak is near.
Leaves are big business in New York. By official accounts, the yearly fall foliage fireworks draw billions in tourism dollars. And it is expected this year will offer a sensational season.
Spotlight on Finance
You might be asked to cosign a loan for a car you don’t drive, a college you don’t attend or a house you don't live in, but that does not change your liability. When you agree to put your name to paper on a joint loan, you’re assuming a risk a lender isn’t willing to take on—and it can have negative consequences, both in the short and long term.
Burnt Hills Ballston Lake dominated South Glens Falls on Oct. 4 with a 60-14 win over the Bulldogs. These are photos from the game.
Christian Brother Academy beat Ballston Spa 42-0. See all the photos from the game.
Saratoga came back from a tough loss last week and beat Bethlehem 45-14 on Oct. 4.
Maple Ski Ridge’s Fall Festival supports oncology camp for women
The purpose of any support group is for people who are in the same situation to get together and share their coping strategies in an effort to not feel alone. One cancer support group is taking it a step further and changing lives in the process.
This editorial appeared in the Oct. 2, 2013, edition of The Spotlight.
Saratoga took its undefeated season to Colonie to take on CBA on Sept. 27.
Agudat Achim’s carrot festival has grown to an annual rite of fall
In Niskayuna, an orange vegetable marks the beginning of the fall season, and it’s not the pumpkin.
UAlbany to host unconventional performance written in Iran
"White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" has been performed all over the world and in 15 languages, but in each instance a different actor has staged it without a director, a set or even preparation.
New documentary explores the process behind unlocking revelations about Albany’s resident mummies
Mary Valentis pictured movie magic when a new partnership between the Albany Medical Center and the Albany Institute of Art and History was announced in the spring of 2012.
40th Adirondack Balloon Festival has something for everyone
The Adirondack Balloon Festival began in 1972 in an effort to bring tourists to the area after Labor Day.