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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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Firefighter accused of having inappropriate online conversations with perceived youths
A firefighter in the towns of Delmar and Loudonville has been arrested after a two-week investigation concerning alleged inappropriate communications online.
Delmar woman’s singing telegram business has given her decades of memories
Cynthia Werner was on track to obtain her medical degree when she was enticed to return to a part-time job she held while at the University at Albany.
First United Methodist hosts benefit concert
Since 2003, the First United Methodist Church of Delmar has hosted the Voices of Hope Benefit Concert as a member of the Interfaith Partnership of the Homeless. The concert raises funds for Interfaith’s summer youth programs, which provide activities, field trips and healthy lunches to hundreds of children each year.
Some local landowners wary of group’s role
Some large landowners within the town continue to be upset by the Bethlehem Town Board’s decision to go forward with its new open space program.
A traumatic brain injury robbed Delmar resident Bart Goldstein of his former life, but he and his family hope his road to recovery can show others the way
A traumatic brain injury robbed Delmar resident Bart Goldstein of his former life, but he and his family hope his road to recovery can show others the way.
Bethlehem doesn’t issue resolution regarding trains transporting oil
Although Bethlehem officials will continue to educate themselves on issues concerning the transportation of crude oil within Albany County and across the nation, they have decided to focus their efforts on increased safety training for the town’s fire and EMS personnel.
Meeting focus on ways to beautify one of Bethlehem’s major corridors
Bethlehem town officials and community leaders making up the Delaware Avenue Improvement Group met last week for the first time.