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EDITORIAL: Heroin doesn’t discriminate

This editorial appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Survey: Health care costs loom over businesses

Annual studies show area’s commercial climate positive despite challenges

Capital District businesses fear how much health care could hemorrhage its bottom line, according to recent surveys, but the overall outlook foresees a bright future.

POV: Jim’s mission needs to continue

This Point of View article appears in the March 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: Get to know ‘Get to Know’

This editorial appears in the March 19 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Get To Know: Jean Cataldo

This appears in the March 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

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Local flavor

Taste of Ballston Spa is a palate-pleaser and a major fundraiser for school foundation

When school budgets aren’t enough, the key to filling the gap is apparently through the stomach.

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Fischer kicks off campaign to topple Tonko

Republican hopeful attacks big government and ACA

Jim Fischer, R-Ballston Spa, kicked off his campaign against incumbent Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, on Tuesday, March 11, at The Desmond Hotel in Albany.

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A second wind

Region’s Patriot Flight program embraces 70th anniversary of D-Day

After a couple years of relative inactivity, the area’s Patriot Flight program is readying to take World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., and commemorate D-Day’s 70th anniversary.

Realignment hits Section II football again

Several teams switch classes and divisions for 2014

Section II football divisions have been changed for the 2014 season.

EDITORIAL: Time to teach interpersonal skills

This editorial appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Get To Know: Aliki Serras

This appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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How women can use networking and educational events to learn, grow

Spotlight on Finance

As women in business, most of us have had the good fortune of working with a strong mentor. Many of us have also served as mentors ourselves, sharing what others have shared with us and what we have learned with others. In the process, we all become better—better professionals and better people. Networking and educational events that are developed to address the unique needs of women serve a similar function. In fact, in today’s wired world, events like Key’s upcoming “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise” conference are becoming more important than ever. They offer new ways for us to make connections, build skills and learn at a time when one-on-one opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences are harder to come by. You just need to make sure you’re spending your time at the right events and optimizing your time.

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A musical journey

Danú tells the stories of Ireland through traditional and contemporary song

Though many folks may choose to celebrate their Irish roots with beer and corned beef at a local pub on St. Patrick’s Day, authentic Irishness can be found in a different place this year.

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POV: Clean bird feeders prevent disease

This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Expo is out of this world

Free event at Empire State Plaza features cool costumed characters, live shows, vendors and more

The Blums are the typical American family ... two kids, jobs and a house in Upstate New York. That is, until the weekend comes and the family transforms into the bad guys from “Star Wars.”

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Police: Clifton Park woman embezzles from Bethlehem business

Excess of $70,000 was missing from pay roll accounts

Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Clifton Park woman on Tuesday, March 4, who was allegedly involved in an embezzlement scheme.

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The nature of art

Thacher Nature Center to host annual environment-inspired art exhibit, offering art classes

Artistic inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but one local art show is rooted in Mother Nature’s visual appeal.

EDITORIAL: Sleepy elections need wake-up call

This editorial appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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A core concern

Forum focuses on Common Core problems facing special education

Senators Cecilia Tkaczyk and Neil Breslin and Assembly members John McDonald and Phil Steck listened to comments from several speakers Tuesday, Feb. 11, discussing how implementation of the Common Core curriculum has exacerbated challenges for students with special needs.

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