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Bethlehem Dems sweep election

Clarkson beats DiMaggio 5,684 to 4,064

With the Democrats sweeping Tuesday night’s general election, only one Republican continues to hold an elected office in the Town of Bethlehem.

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Mahan remains Town of Colonie Supervisor

“We ran a very professional, respectful campaign and the truth prevails. So that’s great for us and the Town of Colonie," said Paula Mahan, who was reelected as town supervisor.

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Election results in Bethlehem, Guilderland and Colonie

Check here for the latest result from the Albany County Board of Elections.

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Colonie supervisor hopefuls face off in debate

Town finances, transparency key points of discussion

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan focused on her track record during a recent debate against her opponent, Todd Drake. But so did her challenger.

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New faces, new ideas at Bethlehem forum

Candidates for Bethlehem offices discuss plans at event

Candidates for Bethlehem Town Board and Highway Superintendent discuss their plans if elected at a recent forum sponsored by Spotlight News.

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Bethlehem development takes center stage

Supervisor candidates debate what town has done, should do

Economic development was a key point of discussion when the candidates for supervisor of the Town of Bethlehem met in debate.

Guilderland candidate forum cancelled at last minute

A scheduled forum involving candidates for local office in the Town of Guilderland was called off at the last minute when Democrats said the date and time was not amicable, nearly one month after invitations were first sent.

No contest in New Scotland elections

Insiders say GOP regrouping this year, plans to come out swinging in 2015

The New Scotland Republican Committee offered no candidates for town offices this year. Any voter who is disillusioned with incumbents or with how the town has been governed will likely have to wait another two years.

Guilderland’s proposed budget brings tax decrease

Grimm says budget layout less transparent, Runion argues opposite

Guilderland's revised preliminary budget for next year calls for a property tax levy decrease of around 1.35 percent, or $153,000, for a total of $11.1 million in tax revenues.

Upcoming forum cancelled

We regret that an upcoming candidate forum in the Town of Colonie scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23, is canceled.

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Bethlehem supervisor candidate pitches sporting council

DiMaggio says more can be done to support youth sports

Republican Bethlehem supervisor hopeful Fred DiMaggio is seizing upon recent controversies involving town youth sporting in his latest campaign initiative. The former Republican Committee chairman said if elected, he would like to start a town-wide Youth Sports Council.

New Scotland's proposed budget at tax cap

Supervisor offers $7.2M spending plan tapping $332k from fund balance

Town Supervisor Tom Dolin filed a 2014 Tentative Budget calling for a 1.66 percent property tax levy increase. Expenditures between the town’s four main funds would increase by around $24,500.

Candidate forums approaching

A series of candidate forums are approaching that are sponsored by The Spotlight, the League of Women Voters of Albany County and other local partners.

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Boy Scouts pan Bethlehem sign law

Troop says updated law hurt last year’s Sportsmart sales

A local Boy Scout troop have become publically critical of the Town of Bethlehem’s temporary sign law.

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McCoy offers county budget below tax cap

Proposal would fund county nursing home only to June 2014, planning on LDC takeover

McCoy released his 2014 Executive Budget to county legislators on Tuesday, Oct. 8, which proposes a 1.6 percent tax levy increase and appropriations totaling more than $574 million. The budget includes a three-year financial plan to bolster general fund reserves.