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Garden club gives grants

Money will enhance outdoor education initiatives

Two local schools will be making outdoor education improvements after receiving funding from the Bethlehem Garden Club.

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School leaders bemoan governor’s proposals

Cuomo unveils education reforms tied to funding increase; state aid runs absent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed several initiatives targeting K-12 education during his joint 2015 State of the State address and budget presentation Wednesday, Jan. 21. Cuomo offered increasing funding to school districts statewide by $1.1 billion, but only if all of his education reforms are enacted.

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Hello, Birdie

Bethlehem Middle School students ready to perform ‘Bye, Bye Birdie, Jr.’

Audience members will likely leave with a happy face after watching an upbeat, humorous tale featuring a rock ’n’ roll heartthrob crooning sock hop tunes.

Bethlehem school board votes down easement exemption

BOE unanimously approves lowest level Veteran’s Tax Exemption

School board members decided last week the district would not participate in conservation easement tax breaks for large landowners last week.

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The key to teaching

Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio

With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.

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Year in Review: Looking back

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.

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Jerry’s Law is on the books

V’ville teen suicide victim's family hopes legislation will spare others from tragedy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Jerry’s Law” last month, which ended the three-year crusade of Mary Clark to get a state law passed to help other families avoid the same tragedy her family faced.

Bethlehem school district talks tax exemptions

Conservation easement and veterans designations to be discussed at public hearing

Town officials have asked the Bethlehem Central School District to consider taking part in the new conservation easement tax exemptions for qualified landowners. District leaders are also weighing if it should participate in the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption.

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‘The Tempest’ on tap at Bethlehem Central High School

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.

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Voorheesville Elementary honored

School celebrates Blue Ribbon designation

There aren’t many times someone can say they’re having a blue day while sporting a big smile, but that’s exactly what Voorheesville Elementary School Principal Thomas Reardon recently did.

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Voorheesville fills school board vacancy

Board of Education appoints newcomer, who plans to run for full term

School board members appointed a local attorney to fill the vacancy created after a recent resignation, which comes as the board gears up to make some big decisions.

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Guilderland seeks solutions for schools

District projects $129k budget gap next year, while focusing on long-term vision

School district leaders again sought community input before budget deliberations begin, but this year, residents had new insight on the excess capacity of its buildings.

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It’s a wonder

Voorheesville Middle School Drama Club to present a musical twist on a classic this weekend

Two years ago, Stefanie DeFronzo took a summer workshop at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham and played the white queen in the musical “Wonderland.”

Guilderland Central School District calls for bids on upgrades

Capital improvements proceed through fog of building study

Capital improvements totaling more than $17 million are proceeding as planned, despite uncertainty over whether Guilderland school district will continue using all its buildings.

Poet lends voice to children’s school

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.