Following little feedback from residents, the Bethlehem Town Board passed its annual budget last week with few changes to the draft presented in September.
John Clarkson has won a third term as Bethlehem town supervisor following a close election that came down to absentee ballots.
Absentee ballots decide supervisor election
John Clarkson has won a third term as Bethlehem town supervisor following a close election, which came down to absentee ballots.
Following a nearly yearlong study, the town has finalized a new Parks and Recreation Town Master Plan.
For nearly a decade, Colonie EMS has worked to install new information management systems in all of its ambulances. Last week, it was announced the organization finally updated its capabilities to provide better patient care, and make initial analysis easier for paramedics and doctors.
Matters of the police and town growth were some of the concerns at a recent candidate forum held last week.
One of two motels deemed uninhabitable following multiple code violations and an asbestos study was demolished last week under the town’s orders.
A new head detective has been named by the Town Board following this summer’s police command promotions.
Monolith Solar has withdrawn its use variance application with the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a new solar field on River Road, following variance recommendations from Albany County.
Members of the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard American Legion Post in 1040 Delmar are upset after trees were planted on what they claim is the legion’s property in Albany County’s ongoing project to make upgrades to the rail trail.
For 21 years Fred Becker has been working to help provide the community with sheds and gazebos. After working for a time with another company, he decided to strike out on his own to create a locally-owned business with his family.
Eight Capital District stores expected within next few years
As tastes change and the millennial generation seeks out a better quality burger, Smashburger has come out as a customer favorite.
For the third year in a row, Supervisor John Clarkson has released a preliminary budget showing the town is in a financially stable condition.
A former Bethlehem police officer has filed notice she intends to sue the town over alleged sexual harassment when she was on the force.
The owners of Normanside Country Club agreed to pay for initial repairs towards stabilizing the Normans Kill following this spring’s landslide, according to a deal made with the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). However, more extensive work will be needed in the near future.
Following a close race, the results of this month’s primary were made known after a count of the absentee ballot at the Albany County Board of Elections.
Following a series of close races, a few of the town’s primary elections will be determined after a count of absentee ballots later in the week.
With September finally here, a number of Bethlehem Democrats are being challenged in primaries this political season. Primary Day is slightly different this year, and will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, from noon to 9 p.m.
The town has approved funding to move forward on installation of new sidewalk in Selkirk.
A new program proposed by the Bethlehem Committee on Deer and Ticks would match bow hunters with homeowners who want to control the deer population in their area.
Guilderland Central Schools will now be contracting out its tax collection, following several other school districts in the area.
The Bethlehem Cemetery Association is under new leadership after new board members were found to help operate the site. It was announced last week former town Supervisor Jack Cunningham has been elected president of the new board.
Despite protests from neighboring residents, readings show music at Swifty’s to be within reasonable limits
After a yearlong inquiry into the noise levels at Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub during its live music night, the town has determined the volume is not unreasonably loud.
Dems cite increased transparency and solid financial footing
As the town’s Republicans work to earn a seat at the table by discussing what should be done differently in the coming year, Democrats are touting the current administration’s accomplishments.
Another Slingerlands family will be eating fresh eggs after the town granted approval for them to raise chickens in their backyard.
Town transfer station a donation site for Habitat for Humanity
Nearly eight months after the idea was first proposed, residents will now be able to donate gently-used home goods for those in need, instead of putting them by the curb for the trash.
Party’s platform focuses on restoring town services
With younger, fresh-faced candidates, members of the town’s Republican party are hoping 2015 is their year.
BC buildings finish upgrades as part of 2012-13 bond
District officials at Bethlehem Central schools are preparing to finish project upgrades as part of the 2012-13 bond initiative, now that summer vacation is underway.
Hornick named Police Commander, Heffernan to Deputy Police Chief
Two Bethlehem Police Department supervisors were promoted last week by the Town Board.
Quick thinking 11-year-old avoided accident, but lost his bike
The Bethlehem Central School District has been ranked sixth in overall educational performance out of 431 upstate school districts.
Town announces winner in second round of microenterprize grants
The town has announced another microenterprize grant winner during its second selection round.
Douglas moving-on to Southern Tier district
After more than three years, Bethlehem Central Superintendent Thomas Douglas has opted not to renew his contract and will be leaving for a new district in the Southern Tier.
Town holds final community meeting in Slingerlands
Residents have voiced their concerns about a proposal to further develop New Scotland Road by the Windsor Companies.
All but one race will be contested in November
The town’s political parties have finalized their endorsements for 2015, after making initial announcements earlier in the season.
Nearly three years after the campaign began, Jericho Drive-In raised enough money to purchase a new digital projector.
The town’s Industrial Development Agency launched its new website its second annual Economic Development event on Thursday, June 4.
First three grant recipients chosen by committee
Three small businesses have been awarded funds from the town through its Microenterprize Grant Program.
Police arrested a Bethlehem middle-school teacher
A Bethlehem Central teacher has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, following an investigation by Bethlehem police earlier in the week.
State asks non-profit to seek new board members for the sake of town
The state is asking the non-profit in charge of Bethlehem Cemetery to seek-out new board members, instead of abandoning the burial ground to be cared for by the town.
Non-profit operators ask for help; developers discuss New Scotland Road project
The operators of Bethlehem Cemetery have asked the town for help as they consider stepping away from the non-profit.
Following a restoration of state aid, Bethlehem residents passed the district's $94.1 million spending plan for the 2015-16 school year by a wide margin.
First community town meeting of the year held in Glenmont
The first community meeting of the year was held in Glenmont last week by town officials to discuss upcoming projects and resident concerns.
The fuzzy mammal paid local children a visit at the Bethlehem Public Library
A fuzzy friend entertained children at the Bethlehem Public Library earlier this month as part of the facility’s youth literacy program.
Town, state acquire nearly 7,000 feet of bank space
Town residents will have a new spot to fish following the expansion of public access along the Onesquethaw Creek.
Superintendent of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Alan McCartney died of a heart attack last week following a short illness.
The 4th Annual Bethlehem Restaurant Week goes underway this week
The town’s Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local eateries for the 4th year to present Bethlehem Restaurant Week.
Achievement award gives accolades to victim advocates
Detective Sgt. Adam Hornick of the Bethlehem Police Department was this year’s recipient of the Sheriff George L. Infante Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Award.
Rain and state receive highest honor for Re-Clothe NY
Nearly six months after helping to launch the statewide Re-Clothe NY, the Town of Bethlehem’s Recycling Department was honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s highest recognition.
Bethlehem Children’s School event turns 20 years old
For the 20th year, the Bethlehem Children’s School will again hold its annual Greenfest celebration.