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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.
Following a period of French Huguenot persecution during the 17th century, the family of Omie de LaGrange fled their home country before opting to settle in the Capital District in 1665. Centuries later, his descendants are honoring their patriarch with a historical marker at the family farm in Slingerlands.
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.
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.
Quick thinking 11-year-old avoided accident, but lost his bike
Superintendent of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Alan McCartney died of a heart attack last week following a short illness.
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.
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.
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.
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.