Tax break for Bethlehem new development and renovation

September 12, 2017 by  

In a recent announcement, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez said that the old Dempsey’s restaurant site and the once-lavish Wilbur Mansion were prime candidates for the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone tax [Read more]

Time spent on standardized test-taking reduced under new plan

August 9, 2017 by  

After the controversy of ‘No Child Left Behind’, educators and parents are primed for the changes that the ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’ (ESSA) can [Read more]

StoryWalk program encourages children to walk and read

July 9, 2017 by  

StoryWalk is a program created in Montpelier that has since popped up in all 50 states, and Bethlehem is the latest city to join in this initiative creating locations throughout the city.

The program creates storybooks mounted on [Read more]

Cleaning service provides support for cancer patients

June 11, 2017 by  

Merry Maids of Bethlehem owner, Audrey Rehnert, wanted to give back to her community. Partnering with the non-profit, Cleaning For A Reason, has enabled her to do just that. Rehnerts franchise is providing free cleaning services to [Read more]

Art nonprofit to bring temporary job boost

May 11, 2017 by  

ArtQuest, which is located in Bethlehem, is looking to hire about 300 seasonal employees this year.

The organization is a [Read more]

Bethlehem ponders bamboo ban

April 4, 2017 by  

Like many other cities, Bethlehem is considering banning the planting of bamboo in rural areas where the fast-growing plant can reach into neighboring yards.

The popular plant has [Read more]

Sensory-friendly Easter event planned for Bethlehem area

March 15, 2017 by  

Autistic children are often sensitive to sound and other sensory input, and a special Easter event has been planned for the Bethlehem area that will give them a chance to fully enjoy the spirit of the holiday.

Live Learn and Play has [Read more]

Restaurant week kicks off in Bethlehem

February 1, 2017 by  

Starting this weekend, over a dozen downtown restaurants will participate in the annual restaurant week event in Bethlehem. The restaurants participating vary between casual and upscale, offering something for everyone.

Billed as the [Read more]

Redevelopment to create office space and apartments

January 22, 2017 by  

Built in 1865, the Wilbur Mansion has long been a landmark for residents of Bethlehem. The neighboring Masonic Temple was built in 1925. The Bethlehem Planning Commission has backed plans for developers to renovate the mansion and tear down the temple.

The mansion, which was once owned by a railroad baron, will be turned into [Read more]

Diaper drive to help residents in need

December 13, 2016 by  

To help residents experiencing financial struggles, the Bethlehem office of State Representative, Steve Samuelson, announced at a Salvation Army News conference that the office will be designated as a location for locals to drop off diapers and [Read more]

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