Patriot Flight departs next month for a visit to the national WWII memorial in honor of D-Day anniversary
Dozens of World War II veterans are set to take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII memorial on the 70th anniversary of D-Day next month.
Young and old are often surprised at what they learn at Troy’s Discovery Hall’s ‘Jewels of the Sea’ exhibit
Tucked between two walls on Second Street in Troy exists a little taste of nature. It is here where collector and curator, Ron Glasser keeps his collection of more than 1,000 seashells from all over the world.
This sports poll question appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Weeklong campaign will also focus on aggressive and distracted driving
State Police will hold a “Speed Week” campaign from Thursday, April 17, through the following Thursday, which focuses on increased enforcement of speeding and aggressive driving violations. The campaign seeks to reduce speed-related crashes and improve traffic safety.
Spotlight on Finance
According to the FDIC, nearly one-third of the U.S. population does not have a bank account or make regular bank-based financial transactions, such as check cashing, deposits or loans. The outcome for this percentage of people, which is greater than 100 million Americans, is predictable: higher fees to access important financial services while not developing the important history needed to qualify for a mortgage, secure a business loan or borrow for education. The truth about banks is this: they are an important tool for helping individuals build financial prosperity, regardless of income and age, and they should play a large role in the financial education of children.
Annual Canstruction event moves up the national rankings
Engineers, architects and students from around the Capital District got together in a competition to construct displays out of canned goods to raise food and money for local food pantries.
Sports poll: Where does Siena's CBI championship rank among the top moments in the mens basketball program's history?
This poll question appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
State Police to step up distracted driving enforcement for set time period
The “Operation Hang-Up” campaign will run from Thursday, April 10, to the following Tuesday, which will have State Police along the thruway cracking down on distracted driving violations.
The Spotlight presents is summer camp guide for 2014.
This appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Flagship edition earns first place for front page; arts coverage and sports photo praised
Spotlight News received a first-place award in the best front page category at this year’s New York Press Association spring conference held last weekend.
This editorial appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Skidmore students stage play based on collected war letters
In a time of instant communication, distant human interaction is often accomplished by way of tweets or texts. The act of using a pen and paper is rare these days, still nothing captures a moment like a personal letter, especially a war letter.
The 2014 Delmar Dash took place Sunday, April 6. Former Niskayuna High School track star Louis Serafini won the men's title with a time of 24:43, three seconds ahead of Voorheesville's Macky Lloyd, while Saratoga Springs resident Megan Hogan defended her women's division title with a time of 26:42.
This point of view appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Sports poll: Do you think Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season should be declared a national holiday?
This sports poll question appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This editorial appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Tech Valley High students are the driving force behind the staging of ‘Mulan’
When most people think about Tech Valley High School, they think about students studying science, technology, engineering and math. While this is true, it’s not just STEM learning that is going on at the TVHS campus in Rensselaer.
This poll question appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Protestors occupy Nurses Association building, clash over nursing law
Around a dozen disabled people, with some leaving and others joining, have been living in the lobby of the New York State Nurses Association in Latham after the union and activists clashed over a proposed amendment to the Nurse Practice Act.