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Sports poll for the week of June 30 - July 6

Do you think the Tri-City ValleyCats will make the New York-Penn League playoffs in 2015?

Balancing the scales

Clean Strawberry Short Cake

I get a little sentimental when June arrives, because it’s a month that marks both my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day.

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Bethlehem Central School District ranked No. 6

The Bethlehem Central School District has been ranked sixth in overall educational performance out of 431 upstate school districts.

Independents allows primary

Party to vote on who represents Independence for supervisor in elections

The Independence Party is deviating from its usual support of Democratic Town Supervisor Paula Mahan to allow for a primary between Mahan and Republican candidate Christine Benedict.

We glisten

Sweat is not the benchmark to a good workout

Recently in one of our group fitness sessions the question came up about sweat. Sweat is such an ugly word and we don’t like it in my studio, so we call it “glistening.”

Irish pub to receive funds

Town announces winner in second round of microenterprize grants

The town has announced another microenterprize grant winner during its second selection round.

Fashion: Doctor, Doctor. Give me some shoes!

Retail therapy may be a prescription for you

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness never experienced the joy of a new pair of shoes.

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An artistic takeoff

North Colonie students designed, and test, Albany International coloring book

A group of Blue Creek third-graders got a chance to test out and critique Albany International’s new coloring book designed by Shaker High School students.

Resident input sought on zoning laws

Town of New Scotland seeks to change agricultural land to commercial

Conversion of agricultural land into commercial development land was the primary topic of discussion at a zoning advisory committee meeting last week.

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Altamont set to take you back

Old Songs Festival kicks off Friday

If the grounds of the Altamont Fairgrounds could talk, it would spin a yarn of tales about old-time baseball games, automobile exhibitions and the countless of summer romances that blossomed under the carnival lights.

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Bethlehem superintendent leaving

Douglas moving-on to Southern Tier district

After more than three years, Bethlehem Central Superintendent Thomas Douglas has opted not to renew his contract and will be leaving for a new district in the Southern Tier.

Town of Colonie facing discrimination lawsuit

Rehabilitation Support Services suing over town rezoning Latham property

The town is facing two lawsuits after Town Board members voted to rescind zoning for a Planned Development District, holding up plans a local rehabilitation support company had to build low-income housing.

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Same face, different place

Huck Finn’s Playland opens, marking a new lease on life to Latham’s favorite playground

Dozens of eager kids waited with parents at the small train station of Huck Finn’s Playland after it officially opened its gates to customers.

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Colonie PD dispatcher charged with rape

A Colonie Police Department Public Safety Dispatcher was arrested by Colonie police Wednesday, June 24, for alleged involvement in a sexual offense.