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19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Faso, Teachout roll to primary victories in Congressional race

Early election results showed the two major party front runners in the 19th Congressional District race coasting to primary victories on Tuesday night with comfortable margins separating them and their opponents.

Police: Boy playing with fireworks started Amsterdam fire

AMSTERDAM

Police: Boy playing with fireworks started Amsterdam fire

Amsterdam Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Hennessy said the fire that destroyed three buildings and damaged a fourth on Monday was caused by a 10-year-old boy playing with fireworks in the rear of one of the buildings.

Fire strikes three houses in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

Fire strikes three houses in Amsterdam

Amsterdam firefighters are battling a blaze that took down three houses on West Main Street this evening.

Following sit-in, Tonko to continue push for gun control

ALBANY

Following sit-in, Tonko to continue push for gun control

In the 25 hours he spent sitting on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Paul Tonko didn’t sleep at all.

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies


As soon as the students got to their seats, they turned and looked. In the seats behind and above them, they saw smiling parents and grandparents looking back.

Fulton and Montgomery counties unveil mobile command trailer

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Fulton and Montgomery counties unveil mobile command trailer

Officials from Fulton and Montgomery counties unveiled a new mobile command trailer on Wednesday, marking the completion of a joint effort between the two county governments dating back to 2013.

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

Montgomery County’s economic development team has launched a website that highlights job opportunities within the county, in an attempt to boost the county’s economy and burnish its image as a business location.

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

ALBANY

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

School districts across the state will be required to test water taps for lead contamination under a law passed by the state Legislature in its final hours of work last week.

Montgomery County updating agriculture protection plan

MONROE, Ga.

Montgomery County updating agriculture protection plan

Montgomery County is working with a research firm in Syracuse to update the county’s agricultural and farmland protection plan, which is meant to identify and prioritize initiatives that will increase the economic viability of agriculture and agri-business in the county.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Appeals court overturns veterans' DWI conviction in Montgomery County

A DWI conviction in Montgomery County was overturned after the assistant district attorney prosecuting the case improperly used suppressed medical records to challenge evidence presented during the trial, according to state Supreme Court Appellate Division judges who reviewed the case.

Woman with history of horse neglect charged in Fultonville

FULTONVILLE

Woman with history of horse neglect charged in Fultonville

A woman convicted in 2012 on 19 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in Saratoga County has just been charged with committing the same crime in Montgomery County, resulting in the death of a horse within her care.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam budget set as mayor’s vetoes stick


The Common Council voted not to override any of the four vetoes by Mayor Michael Villa on proposed changes to his 2016-17 budget, effectively finalizing the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam ‘clubhouse’ aimed at drug abuse will open soon


Funds from a $250,000 state grant to combat adolescent substance abuse are being put to use in the city of Amsterdam.

For underwater robotics team, every day is a new lesson

JOHNSTOWN

For underwater robotics team, every day is a new lesson

The thing with underwater robots is, so much can go wrong. If the motors are pointed in the wrong direction, the robot is hard to control. If the weight of the robot isn’t properly distributed, it will tip over. Water can infiltrate electrical switchboards.

Sawyer Fredericks greets fans in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN

Sawyer Fredericks greets fans in Johnstown

The FYE in the Johnstown Shopping Center hosted an appearance by Sawyer Fredericks on Sunday.

Former Montgomery County DA Aison aims to be DA again

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Former Montgomery County DA Aison aims to be DA again


Former Montgomery County district attorney and county judge Howard Aison announced he is seeking the district attorney position when current DA James “Jed” Conboy steps down in December.

Prospective candidate for Montgomery County sheriff arrested again

MAYFIELD

Prospective candidate for Montgomery County sheriff arrested again


A man who continues to have a Facebook page indicating he’s a candidate for Montgomery County sheriff has been arrested for the second time in a month, this time on a drunk driving charge, state police said.

Herd of rams never materialized in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

Herd of rams never materialized in Amsterdam

The electric-blue ram looks out over the faux 1950s lobby of Vern’s Auto Body in Amsterdam, surrounded by classic cars and a retro jukebox.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County judge dismisses charges against ARC care givers


Charges brought against two women responsible for the care of a person with disabilities at an ARC facility have been dropped after a judge found insufficient evidence to proceed, authorities said Tuesday.

Home health business moving to Hagaman

HAGAMAN

Home health business moving to Hagaman


Home Helpers and Direct Link of Amsterdam recently secured a $284,000 grant from the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal that will help the company move to Hagaman and create two-dozen jobs.

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