News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 2, 2022

Interest in serving on various town boards sought, REPLY BY MONDAY 11/28

The terms of four members on the town boards below expire in 2022.  Each board has one seat available for a 5-year term.

If you are interested in potentially serving on one of these boards, please email your resume and a brief cover letter explain...

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Accepting applications for Town Historian, reply by December 6

The Town of Bethlehem is seeking applicants for Town Historian, as Susan Leath is stepping down after 16 years.  The Town Historian interprets the past through research and writing, teaching and presentations, and historic preservation.  ...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Letters to Santa 11/28 - 12/9

Bethlehem’s annual “Letters to Santa” program will begin on Monday, November 28.  Boxes will be picked up at locations throughout town on December 9.  Letters received on or before December 9 will be answered before Christmas.  ...

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Join us in celebrating the season!

Join us Sunday December 4 at 4:45pm for the Tree Lighting with Santa at the Four Corners

Saturday December 10 from 6-9pm for the Holiday Lights in Elm Avenue Park (also see https://www.facebook.com/PDBethlehem), 

Monday December 19 at 5:30...

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Flyer with all events Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Accepting applications for Help Desk Technician

The Town of Bethlehem Management of Information Services Department is seeking candidates for the position of Help Desk Technician.  Primary duties include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Receives requests for support services fr...
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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

RFP - Bethlehem Zoning Law and Subdivision Regulations Update Request for Proposals

The Town of Bethlehem hereby requests proposals from qualified planning consultants and consultant teams who are interested in coordinating the update to the Town’s Zoning Law and Subdivision Regulations. The Zoning and Subdivision Update will r...

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Newsletter Sign-Up: Port of Albany Offshore Wind Project Updates

Newsletter Sign-Up: Port of Albany Offshore Wind Project Updates

The Port of Albany is launching an e-newsletter (sign up here) to provide regular updates about site activity and construction of the offshore wind tower manufacturing facility. The newslette...

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Police Press Release - Scam using text messages for BPD logo merchandise

2022-10-BPD-Logo-Hoodie-Scam

The Bethlehem Police Department would like to alert the public to a scam involving the use of the Town of Bethlehem Police Department logo.  Scammers will send a text message from a number usually outside the 518 area code with information how to...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Fall Loose Leaf Pickup (Vacuum Trucks) has begun

Fall Loose Leaf Pickup (Vacuum Trucks) has begun, please check the loose leaf pickup schedule for updates.

Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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.  For more information on t...

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Justice Court web pages Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: September 4, 2013

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

811CallBeforeYouDig

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 to d...

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https://www.call811.com/ Main (Home Page) News
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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Plain Language Rules for Temporary Signs Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

PaintCare: FREE, Easy drop-off program for paint in New York State!

Paint Care Image For Recycling

The program is funded through the payment of a minimal fee at the time of purchase of new paint in NYS.  “Legacy paint” that was purchased before this program went into effect in May 2022 can be dropped off at no cost. This program was created by...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are often reported throughout the town especially in spring.  A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and getting them used to humans are doing th...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Use, sale or distribution of any forms of fireworks illegal in Albany County

Attend Public Fireworks Displays - Home Fireworks Illegal and Dangerous

In 2020, the Albany County legislature voted to ban both the sale and use of any form of fireworks in the county.  In addition to previous restrictions on fireworks, now any person who uses a sparkling device* can be issued a fine and any individ...

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Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Deer in Spring Information and Avoid Bear Conflict

The Town of Bethlehem Police Department dispatchers often receive numerous calls of deer as well as bears seen in town.  During spring, whitetail deer habits begin to change as they become more active.  Callers have reported bears after ...

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Main (Home Page) News
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 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.

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BEMO web page Main (Home Page) News
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.  It often occurs as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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 lightni...

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Link to news article Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Important Winter Reminders from the Department of Public Works

Important Winter Reminders from the Department of Public Works

Water Pipes & Water Meters

Due to the extreme cold winter weather, the Department of Public Works would like to remind our residents of ways to avoid frozen water pipes and meters. Property ...

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Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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Albany County web site Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

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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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: May 31, 2016

Bear sightings have occurred in many locations in town - Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are not uncommon in the Town of Bethlehem and can and have occurred in numerous locations.  It doesn't matter where a bear was sighted, the following is important for everyone.

A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: Peop...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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,...

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Main (Home Page) News
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 eligib...

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Victim Notification Program page Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: September 4, 2013

Passports can be processed at Delmar Post Office

Passport forms and information are available on the internet at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/.  Completed forms can be presented to the Delmar Post Office, 357 Delaware Avenue, for processing.

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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 ...

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Main (Home Page) News
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...

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Main (Home Page) News

News Flash

Posted on: November 4, 2022

Parks ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting, Tuesday, November 29 at 6 pm at Town Hall

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently conducting an audit of park facilities, policies, and communications in effort to create a working Transition Plan as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please join us for our first public meeting ...

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Agenda Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Newsletter Sign-Up: Port of Albany Offshore Wind Project Updates

Newsletter Sign-Up: Port of Albany Offshore Wind Project Updates

The Port of Albany is launching an e-newsletter (sign up here) to provide regular updates about site activity and construction of the offshore wind tower manufacturing facility. The newslette...

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Parks & Recreation News

News Flash

Posted on: November 2, 2022

Police Press Release - Delmar man arrested for possessing child pornography

Michael J. Kaprielian

On October 27, 2022 the Bethlehem Police Department arrested Michael J. Kaprielian for possessing child pornography. The investigation originated when the Department of Homeland Security developed information that a subject was file sharing child pornogra...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Police Press Release - Scam using text messages for BPD logo merchandise

2022-10-BPD-Logo-Hoodie-Scam

The Bethlehem Police Department would like to alert the public to a scam involving the use of the Town of Bethlehem Police Department logo.  Scammers will send a text message from a number usually outside the 518 area code with information how to...

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Additional Info... Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Use, sale or distribution of any forms of fireworks illegal in Albany County

In 2020, the Albany County legislature voted to ban both the sale and use of any form of fireworks in the county.  In addition to previous restrictions on fireworks, now any person who uses a sparkling device* can be issued a fine and any individ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Police Press Release - Body found in Delmar in 1981 has been identified

On April 3, 1981, the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a wooded area at the property line between the Vadney Farm and the Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar after a farmer discovered the decomposed remains of an adult male.

There was no identification ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are often reported throughout the town especially in spring.  A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and getting them used to humans are doing th...

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Additional Info... Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Bethlehem Police Department Case 81-V-28-0026 – Unidentified Human Remains

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Bethlehem Police Department Case 81-V-28-0026 – Unidentified Human Remains

The Bethlehem Police Department continues to investigate the 1981 finding of human remains, in an effort to identify the decedent.

DNA of the decedent is now on file, however, NYS la...

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Printable version of press release Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Updates to New York State Child Safety Seat Law

Rear facing child safety seat

Updates to Child Safety Seat Law

            Effective November 1, 2019, New York State Law has been amended requiring all children under the age of two, be restrained in a rear-facing car seat. &nb...

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NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Police Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: November 28, 2022

Senior Event - Financial Literacy—NEW!

Financial Literacy—NEW!

Bethlehem Town Hall, Auditorium

Friday, December 2nd

Program Time:  2:00 p.m.

Program Cost:  Free

Maria Natarelli, CFP®, CRPC®, BFA™, Pro Bono Director, Financial Planning Associatio...

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Senior Services News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Senior Event - Bean Bag Toss cancelled for Monday 12/5

The Senior Services event of Bean Bag toss is cancelled for Monday, December 5th.

Additional Info... Senior Services News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Letters to Santa 11/28 - 12/9

Bethlehem’s annual “Letters to Santa” program will begin on Monday, November 28.  Boxes will be picked up at locations throughout town on December 9.  Letters received on or before December 9 will be answere...

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Senior Services News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Community Christmas Day Dinner - In Person or Delivery, reservations for either required BY DEC 23!

Christmas Day Dinner - Open to all residents of the Town of Bethlehem

Sunday, December 25, 2022Turkey and Ham dinner1:30 pm Hospitality2:00 pm Dinner Served

First United Methodist Church428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NYNo fee however goodwill offerings are acc...

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Community Christmas Day Dinner Flyer Senior Services News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Parks ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting, Tuesday, November 29 at 6 pm at Town Hall

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently conducting an audit of park facilities, policies, and communications in effort to create a working Transition Plan as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please join us for our first public meeting ...

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Agenda Senior Services News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Newsletter Sign-Up: Port of Albany Offshore Wind Project Updates

Newsletter Sign-Up: Port of Albany Offshore Wind Project Updates

The Port of Albany is launching an e-newsletter (sign up here) to provide regular updates about site activity and construction of the offshore wind tower manufacturing facility. The newslette...

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Senior Services News