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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.

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Mangia to close

A local favorite for 25 years says goodbye

After nearly 25 years in business, Café Mangia in Slingerlands is closing its doors at the end of the month. Mangia’s last day of business is expected to be Saturday, Jan. 31.

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Residents voice tech support

IDA vote on Monolith Solar expected in February

A proposal to give tax breaks to the first tech company within Slingerlands’ Vista Technology Campus was met with encouragement last week by residents and town officials.

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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State of the Town

Supervisor Clarkson addresses what’s ahead

The Town of Bethlehem’s 2015 agenda will be familiar to most residents, as Supervisor John Clarkson pledges to focus his efforts on projects carried over from last year.

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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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A boost for 2015

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.

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Getting the call

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.

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Bethlehem seeks to reduce overtime

Police force biggest offender; unions unhappy with sick leave policy change

Town Supervisor John Clarkson said changes were being instituted at the Bethlehem Police Department after a recent study found overtime was far grater for police compared to other departments. Last year, Bethlehem spent about $1.4 million in overtime townwide, with highway and water departments also having high numbers.

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Bethlehem Chabad’s Hanukkah celebration grows

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.

Monolith Solar seeks tax breaks from Bethlehem IDA

Monolith Solar went before the Bethlehem IDA on Monday, Dec. 1, with representatives seeking nearly $700,000 in benefits. The company would be the first tech tenant within the Vista Technology Campus.

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