Posted on: July 24, 2017

Hudson Kayak Eco-tour - Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 PM


Did you know that the entire eastern edge of Bethlehem is bordered by the  great Hudson River?  Nature along the Hudson in Bethlehem can be grand  (like bald eagles), subtle (like umber shadowdragon dragonflies), and  c...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

National Night Out, Tuesday, August 1

National Night Out August 1, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, August 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. as the Town of Bethlehem takes back the night, one of the largest Crime Prevention gatherings in the United States.  Information about crime prevention and personal safety provided as well as kids' ac...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Members sought for Zoning Board of Appeals & Conservation Easement Review Board - reply by 8/3

All board members must be town residents.

Zoning Board of Appeals Member

The Bethlehem Town Board is considering candidates a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) appointment. Compensation is currently $5,696 per year.

Conservation Easement Review Board

The Bethlehe...

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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: May 31, 2017

7/24/17 UPDATE Delaware Avenue Streetscape Project UPDATE


Delaware Avenue Streetscape Update

Due to the rain, no roadwork will be performed on Monday 7/24/17. 2-way traffic will be maintained on Delaware Avenue for the rest of the day.

The Contractor will continue to utilize the Kenwood Ave. Detour this we...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

21 new “Scenic Bethlehem Photo Survey” images added to Facebook – Send us your photos by the 28th!

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“Scenic Bethlehem Photo Survey” – Send us your photos Bethlehem! 

UPDATE 7/20:  

21 new pictures added!  Check out the Scenic Bethlehem Photos Album on our Facebook page!

Bethlehem is accepting your ph...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: July 28, 2014

Debunked: 5 Lightning Myths That Could Kill You

(source:, 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: 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: 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: 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

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 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

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


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: 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.

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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... 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

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

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...

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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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