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Marcy Velte

Bethlehem Reporter
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.

Recent Stories

Transparency efforts recognized

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.

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Utility substation proposed

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.

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New sidewalks on Feura Bush

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.

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Following the path of peace

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.

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No damages in ex-cop’s civil suit

Jury finds in favor of town in court case judge calls ‘extremely complicated’

Former Bethlehem police officer Christopher Hughes was unsuccessful in his civil lawsuit filed against the police chief and town for allegations his First Amendment free speech rights were violated during his years as an officer.

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.

Hopes rise for indoor facility at Colonial Acres

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.

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Pipeline extension in town proposed

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.

Heroin use on the rise

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.

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New direction for road signs

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.

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