Town part of U.S. tour meant to help forge future of Afghanistan
The Town of Colonie might not have the same culture, landscape or problems that the country of Afghanistan faces, but officials from that faraway land hope they can learn something here all the same.
Decision effectively halts $475k sale of BC property
The Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals has denied a use variance that would allow the Bethlehem Central School district to sell its property at 90 Adams to daycare provider School’s Out, Inc.
New Scotland officials target three buildings to be razed at an estimated $58k
The New Scotland Town Board held a public hearing Tuesday, April 9, on the proposal to demolish three buildings targeted under the town’s Unsafe Building Law. These buildings are the first the town has fully pursued under the law, which was adopted September of 2010.
Upcoming vote becomes issue in appointment discussion
In a split vote, the Bethlehem Town Board has named Commissioner of Public Works Erik Deyoe interim highway superintendent through the end of the year.
Guilderland eyes levying taxes for stormwater management repairs in hamlet
The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday, April 2, discussed its map, plan and report for establishing the McKownville Drainage District, which were drawn up after town officials were urged by residents to revisit the issue.
Budget roundtable in Cohoes reveals satisfaction, hope for future
While many New Yorkers are expressing disbelief that this year’s state budget was passed not only on time, but early, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy is most excited with the fact the county will see no new unfunded mandates.
Legislator calls lease a ‘sweetheart deal on steroids’
A vote on the future of the Albany County Nursing Home has been tabled despite earlier signs legislators were narrowing in on a vote.
Board adopts $2.1M budget, sewer fee increasing by $90 annually
The Village Board of Trustees Tuesday, April 2, passed a $2.1 million budget that increases spending by $140,000. Altamont's 2013-24 budget keeps the property tax levy flat, with no residents speaking during the public hearing before board members adopted the spending plan.
Public hearing approaches on budget that would hike taxes 2.5 percent
The Menands Board of Trustees voted Monday, April 1, to authorize the village to exceed the state tax cap, but officials hope it won’t come to that.
Three-year agreement will see Colonial Acres under private operation
Local golfers may have the chance to play a round at Colonial Acres as soon as this weekend. On Wednesday, March 27, the Bethlehem Town Board voted to allow PGA golf professional Dale Ezyk to operate Colonial Acres Golf Course. The town will continue to lease the golf course from the Open Space Conservancy.
At public hearing, support given for even larger neighbor notification radius
Colonie residents alternately expressed concern and support at a public hearing held Thursday, March 28, for an amendment to the town code that would require expanded neighbor notification requirements for developers.
Housing, shopping, traffic on minds of residents and town officials
Many in Bethlehem see the Glenmont area as primed for growth, but some who live there told town officials at a recent community forum they are concerned about the rate of development in the hamlet, and with the traffic that comes along with it
Former Republican chair remembered for his love of town, family, life
For those who knew him well, Harry D’Agostino was more than a longtime Colonie Republican party leader. He was a father figure.
Clarkson will seek another term, while Kotary will step down after eight years
While Bethlehem Supervisor John Clarkson is starting his re-election campaign, Councilman Kyle Kotary has announced he will not be running for his seat in November.
Bethlehem board sets referendum to remove highway superintendent job
On Wednesday, March 13, board members passed a resolution setting up the procedures for a referendum on the abolishment of the superintendent of highways position. The vote will take place on Tuesday, April 30, at Town Hall from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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