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Canajoharie to hold public meeting about Beech-Nut site

CANAJOHARIE

Canajoharie to hold public meeting about Beech-Nut site

The Village of Canajoharie will hold a public meeting and work session Aug. 31 to discuss the future of the decrepit Beech-Nut plant.

AMSTERDAM

Section of Amsterdam to receive state grants, tax credits

A section of Amsterdam is now included in a state program aimed at helping communities revitalize areas through planning, grants and tax credits, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

Missing Amsterdam woman found in woods

Missing Amsterdam woman found in woods

Amsterdam police are asking for the public’s help in finding 34-year-old Lynn Sausville of Amsterdam, according to a missing vulnerable adult alert issued shortly after 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Amsterdam pedestrian bridge pays tribute to city

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam pedestrian bridge pays tribute to city

The soon-to-open Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge is a paean to Amsterdam’s past and a hopeful toast to its future.

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

A new rest area opened Thursday on the New York State Thruway to provide travelers a chance to take a break from driving, eat food produced in the Mohawk Valley, and sit in the grass while they watch the day-to-day operations of a lock on the Erie Canal.

Man accused of stealing $50,000 from Montgomery County relative

FONDA

Man accused of stealing $50,000 from Montgomery County relative


State police in Montgomery County arrested a state of Florida man who allegedly stole more than $50,000 from a family member living in the county.

Don't blame just Amsterdam for Mohawk River quality woes

MOHAWK VALLEY

Don't blame just Amsterdam for Mohawk River quality woes

Amsterdam’s recent 500,000 gallon spill of raw sewage in the vicinity of a creek that feeds into the Mohawk River is certainly alarming.

Dive team wanted after Great Sacandaga drowning

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Dive team wanted after Great Sacandaga drowning

The family of an Amsterdam teenager who drowned on Great Sacandaga Lake last Saturday has started a memorial fund in his name to raise funds for increased search and rescue and dive operations in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

AMSTERDAM

State intervening in Amsterdam sewer break


Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed two state agencies on Monday to assist Amsterdam in finding a permanent solution to its ongoing sewer infrastructure problem along Forest Avenue.

Bypass alleviates Amsterdam sewage leak

AMSTERDAM

Bypass alleviates Amsterdam sewage leak

The city of Amsterdam has made temporary repairs to a sewage leak that began early last week, spilling at least 50 gallons of raw sewage per minute near the Chuctanunga Creek, according to state officials.

Bypass expected to end ongoing Amsterdam sewage leakage

AMSTERDAM

Bypass expected to end ongoing Amsterdam sewage leakage

Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa said crews expected to have the sewer line leak on Forest Avenue fixed by Thursday evening.

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

CAPITAL REGION

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

Young Safyre Terry not only looked the part sitting in the front seat of an Amsterdam firetruck, but she sort of sounded the part, too, a fire official recalled Wednesday.

Amsterdam system spilling raw sewage

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam system spilling raw sewage

For the second time this month, Amsterdam’s beleaguered wastewater treatment system has sprung a leak, spewing tens of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the Mohawk River so far.

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

ROTTERDAM

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

Schenectady’s original public access station is moving out of the city and expanding its reach to cover more than a dozen counties.

Amsterdam faces $55,000 penalty over sewer system violations

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam faces $55,000 penalty over sewer system violations

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has hit Amsterdam with a $55,000 civil penalty for a series of environmental violations related to the Clean Water Act and the city’s sewer system.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County gets funds to repave part of Erie Canalway Trail


Montgomery County and elected officials announced Wednesday they had secured funding to resurface and repave the county’s portion of the Erie Canalway Trail.

AMSTERDAM

Man arrested in connection with March home invasion in Amsterdam


Authorities Tuesday arrested an Amsterdam man who was wanted in connection with a March home invasion.

Saratoga County kicks off county fair season

CAPITAL REGION

Saratoga County kicks off county fair season


County fair season in the Capital Region begins Tuesday, as the 175th Saratoga County Fair kicks off seven weeks of fried food, carnival rides, rodeos, demolition derbies and much more.

Cops: 4 onboard as small plane crashes

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Cops: 4 onboard as small plane crashes

A small airplane with four people onboard crashed on takeoff Saturday night in Schoharie County, possibly resulting in multiple fatalities, authorities said.

AMSTERDAM

Audit faults Amsterdam school district’s management of surplus funds

An audit by state Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli’s office found that the Greater Amsterdam School District consistently developed and adopted realistic budget estimates, but exceeded the limit for the district’s fund balance since the 2012-13 school year.

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