Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week focuses on invasive insect’s threat, precautions
New York is recognizing Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week this year from Sunday, May 19, to Saturday, May 25. Residents and visitors are being encouraged to become more aware about the invasive insect and its destructive potential towards ash trees.
TrustCo Bank Corp NY announced that Trustco Bank has been awarded a 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent bank rating company.
F. Michael Tucker, president of the Center for Economic Growth, was allegedly found to have had a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit while parked in Stuyvesant Plaza on Friday, May 3, according to police reports.
When business leader and author Karen Hough left the stage to pursue a career as an executive in information technology, she was sure of one thing—she didn’t know what she was getting herself into.
Senator’s court battle spurs bills efforts to change ballot requirements
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk unveiled two bills she is sponsoring during a news conference on Wednesday, May 1, which address legal challenges raised by her Republican opponent's legal team.
Local Trustco branch holds grand reopening after renovations.
Delmar man continues event commemorating D-Day veterans
As what has been called the Greatest Generation ages, finding World War II veterans is getting harder. Tougher still is locating survivors of a single action, even one as momentous and enormous as D-Day.
Albany Children’s Book Festival connects young readers with authors
The fifth annual Albany Children’s Book Festival, hosted by The Albany Academies, allows people of all ages to meet some of their favorite authors and illustrators. There will also be magicians, a children’s concert, clowns and other activities around the theme of reading.
Police say mother and son stole two cars after test drives
Bethlehem police have arrested a Slingerlands mother and her adult son for the theft of two cars from Capital District dealerships.
Cathedral of All Saints to present 'Vin de Choir: A Night of Song and Wine'
On Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., The Friends of the Choir will hold a wine tasting event at the The Cathedral of All Saints
For area quilting group, tradition, service and fellowship are a seamless combination
Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. has met at the Delmar Reformed Church once a month for the past 36 years. They meet to showcase their work, learn new skills and listen to guest speakers.
Spotlight News was recognized among the top weekly publications in the state at the New York Press Association spring conference, with the paper’s staff capturing several first-place awards in the group’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.
New standardized tests have parents, educators worried about effects on students
On Tuesday, April 16, students in third to eighth grade across New York will sit down for the first day of standardized tests that adhere to the Common Core Standards. But it has been months now that parents and educators have worried pupils are being pushed too far with the sudden shift to more rigorous standards.
More than 2,000 traffic tickets issued during enforcement initiative
State Police issued 2,023 traffic tickets during its weeklong heightened traffic enforcement of the “Move Over Law” and speeding limits from April 1 to 7, which included 801 speeding tickets and 38 tickets for failure to move-over for emergency or hazard vehicles.
Spring and summer is when many homeowners and home buyers look to their domiciles.
This editorial appeared in the April 3, 2013, editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
New York’s students will start taking new standardized tests this year in the name of improving performance. So why are kids expected to fail?
Students in third to eighth grade will face English language arts and math tests adhering to Common Core Standards, national standards that were developed by looking at what students should achieve to be prepared for college.
Spotlight on Finance
In today’s tech-savvy society, one in ten American children will become a victim of identity theft. More alarming: according to Jean Chatzky, personal finance columnist, children are 35 times more likely than adults to have their identity stolen, with 15 percent of victims younger than age five. It is one of the fastest growing categories of theft in our country.
‘Some Assembly Required’ features multi-media collages from 16 artists
The latest exhibit displayed at the Albany International Airport Gallery, “Some Assembly Required,” shows a variety of ways contemporary artists interpret the process of collage by combining different media.
Law enforcement to hold weeklong increased enforcement of traffic safety
State Police will heighten “Move Over Law” enforcement efforts from Monday, April 1, to Sunday, April 7, in an attempt to reduce speed-related crashes and protect roadside worker.