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Survey to help  track St. Johnsville's ‘rich heritage’

Survey to help  track St. Johnsville's ‘rich heritage’

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
The Preservation League of New York State presented a $7,300 check to the village of St. Johnsville to complete a reconnaissance-level survey in the village to locate buildings with historic value.

Increase in gas pipeline capacity eyed in region

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

A company’s proposal to expand the capacity of a 200-mile gas pipeline poses public health and environmental threats across upstate New York, including in Schenectady and Montgomery counties, critics say.
Fence adds to tension between shrine, temple

Fence adds to tension between shrine, temple

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
The mailbox in front of the World Peace and Health Organization Buddhist temple is empty — as it has been for months — except for an impressive cobweb inside.

Squirrel blamed for wireless 911 outage

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
An overzealous squirrel may be to blame for an outage that left Verizon Wireless customers across northeastern New York without 911 service for several hours Thursday.

Amsterdam seeks slice of vehicle tax

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
The Amsterdam Common Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday asking the Montgomery County Legislature to appropriately distribute the money it receives from a vehicle tax that was included in next year’s county budget.

Amsterdam councilwoman grills department heads over spending

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Amsterdam Recreation Department Director Rob Spagnola presented a slew of documents Tuesday to the city’s Common Council detailing how the agency is spending money.

Montgomery County Legislature OKs its first budget

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
The Montgomery County Legislature unanimously adopted its first budget Tuesday, and barring any further unforeseen action it will take effect on Jan. 1.
Neighbors' squabble in Florida may spur kennel regulations

Neighbors' squabble in Florida may spur kennel regulations

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
From the driveway, all you could hear on the wooded property in this residential nook of an otherwise agricultural town was the rustling of leaves.

Montgomery County Legislature fills vacant seat

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
During a special meeting Monday the Montgomery County Legislature unanimously agreed to appoint Rober Purtell of Hagaman as representative for District 9, which covers the eastern-most part of the county.

Montgomery County poised to adopt 2015 budget with 3 percent tax hike

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Montgomery County legislators are poised to adopt County Executive Matt Ossenfort’s 2015 budget proposal Tuesday.

Fischer-Tonko race for Congress is focused on economy

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and Republican challenger Jim Fischer are pushing their economic priorities in the 20th Congressional District as they prepare for a series of debates this month.

St. Mary’s opens urgent care center across from Littauer

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
St. Mary’s Healthcare continued its expansion outside of Montgomery County with the opening of an urgent care center Monday in Gloversville, just across from Nathan Littauer Hospital.

App will help Montgomery County get word out in emergency

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
Montgomery County officials on Tuesday unveiled a new mobile app that will alert residents when an emergency situation arises and provide evacuation instructions.

Amedore offers plan to aid rural counties

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
State Senate candidate George Amedore recently laid out a plan to boost agriculture and development in rural counties in the 46th Senate District.

Colonie man allegedly asks trooper to keep marijuana stash

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
When you put in a lot of effort to get something, it can be hard to let it go.

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