Rafael Vazquez-Nieves

BETHLEHEM — On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Bethlehem Police arrested an Albany man on an outstanding federal arrest warrant after a traffic stop.

At 9:46 p.m., Bethlehem Police stopped a Nissan Altima on Route 9W and Corning Hill Road for failing to dim its high beams, according to a release from the department.

BETHLEHEM — A man who, police say, broke windows in two houses in one day pleaded guilty on Friday, Aug. 4, to second-degree attempted burglary, a felony.

Michael Rozell, 37, of Albany, made the plea before Judge William A. Carter in Albany County Court. He faces six years in state prison when sentenced on Sept. 12.

Marvin Sontz

A Delmar man who pleaded guilty to attempting to promote sexual performance of a child was sentenced to two years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender.

Jennifer Barreto

Albany Police say a Delmar woman who delivered pizza was trying to show a relative she could handle her job when she falsely reported robberies to police.

Dean M. Shultis

Bethlehem Police have publicized the arrest of a 65-year-old man whom they say was masturbating in the waiting room of a doctor’s office in hopes it will lead others to recognize him and report similar incidents.

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.


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