Tech park plans met approval four years ago, work to start Monday
Four years after the stamp of approval was placed on the Vista Tech Park plans, ground will be broken on the massive development in just a few days’ time.
Convicted killer's FOIL appeal will go unanswered following split vote
Deliberations on the Bethlehem Town Board were deadlocked last night as leaders discussed how to respond to a freedom of information request from Christopher Porco.
Stormy weather and a dreary economy have impacts on animal shelters
If a poor economy and less money to go around wasn’t enough, the recent impacts of tropical storms on the region have exacerbated problems face by pet owners and animal shelters.
Thomas Douglas will take top job come 2012
The Bethlehem Central School District will soon have a new superintendent in Thomas Douglas, who this evening was unanimously appointed to the position by the school board, to start Jan. 1 of next year.
Bethlehem police have arrested a 13-year-old and charged him with setting fire to a shed behind the Bethlehem Central Middle School last week, destroying the structure.
Middle School shed torched, capping summer of destructive acts
Bethlehem police are investigating as arson a fire that burned down a shed near the Bethlehem Central Middle School on Friday, in the latest chapter of what Superintendent Michael Tebbano characterized as a “rash” of escalating acts of vandalism to school property.
Special meeting of school board set for Tuesday
The Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education will select a superintendent to replace outgoing district leader Michael Tebbano during a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27.
An older individual has come down with the only case of the West Nile Virus ever reported in Albany County.
Required reading apparently absent from high school for years
Bethlehem High School is now beginning the day with the Pledge of Allegiance after it was apparently absent from the program for many years.
Date floated for groundbreaking as retail buildings approved
Another part of the Vista Technology Park project got the stamp of approval tonight from the Bethlehem Planning Board, and for the first time a tentative date was floated for a groundbreaking on the long-awaited and massive project: Thursday, Sept. 29.
Goods destined for hard-hit Schoharie County
Members of the Delmar United Methodist Church loaded up trucks with household supplies and furniture on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to go to people in Schoharie County impacted by Tropical Storm Irene and the subsequent flooding.
Ancient infrastructure, employee pay top items as process begins
At the end of a three-hour budgeting session it was clear there are will be major challenges to overcome in this budget cycle.
Delmar man organizing bike collection for overseas aid
Delmar resident Charlie Hughes is leading a bicycle collection on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Bethlehem police arrested an East Berne man on drunken driving charges after he allegedly crashed his pickup into a 12-ton steamroller.
Town tackles many issues at regular meeting, including storm damage
Bethlehem leaders handled many items at the regular meeting of the Town Board, including making the last step in securing a major state grant for sewer work.
Company said to solicit donations on fake letterhead
The Bethlehem Central School District is warning residents to be on the lookout for a scam letter masquerading as a school-sanctioned fundraiser.
Pine Hollow Arboretum hosts concert to benefit Irene victims
The Pine Hollow Arboretum is hosting a unique musical evening on Sunday, Sept. 25, to benefit the victim of Tropical Storm Irene.
Friends group prepares for 40th anniversary of environmental preserve
The start of the fall season will be kicked off with a free festival at the popular Five Rivers nature preserve.
A hiker hailing from Guilderland had to be airlifted from the Adirondack High Peaks after suffering a leg injury on the side of Algonquin Mountain this past weekend.
Candidate paves way to November with clutch wins on D and C lines
Democratic voters went to the polls today and selected John Clarkson as their candidate for the November general election, ousting the party's endorsed candidate, Kyle Kotary.
Arguments heard in retrial request for Christopher Porco
The state's highest court heard arguments this afternoon from Christopher Porco's attorney, who is seeking a new trial for his client
The state's highest court is set to field arguments from lawyers for Christopher Porco this afternoon as the convicted killer seeks a new trial.
Howard Shafer facing disciplinary charges at Selkirk Fire Department
A former Albany County legislator who hopes to recapture his office this November was the subject of a Selkirk Fire Department disciplinary hearing tonight.
New culinary team aims to deliver fresh and affordable eats in Altamont
A group of entrepreneurs are looking to bring something entirely different to Altamont's downtown with a wine bar and bistro.
Appeals process still open, service to shift to Feura Bush
The Postal Service has slated the Clarksville Post Office for closure, an event that could happen as soon as the end of October.
Due to Albany County's recent redrawing of legislative district boundaries, some residents might find themselves assigned a different polling place.
Latham-based web company hopes to change the way churches get online
While in the online news world “pay walls” are the topic of the day, in the non-secular sphere some churches are thinking about “prayer walls.”
BC had its first day of classes today, while RCS was closed due to flooding and road closures.
A female kitten was found near SUNY Albany a night or two before Tropical Storm Irene swept through the area.
Delaware Avenue Valero project calls for indoor eatery
The developer overhauling a Delaware Avenue gas station is bringing even more ambitious plans to the Town of Bethlehem.
Event one of many memorial ceremonies planned in Capital District
The Town of Bethlehem Fire Officers Association and the town will be partnering to hold a candlelit vigil on the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Bethlehem assessing scope of tropical storm's damage
Tropical Storm Irene wrought destruction all over the state, and while many places are certainly worse off, the Town of Bethlehem wasn't spared from the storm's fury.
8th Annual Walk for Hope continues to grow
Hundreds will gather in Bethlehem's Elm Avenue Park for the 8th annual Albany Capital District Walk for Hope on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Budget, leadership, level of partisanship recurring themes during lively evening
Budget, leadership, level of partisanship recurring themes during lively evening
Financial institutions say packing into Delmar makes good business sense
There are nine full-fledged bank branches on Delaware Avenue in Delmar. But bankers say the market is good, and the concentration isn't much heavier than in other Capital District locales.
The candidates in the upcoming Democratic primary for the office of Bethlehem town supervisor will meet to debate Thursday, Sept. 1.
The draft 2012 budget for the Town of Bethlehem calls for a 1.27 percent tax hike and a number of austerity measures in an effort to brace for what officials say are dark times ahead.
Police say man set fire to own house after domestic dispute
A New Scotland man is in the county jail for allegedly torching his own house following a domestic dispute.
3rd annual Race for Hope brings out the best in runners
Now in its third year, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope is quickly becoming cemented as a growing annual tradition.
A frenetic spring followed by slow summer for tech park
Players in the development of the Vista Technology Campus say a groundbreaking is looming on the much anticipated, often delayed project.
Thousands still without power, cleanup will be long-term
Hurricane Irene had been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached the Capital District early on Sunday, Aug. 28, but it still wreaked havoc throughout the area.
Duo were stuck in tree for hours before cries heard
Area police and firefighters fished two people out of the Normanskill early this morning after their car became submerged on Krumkill Road.
Delmar doctor dedicates bike trek to former nurse's medical bills
People often go the distance for those they care about, but not many do it like Dr. David Krischer.
Grant-backed project may have to be reworked to be viable
A year after recovery act monies were secured for a battery of solar panels at Elm Avenue Park, the earth-conscious project is no closer to seeing the light of day.
A U-Haul truck didn't quite make it under the drive-thru overhang at Pioneer Bank.
Bethlehem seeks new department commissioner
The director of one of the Town of Bethlehem's biggest departments will be taking his leave in a few weeks.