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Marcy Velte is currently the Bethlehem area reporter with Spotlight Newspapers and previously was a general assignment reporter for the Daily Gazette in Schenectady. Marcy is a recent graduate of the journalism program at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she helped to form the school's first online magazine "The Little Rebellion." While in college, Marcy interned with "The Legislative Gazette," a weekly newspaper covering state government from inside the Capitol, where she focused on education.
Ricky the Robot teaches Glenmont first graders about technology
The Glenmont Elementary School teacher Peter Rawitsch has been introducing robotic technology to first graders for more than 25 years.
A charity organization with a new chapter started this summer by University at Albany students will be warehousing locally collected items in Bethlehem.
Library to create digital database of historic Spotlight newspapers
A new project by the Bethlehem Public Library is looking to preserve a narrative of the town’s history.
Local events let people run, walk or dance away those Thanksgiving calories
With Thanksgiving a few days away, some people are looking for ways to keep themselves off the couch and the calories at bay.
Club members hope improved security will avoid a repeat of thefts
As they prepare to open their annual Christmas tree sale, the Bethlehem Lions Club will be beefing up security following last year’s theft of several dozen trees.
Bethlehem officials want to establish clarity
Bethlehem officials are looking to make changes to the law that establishes which employees of the town must also live within its borders.
Elementary kids get their kicks at after school program
Slingerlands Elementary students are now being given the opportunity to learn how to ballroom dance through a new program being offered after school called Dance Crazy Kids.
Former deputy exec now information officer; drug case still pending in court
Former Albany County Deputy Executive Christine Quinn returned to work with the county last week after taking a nearly two month leave of absence following her arrest on drug possession charges.
Stram Center hopes to relocate to former BCSD administration site
Another local business is attempting to purchase the Bethlehem Central School District’s property at 90 Adams Place, and this potential tenant appears likely to meet the approval of neighborhood residents.
Bethlehem Church participates for 15th year
For the 15th year, Bethlehem Community Church will be collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The project provides gifts for children in need living throughout the world’s poorest nations.