Public hearing set for later this month
The Cypress Shrine Center is trying to go green by installing solar panels to offset their energy costs.
Area schools look for creative ways to provide nutritious meals that kids will want to ea
This story appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School supplement, which came out Aug. 13.
Matt Canuteson honored for his work helping those struggling with mental health and addiction issues
Matt Canuteson can truly relate to the people he works with. It’s one of the key things that makes him so good at his job.
Woman tailors new business to fit the fashion needs of office workers with hectic schedules
In a former life, Heather Dwyer was a senior executive at an investment firm in an office park. After 14 years, she decided to take a break.
A part of his Eagle award project, one local Boy Scout helped construct and install feeders at Kenwood Manor
The view outside of a local assisted living facility will be a bit sweeter for residents following a change in scenery.
Police arrest McCoy following child pornography investigation
Bethlehem Police have arrested a sex offender from Selkirk on child pornography charges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Husband, father-in-law of arrested treasurer resign from the company
Following the arrest of a former Selkirk Fire Department treasurer for allegedly embezzling funds from a firehouse, several people have resigned from the company, while the person who began the investigation was terminated.
Academy-style training will pair preschool children with coaches
A variety of changes are coming to the Bethlehem Soccer Club. As the youth sports program prepares to partner with Afrim Sports on the construction of a new indoor soccer dome on its Wemple Road property, it has also decided to begin providing more thorough lessons for a younger level of athletes.
Town says upgrades necessary meet current and future water usage
Responding to concerns voiced by a group of town residents about water usage and its cost, Bethlehem officials said few changes could be made because of federal regulations, safety standards and the town’s water contract with Albany.
Assisted living community becomes part of national chain
Delmar Place is under new management after Atria Senior Living acquired the facility in December.
Slingerlands man’s skills land him a dream job at Boston Legoland Discovery Center
Ian Coffey, who was working for the New York State Senate, will now spend his days building Lego displays.
An uptick in snowy owl sightings thrills local bird enthusiasts
Snowy owls have landed at the airport and according to local bird club members, the creatures have been seen there for more than a month.
A snapshot of 2013 happenings in Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland
A snapshot of 2013 happenings in Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland
In an effort to raise money for needed repairs and upgrades to St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, the congregation’s women have compiled hundreds of family recipes into a new cookbook.
Girl runs toy drive for local kids in need
Lily Killar, 16, has operated her own holiday toy collection and distribution to Albany families since elementary school.
Event is a way for former soldiers to reminisce and make new friends
For the past three years, Delmar resident Frank DeSorbo has organized a local recognition and remembrance ceremony for veterans of the European invasion known as D-Day. This year he is holding an additional holiday party.
IDA says Breonics at Vista an ‘unknown’
With Breonics opting to stay at Harriman Campus for the time being, Columbia Development is now stepping up efforts to attract a new tech business to Slingerland’s Vista Technology Campus.
Ricky the Robot teaches Glenmont first graders about technology
The Glenmont Elementary School teacher Peter Rawitsch has been introducing robotic technology to first graders for more than 25 years.
A charity organization with a new chapter started this summer by University at Albany students will be warehousing locally collected items in Bethlehem.
Local events let people run, walk or dance away those Thanksgiving calories
With Thanksgiving a few days away, some people are looking for ways to keep themselves off the couch and the calories at bay.
Club members hope improved security will avoid a repeat of thefts
As they prepare to open their annual Christmas tree sale, the Bethlehem Lions Club will be beefing up security following last year’s theft of several dozen trees.
Former deputy exec now information officer; drug case still pending in court
Former Albany County Deputy Executive Christine Quinn returned to work with the county last week after taking a nearly two month leave of absence following her arrest on drug possession charges.