Posted on: December 2, 2016

Police Press Release - Bethlehem Police Arrest Woman in Theft of NYS Lottery Tickets

Cipperly Mugshot

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Bethlehem Police Department arrested a woman after a lengthy investigation into the theft of official New York State scratch-off Lottery tickets.  As a result of a sealed indictment, Bethlehem Police arrested Mi...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Members sought for Conservation Easement Review Board - reply by 12/16

Conservation Easement Review Board

The Bethlehem Town Board is considering candidates for a Conservation Easement Review Board appointment.  Members of this Board serve in a volunteer capacity and are not compensated for their service.

Board members mu...

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Job Opportunities web page
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Members sought for Ethics and Planning Boards, Zoning Board of Appeals - reply by 12/16

All board members must be town residents.

Ethics Board Member

The Bethlehem Town Board is considering candidates for the Ethics Board. Members of this Board are serve in a volunteer capacity and are not compensated for their service.

Planning Board Member

The...

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Job Opportunities web page
Posted on: November 29, 2016

First Night Bethlehem

Fireworks at Four Corners

Bethlehem is having a First Night Celebration to ring in 2017.  A family friendly, fun event, First Night will be held on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 kicking off at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks at the Four Corners followed by entertainment ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Bethlehem Recycling Coordinator Dan Lilkas-Rain Named State Recycler of the Year for 2016

Dan Lilkas-Rain, Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Bethlehem, (left) is presented with the 2016 Recycling Leadership Award by NYSAR3 President Jim Gilbert.

COOPERSTOWN – Dan Lilkas-Rain, Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Bethlehem, was named the top New York State Recycler for 2016 in Cooperstown on Nov. 4.

The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3), the professional recyc...

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NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Police Press Release - Deputy Chief Heffernan graduates from FBI National Academy Program

FBI Director Comey and Dep Chief Heffernan

On September 16, 2016, Deputy Chief of Police Thomas Heffernan along with two hundred and twenty-nine law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 265th Session of the National Academy consisted of me...Read on...

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...Read on...

Plain Language Rules for Temporary Signs
Posted on: August 1, 2016

2016 Paving Program Status Update - for the week of 10/11

2016 Paving Status Update: for the week of 10/11, the Highway Department will be paving Smulz Road and Blessing Road (between River Road and the railroad tracks). Paving Restoration (driveway aprons) will continue on Blessing Road, Booth Road, Lincoln Ave...Read on...

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 vis...Read on...

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...

http://www.call811.com/
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 ...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

What causes Human-Bear Conflicts?

The simple answer is food! Bears are more likely to seek out human food sources in the spring, when natural food is scarce, and in the summer, particularly during periods of drought.

The leading cause of bear compla...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

No disposing of electronic equipment in NYS - applies to all persons and businesses

Beginning January 1, 2015, this disposal ban will apply to all persons in the state, including individual and household consumers.

NYS consumers may not dispose of, or place for collection intended for disposal, electronic waste (such as computers, compute...

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NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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...

BEMO web page
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Fire hydrants are only for use by the Water Department and the Fire Departments!

FIRE HYDRANT NOTICE

The fire hydrants in the Town of Bethlehem are only for use by the Water Department and the fire departments for emergencies. Unauthorized use of the fire hydrants could result in poor water quality and water main breaks in our wat...Read on...

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...

Link to news article
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...

DPW Forms web page
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...

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...

Victim Notification Program page
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...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

https://users.nyalert.gov/
Posted on: February 12, 2016

Albany County Executive McCoy Issues Zika Virus Guidance for County Residents

Albany County Executive McCoy Issues Zika Virus Guidance for County Residents

2/9/2016 11:44:41 AM

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced that county residents who have traveled to areas where Zika virus infection is ongoing—and who...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Police Press Release - Bethlehem Police Arrest Woman in Theft of NYS Lottery Tickets

Cipperly Mugshot

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Bethlehem Police Department arrested a woman after a lengthy investigation into the theft of official New York State scratch-off Lottery tickets.  As a result of a sealed indictment, Bethlehem Police arrested Mi...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Police Press Release - Bethlehem Police Investigate Glenmont Hunting Incident

At approximately 1008 AM on Thursday, November 24, the Bethlehem Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a man had been shot in the shoulder on Smultz Road in Glenmont.  Members of the Bethlehem Police Department responded to the sce...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Police Press Release - Deputy Chief Heffernan graduates from FBI National Academy Program

FBI Director Comey and Dep Chief Heffernan

On September 16, 2016, Deputy Chief of Police Thomas Heffernan along with two hundred and twenty-nine law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 265th Session of the National Academy consisted of me...Read on...


Posted on: December 1, 2016

"Something Rotten!" at Proctors & optional dinner after, fundraiser to benefit Senior Projects

'Something Rotten' The Musical

Let’s head out to Proctors Theater for Broadway’s hilarious new smash hit
"Something Rotten!"

This is a mid-Winter fundraiser to benefit Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). 

Set in 1595, thi...

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Proctors' web site