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.
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.
Police arrest McCoy following child pornography investigation
Bethlehem Police have arrested a sex offender from Selkirk on child pornography charges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colonial Acres opens up its greens to disc golf
Golf isn’t for everyone, and Dale Ezyk knows it.
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.
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.
Exemption could help Bethlehem landowners
Two state lawmakers are backing the Town of Bethlehem’s plan to allow conservation easements for landowners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Final fundraiser will showcase performances from local bands
As the Glenmont Elementary PTA closes in on ending its fundraising efforts for a new school playground, the group is capping off its campaign with a concert at a local restaurant.
Proposed cuts include ending Chinese language program
Recommendations were made to cut some staffing and phase out the Chinese language program at the final budget presentation for the Bethlehem Central School District.
Jericho Drive-in asks for community’s help to go digital
Jericho Drive-in owners Mike and Lisa Chenette are starting a fundraising campaign to purchase a new digital projector, or they face closure next year. Depending on the equipment needed, the projectors can cost between $70,000 and $100,000.