Marcy Velte

Asst. Editor/Parent Pages Editor
518-439-4949 Ext: 427

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.

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Country club agrees to initial repairs on Normans Kill

The owners of Normanside Country Club agreed to pay for initial repairs towards stabilizing the Normans Kill following this spring’s landslide, according to a deal made with the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). However, more extensive work will be needed in the near future.

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Democratic absentee ballot count for town board, county show final Bethlehem race results

Following a close race, the results of this month’s primary were made known after a count of the absentee ballot at the Albany County Board of Elections.

Bethlehem races too close to call

Following a series of close races, a few of the town’s primary elections will be determined after a count of absentee ballots later in the week.

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Democrats primary: county Executive Dan McCoy’s only challenge (so far) comes from within

With September finally here, a number of Bethlehem Democrats are being challenged in primaries this political season. Primary Day is slightly different this year, and will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, from noon to 9 p.m.

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Bethlehem committee proposes matching suburbanites with bow hunters to cull deer

A new program proposed by the Bethlehem Committee on Deer and Ticks would match bow hunters with homeowners who want to control the deer population in their area.

Guilderland Central School District shifts tax service to BOCES

Guilderland Central Schools will now be contracting out its tax collection, following several other school districts in the area.

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Bethlehem Cemetery Association announces new board members

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.

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Despite protests from neighboring residents, readings show music at Swifty’s to be within reasonable limits

After a yearlong inquiry into the noise levels at Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub during its live music night, the town has determined the volume is not unreasonably loud.

Running on their past record

Dems cite increased transparency and solid financial footing

As the town’s Republicans work to earn a seat at the table by discussing what should be done differently in the coming year, Democrats are touting the current administration’s accomplishments.

Clucking along

Another Slingerlands family will be eating fresh eggs after the town granted approval for them to raise chickens in their backyard.

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