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Marcy Velte is currently the Bethlehem area reporter with Spotlight Newspapers and previously was a general assignment reporter for the Daily Gazette in Schenectady. Marcy is a recent graduate of the journalism program at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she helped to form the school's first online magazine "The Little Rebellion." While in college, Marcy interned with "The Legislative Gazette," a weekly newspaper covering state government from inside the Capitol, where she focused on education.
A charity organization with a new chapter started this summer by University at Albany students will be warehousing locally collected items in Bethlehem.
Local events let people run, walk or dance away those Thanksgiving calories
With Thanksgiving a few days away, some people are looking for ways to keep themselves off the couch and the calories at bay.
Former deputy exec now information officer; drug case still pending in court
Former Albany County Deputy Executive Christine Quinn returned to work with the county last week after taking a nearly two month leave of absence following her arrest on drug possession charges.
Bethlehem Church participates for 15th year
For the 15th year, Bethlehem Community Church will be collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The project provides gifts for children in need living throughout the world’s poorest nations.
Less support from government program creates higher need
Food banks throughout the country could be in need of additional donations this holiday season because of a recent decrease to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Postal Service issues stamp bearing the likeness of Selkirk war hero
This Veterans Day, a local Selkirk man will be one of a dozen men featured as part of the United States Postal Service’s commemorative Medal of Honor stamp.
Guilderland Public Library’s event to focus on local authors
Many in the Capital District may be surprised to learn about number of authors in their midst. A neighbor, coworker or acquaintance could be published, with those around them none the wiser.
Toys for Tots campaign kicks off early with hopes of upping donations by 25 percent
The local Toys for Tots program kicked off its holiday campaign more than a month early this year.
McKownville church members get ready for annual Pumpkin Patch
The McKownville United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch is its 14th year.
Slingerlands retirement community holds special events for residents, families
This month, Beverwyck, The Eddy’s retirement community located in Slingerlands, celebrated its 20th anniversary. It was the first full-service retirement community to be built in Albany County.