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Posted on: May 4, 2018

UPDATE: Rte-910A/Feura Bush Rd Culvert replacement/road closure, RESCHEDULED for weekend of 6/2

Update from NYS DOT: The culvert replacement has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 2.

Update from NYS DOT: Due to the inclement weather forecast and having to send work forces downstate to help with storm damage, the culvert and road closure scheduled fo...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

UPDATE 5/9/2018 - Residential data improvement recollection

UPDATE May 9, 2018

Residential Data Improvement Recollection update:  Our data collector, Eric Amberger, from GAR Associates, is out in the field inspecting properties in neighborhoods 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, & 30. Right now, he is in neighborhood...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

2018 Draft Joint Annual Stormwater Coalition Report available for review and comment

The 2018 Draft Joint Annual Stormwater Coalition Report is now available on our web site for the public to review and address by May 18, 2018 if they are so inclined.   Also included is the public comment response form.

The 2018 Joint Sto...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

First Night 2019 performer application is now available online

Bethlehem First Night

The First Night 2019 performer application is now available online. If you would like to perform at Bethlehem’s First Night celebration to take place Monday, December 31, please complete and submit an application by June 15.  Performer ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Hudson Kayak Eco-tours, 2018!

Kayaker

Did you know that the mighty Hudson River borders our town with 10 miles of riverfront?  Join Bethlehem ecologists and town staff for an easy Hudson Kayak Eco-tour of the river and its tributary, the Vlomankill, to learn about local fish, birds, ...

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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: 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: 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

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 to d...

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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 getting them us...

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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.

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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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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: 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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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. Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illnes...

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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Posted on: May 20, 2018

Click It or Ticket Campaign - extra patrols and high-visibility road checks

Click It or Ticket

The Bethlehem Police Department will be joining with area law enforcement personnel during this year's Click It or Ticket Campaign.  The Campaign will run from May 21st through June 3rd, and the goal is to ensure that everyone is properly restrai...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

2018 Annual Car Seat Installation and Safety Inspection Day

2018 Car Seat Event

On Monday, May 7th, the Bethlehem Police Department hosted their annual car seat installation and safety inspection day at the Elm Avenue Town Park.  This effort is coordinated by the Bethlehem Police Department, and Albany County Department of P...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Bethlehem Police Department 2017 Awards Ceremony

Chief Louis Corsi presented the following:

2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Life Saving Award - Officer Ryan VanAmburgh

Awarded for an act performed in the line of duty, which through disregard of personal safety or prompt and alert action, results in saving a life.

Mer...

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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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