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Prince of planning stepping down

Morelli was Bethlehem’s point man on major developments for past eight years

The Town of Bethlehem is looking for a new director of economic development and planning, as Mike Morelli approaches his retirement date at the end of this week.

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Honest Weight settles into new, larger location

New services, same philosophy at co-op’s redesigned store on Watervliet Avenue

On Wednesday, June 19, the Honest Weight Food Co-Op opened its brand new doors to 2,500 customers at 100 Watervliet Ave.

Mixed feelings over proposed project

Developer wants to bring retail, restaurant and apartment space to corner of Boght and New Loudon Roads

A developer is looking to knock down the Boght Road Firehouse and build a minimart, retail/restaurant space and an apartment building in its place.

Towing contract grinds gears

Some local providers question contract that sets rates for working with town

Several owners of Bethlehem towing businesses are finding it difficult to live with the terms of a contract they signed with the town to be included on the rotational list of towing operators that work with the police department

Farmers push for property tax relief

Farm Bureau wants to see land assessments capped at 2 percent

Agricultural advocates are concerned spiraling land values are discouraging industry growth in the Empire State.

Biernacki subdivision clears first hurdle

New Scotland planners give preliminary approval for 12-lot project

A 12-lot subdivision in New Scotland saw considerably less public protest in its second public hearing before the town’s Planning Board, leading the board to move the project forward in the planning process.

Stuyvesant Plaza adding parking

Project will include improvements at small adjacent park

Finding a parking spot at Stuyvesant Plaza will be a little easier after 24 parking spaces are added at the shopping center.

SCCC contract approved

Project at county offices will cost $87k more due to delay

Renovations paving the way for Schenectady County Community College to fill a floor at the Albany County’s offices can now officially begin, after some lawmakers questioned the contractor’s legitimacy.

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IDA signs off on Vista tax break

Breonics still only known tenant in campus’s first tech building

After weeks of waiting, the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency has approved an Enhanced Tax Abatement for the first tech-use building to be constructed within the Slingerlands Vista Technology Campus.

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Guilderland Center to get sidewalks

Project aims to improve pedestrian safety along Route 146

The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday, May 21, took the first step towards following through on hamlet residents’ recommendation to install sidewalks. The board approved hiring Creighton Manning to design sidewalks on Route 146 in Guilderland Center.

Kind words for Mill Road apartment

Concept approval granted for six-unit project at Colonie Planning Board

Plans for a new apartment building on Mill Road are creeping ahead after a developer received concept approval from the Colonie Planning Board Tuesday.

Owens Corning to go solar

Array of 9,000 panels to provide 6 percent of plant’s energy

Owens Corning will soon be erecting thousands of solar panels on site at its plant in Delmar.

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Meet the new Colonial Acres at open house event

New golf course operator connects with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Business has been steady at Colonial Acres Golf Course during its first month open under a private operator.

New part-time position discussed

Bethlehem, IDA would partner to form economic development job

The Town of Bethlehem and its Industrial Development Agency may soon be partnering to hire a new, part-time employee to work on economic development.

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Flood of concerns over subdivision

New Scotland residents pack hearing to lament drainage issues, board rebuts claims

Neighbors of a proposed 12-lot subdivision in New Scotland fear their existing drainage issues would only worsen with new construction, but town officials and the developer claim the opposite is true.