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Bethlehem Town Hall

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Bethlehem's finances get high marks

Standard and Poor’s upgrades town’s rating to AA+

The Town of Bethlehem has seen an upgrade to its credit rating after Standard and Poor’s Financial Services cited the town’s superb financial status and recent budgetary decisions.

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Bethlehem clarifies residency requirements

Town board also drops longevity payments for elected positions

The Bethlehem Town Board made changes to a local law that would establish residency requirements for certain town officials.

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Bethlehem budget calls for 1.23% tax hike

After tough 2013, next year’s plan contains few cuts

"Good news" budget for 2014 touted by Bethlehem Supervisor John Clarkson. Others not so sure.

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Bethlehem sets candidate slate

Election officials expect one candidate to be disqualified

The Bethlehem local elections are shaping up, as candidates have submitted their petitions of resident signatures in order to get their names on the ballot.

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Changes bring rewards

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.

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Single polling place for vote

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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Neighbors question subdivision

Proposed Legends Preserve has been before town for eight years

Several Glenmont residents who went before the Bethlehem Planning Board on Tuesday, Feb. 5, disapproved of a plan to build a new housing subdivision off of Jolley Road.

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Budget passes in split vote

8 percent tax hike, golf course prove to be sticking points

After weeks of discussions and public meetings, the Bethlehem Town Board passed unchanged a 2013 budget proposed by Supervisor John Clarkson.

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Few weigh in on town budget

No changes made as Nov. 14 adoption date approaches

Few residents offered up suggestions regarding Bethlehem’s preliminary spending plan for 2013 at a recent public hearing.

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Bethlehem budget calls for tax increase

Plan includes loss of 16 positions and 8 percent tax hike

The supervisor's tentative budget would close a $3.5 million gap with no layoffs or major service cuts, but would end funding to Colonial Acres Golf Course.

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Bethlehem meetings head online

Starting Feb. 22, Town, Planning Zoning boards to be streamed and archived

Bethlehem residents will be able to view town meetings live online starting Wednesday, Feb. 22 via the town’s new webcasting system.

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Long list for Bethlehem board seat

With a Bethlehem Town Board seat set to be vacated at the start of 2012, the four known members of the board are meeting with a lengthy list of candidates interested in an appointment to the body, and for the first time, a list of names has been revealed.

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A transition in government

Over the course of the past month, Bethlehem Town Hall has been relatively busy early in the morning.

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Town reviewing soaring costs for ambulance services

The Town of Bethlehem could achieve substantial savings through a reworking of contracts with providers of emergency medical services.

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Bethlehem's fair financial footing

In a year when municipalities have struggled to stay within the parameters of a 2 percent property tax cap, the Town of Bethlehem fared relatively well. Moving forward, however, the task may not be as easy.

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Taking stock of town's finances

The financial picture may seem clear now, but things get fuzzy for the Town of Bethlehem when considering the year 2012 and beyond.

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Town Hall work coming to an end

Months after pieces of Bethlehem Town Hall crumbled onto cars parked below, town officials said the work to repair the building is nearly complete.

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New faces in powerful positions

Major changes are on the way to the Bethlehem Town Board, as new faces will be in place at a time when many believe the town is ready to make a name for itself in the Capital District and statewide.

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Bethlehem budget adopted

After nearly six weeks of meetings and public comment, and a day after an election that reshaped town government for the next two years, the Bethlehem Town Board adopted a $38.6 million budget for 2012 at its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9.


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