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Sexual Harassment Hotline Active

Hotline to report sexual harassment staffed by lawyers Governor Kathy┬áHochul┬átoday 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

Parks & Rec PlayBook is Here

Are You Ready for the Summer! The Bethlehem Parks & Rec Department has released the Summer 2022 PlayBook. Find all the information for summer pool hours, children’s activities, summer camps, park information and more. Access the PlayBook online.

SBA Expands Pilot Program Targeting Access to Capital for Underserved Entrepreneurs

SBA Expands Program for Access to Business Capital Vice President Kamala Harris Unveils Improvements to SBA Community Advantage Pilot Program at White House Event with SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Extending it to 2024, Ending New Lender Moratorium, and Lifting Loan Caps   Recently, Vice President Kamala Harris and Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the…

Glenmont Roundabout Restriping

Glenmont Roundabout Restriping Tomorrow, Thursday March 17, crews will be out at the roundabout to restripe the temporary markings within the roundabout. There will be no full lane closures, but there will be intermittent flagging to control traffic as they stripe. We will update you with any other immediate notifications if they arise in the…

Glenmount Roundabout Update – Spring

With spring just around the corner, we wanted to provide a brief update on some preliminary work happening next week as we gear up for the final phase and completion of the roundabout project. Starting the week of March 7, National Grid’s contractor, Dekatherm, is expected to be working along Route 9W (outside the roadway)…

Town Comprehensive Plan Update

The draft Bethlehem Comprehensive Plan is now available online for review. The Bethlehem Planning Board will be providing their recommendations to the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee which will meet on March 8 and is expected to approve the resolution to advance the Plan to the Bethlehem Town Board. The plan and information can be accessed…

Gov. Hochul Announces Funding for Day Care Facilities and Programs in “Deserts”

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that $70 million in grant funding will be available to newly licensed, registered or permitted child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care slots, known as child care deserts. The funds, which are part of the $100 million child care desert initiative approved in the 2021 Enacted…

Gov. Hochul’s State of the State

Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address on January 5. The 235 page document included policy and spending proposals. The governor made proposals to boost the workforce, support small business, and bring back “drinks to go” for restaurants. The full text of the governor’s speech can be found here The State…