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Marcy Velte

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Lower speed limit proposed on Hudson Avenue

Bethlehem officials cite pedestrian usage as primary concern

A road in Bethlehem with a unique speed limit may have it reduced following a request from the town’s highway superintendent.

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Glenmont sidewalks set to be installed

Construction of pathway along Feura Bush Road to begin at end of month

Construction on new sidewalk along Feura Bush Road in Glenmont is set to begin this month after the Bethlehem Town Board opted to bond for a portion of the project’s costs.

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In memory of Myles

Bethlehem YMCA dedicates new playground to Bethlehem boy who died of brain cancer two years ago

The memory of Myles McAdoo will put smiles on the faces of children for years to come, after a playground was dedicated in his honor last week.

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The Gables developer seeks switch to condos

Keystone Builders says change in designation could mean quicker build-out

A housing development in the Town of Bethlehem is seeking permission to revert from the project’s approved townhomes to condominiums to entice potential buyers with lower taxes.

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New policy affects town employee pensions

Bethlehem will no longer count extra hours worked for outside vendors

A new policy in the Town of Bethlehem will limit the amount of overtime employees work with outside vendors.

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UPDATE: Selkirk sex offender charged

Police arrest McCoy following child pornography investigation

Bethlehem Police have arrested a sex offender from Selkirk on child pornography charges.

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Chinese program ends at Bethlehem Central School District

District can’t find a certified teacher for the course; parents upset at timing

The Bethlehem Central School District’s Chinese language program is ending sooner than expected after the interview process for a new teacher was unsuccessful.

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Local ballerinas are one step closer to their dreams

Three Capital District girls selected as understudies for New York City Ballet

Dancing with the New York City Ballet is the dream of nearly every American ballerina, but few are given the opportunity prior to high school.

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Compactor out of commission

Bethlehem’s unit fails inspection as town seeks replacement; garbage service undisrupted

Bethlehem residents are still able to drop off garbage at the town’s transfer station on Rupert Road, but wait times may be longer than usual.

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The stage is set

Cue Theatre makes its move to a permanent space in Delmar

Unfortunate circumstances sometimes afford new opportunities. After learning Community United Methodist Church in Slingerlands was closing its doors, the operators of The Cue Theatre didn’t know what was next.

Officials seek more info about Selkirk oil spill

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials are asking for the public's help to learn more about a petroleum spill that occurred last month.

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Ex-cop’s First Amendment case moves ahead

Judge says jury trial warranted in Hughes’ lawsuit against Bethlehem and police chief

Former Bethlehem police officer Christopher Hughes will finally get his day in court.

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Bethlehem, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school districts to collect own taxes

Bethlehem passes responsibility back to district officials

In a move to help Bethlehem residents save money, the town will no longer be collecting taxes on behalf of two local school districts.

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Bethlehem Central School District takes another look at lunch service

Board says no to price hike; new director to take over program in August

A proposal to increase prices for elementary and middle school lunches was rejected by members of the Bethlehem Central Board of Education.

Kenwood Avenue will get a new surface

Infusion of state money to fix one of Bethlehem’s pothole-plagued roadways

Bethlehem’s pothole problems along one particularly bumpy stretch will soon be fixed following an influx of cash from the state.

Easements could offer tax relief

Legislation that helps preserve open space awaits governor’s signature

The Town of Bethlehem is a step closer to providing tax exemptions on open space after the state legislature passed a measure to allow conservation easements for landowners.

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Honest Weight celebrates milestone

Co-op market holds event in honor of one-year anniversary

Customers who visited Honest Weight Food Co-op last weekend were treated to free food and giveaways in celebration of the store’s one-year anniversary at its new location.

District is set to begin projects

Upgrades will impact summer field, playground use in Bethlehem

With summer vacation just weeks away, district officials at Bethlehem Central schools are preparing for upgrade projects to begin as part of the 2012-13 bond initiative.

Trailing off into summer

Solstice celebration grows with Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

As the days grow longer and the season grows warmer, more people are getting outside to enjoy the beauty of Albany County.

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A new game in town

Colonial Acres opens up its greens to disc golf

Golf isn’t for everyone, and Dale Ezyk knows it.

Town hears request for hens

Slingerlands woman asks planning board to OK her chicken proposal

For the second time in the past year, the Bethlehem Planning Board is hearing a proposal to keep chickens as pets.

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Tour highlights growth options

Bethlehem leaders get a chance to check out vacant land and buildings available for development

An Economic Development Tour was hosted by the Town of Bethlehem last week in order to showcase available properties for commercial growth in the town.

Lawmakers seek open space break

Exemption could help Bethlehem landowners

Two state lawmakers are backing the Town of Bethlehem’s plan to allow conservation easements for landowners.

Bethlehem passes resolution opposed to Exit 23 casino

After nearly two dozen people spoke out against the proposed casino at Exit 23, the Town of Bethlehem passed a resolution in opposition to the project.

Taco Bell seeks approval for Glenmont site

Developers get the go-ahead from ZBA, but must return before Planning Board

Developers of a proposed Taco Bell in Glenmont received variances for parking and facade signs from the Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals, but the proposal still needs Planning Board approval, which hinges on whether or not a direct access point is necessary.

Library archive of Spotlight complete

Project comes in ahead of schedule; some gaps remain

The headlines of the past are more easily at hand now that nearly a half-century of Bethlehem history has been digitally archived.

Panel to review crude oil safety

The Albany County executive has created a new Expert Advisory Committee to lead a public safety review on the transportation of crude oil through out the county.

IDA: No break for housing plan

Agency says abatements for residential buildings do not fit with its mission

The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency did not approve tax abatements sought by a residential development after deciding at their Friday, May 23, meeting that approval of the tax credits did not fit with the agency’s mission.

Soccer dome approved for Bethlehem

Inflatable dome will fit two fields and offices

The Bethlehem Soccer Club has received final approvals to move forward with construction of their indoor soccer complex on Wemple Road.

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Stram Center gets final approval

Former school district administration building to see new use as medical facility

The Stram Center of Integrative Medicine was back before the Bethlehem Planning Board for final approvals so the facility can relocate to 90 Adams Place.

Activists speak out against casino

Local business alliance seeks involvement as process moves forward

A group of Bethlehem activists are speaking out in opposition of a casino proposed for Exit 23 in the City of Albany.

Bethlehem landowners retain counsel

Law firm FOILs documents pertaining to reassessment

A group of large landowners in Bethlehem have hired a law firm to help with their protest against the recent townwide assessments.

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UPDATED: Bethlehem Central budget passes by wide margin

Fewer residents at the polls, but approval rating at almost 70 percent

Voters in the Bethlehem Central School District approved a 2014-15 school year budget today by a margin of 2,496 votes to 1,140 votes.

Fate of Chinese program in limbo

Bethlehem BOE says low enrollment, difficulty finding instructor could lead to phase out

Efforts are being made by the Bethlehem Central Board of Education to appropriately phase out the Chinese language program at the district after parents and students spoke out about the curriculum change.

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Activists air oil train concerns

Panel discusses impact on residents, rail workers

As more is learned about the increased transportation of crude oil by train, more residents from outside the City of Albany are taking up the cause to make the trips safer, or stop them altogether.

Brutality case thrown out of court

Judge says allegations that Bethlehem police beat and sodomized suspect are without merit

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the Town of Bethlehem and several individual officers stemming from an allegation of excessive force and sexual abuse during an arrest.

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Fair trade bake-off planned

Bethlehem event aims to promote movement’s ideals in a fun way

Cooking is a passion for many, but few may know where the ingredients they’re using actually come from or the possible conflicts behind obtaining those items.

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Seniors strike a pose at annual event

Area senior centers hold fashion shows

With warmer weather on the way, many use the season as an excuse to update their wardrobes. Two local senior services departments are getting into the spirit by helping area seniors find a new look.

Bethlehem's lab school under the microscope

Committee formed in the wake of concerns that low enrollment could prompt class cuts

The Bethlehem Central School District has decided to form a new Lab School committee after hearing concerns from parents last month about possible changes to the program due to low enrollment in some of the classes.

Bethlehem Central School District keeps budget under cap

Cuts to staff and equipment purchases help close gap

The Bethlehem Central school board has adopted a spending plan for the 2014-15 school year that does not challenge the state tax cap.

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Master parks plan in the works for Bethlehem

Proposed plan calls for hiring a consultant

Bethlehem officials are hoping to move forward with the creation of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the town.

Dirt-bike dust-up

Owner of Hidden Meadows Golf Course says noise from neighbor’s track is driving away customers

The owner of a Glenmont golf course went before the Bethlehem Town Board on Wednesday, April 23, with a signed petition in opposition to the noise generated by his dirt-bike-riding neighbors.

BIDA wants to nix special tax status for Vista site

Group says that designation would have only applied to Breonics, which is not moving forward

Since it was officially made known Breonics will no longer be moving to Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands, the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency is seeking to remove the project’s enhanced abatement status.

Taco Bell builders seek variances

Proposed Glenmont restaurant is slated for Bethlehem Town Center plaza

Developers of a proposed Taco Bell in Glenmont are seeking variances for parking and facade signs from the Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Slingerlands church to close its doors

Community United Methodist a local landmark but faced declining membership in recent years

Parishioners of Community United Methodist Church are bidding their final farewells, as the Slingerlands church is set to close its doors this summer.

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Bethlehem landowners stage protest

Group asks town to delay implementing reassessment until open space tax credits are looked into

A number of large landowners in the Town of Bethlehem staged a protest last week to speak out against the recent townwide reassessments.

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Bethlehem parents protest Lab School cuts

Concerns are raised about reduction in staffing for program

As the Bethlehem Central Board of Education continued budget discussions last week, a group of parents came out to protest potential cuts to classes at the high school.

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Bethlehem residents largely opposed to ‘E23’ casino plans

Some worry traffic, safety a concern; say town would reap few benefits

The Bethlehem Town Board sought the residents' opinions on Wednesday, April 9, on the proposal to build a casino just off of Thruway Exit 23. The facility would technically be in the City of Albany, but would border Glenmont.

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From stage to school

‘The Voice’ contestant visits her old stomping grounds with stops at Bethlehem schools

Not everyone can be sure they will receive a warm reception when returning to their hometown. Danielle Mozeleski can be counted as one of the lucky ones.

Landowners balk at assessment increases

GAR tells property owners to schedule preliminary hearings for possible adjustments

Large landowners in the Town of Bethlehem who were unhappy with their preliminary assessment came out in force to speak out against the reassessment project last week.

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