Times Union: Bethlehem Republicans apologize over affordable housing ban reform item posted on their website
By Massarah Mikati
The Republican Committee in Bethlehem, N.Y. apologized on its Facebook page for an anti-affordable housing reform plan that was posted to its website on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, and later removed. Committee members say it was an unauthorized post. Bethlehem Town Hall is pictured on March 12, 2018. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union)
BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Republican Committee has come under fire after a reform plan posted to its website included a proposal to ban affordable housing in the town.
Twice a year for almost the past 10 years, members of the Bethlehem Democratic Committee have dedicated a few weekend hours to something even more gross than asking people for donations: picking up trash.
It's all part of the BDC's commitment to community service and, in this case, keeping our streets clean. The 3-mile stretch of New York State Route 32 between Elsmere Avenue and U.S. Route 9W is kept clean as part of a sponsorship program known as "Adopt-A-Highway."
See what WAMC said about the great work Town Supervisor David VanLuven and others are doing to plan for Bethlehem's future:
Town Supervisor David VanLuven had this to say about the great work Highway Superintendent Marc Dorsey is doing alongside the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee:
"There are now “see me” flags at the Kenwood Ave crosswalk in Slingerlands (by the rail trail parking lot). Our Highway Dept put these out in in partnership with the Town’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee. The approach has worked well in other places, as the more visible pedestrians are, the more frequently drivers stop for them.
During our daily driving, it’s easy to forget how many crosswalks and pedestrians we have in Bethlehem. Let’s all try to be more courteous and stop when someone is trying to cross."
The Bethlehem Democratic Committee condemns in the strongest terms the hateful and homophobic statements made by Republican Albany County Legislator George Langdon.
We call on Legislator Langdon to immediately apologize and resign, and we call on our Republican colleagues to join us, to break their deafening silence, and to condemn his statements.
Hate has no home in Albany County.
For Immediate Release Contact: Joanne Cunningham, Chair
February 17, 2021 Bethlehem Democratic Committee 518-810-3538
The leadership of the Bethlehem Democratic Committee (BDC) announced its 2021 slate of Democratic candidates for Bethlehem town offices. The candidates were endorsed with great enthusiasm at the quarterly meeting of the BDC held on February 11, 2021. The endorsed slate of candidates include:
David VanLuven, Bethlehem Town Supervisor (incumbent)
Marc Dorsey, Bethlehem Highway Superintendent (incumbent)
Maureen Cunningham, Bethlehem Town Board (incumbent)
David DeCancio, Bethlehem Town Board
Andrew Kirby, Bethlehem Town Justice (incumbent)
Nanci Moquin, Bethlehem Town Clerk (incumbent)
The Bethlehem Democratic Committee (BDC) today announced the election of new 1st Vice Chair, Sam Rogers, the youngest officer in the organization’s history. Sam’s election marks a new chapter for the BDC and is the culmination of a multi-year effort to engage and inspire younger residents to step up and get involved in the Bethlehem Democratic Party.
What was the Invest in Bethlehem campaign?
Invest in Bethlehem was a nonpartisan fundraising and community spirit initiative organized by the Bethlehem Democratic Committee (BDC) that aimed to use the energy, muscle, and reach of the BDC to do good, raise funds for families, and support local businesses most in need during this COVID19 crisis in the following ways: