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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.

AMSTERDAM

500,000 gallons of partially treated sewage spills into Mohawk River

A half-million gallons of partially treated sewage spilled into the Mohawk River early Wednesday morning because of an equipment failure at the Westside Pump Station, according to an alert sent out by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

OESJ teacher dies in bicycle accident

CAROGA

OESJ teacher dies in bicycle accident

A special education teacher with the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District died in a July 1 bicycle accident in Fulton County, sheriff’s officials said today.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Former Montgomery County Jail inmate files lawsuit

The former inmate at the center of criminal charges filed against two Montgomery County Jail guards last October has formally filed a lawsuit against the county, the two guards and other guards.

Siblings thrive balancing Harvard, music career

AMSTERDAM

Siblings thrive balancing Harvard, music career

Being a full-time musician touring the country can be a hectic and exhausting career — late to bed after gigs, and early to rise for press junkets and promotional radio and TV appearances. But Fort Plain siblings Jocelyn and Chris Arndt seem to make it work with ease.

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

CAPITAL REGION

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

The Prevention Council of Saratoga County has received a $1.75 million state grant to establish a regional clearinghouse for addiction treatment services.

FORT PLAIN

Fort Plain Mayor Guy Barton dies

Fort Plain Mayor Guy Barton died Friday following a brief illness.

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid

AMSTERDAM

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid


The Amsterdam Police Department arrested four city residents in an early-morning drug raid on Friday.

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.

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