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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.

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.”

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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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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Get To Know: Joe Bruno

This appears in the June 24 editions of Spotlight News.

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Dancing with the stars

Opera Saratoga to host “Dido and Aeneas” under the stars

The melding of fashion with the arts is a common enough relationship, as one often feeds the other – life imitating art, art imitating life - but, the conscious marriage of art with science is a unique pairing, one guaranteed to be found if Karole Armitage is involved.

EDITORIAL: Something old is new again

This editorial appears in the June 24 editions of Spotlight News.

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Air Guard and Stratton hosts tanker disaster drill

Local agencies work together in case of fuel fire

SCOTIA — The NY Air National Guard’s 109th Arilift Wing hosted a major accident response exercise on June 14 at Stratton Air Base with local emergency agencies. The exercise simulated a tanker truck explosion and included simulated victims played by members of the Civil Air Patrol and Cadets.

Ramblin’ down the Hudson

Live music everywhere to welcome in summer

What do you get when you mix a beautiful day, some incredible food and great music, with an artsy component thrown into the mix?

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Champions of music

Charitable group under Albany Symphony Orchestra fights to keep music alive in area schools

The gift of music leaves a lasting impression on those who receive it.

EDITORIAL: Speak up now

This editorial appears in the June 17 editions of Spotlight News.

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Money-smart advice for the recent college grad

For recent college graduates, a recent Economic Policy Institute study paints a good-news, bad-news picture of your job prospects. The good news: you’re more likely to land a job than your peers in recent graduating classes. The bad news: you’re probably going to be underemployed and underpaid.

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Hello city

Troy Night Out is all about children and community in the Collar City

It almost felt like a family reunion.

How to dress for the show

Think of versatility when the work place predicates your choice of clothes

Summertime is calling and wants to know if you have a date with the music festivals coming to the Capital Region?

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Get To Know: Katie Moore

This appears in the June 10 editions of Spotlight News.

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Lighting the torch

Torch Ceremony Honors Two Who Lost Their Lives

Delmar’s Jack Kapczynski was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has had three surgeries in his two years of life.

Disc Jam 2015

Best “local” bands out of New England for weekend festival

Thirty miles east of Albany you’ll find country, farms, nature, and some of the best music to be heard in New England.

EDITORIAL: It happens here, too

This editorial appears in the June 10 editions of Spotlight News.

Beer here

Not one, but two beer festivals are happening this coming weekend, leaving local connoisseurs much to be thankful.

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