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Cities team up to fight blight
SCHENECTADY

Cities team up to fight blight

Monday, May 11, 2015
The mayors of Amsterdam, Gloversville, Schenectady and Troy are working to establish a system to share code enforcement data in an effort to combat blight.
 
B-P, Saratoga rocketry teams fall short at national finals
CAPITAL REGION

B-P, Saratoga rocketry teams fall short at national finals

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Two teams from Broadalbin-Perth High School, along with a team from Saratoga Springs High School, competed against 100 other teams from schools across the country in a model rocketry competition with a prize pool of $100,000 for the top 10 teams. Unfortunately, all three local teams came up short.
 
Caroga Town Board rejects terms for amusement park donation
CAROGA

Caroga Town Board rejects terms for amusement park donation

Friday, May 8, 2015
The Caroga Town Board voted Thursday night to rescind its resolution accepting the donation of the former Sherman’s Amusement Park, retaining the land but dropping all the conditions of the original agreement.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native dies after trailer fire

Friday, May 8, 2015
An Amsterdam native has died after suffering severe burns in a fire at his residence in Johnstown last weekend.
 
Broadalbin-Perth team looks to rocket beyond last year’s success
BROADALBIN & PERTH

Broadalbin-Perth team looks to rocket beyond last year’s success

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Two very accurate rocket flights could put thousands of dollars into a few Broadalbin-Perth students’ pockets.
 
Mayfield man agrees to remove big cats
MAYFIELD

Mayfield man agrees to remove big cats

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Mayfield man accused of running an illegal business exhibiting large exotic cats at his home entered a plea deal Wednesday morning to remove the cats within a year or face jail time.
 
Town of Johnstown to keep fighting annexation bids
JOHNSTOWN & GLOVERSVILLE

Town of Johnstown to keep fighting annexation bids

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Whereas Johnstown town Supervisor Nancy MacVean sees imperial motives behind the push for land to be annexed from her town into the city of Gloversville, that city's mayor, Dayton King, said it’s about a property owner’s right to choose.
 
Retirement costs ease for school districts
CAPITAL REGION

Retirement costs ease for school districts

Monday, May 4, 2015

Some teachers may have the stock market to thank for their jobs.
 
OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

Officials: OESJ merger saved money, didn't help kids

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Three years after the Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville central school districts merged, the combined district has improved its fiscal situation and stabilized the tax rate. But the merger has failed to accomplished its most important goal — helping the students, according to Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel.
 
Young to run for second term as Gloversville supervisor
GLOVERSVILLE

Young to run for second term as Gloversville supervisor

Friday, May 1, 2015

Gloversville 5th Ward Supervisor Gregory Young has announced he’ll run for a second term on the Fulton County Board of Supervisors in November.
 
Town of Caroga faces legal action over amusement park gift
CAROGA

Town of Caroga faces legal action over amusement park gift

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A citizens’ group in the town of Caroga has filed a lawsuit against the Town Board amid growing discontent over its handling of the donation of the former Sherman’s Amusement Park in late December.
 
GLOVERSVILLE

Contract nixes proposed Gloversville ban on sewer and water extensions

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Gloversville Common Council has decided to withdraw a proposal to revoke city water and sewer service to a lot slated for development just outside the city, citing a contract with the town of Johnstown that locks in the service.
 
Daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson visits local school
BROADALBIN & PERTH

Daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson visits local school

Monday, April 27, 2015

On the surface, it doesn’t appear that Sophia Renaud, a fifth-grade student at Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School, has much in common with civil rights activist and Baseball Hall of Fame member Jackie Robinson.
 
Community college enrollment boom ends
CAPITAL REGION

Community college enrollment boom ends

Monday, April 27, 2015

The recession-fueled increase in enrollment at community colleges appears to be coming to an end.
 
JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown school officials disappointed as aid falls short of expectations

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Wednesday night adopted a $33.3 million proposed 2015-16 budget, an increase of 9.81 percent over the current year.
 
 

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