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Bethlehem town board candidate: David Van Luven

This is part of a series of candidate profiles that first appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of The Spotlight.

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Bethlehem town board candidate: Bridget Zigrosser

This is part of a series of candidate profiles that first appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of The Spotlight.

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Bethlehem town board candidate: Joanne Dawson

This is part of a series of candidate profiles that first appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of The Spotlight.

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Bethlehem supervisor candidate: John Clarkson

This is part of a series of candidate profiles that first appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of The Spotlight.

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Bethlehem supervisor candidate: James Foster

This is part of a series of candidate profiles that first appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of The Spotlight.

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Colonie candidates debate at forum

Landfill, development among topics covered at two-hour program

More than 100 Colonie town residents packed into the Radisson Motel Tuesday, Oct. 27, to hear political candidates answer to the issues most important to them — the voters.

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Bethlehem residents filled Town Hall to hear candidates for local government

Matters of the police and town growth were some of the concerns at a recent candidate forum held last week.

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Bethlehem Candidate Forum Videos 2015

Candidates Answer Questions

Candidates for Supervisor, Town Board, Highway Superintendent, and Town Clerk of the Town of Bethlehem, New York at a Forum hosted by the Spotlight News, League of Women Voters, The Bethlehem Chamber and the Capital Area Council of Churches on October 22, 2015 at Bethlehem Town Hall.

Town forums coming up

Candidates running for contested positions in this year’s town elections have been invited to speak in a political forum in their respective communities of Bethlehem, Colonie and Guilderland.

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Town of Colonie hit with $530,000 fine after DEC finds landfill took in too much waste in 2014

What began with a charge for exceeding the limit of annual waste in the Colonie Landfill has turned into political blows with accusations raised over residents’ health and safety not being top priority for town officials.

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Bethlehem in stable financial condition for third year

For the third year in a row, Supervisor John Clarkson has released a preliminary budget showing the town is in a financially stable condition.

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Democratic absentee ballot count for town board, county show final Bethlehem race results

Following a close race, the results of this month’s primary were made known after a count of the absentee ballot at the Albany County Board of Elections.

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Incumbent Daniel McCoy takes party bid

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy earned the Democratic primary seat against challenger Dan Egan Thursday, Sept. 10. In a county with an overwhelming population of Democrats, this win likely means McCoy will go on to win a second term in office.

Mary Lou Connolly loses primary to Paul Miller

In District 32, Democrat Mary Lou Connolly will have to fight for her seventh term in office after losing the Democratic nomination to her opponent Paul Miller.

Independence primary results close

Although unofficial numbers have Republican Christine Benedict in the lead for the Independence line, the absentee ballots still waiting to be counted could sway the results toward current Democratic Town Supervisor Paula Mahan.