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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.

Man charged with raping a child in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

Man charged with raping a child in Amsterdam

A Ballston Spa man has been charged with raping a child, Amsterdam Police said.

Amsterdam man arrested for allegedly spray painting bridge

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam man arrested for allegedly spray painting bridge

Amsterdam Police have arrested a city man for spray painting graffiti on the north end of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge earlier in May.

Route 67 crash claims life of Amsterdam man

A Wednesday crash on Route 67 claimed the life of an Amsterdam man after a second driver failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the man’s vehicle, state police said.

St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam surpasses fundraising goal

AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam surpasses fundraising goal


When St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam conducted a study in 2013 on their fundraising potential for a future capital campaign, estimates ranged from $4.2 million to $5.6 million.

Fultonville man charged with driving under influence of marijuana

GLEN

Fultonville man charged with driving under influence of marijuana

State Police arrested a Fultonville man in the Town of Glen late last week for allegedly driving while under the influence of marijuana.

BROADALBIN

Memorial Day bike ride in Broadalbin to raise money for vets

A Memorial Day bike ride in Broadalbin is being organized to benefit veterans in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

FMCC president urges grads to put skills to work

JOHNSTOWN

FMCC president urges grads to put skills to work

With bagpipes blaring, the Schenectady Pipe Band ushered Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 474 graduates and academic dignitaries into the school’s 51st commencement ceremony Friday night

Amedore announces re-election bid to Senate

46TH SENATE DISTRICT

Amedore announces re-election bid to Senate

Vowing to continue fighting to make New York more affordable, George Amedore announced his bid for re-election to the state Senate today.

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