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State Report: Workforce Growing in 2022, Still Needs Big Boost A report on New York’s Labor Force, prepared by the Office of Budget Policy and Analysis was released by the State Comptroller in November. The report assesses 10-year trends and pandemic setbacks. “Collectively, these trends suggest that challenges may lie ahead with implications for employment…

Recycle Recognition Day Nov. 15

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Everyday New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today recognized Nov. 15 as ‘New York Recycles Day,’ celebrating the state’s leadership in promoting recycling and reducing waste. New York’s efforts complement America Recycles Day (leaves DEC website), a national initiative to raise awareness of the economic, environmental, and social benefits…

Glenmont Flag Raising

Glenmont Roundabout Dedication Supervisor David VanLuven was joined by local elected officials and business leaders on Oct. 20, in Glenmont for an official flag raising ceremony to celebrate the newly constructed roundabout and to acknowledge the successful collaboration between the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and the Glenmont business community with NYS DOT and the Town…

Leaf Pickup Begins

Bethlehem Loose Leaf Pickup Begins Oct. 17 Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup The Town of Bethlehem will start its loose leaf and yard waste pickup the week of October 17. Annually it collects about 20,000 cubic yards of just loose leaves – not counting other yard debris. This is the equivalent of nearly 200,000…

Flag Raising Oct. 20, Glenmont

Flag Raising at Glenmont Roundabout Oct. 20 Town of Bethlehem officials will be doing a special flag raising ceremony starting at 2 pm, Oct. 20. Officials, business owners, and the public will be gather ing in the Glenmont Centre Square parking lot adjacent to Route 9W.

Business Input Survey: Delaware Ave Future

Public Meeting and Survey for new Grant Proposal What do you envision along the Delaware Ave corridor? What does your business need to pull in more customers, clients, supporters? The Town of Bethlehem is planning to apply for one of the NY Forward Grants for the 2+ miles from the Four Corners to the Albany…

Bethlehem Parks & Rec Fall Playbook

The Fall Playbook is now online From wizard workshops for the kids to adult sports and senior yoga and other activities, the Bethlehem Town Parks and Recreation Playbook has something for everyone. Whether a resident or not, you can register for all the fall fun here.    

Sexual Harassment Hotline Active

Hotline to report sexual harassment staffed by lawyers Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of a statewide hotline, 1-800-HARASS-3 (1-800-427-2773), for issues of workplace sexual harassment. The confidential hotline will be operated by the New York State Division of Human Rights and will connect workers who have faced sexual harassment with experienced pro-bono attorneys to advise…

Town of Bethlehem Adopts Updated Comprehensive Plan

Bethlehem Forward updated plan looks out 15 years On June 22, the Bethlehem Town Board adopted a new Comprehensive Plan that will inform the community’s future land use, development, policy, programs, and infrastructure decisions. The full plan can be found here. This Comprehensive Plan Update provides a new vision for how to guide growth, how…

Business Grant Funding Available

NYS Offers Small Business Grant Recovery Funds