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AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam adopts budget that calls for slight tax decrease

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Amsterdam Common Council voted 4-1 Friday to adopt a $29.26 million 2015-16 budget with a 0.92 percent decrease in the tax levy.
 
Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records

Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records

Friday, May 29, 2015
A Long Island prosecutor said Friday her office is examining the travel records of all New York state lawmakers from Nassau County.
 
One injured in Schenectady shooting

One injured in Schenectady shooting

Friday, May 29, 2015
A man was wounded and taken to Ellis Hospital on Friday after a shooting on Strong Street in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill neighborhood.
 
Homeless man accused of plans to sell heroin in Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM

Homeless man accused of plans to sell heroin in Rotterdam

Friday, May 29, 2015
A homeless man is accused of trying to sell heroin at a Rotterdam park.
 
SCOTIA & GLENVILLE

Power restored after Scotia-Glenville outage

Friday, May 29, 2015
Much of the village of Scotia was without power for a couple hours today.
 
Rep. Tonko wants uniform drug standards in horse racing
NEW YORK

Rep. Tonko wants uniform drug standards in horse racing

Friday, May 29, 2015
A New York congressman plans to introduce a federal bill establishing uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and begin in 2017.
 
Alleged cocaine dealer arrested in Gloversville
GLOVERSVILLE

Alleged cocaine dealer arrested in Gloversville

Friday, May 29, 2015
A Gloversville man has been arrested for allegedly selling crack cocaine in the city, according to police.
 

Schenectady awarded $500K grant for home repairs

Friday, May 29, 2015
The city of Schenectady was awarded a $500,000 grant from the state Affordable Housing Corporation and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for home renovations, Mayor Gary McCarthy announced Friday.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam council to vote on city budget Friday

Friday, May 29, 2015
After weeks of squabbling, the Amsterdam Common Council is expected to approve its 2015-16 budget today.
 
Convicted burglar accused of defrauding FEMA after Irene
SCHOHARIE & ALBANY COUNTIES

Convicted burglar accused of defrauding FEMA after Irene

Thursday, May 28, 2015
A man who claimed federal emergency rental assistance after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 is now facing federal charges, accused of lying to get it, according to a new federal indictment.
 
FULTON COUNTY

Error blamed for Fulton County IDA job-loss report

Thursday, May 28, 2015
What at first appeared to be a substantial loss of jobs connected to Fulton County Industrial Development Agency projects in 2013 was in fact a reporting error, according to officials.
 
Two more notices of claim filed over Jay Street fire
SCHENECTADY

Two more notices of claim filed over Jay Street fire

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Two victims of the Jay Street fire on March 6 have filed notices of claim against the city seeking costs for personal injuries and losses.
 
SCHENECTADY

Audit gives Schenectady clean bill of fiscal health

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The city’s annual independent audit for 2014 is positive and demonstrates a strong financial team, said accountant Jim Cusack of Cusack & Co. in Latham.
 
Scotia officials hopeful lake clears murky hurdle
SCOTIA

Scotia officials hopeful lake clears murky hurdle

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The beach at Collins Lake has been closed since Tropical Storm Irene sent the lake’s waters flooding over its banks and into the park in August 2011, with clay sediment from the Mohawk River making the lake’s waters too murky for public swimming.
 
 

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