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Marcy Velte

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Lending a hand close to home

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.

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Bethlehem: Fresh faces lead GOP ticket

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.

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Projects underway

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.

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Department heads advance

Hornick named Police Commander, Heffernan to Deputy Police Chief

Two Bethlehem Police Department supervisors were promoted last week by the Town Board.

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Flash on wheels

Quick thinking 11-year-old avoided accident, but lost his bike

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Bethlehem Central School District ranked No. 6

The Bethlehem Central School District has been ranked sixth in overall educational performance out of 431 upstate school districts.

Irish pub to receive funds

Town announces winner in second round of microenterprize grants

The town has announced another microenterprize grant winner during its second selection round.

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Bethlehem superintendent leaving

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.

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New Scotland Road proposal upsets residents

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.

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Tickets are complete

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.

Projector success

Nearly three years after the campaign began, Jericho Drive-In raised enough money to purchase a new digital projector.

IDA launches new website

The town’s Industrial Development Agency launched its new website its second annual Economic Development event on Thursday, June 4.

Funding small businesses

First three grant recipients chosen by committee

Three small businesses have been awarded funds from the town through its Microenterprize Grant Program.

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Update: BC teacher arrested after allegedly kissing minor

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.

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Don’t abandon

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.

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Bethlehem cemetery in trouble

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.

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Low tax levy equals passed budget

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.

Town seeks more park space

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.

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Llama library invasion

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.

New fishing spots available

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.

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Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk mourns loss of superintendent

Superintendent of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Alan McCartney died of a heart attack last week following a short illness.

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Your local flavor

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.

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Local detective honored

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.

EPA honors recycling coordinator

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.

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Greenfest marks milestone

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.

Democrats name candidates

VanLuven in race for town board; county legislature nods pending

One week after the town’s Republican party announced its candidates for the upcoming 2015 elections, the Democratic party did the same, but the backing for some county legislature seats will have to wait.

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Irish pub proposed for Delmar

New restaurant planned for Delaware Avenue promises an authentic feel of the Emerald Island from two gentlemen who should know

A traditional Irish public house has been proposed by two friends who grew up in neighboring towns in Ireland.

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A saucy idea

Bethlehem High School students create own company for experience, charity

The aroma coming from the kitchen of Bethlehem Central High School just after the final bell rang was mouth watering. The smells were so good, nearly a dozen staff members poked their heads in to see how the cooking was coming along.

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Our hats are in

Bethlehem GOP announces candidates

Surrounded by members of the town’s police force, the Bethlehem Republican Committee announced the majority of its candidates for the fall election last week.

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Food pantry works to keep shelves full

Local Nationwide branch holds personal care drive in town

While many think of giving to their local food bank during the holiday season, donations are harder to come by as the weather grows warmer.

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Signs of support

Bethlehem police look to revamp their image

As contract negotiations continue between the town and its police force, signs supporting the officers have appeared on resident lawns and businesses in recent weeks.

Kuhn announces County Legislature run

Reinhardt, Dawson and Miller also intended for Democratic ticket

Weeks after announcing he would not be seeking reelection to the Town Board, Jeffrey Kuhn has made known his intention to run for Albany County Legislature with three other Bethlehem Democrats.

Reaching out to younger voters

Bethlehem GOP hopes for big wins during campaign season this year

As campaign season gets underway, the Bethlehem Republican Committee is looking to reach out to younger voters and regain a seat on the Town Board.

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Bethlehem tackles deer nuisance

Advisory committee recommends new program to manage deer and pests

The town’s Deer and Tick Borne Disease Committee is recommending a new program be put in place to help manage the deer population.

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Selkirk sidewalk project moves forward

Maple Avenue pathway has been in the works since 2005

After nearly a decade, Selkirk residents could soon see the installation of new sidewalk along Maple Avenue.

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Monolith gets the green light

Planning Board also approves wine bar at the Four Corners

After final site plan approvals from the town’s Planning Board, Monolith Solar could soon begin construction at Vista Technology Park.

Jeffrey Kuhn decides against second term

Incumbants Clarkson and Dawson to run, Democrat fundraisers announced

With campaign season months away, town Democrats have already begun to fundraise and announce their intentions to run in the fall.

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Youth court sees cases decrease

Bethlehem peer program helps adolescents get second chance

Although Bethlehem Youth Court has seen a decrease in cases the last few years, those who go through the program are presented with more charges.

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One step closer

Down payment placed on coveted digital projector, more funds needed to have it installed

An innovative idea could be the saving grace for Jericho Drive-In, as the theater’s owners attempt to make the next payment for the installation of a digital projector before the season begins.

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Kidz Expo 2015: More than meets the eye

Annual event highlights child and parenting resources in the area

Has your child ever wanted to meet Captain America, Thor, R2D2, or Darth Vader? They can do that and much more at the Hannaford Kidz Expo Saturday, March 7, at the Empire State Plaza.

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Monolith tax breaks approved

Bethlehem IDA grants advanced PILOT agreement

The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (BIDA) has approved tax breaks for Monolith Solar to build its new headquarters inside the Vista Technology Park.

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Much ado about power

National Grid addressed resident worries at informational meeting

National Grid held two informational sessions last week for residents to learn more about the proposed substation by the utility on Van Dyke Road.

New wine bar coming to Delmar

Perfect Blend management eyes new business

The owners of Perfect Blend and Make Me A Cake Next Door are collaborating with a member of their management team to open a new wine bar at Delmar’s Four Corners.

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House of worship to medical practice

Use variance granted for church conversion; community meeting on Van Dyke road power project set

The former Community United in Methodist Church in Slingerlands is set to become Delmar Family Practice after the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted a use variance for the project.

Monolith update

Approval of tax breaks for the first tech company inside Vista Technology Campus could take place this week, as the Bethlehem IDA meets Friday, Feb. 27.

Whooping cough at Elsmere Elm

The Bethlehem Central School District confirmed a case of pertussis, commonly known as Whooping Cough, at Elsmere Elementary.

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Sushi restaurant rolls in

New Japanese restaurant opens at former Golden Town Buffet location

Nearly a year after the closing of Golden Town Buffet, a new Asian restaurant is opening in its place.

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Soccer dome complete

Community reception to be held Feb. 27

Standing in the unfinished clubhouse attached to the new indoor soccer dome, Afrim Nezaj seemed pleased with the project’s progression.

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Notes of Encouragement

BCMS students use Post-Its to spread cheer

Piper Lilley had no idea her afternoon television session would soon inspire her whole school to be more cheerful.

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Garden club gives grants

Money will enhance outdoor education initiatives

Two local schools will be making outdoor education improvements after receiving funding from the Bethlehem Garden Club.

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