Agreement over staffing levels involves undisclosed monetary settlement
The Town of Bethlehem and one of its police unions have come to an agreement after several of the department’s detectives filed a grievance against the town.
Town Board will pursue further zoning refinements
The Town Board on Wednesday, June 12, unanimously approved a widespread zoning change intended to better reflect the character of the community and what the land is suited to contain.
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.
Bethlehem receives $776k grant from state efficiency program
The Town of Bethlehem was the only municipality in the Capital District to receive a share of efficiency grants handed out by the state last week.
Voorheesville event focuses on flag, guns and God
The second day of Freedom Fest ’13 on Saturday, June 15, focused on the Second Amendment and featured several speakers advocating for the SAFE Act to be overturned, or at the least revised.
Supervisor says news expected, while her opponent attacks her administration
Colonie is one of the most fiscally stressed municipalities in New York state, according to a report conducted by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The news has also drawn the first political pot shot of in this election year.
Candidates point to prior accomplishments, hopeful for support
New Scotland Democrats are winding up to stand behind incumbents this local election season, and pointing to their accomplishments.
Longtime Indy figure Ken Champagne secures party endorsement
The Albany County Independence Party is breaking with tradition and electing to endorse one of its own members rather than Democrat and incumbent Paula Mahan for the office of Colonie supervisor.
Primaries brewing on Democratic and Republican lines in Bethlehem
After Bethlehem residents voted down a referendum that would have abolished the office of highway superintendent, four candidates have come forward with hopes of filling the position next year.
Education forum focuses on new testing requirements, state mandates
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, organized a forum, “Education at a Crossroads: A Forum on the Impacts of Testing and Mandates,” on Wednesday, June 5, in the Legislative Office Building at the Capitol.
GOP serves supervisor hopeful Jared King with accusatory letter
Republican and Bethlehem supervisor hopeful Jared King is on the outs with his own party.
Chairman touts endorsed candidates, optimistic to topple Dem stronghold
Guilderland Republicans have struggled over the years in the heavily Democratic community, but this year’s slate of candidates has the party’s chairman optimistic it’s time for the tides to change.
GOP to run Todd Drake against Supervisor Paula Mahan
Colonie Democratic and Republican committees have begun announcing their endorsements for the open spots in the Town of Colonie elected offices.
At Colonie meeting, county exec. says he supports gov’s tax-free plan
In his second “State of the County” tour, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy told a small group of Colonie residents that he wants the community to speak up to their local government.
School district seeks to overturn decision that halted property sale
The Bethlehem Central School District is suing the town Zoning Board of Appeals over a decision that halted the sale of its 90 Adams Place property to daycare provider School’s Out, Inc.
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