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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bethlehem Central School District confirmed a case of pertussis, commonly known as Whooping Cough, at Elsmere Elementary.
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.
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.
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.
Money will enhance outdoor education initiatives
Two local schools will be making outdoor education improvements after receiving funding from the Bethlehem Garden Club.
Police suspect break-in caused by teens
Police are investigating the break-in and vandalism of the former Community United Methodist Church in Slingerlands.
Slingerlands Methodist could convert to medical office and apartments
The Community United Methodist Church in Slingerlands may soon see new life as a medical office.
There was plenty to speak about in 2014
A look back at the year that was in the towns of Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland.
Bethlehem receives $200,000 economic development grant from state
The Town of Bethlehem won a $200,000 microenterprize grant from the state earlier this month as economic development officials continue to seek-out new avenues to promote growth.
Delmar resident received Grammy nomination for sound engineering
Allison Reichman was checking Facebook on the morning of Dec. 5 when she first saw the announcement. Her husband, Nathaniel Reichman, had been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Group hosts Hanaukkah Wonderland, inguaral parade of decorated cars
Since 2008, Bethlehem Chabad as hosted one of the largest Hanukkah events in the Capital District. The celebration has grown from a gathering to light the giant Menorah at Bethlehem’s Four Corners to hosting Hanaukkah Wonderland held at Town Hall.
Area emergency personnel assist Buffalo-area residents following epic snowstorm
Several local fire departments sent crews and equipment to the suburbs of Buffalo following a snowstorm that buried the region. Some communities saw up to 8 feet of snow from the lake-effect storm.
Local woman just one example of how organization helps those living on the edge of poverty
There are people and families who fall between the cracks when it comes to financial assistance. Amy Wink counts herself among them.
The school’s 26th annual Shakespeare production set for December
An annual Bethlehem tradition is in the final stages of preparation as the high school’s Shakespearean company prepares to take the stage in this year’s production of “The Tempest,” to take place Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14.
Bethlehem Senior Choir celebrates a decade of providing music for seniors by seniors
One local singing group is kicking off its 10-year anniversary with a series of events throughout the year.
Food company founded by Delmar couple marks its 10th anniversary
Caroline Barrett knew quitting her job was a risk.
Plan sparks little feedback, stays under state tax cap
The Bethlehem Town Board unanimously passed its 2015 budget last week.
Bethlehem receives top marks for website
The website for the Town of Bethlehem has been named among the top in the state by a local, independent think tank.
Some concerned about Van Dyke site’s proximity to schools
The public hearing for a proposed National Grid substation in Delmar will be extended as the utility prepares more information for the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
Phase two of the project to begin next year
Residents and local officials celebrated the first phase of sidewalk installed along Feura Bush Road last week.
Delmar woman honored for her tireless dedication to social justice
Maud Easter attended her first peace demonstration when she was a college freshman to protest against nuclear testing.
Director will portray Emily Dickinson to raise money
Emily Dickinson will be brought to life next month as her poems are recited as part of a local school benefit.
Organization plans to build a sustainable community center
A new partnership could mean the construction of long-awaited indoor facility at Colonial Acres Golf Course.
Mixed reactions at info meeting leading up to environmental assessment
A project to expand a gas pipeline that extends throughout Albany County was met with mixed reactions.
Bethlehem organization holds informational discussion for parents
Talking with teenagers about the subjects of drug use and peer pressure can often be an uncomfortable time for both parents and child.
Municipalities to replace older models with larger versions sporting lower-case letters
Drivers along New Scotland Avenue in Slingerlands may have noticed a change in the road signs in recent weeks, and that is just a sign of things to come.
Answers will help with preparation of recreation master plan
The results from a community survey have come at an opportune time as the town’s Parks and Recreation Department begins the process of developing a new master plan.
Fahy touts her experience; Calhoun calls for citizen involvement
After both candidates ran unopposed in this year’s primary, Republican Jesse Calhoun will take on incumbent Democrat Patricia Fahy for the 109th Assembly District seat.
Funds to help pay for employee time; discourage too many races on town roads
Organizers who hold road races within the town will now be charged a fee after town officials opted to end the practice of allowing police officers to work overtime to cover private events.
Glenmont resident’s book for children inspired by a real-life avian visitor to the neighborhood
A wild turkey showed up in a small Glenmont neighborhood two years ago and surprised residents when it tried to make friends with a neighbor’s group of free-range chickens.