Bethlehem

A fire at a historic Slingerlands house, has left its residents, Albany County Legislator William Reinhardt and his family, without a home. Lightning from Thursday night’s thunderstorm is expected to be the cause.

A Farnsworth Middle School student is hosting a fun run to raise money for a Bethlehem family who is facing cancer.  The run is scheduled for June 2 starting at the Slingerlands firehouse.

DELMAR — The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with local restaurants to present Bethlehem Restaurant Week on Monday, May 15, through Sunday, May 21.  Participating restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $25.

Bragle house, Slingerlands Historic District

While town officials say there are guidelines in place to protect the district, members of a grassroots group want a change in the law to protect the area.

A Bethlehem native who grew up “right around the corner” from some of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s preserves has now been hired there. The position is funded by a $66,000 state grant.

DELMAR — The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has named Pamela Clark Robbins of Policy Research Associates as its Business Person of the Year,

She will be honored along with these other winners at the chamber’s 32nd Annual Awards Dinner:

— Lifetime Achievement: Jeffrey and Mark Bryant of Bryant Asset Protection;

BETHLEHEM — After a jury trial, Lina Michaels, 32, of Delmar, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated per se, a felony, and driving while ability impaired, a misdemeanor.

The trial was presided over by Debra J. Young in Albany County Court on March 9.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says he doesn’t need taxpayers’ money to buy the Clarksville school; he can use asset forfeiture funds.

BETHLEHEM — A jury on Feb. 2 found John DeFlumer, 59, of Delmar, guilty of drunk driving.

His case was heard in Bethlehem Town Court with Andrew W. Kirby presiding. DeFlumer was found guilty of driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, and operating an uninspected vehicle — all misdemeanors.

A flood of donations have gone to a GoFundMe page to help pay for the medical bills of Robert Zautner, owner of Toll Gate Ice Cream in the Slingerlands. Zautner has been in the hospital for over a week.

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