Posted on: February 16, 2018

Help Wanted: Cashier/Attendant at Compost Facility, reply by 3/9

The Town of Bethlehem Highway Department is seeking to hire a Compost Facility Cashier/Attendant, who is at least 18 years of age. The position is for 24 hours per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.) from April through June 2018, ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

30-day annual review period for Albany County Agricultural Districts begins February 1

Please be advised that the 30-day annual review period for Albany County Agricultural Districts begins on February 1. During this period, landowners can apply to have predominantly viable agricultural land included in a certified Agricultural District.The...

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Posted on: February 10, 2018

Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for Summer 2018

The Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for paid and volunteer positions for Summer 2018.  Some of the paid positions include Lifeguard, Pool Attendant, Aquatic Instructor and more!  De...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

National Grid Substation Proposal on Van Dyke Road – 2/7 and 3/7 meetings rescheduled

BACKGROUND

In 2014, National Grid proposed construction of an electrical substation on its property at 109 Van Dyke Road near the intersection with the Delmar Bypass Extension.  The substation would take electricity from the existing 115-kilovolt ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

UPDATE - Bethlehem Police Animal Cruelty / Found Deceased Dog - Reward offered by NYS Humane Assoc

Dead black and white beagle mix dog

Update February 7, 2018

$500 Reward to Find Who Abandoned Dead Dog in Garbage Bag

The New York State Humane Association, headquartered in Kingston, NY, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons r...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Help Wanted - DPW Junior Civil Engineer, reply by 2/22

JUNIOR CIVIL ENGINEER

The Town of Bethlehem Department of Public Works is seeking candidates for a Junior Engineer.  Primary duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Performs supervisory or high level technical drafting wo...
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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Debit and Credit Cards Now Accepted for All Payments in the Town Clerk/Tax Department

The town is pleased to announce that we now accept debit and credit cards for all payments in the Town Clerk/Tax Department.The town has partnered with Value Payments Systems, a 3rd party payment processor used by many governments in the nation including ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Bethlehem gets $240K to divert food scraps from landfill

The Town of Bethlehem recently received $240K from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to help divert food scraps from the landfill to the town’s compost operation. This will help Bethlehem’s compost facility expand with the purcha...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Ways to avoid frozen water pipes within your homes

Due to the extreme cold we’re experiencing, the Department of Public Works would like to remind our water customers of ways to avoid frozen water pipes within your homes.  Property owners are responsible for protecting their water pipes...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Residential data improvement recollection has begun

Residential data improvement recollection has begun

The Town and GAR Associates have begun preparing for the residential data improvement recollection, a 4 year project.

A letter will be mailed to residential property owners in the areas/neighborhoods where...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Parking Ordinance - No parking on town roads 1-7 am from 11/1 to 4/15

The town has a parking ordinance in effect each year from November 1 through April 15 whereby no vehicles are allowed to be parked on any town roads between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. regardless of the weather. 

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Your House/Business Number MUST be visible

IS YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS STREET NUMBER LEGIBLE AND VISIBLE? In accordance with the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Codes, all new and existing residential and commercial buildings are required to display a legible street number that is visibl...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Fire Hydrant Clearing Notice

Our Water Department employees work very hard to keep the fire hydrants cleared and accessible at all times.  The Town of Bethlehem has over 1600 fire hydrants spread out over many miles of the water distribution system.  If you have a f...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Carbon Monoxide Detectors in homes MANDATORY

Beginning on February 22, 2010 all homes in New York are now required to have a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer. It´s odorless, tasteless and colorless. Breath in large amount and it can kill you. Amanda´s Law is name...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Temporary Signs Information

Town code provisions adopted in 2012 clarified the rules for temporary lawn signs often used by candidates for election, not-for-profits, civic groups or others promoting their events or causes. The town code permits the use of temporary signs on private ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

What to do before, during and after gas and electrical outages

The Bethlehem Office of Emergency Management provides information on many safety issues. A new National Grid Guide to Natural Gas and Electric Outage Preparation and Safety has been posted on the office's web pages that proves to be helpful year round.Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Bethlehem Food Pantry is available to all town residents

The Bethlehem Food Pantry is located at 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, New York at the Bethlehem Town Hall for town residents. It is run through Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. with help from Bethlehem Senior Outreach workers and is kept stocked through the...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Know What´s Below Before You Dig, call for FREE underground utilities markings, it's the law

If you plan to dig or do any type of excavation or construction work, State law requires you to call Dig Safely New York 2 full working days prior to starting your work not counting the day of your call, weekends or holidays.

Whether you are planning t...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Bear sightings in town - Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

A bear was seen on March 7, 2017 on Currey Avenue and another was seen about 10 days earlier on Starr Road in the town. A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and gettin...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

If you are a Senior resident, 60+, see all our Senior Services Department has to offer

Get the latest Senior Services Newsletter in the Senior Services office at Town Hall, in one of the Senior Transportation vehicles or online to find out some of the great things available to our town's senior population. Social outings to plays, musicals...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Owning, possessing or harboring of certain animals must be reported to the Town Clerk by 4/1

Under Chapter 680 of the Laws of 2002 enacted General Municipal Law Section 209-cc, requires the annual reporting of the presence of wild animals (for example, certain cats, dogs, snakes, monkeys). Each person owning, possessing or harboring a wild animal...

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Posted on: June 25, 2014

Victim and Witness Notification Program Available

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eli...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Debunked: 5 Lightning Myths That Could Kill You

(source: NBCNEWS.com, June 20, 2014)

When it comes to staying safe from lightning strikes, everything you think you know is probably wrong.

That’s the word from weather experts, who worry that outdated advice and persistent myths about thunder and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

NY-Alert is a free emergency notification system

NY-Alert is a free emergency notification system made available to private citizens by the State Emergency Management Office. By signing up for NY-Alert you can choose to receive warnings and emergency notifications by phone, email, text message, and inst...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2014

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Extreme heat can be very dangerous, leading to heat stroke and death. Heat stroke occurs when your temperature rises quickly and your body cannot cool down. This condition is life-threatening, but it is preventable.

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

What kind of fireworks are legal and not legal?

The Bethlehem Police Department would like to clarify what fireworks are legal, and which are not.  Due to recent changes by the legislature the New York State Penal Law now allows for the sale and use of a specific category of consumer fireworks...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Information Regarding Steep Slopes and Grading Permits

The Town has recently notified property owners in areas with steep slopes about the dangers of placing fill along the top of slopes and provided general guidance on the Town's approval process for grading work near the slopes. The notification can be foun...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Passports can be processed at Delmar Post Office

Passport forms and information are available on the internet at www.travel.state.gov

Completed forms can be presented to the Delmar Post Office, 357 Delaware Avenue, for processing.Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Attention Elementary School Teachers - Bring Local History into Your Classroom

Bring local history into your classroom. Native Americans in Bethlehem and Cutting Ice: Big Business in Bethlehem address the needs of Social Studies Standard 1: History of the United States and New York. Contact Susan Leath at sleath@townofbethlehem.org...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY - Cell Phone Tip

In case of emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, as well as hospital personnel, to contact the next of kin of the owner of a mobile phone to obtain important medical or support i...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Winter Break Fun - for children in grades 2-5, February 20-23

There's no reason for winter break boredom!  Join us for a week of fun as children engage in STE(a)M activities.  The "Science Crew" from the Children's Museum of Science and Technology will visit each day for a hands-on STE(a)...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for Summer 2018

The Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for paid and volunteer positions for Summer 2018.  Some of the paid positions include Lifeguard, Pool Attendant, Aquatic Instructor and more!  De...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

UPDATE - Bethlehem Police Animal Cruelty / Found Deceased Dog - Reward offered by NYS Humane Assoc

Dead black and white beagle mix dog

Update February 7, 2018

$500 Reward to Find Who Abandoned Dead Dog in Garbage Bag

The New York State Humane Association, headquartered in Kingston, NY, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons r...

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Printable press release from NYS Humane Assoc Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Police Press Release - Arrest Made in Bank Robbery in Slingerlands

O'Connor mugshot

February 6, 2018 

          On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Hannacroix man in regards to the January 6th, 2018, Trustco Bank robbery in Slingerlands.  F...

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Police Press Releases

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Your NEW Medicare Cards - 5 Key Facts

5 Key FactsWhat Medicare beneficiaries should know!

  1. Your new Medicare card will NOT have Social Security Numbers!The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) requires CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) to remove social security ...
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